Island Time: Bora Bora, Tahiti (Part 3)

Island Time: Bora Bora, Tahiti (Part 3)

Island Time: Bora Bora, Tahiti (Part 3)

To get to the island of Bora Bora, you need to take a prop jet. It’s pretty small.

The views of Bora Bora from the flight in were amazing:

It was almost surreal to be seeing this first hand – pictures that we’d only seen online and in travel magazines for so long. I simply could not stop taking pictures of it all. The crystal blue and green waters and the surrounding reef did not need a filter:

From the tarmac, it was off to a boat to take us from the airport to the hotel. The boat ride over was also pretty dramatic and unreal:

Upon our arrival at the Intercontinental Bora Bora via water taxi, we made our way to the bungalow at the end of the dock. I certainly have never stayed at a hotel where you walked over the water to get to your room! It was a bit surreal.

Entering the room, the first thing we noticed were the glass bed stands and coffee table with glass hatches that opened to the water below. Presumably, this was for access to feed the groups of manta rays that would glide past underneath the room. Even the bathroom counter top peeked through to the water below!

Beyond, the fixtures and furniture, was this view beyond the patio doors:

Sitting out on the patio lounges we let the beauty of our surroundings set in. The sun, the water, the lush, tropical skyline in the distance. Crystal blue waters that turned emerald green in proximity. Absolutely no filters needed. But with polarized eye wear, the contrast and colors pop like you’ve never seen before.

You know you’re city folk when after a few minutes you start to wonder if there is wifi connection. Or you get the sense that you are off the grid and that you truly are no longer in the safety and comfort from being in close proximity to a Wal-mart Super Center.

While there are quite a few places to snorkel around the islands, this boating tour definitely took things to the next level. After cruising a few miles away from the dock. The captain dropped anchor and a diver setup a sturdy rope that swimmers were instructed to stay behind. I still remember being the first one out in the water and the hesitation that all of us sensed from getting into the water.

The entire experience felt surreal. The diver fed the sharks and got them to gather and circle just a few feet from us. There were also manta rays everywhere we went!

Where to Eat

But soon it was dinner time. We pulled up to Bloody Mary’s and feasted on fresh meat and seafood. Grilled to order!

It was blast to be eating on the sand on the beach and to have such an amazing spread. This is definitely a place to visit and one of the most famous off resort dining experiences on the island!

All Good Things Must Come To An End…

Tahiti is awesome. This is as close as you can come to living and vacationing on the water without being on a cruise ship. You might feel a bit antsy being surround by so much water all the time, but it is definitely an amazing experience.

I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for the next installment of Island Time!




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