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My dw and I will be in Papeete in November and I wasn't interested in a 4 wheel ride so began to look on the internet and found this self-tour map and explanation of what you are seeing.
Hope it helps.
BTW in Bora Bora you can make a reservation with Patrick for either a half, 3/4, or full day and the price goes down depending on how many others are going. You could set this up on your roll call.
I totally agree with Emdee - the view from the Pearl Beach is by far the best in Bora Bora, offering that classic view across the lagoon to Mount Otemanu, the angle that you get in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty. I used to go over there from the Hotel Bora Bora before they built the Pearl resort. Never saw another soul.
Agree also about the beaches on the Tuamotus - the best I have seen were on Pukarua and Hikueru.
If anyone's interested in seeing my photos of French Polynesia here's a link to my Flickr set -
Celebrity Infinity February 15, 2015
Buenos Aires - Antarctica - Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires - Valparais
Celebrity Infinity March 15, 2015
Valparaiso, Chile - FLL Full Transit Panama Canal
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Sea October 7, 2015
Mediterranean Greek Isles
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Sea October 19, 2015
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Sea October 30, 2015
15 night Voyage- Spain to South Florida
___________________________________________ "It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
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August 22, 2014 - August 29, 2014
South to North 7 nights
Royal Caribbean Legend of the Sea
April 1, 2014 - April 16, 2014
Panama Canal full transit West to East 15 nights Completed
Rhapsody Of The Seas
April 24, 2013 - May 11, 2013
Sydney to Honolulu 18 nights
Our first cruise ever!
We rented bikes on Bora Bora and rode around the island. If you are reasonably fit it will take you about 4 hours and you will see lots of locals, scenery and not a lot of cars once out of the downtown area. We stopped along the way to use the rest room at a hotel and got to see an over the water bungalow, stopped at Bloody Mary's(over rated) and a grocery store.
The rental place is just on the other side of the road from the pier.
We tired renting bikes in Moorea but I felt there was just too much traffic for safe biking.