Bora Bora is located in the leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is best known for its beautiful blue lagoon and mountain vistas. The protected lagoon provides a unique opportunity for hotel bungalows located over the water, which was the main reason the girls wanted to go here. It is in the middle of the south Pacific, pretty much due south from Hawaii. The flight to Tahiti was about 8 hours from LA.
|This is why we were here.|
|The main entrance to the Pearl Beach Resort Bora Bora.|
|The walkway to our bungalow.|
|Coral gardens at Pearl Beach Resort|
The bungalows were nice, although a little outdated and not quite as nice as I expected.
Each bungalow had a little coral formation below it with some resident reef fish. This was visible through a little window in your room.
Where were there during the rainy season. It might have saved us some money, but it was really just the best time to escape Michigan. This meant the weather had the potential to be pretty bad. For the most part we were lucky. There were typically a few brief but strong storms every couple of days. The only day we really got rained out was the very last. Unfortunately, the hotel took this time to repair some things during their off season. Two of the three restaurants were closed limiting the menus available. We also never really had a look a the old volcanos without cloud cover obscuring their peaks.
I spent the first day fooling around with my camera in the coral garden and taking some split levels with Molly and Rob.
The blog is here to focus on wildlife, so soon I will share the results of our dives!
If you want to read the rest: Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV.