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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Four Seasons Resort and Spa Monday, January 19, 2009
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Bora Bora Island Tour

Monday we ventured to the main island of Bora Bora to catch a island tour. We took a paid resort launch to the island, then caught a free launch back. Unlike other resorts, the Four Season's charges for almost all of their boat rides to and from destinations on the main island. Most of these are paid per-person trips. When you see the quality of the resort boats, you'll understand why.

The resort has three passenger boats (launches) that go between the airport and the main island.

They have two older style (but very modern) boats and one modern looking speedboat.

The inside of these boats is immaculate. Every attention has gone into detail.

Looking our from the side of the boat to the huts.

View of the huts from the boat.

The huts with plunge pools are at the end.

Heading towards the main island.

The chrome vents are just so nautical.

Main Pier


The main hub of Bora Bora is the town and dock at Viatape. There are shuttle boats here that go to the individual resorts, as well as the airport (all located out on the motu's which surround the island).

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Island Tour

Jeep Safari

Upon arriving at the dock in Viatape, we saw a Range Rover drive up, and asked if we could do an island tour. As it turns out, they had room and also were the preferred Jeep Safari tour operator for the island. The guide/driver was really well versed about the island history and culture (it helped that he was half American and half French).

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The Rover (4WD) has good access to really good viewing points.

Looking down upon one of the few main island resorts.

Cassie and Pepe.

Vista of the lagoon.

View of our resort.

The peak at Bora Bora. There is a cave below the peak where they used to bury the dead.

Cloud encrusted peaks.

One of the reed restoration projects. They collect living coral and raise it to replace resort construction damage.


One of the many cannons that were installed by the U.S. Military in WWII.

Pepe holding up the cannon.

View of Pearl Resort.

Pareo maker.

How the locals get food. Paddle out and spearfish.

We had lunch during a rainstorm at the St. James.

St. James receipt.

The resort launch (watertaxi) is 2000 XPF (about $25 USD).

The resort watertaxi.

Cassie and Pepe.

The boat wake at sunset.

Sunset over Bora Bora.

For dinner we went to one of my favorite places on the main island - Bloody Mary's.

The menu is a selection of fresh fish, and beef.

Your selection is then cooked on a outdoor grill to perfection.

The restaurant has a sand floor.

Pepe and Cassie at dinner.

Sashimi appetizer. The tuna was caught that day.

The bathroom sink - it's a waterfall.

Bloody Mary's

Main Course

I love a good steak - so I ordered the filet at Bloody Mary's. Dinner was excellent and the surrounding atmosphere is incredible. This is the 5th time I have been here.

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Pepe next to the large Tiki outside Bloody Mary's.

Bloody Mary's.

The entrance.

The board of all the famous patrons who have eaten at Bloody Mary's.

Bloody Mary's Dinner

Final Bill

Bloody Mary's is slightly less expensive than eating at the resort, but it's an experience that should not be missed.

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Four Season's Concierge


The concierge is your main contact point to schedule tours or ask questions. Most of the main island retail and restaurants have the Four Season's concierge number - and they're happy to call for you if you need anything.

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End of Day

Monday was a long, event-filled day. Starting with a boat ride to the island for the Jeep Safari, lunch at the island, and then back to the island for dinner. It was a good day full of island sights, sounds, fragrances and food.

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