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October 1 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

French Polynesia, the beautiful island of Bora Bora, the ocean, the views and the people!


October 1 Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The Celebrity Solstice arrived at Bora Bora before 7:00 AM and we were able to go ashore shortly thereafter. This stop is tendered (meaning we take a small boat from the ship to the dock at the port) which was about a 15 minute ride. Before leaving we had a bite to eat in the cafe, then were off to the port of Bora Bora!

We took the tender into the port, and there were vendors everywhere, each one trying to convince us that we should book with them! So we shopped around among the locals and decided to take a 2 hour island tour on an open air bus (it means it is not air conditioned and the windows are all open ha). It made 4 stops at memorable highlights, the last one being the white sandy beach. For $25 each we were convinced this would be our best dollar value! And we were not disappointed! Our bus...


We stopped at a ‘welcome area’ where we were greeted by a local band/singing group. It was very quaint and we had some dancing fun.


Our next two stops were look out points with fabulous views of the water and the adjacent islands. This truly is a beautiful place!! Seems to be a developing country, with some interest in tourism and still some undeveloped areas. The people are very friendly and it felt very safe here.


Our fourth stop was the beach, a pristine, white sandy beach, where we had a little dip in the ocean and enjoyed the clear and warm waters of Bora Bora!


We took the tender back to the ship and cleaned up for dinner, which was its usual delicious BLU Restaurant meal! Following dinner we took in the evening theatre show, with Liam Cooper, a musician whose music featured Elton John and Billy Joel. He was very good and the show was most entertaining. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset from our balcony as the ship was turning to head out to our next few days at sea.


And then we were ready to crash in the room and wind down from a busy, sunny, delightful day in Bora Bora!!

We are heading into 4 sea days (actually listed as 5 days but we lose Oct 4 as we cross the International Date Line!). Some folks don’t look forward to the sea days...if that is you, do not take this cruise! However, we happen to like sea days; they are relaxing, a chance to take part in activities that you might not have time for, and shows that are wonderful, and then there is BINGO!! Anyway, we like sea days, and are looking forward to the next few days!!

Ciao for now, more to come. Carol on the go!


Posted by carolonthego 01:54 Archived in French Polynesia

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