Bora Bora Matira Beach
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Local Living Between Town and the Beach

The van turned right and climbed to the Mediterranean style villa on the Bora Bora hillside. We got out, grabbed our bags, and followed our host to our room. He led us down a hallway to an open-air courtyard. Bright pink flowers surrounded the stone patio, a lily pad pond stood on the opposite side, white pillars lined three sid...

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Bora Bora Resort
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Two Nights in an Overwater Bungalow

You can tell how good some places are by their airport. This isn’t a tried and true method, of course. Some not so good places have good airports, some good places have bad airports, and some great places have no airport at all. Sometimes the fact that a place doesn’t have an airport is part of what makes that place so special.

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Moorea, French Polynesia

The gravel crumpled as it shifted beneath our bikes. Turquoise water was directly across the paved road in front of us. We turned onto the pavement and headed towards the beach.

Palms swayed around us. The mountains to our left were bathed in the fading sunlight. The lagoon to our right appeared between houses and offered gli...

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