The Society Islands – Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora

The Society Islands of the Hub of French Polynesia with Tahiti as the center of the action.  These islands need to be on every travelers agenda.  You’ll experience the activity a city, the peace from a tropical setting and discover hidden treasures.

Tahiti

Papeette Market

Get to the market early, before sunrise to get the freshest ingredients and best choices.  When we visited, the upstairs was not open, but we could see the items that were available-Jewelry, Sarongs, Carvings, and Clothing.

BBQ & Roasted Pork
BBQ & Roasted Pork
Fresh Fish
Fresh Fish
Coconut Milk
Coconut Milk

 

Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Parrot Fish

Produce market

Fragrant Leis
Fragrant Leis

 

In the evening don’t miss the Les Roulettes .  Near downtown Pape’ete, right on the board walk is an open park.  As the sunsets, roulettes or food trucks show up.

Vendors are busy putting folding tables and chairs out and within no time they start up their ovens and stove tops to feed the locals with a variety of cuisines.  You can find savory and dessert crepes, dessert waffles, Chinese food and steak sandwiches.  If you leave hungry, its your own fault.

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Moorea Island – Our boat’s namesake

Quiet and pristine, Moorea Island a true paradise.  Forget the cell phone and any connectivity, its hard to find and if you do very expensive.

So take get in touch with your native-side, see the beauty and be one with the rhythm of the island and its people.  Here you can take long hikes up to the lush mountains, swim in the blue-white water with stingrays and tropical fish.

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Swim with Stingrays
Swim with Stingrays
Cruise the bays
Cruise the bays
Live in the moment
Live in the moment

 

Cheap eats at the snack huts
Cheap eats at the snack huts

 

biking around the island
biking around the island

 

Tropical Peace
Tropical Peace

 

Bora Bora –

An iconic island, made famous by South Pacific is worth a visit.  The island has a a placid lagoon and protective barrier reef around it.  It was the perfect place to anchor.

We visited a Pearl Farm, swam with more tropical fish and hiked to the peaks to see the cannons from WWII.

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Bungalows over the ater
Bungalows over the water

 

Hikes to the WWIICannons
Hikes to the WWII Cannons

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Captain Kelly & Kelly Girl
Sailing The Waterhouse