To celebrate our 30-year wedding anniversary, we traveled to Bora Bora, which had been on our "bucket list" for a couple of decades.
Bora Bora is an island that is part of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, which in turn are part of French Polynesia. It is located in the South Pacific, about 1,800 miles south of the equator, and 3,600 miles east of Australia.
When our overnight flight from Los Angeles arrived in Tahiti, we transferred to a smaller turboprop plane for the flight to Bora Bora. And at the Bora Bora airport we boarded a small ferry boat for the ride to the outer island (motu) where the resort is located.
The ferry ride was an enjoyable & scenic 10-minute trip.
We were mezmerized by the many different colors of the water.
Just couldn't get enough of the beautiful shades of blue and turquoise water!
There's our resort, the Bora Bora Pearl, on the horizon, with the 'over-the-water' bungalows visible from a distance.
Approaching the resort dock.
Our first view of Mt. Otemanu, across the lagoon on the main island.
It was a short stroll from the dock to the lobby.
Behind the sign you'll find a small jewelry store and a gift shop.
Checking in was a relaxing experience, which was great, because although it was 9:00 in the morning here, we hadn't had that much sleep and were still groggy. Rather than standing at a counter, we sat on a sofa while the manager greeted us and served us fruit-flavored waters, each with a different tropical flower garnish.