Landscape & Travel / French Polynesia
Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raithea
French Polynesia, Islands under the Wind, South Seas feeling pure
Bora Bora is the prime example of a South Sea atoll as described by Charles Darwin with central mountain range, as well as a protective coral hemline with some Motu islands. Bora Bora is the most beautiful island in the world.
The shimmering in all blue and turquoise shades lagoon with its still largely intact underwater world is the main attraction of Bora Bora island. While snorkeling or diving you can explore the reef with thousands of colorful reef fish. In the depths of the lagoon there live barracudas, giant manta rays and sharks which are attracted on guided dive tours with fish food and blood.
Hiking to the Belvedere of Matira
Located directly opposite to the Club Med, our walk starts onto the mountain ridge above the peninsula Matira.
Belvedere, Mount Aorai
Drive with rental car from Papeete to the 600 m above sea level located Hotel Belvedere with beautiful view downto the harbor of Papeete. Behind the hotel the not quite easy ascent of the 2066 meter high Mount Aorai summit starts. The way to the first refuge mountain hut leads right through a French army base.
Up to the ridge of Hamuta the trail is still easy to walk. Beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, as well as to the first mountain hut Fare mato at 1400 m altitude. On steep passages safety ropes are attached. The safety ropes are only necessary when the loamy path is greasy and slippery by suddenly occurring heavy rain.
The second section of the trail is more difficult and leads over the devil rock to the second refuge mountain hut Fare ata. Thanks to the well-marked path climbing Mount Aorai without a guide can be ventured.
Mahina, Venus Point
Deep black fine sandy lava beach with snow-white lighthouse, meeting place of the youth of Tahiti. Even if thick rain clouds hang over the whole island, here shines mostly still the sun.
The Belvedere offeres a fantastic view of the two bays Baie d'Opunohu and the famous Baie de Cook to us.
By renting a scooter the journey through the tropical mountain forest of Moorea is a real highlight. At a short stop by the rum factory you shouldn't miss a liqueur tasting at all.
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