The Selfish Guide to Bora Bora

The Selfish Guide to Bora Bora

This is a really simple guide to Bora Bora.  Just go there.  That’s pretty much all you need to do.  It’s paradise.

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Here’s more information if you want it.

Step 1 – Fly to Tahiti.  Apparently, flights are quite limited.  Here’s a thread on flyertalk about it.

Step 2 – Stay in Tahiti as little as possible. We stayed at the Intercontinental Tahiti in a regular room. The grounds were beautiful but the room in which we stayed was just average.

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Step 3 – Fly to Bora Bora.

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Step 4 – Take a boat to your hotel in Bora Bora. Yes, it’s a pain in the butt to get to, but we have discovered that the harder the place is to get to, the more like paradise it will be.

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Step 4 – Stay in Bora Bora as long as possible. Mr. Selfish and I stayed at the Hilton Bora Bora, which was a lovely property.

Optional sub-steps:

A.  Upgrade to an overwater bungalow with your own private deck.

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B.  Get up early to see the sunrise.

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C. Watch the sunset.

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D.  Jump off your own private deck into pristine water.

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E. Go snorkeling and/or diving. You can go snorkeling right off of your deck. We also dove with Patrick from Dive N’ Smile and had a wonderful time spotting half a dozen lemon sharks, a giant school of blue-spotted eagle rays, and a couple of very active eels.

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F. Go kayaking or paddle boarding.

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G. Get a massage.

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H.  Eat at the roulette trucks in town. French Polynesian food is, of course, a mixture of French and Polynesian food. So, there is a wide variety of food at the roulette trucks. You can enjoy steak frites, Chinese food, or even poisson cru, which is raw fish marinated in citrus juice and coconut milk

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I.  In fact, eat as much poisson cru as possible.

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J. For the similar budget conscience out there, bring your own food and drinks. Yes, that is a box of bad, bad wine. We also brought instant ramen with us.

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Basically, just enjoy paradise.

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