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BoraBora

 
BoraBora Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 meters (2,385 ft). The original name of the island in the Tahitian language might be better rendered as Pora Pora, meaning First Born; an early transcription found in 18th- and 19th century accounts, is Bolabolla (or Bollabolla). Today the island is mainly dependent on tourism. Over the last few years several resorts h...
 

Mangareva

 
Mangareva The archipelago of Mangareva (sometimes called the Gambiers) lies some 1,600 km South East of Tahiti and are said to be the most beautiful islands in the South Seas. In all there are 16 islands and the largest of them is Mangareva from which the archipelago takes its name. Mangareva is surrounded by other smaller islands: Taravai in the southwest and Aukena and Akamaru in the southeast and other smaller islands, lying also in the north. The largest village on the island, Rikitea, is the chief town of the Gambier Islands. The highest point in the Gambiers is Mt. Duff, on Mangareva, rising to 441 m along the island's south coast. ==== MANGAREVA - ATTRACTION The Capital city is sleepy Rikitea home to the larg...
 

Marquesas

 
Marquesas Just south of the equator, the Marquesas Islands are the furthest islands from any continent and are a 3.5 hour flight from Tahiti. Jagged volcanic mountains jut imposingly out of the sea and waves crash against cliff faces. However, the islands are also lushly forested, with an amazing range of flora. ==== MARQUESAS - ATTRACTION Visitors will find plenty of sea and land based activities, including sailing, deep-sea fishing, hiking and horseback riding. They can watch artisans as they create unique works of art. The islands also have a fascinating archaeological attraction, with ancient ruins and giant tiki, carved in rock like their Easter Island 'neighbours'. The island of Hiva Oa, with its deep valleys...
 

Tahiti

 
Tahiti Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tahiti is actually divided into Big Tahiti and Little Tahiti and joined by an impressive isthmus. A delightfully scenic introduction to Tahiti is a 114 kilometer drive - or cycle - around the big island, over the isthmus and along the coast of the little island. The road passes villages, plantations and forests. ==== TAHITI - ATTRACTION There are beautiful beaches to stop at and play on, rugged volcanic mountains, the Arahoho Blowhole, Faaruumai Waterfalls and lava tubes. There are historical and archaeological points of interest, including Point Venus, where...
 

 

 

 

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