Category Archives: French Polynesia

French Polynesia 2018: Tahiti

InterContinental Hotel, Tahiti

The next morning, we caught the hotel shuttle into Papeete to visit the Municipal Market and see the sights. Our only ambition for the day was to stretch our legs with plenty of walking, and we achieved our goal. We shopped the market, bought some fruit and custard tarts to tide us over until lunch, and purchased a few gifts for family and friends. Then we strolled the waterfront and visited a few churches, which I like to photograph.  Continue reading

French Polynesia 2018: Brando Island to Bora Bora

Day five on Brando Island, we said goodbye to the staff and caught our hedgehopper to Tahiti for a short layover before boarding an ATR 72 aircraft to Bora Bora. An ATR holds around sixty-eight passengers, a much larger plane than the six-seater Islander from Brando Island to Tahiti. The fifty-minute flight went quickly, and we were greeted at Bora Bora’s Motu Mute Airport by a representative of the Four Seasons Resort for the short boat ride to the hotel.  Continue reading