Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bora Bora

 After a short plane trip from Tahiti, we arrived at the magnificent tropical paradise, and walked across the tarmac to the Aeroport building. We were grateful to get in out of the heat and  for the fans overhead that cooled us down a little.
We were meet by our host, with another heavenly flower lei and a cold bottle of water and then took a short boat trip to the Island we would be calling home for the next week.
Beautiful music, and a warm welcome from the staff

Bora Bora is the mythical jewel of the South Seas and from the moment you step off the boat, you can't get over the breathtaking enchantment of the place.
You'll marvel at the turquoise of the crystal clear water, pure white sandy beach and blue skies.
Everyone was oohing and aweeing at the beauty everywhere. The colours have not been enhanced here, it really was just how it looked.
No need for too many words here and I will just let the pictures do the work for me
White sandy beaches with swaying palm trees
Our accommodation, was an overwater villa
Can't wait to go swimming and snorkeling
I wish you all a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by today


  1. WOW, those pictures say it all!!!!

    Just beautiful and so peaceful!


  2. Carolyn!! I want to go so badly! Look at all that blue, and I've heard the white sand beaches are a sight to behold. What a wonderful trip you must have had!


  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    If this tropical paradise would not be that far off for most countries, it would get flooded by tourists. That's what you call RELAXING time. Enjoy it while you're there.

  4. Hi,Carolyn,
    You had a wonderful trip! The view with the blue sky, the water and the floating houses brought me back to my trip to Inle lake in Myanmar,eight years ago!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Enjoy swimming!

    Green Tomato

  5. Dearest Carolyn,
    OMG, happy vacation to you♡♡♡ Hello, is that you in the first picture?
    What a heavenly place and I enjoyed the enlarged pictures very much♬♬♬ Oh, swimming and snorkeling must be a lot of fun in that gorgeous sea. I loved the way you expressed the place, "the turquoise of the crystal clear water, pure white sandy beach and blue skies"
    Enjoy the stay, my friend(^_^)v
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  6. Hi Carolyn,

    The beach looks so tranquil and the turquoise blue waters, the beach and the entire landscape is very captivating. I can imagine how wonderful your time must have been while you were there. Thanks for sharing! Wish you a lovely week ahead :)

  7. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely and wonderful place! The colour of the water is fantastic, just a bit unbelievable...so clear and blue....wonderful, a oiece of Paradise....!
    Must have been a wonderful trip! Glad you could be there!
    Have a happy and wonderful week, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs,

  8. I enjoyed looking at your amazing photos Carolyn:) I would love to visit there sometime!!
    ~Anne xx

  9. Hi Carolyn, your holiday in Bora Bora looks wonderful. Your photos show off just how beautiful it is. Will have to put it on the "bucket list" I think. Thanks so much for visiting me and have a lovely week.
    Hugs Robyn x

  10. Wowwwww...you are such a lucky girl.....that water !!...great !!...lovely week Ria...xxx..

  11. I'm green with envy...... It really is the real paradise you found.


  12. It looks heavenly beautiful, dear Carolyn-what a Paradise for vacation in the most stunning schenary.
    Here your soul can relax, and just enjoy.What a beautiful trip you have had.

  13. Dear Carolyn,

    This is paradise indeed! The pictures are heavenly and I can only begin to imagine how divine it must be in reality.

    I wish you a glorious week.


  14. Oooooooooh la mer!!! :O) Quelles jolie fotos!!! :O) J`adore ils sont just Magnifique !!!
    xxx Maria xxx

  15. Oh my goodness it looks like paradise!
    Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pics, darling!


  16. WOW. WOW!

    I have always dreamt of being at a place like this where the water is so aqua, so shallow and serene. Dearest one, I BET YOU HAVE HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! SO GOOD TO SEE YOU and to know that you have enjoyed yourself. Thank you for your visit and kind comments that come straight from the heart. Anita

  17. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! Dearest Carolyn, that's all what I can say to your wonderful photos: AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lots of hugs from Austria, Traude (soon travelling to USA and having a giveaway on Rostrose-Blog :o)))

  18. Wow, Carolyn, this is a place I really want to go to. Sooo beautiful it is! Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for following me on my new blog.

    xx's Kristin :)

  19. That looks fantastic. That sea is so blue !!!

  20. Hi carolyn! This is the heaven!!!

  21. What a beautiful place to go, it looks like paradise and that sea is so blue!
    Glad you had a wonderful time.
    Sarah x

  22. Sssiiiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhh. Must have been tough to leave. xoxo

  23. Carolyn, you are one well-traveled gal! I hope you have a wonderful trip, I am sure you are loving it!

  24. What a wonderful trip you had, dear Carolyn! This must be a great place to relax. The color of the water is really amazing.
    Have a great evening!

  25. More beauty! What more can I say?

  26. how lovely---hope your trip is magical :)

  27. Oh wow Carolyn! Bora Bora looks like a dream. Your photo's look amazing and make me wish to go there too!!!

    Madelief x

  28. Wow, that looks beautiful! I'm a new GFC follower :)

  29. Wow! This beach is gorgeous! I really love it!
    I fancy going there...

  30. Hi Carolyn, WOW the water looks amazing. I can just imagine the time you had. I love your pics and the villas over the water are awesome.
    Thank you for sharing. I would love to visit here someday.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  31. Lovely pictures, with the blue sea!


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