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Fifty Shades of Blue in Bora Bora

Like so many people, we had a romanticized image of Bora Bora as the honeymooner’s island with fifty shades of blue. The fifty shades of blue part is dead on, but the soul of this First Born island goes much deeper than the overwater bungalows.

Now that we’ve been here for a couple of weeks we’re starting to get in the groove of the place.  The water is where most of the action is and rightfully so!

However, this landscape begs to be explored and its peaks are just as seductive as the varying shades of liquid blue. The resort culture doesn’t make it easy.  Meaning if you are not staying at one of the resorts, it can be tricky to figure out where to go and what to do.  Most of the island is privately owned (by the resorts) and the “prive” signs are abundant.  BUT…there is life outside of the resorts.

Car and scooter rentals are the typical choice of transportation because Bora Bora isn’t really a walking destination. But like most anywhere, if we just start walking, there is always something to discover.

Do you think Captain Cook would recognize Bora Bora today?  Would he book an overwater bungalow and a day at the spa?  My guess…as long as the Queen is paying the bill, probably.  Ha, and I wouldn’t blame him!

 

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

  • Anchorage:  Motu Toopua
  • Date:  December 2018

Hello there! I honestly don’t know what to say, so I am going to tell you a bunch of random facts instead. I'm a fish eating vegetarian who hates spiders and loves snakes. I almost never took vacations growing up. I wanted to be Pippi Longstocking (still do). I misspell about every other word I write and still struggle with grammar. I love splurging on a good high tea (which is really hard to find these days). And whatever you do, don’t tell me I can’t do something, because then I'll HAVE to do it!

Comments (25)

  • Luke

    In regards to our pending purchase, a little fast to click send, boat not boot:-)

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  • Luke

    Your videos are always beautiful and entertaining! Always look forward to them! Also, thank you for all the product info! We are interested in buying a boot in the not too distant future and really value your recommendations and insight! Thank you again and keep doing your thing!

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  • betsy ionta

    Wow, this may have been our favorite! My husband and I watch for your new video every Sunday. Seeing parts of the world we may never see 🙂

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  • Luc

    Great video guys! Quay is pronounced like the letter “k”. Not Kway. And Chat is pronounced like Shaw. The female (Chatte) is pronounced like shaw with a “t” at the end. Easy, no?

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  • mary

    I loved all of the versions of the scarf tie, especially the 2 piece wrap. I know you will wear it well. That was a LONG baguette! I’m wondering if Jason finished it off??

    Beautiful shades of blue, some of my favorite!

    Safe travels.

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  • Dom

    I work in a barn. My barn partner does not have internet. Every week she asks ” did you watch theWynns?” I try to describe to her – in great detail – your adventures. It is as much fun for me – reliving your story – as it is for her to hear it. The Wynns toucha lot of people.
    ( Jason as very talented to walk the Gun )

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  • Jeff F

    Brought back many memories. Scarry dogs, might need some mace, Stay away from cruise ship areas.Ever get those pearl earrings? That ukulele player looked and acted like Buddy Hackett. Vey funny. Don’t you find it hard to eat when its so hot? I think you need to make the trek to Bloody Mary’s ! You’ll love the bathrooms. The Moorings looks like fun, we may do that. How much did all those groceries cost for your epic lunch? Thanks so much and keep it up.

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  • Alan L Solomon

    Awesome sights and sounds. Lots of traffic in that city. It looks like a nice place to live for 3, 4 months out of the year although, the humidity can be a bummer.
    Its possible Bora Bora’s population may increase due to your videos.
    Singa’s eyes look like the eyes of a serpent. Either way, he is one cute kitty.

    Happy & Joyous,

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  • yvan

    Beautiful shades of blue – incredible !
    Thanks for sharing folks

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  • Roger B

    Wow! What an interesting group of islands as viewed from your drone videos.

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  • Marynj518

    Bora Bora is stunning recently returned home from a trip to the Society Islands would go back to Bora-Bora in a heartbeat

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  • Pat

    ENJOYED BORA BORA WITH YOU. THE MARKETS LOOKED LIKE FUN

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  • Pat

    absolutely great enjoyed my trip to Bora Bora with the two of you. look forward to Sunday so I can sit back and travel with you.

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    • Debbie

      Love all your videos from all the different islands in the area of French Polynesia!! I’am thinking unless I win the lottery the only way I’ll get there! Still on my list of places to go. But right now we’re still trying to get more time in the RV. (2014 Bounder 35K)
      Keep making the great videos!! I look forward to them

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  • Bill Piper

    Outstanding vid! Maybe your best ever? I know that I smiled the entire time. 😁
    I’m thinking about putting water wings on our motorhome and going to Bora Bora too, but knowing that the chances of making it before we get there are slim, your video will have to do!
    Thank you for being so entertaining and wholesome. When your videos arrive in our mailbox, we stop whatever we’re doing to watch!
    Blessings on you both! (Check that volume, on the next vid. We had it turned up all the way!)
    Bp and Vp

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    • Debbie

      Bill let us know where to find the water wings….maybe we can get a floating caravan going of RV’s to French Polynesia!!! I’am sure there are more the. Two of us ready to go!!! Ahhhh …….but for now we’ll just dream about it. And live through Jason & Nikki’s travels & videos.

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  • Robert

    A Quay is a concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships. It is pronounced as Key.

    Thanks so much for sharing your adventures

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  • jim huebner

    Seared ahi and baguette – sign me up 🙂 Great production!

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  • Bernard Schaer

    Great video guys!! Thank you!

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  • OjaiLynda

    Thank you for taking me ashore in Bora Bora. It is a beautiful island filled with warm people but you seem to find that wherever you go. ps – you’ve certainly captured Pippi’s style, love the braids! And yes, you definitely have her spirit, Nikki! Keep. Exploring!

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