French Polynesia - 2017

French Polynesia is an outstanding destination if you like picture-postcard beaches, an amazing array of sealife and beautiful vahines. During this trip around the world, I visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Rangiroa and Tahaa.
French Polynesia 2017  French Polynesia is an outstanding destination if you like picture-postcard beaches, an amazing array of sealife and beautiful vahines. During this trip around the world, I visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Rangiroa and Tahaa. Bora Bora  The coastline of Bora Bora - May 27 2017 Bora Bora  The lagoon of Bora Bora just before landing. The blue shades and overwater bungalows of the resorts. Bora Bora  Matira Beach is a public stretch of fine powdery sand - Bora Bora May 27, 2017
Rangiroa  The magical underwaterworld of French Polynesia never get bored. - Rangiroa - Tuamotus. june 2, 2017 Bora Bora  This is the first view after landing in Bora Bora. Actually, I took this photo from the airstrip. Bora Bora - may 26, 2017 Maupiti  Sunset along the beach of Maupiti - May 30, 2017 Maupiti  This resident dog of Le Kuriri resort followed me just about anywhere, even during my snorkeling sessions he followed me in the ocean. Maupiti - may 30, 2017
Maupiti  Arrival hall of Maupiti Airport - May 28, 2017 Rangiroa  Rangiroa is the biggest atoll in the Tuamotus. The atoll consists of about 415 motus, islets and sandbars comprising a total land area of about 170 km². Maupiti arrival  Arrival at Maupiti island.  May 28, 2017 Tevahine Dream  This lovely bungalow has just about everything a romantic couple would wish. The only factor, I was here solo - June 1, 2017
Rangiroa  On the way back from a day excursion to Reef Island, I spotted this dolphin following us next to the boat. May 31, 2017 Tevahine Dream  Beautiful decorated bed, outdoor bathroom, beachside location, oversized living space and delicious meals. This is vacation at its best. Tevahine Dream Bungalows - Rangiroa, June 1, 2017 Rangiroa Atoll  Rangiroa is quite possibly the world's most immense natural aquarium. Blessed with an accessible yet secluded appeal and a large abundant lagoon, this renowned destination should be at the top of every eager diver's list.  Rangiroa - June 1, 2017 Maupiti  Maupiti check in desk at the airport. In the background the airstrip. Maupiti, may 28, 2017
Maupiti arrival  Arrived at Maupiti. This is the airport. Imagine to land at such a paradise. May 28, 2017 Reef Island  Reef Island - Rangiroa, June 2, 2017 Reef Island  Snorkeling from the Reef Island, a shallow lagoon, perfect for non-swimmers alike. June 2, 2017 Reef Island  Reef Island black tip sharks - Rangiroa - June 2, 2017
Reef Island  Surgeon fish kissing the coral at Reef island - Rangiroa - June 2, 2017 Reef Island  Snorkeling on Reef Island or Makatea of the Tuamotu Archipelago. June 2, 2017 Reef Island  Picture postcard beaches at Reef Island of Rangiroa - june 2, 2017 Reef Island  No other tourists around, just beautiful - Rangiroa - Tuamotu Archipelago. June 2, 2017
Reef Island  Ready to cross the shallow lagoon at Reef Island - Rangiroa - June 2, 2017 Reef Island  Enjoying a natural jacuzzi, an amazing experience under the sun - Rangiroa - Tuamotus - June 2, 2017 Tahaa  View from Au Phil du Temps homestay - Taha'a - French Polynesië - May 30, 2017 Tahaa  The secluded beach of Tau Tau at Taha'a - Society islands - May 31, 2017
Taha'a  Snorkeling at Tau Tau lagoon of Taha'a never got bored. Different fish at every angle. Taha'a - Society Islands. May 31, 2017 Taha'a  Spotted this octopus just off the pier at Au Phil Du Temps homestay - May 30, 2017 Taha'a  An incredible view from the pier at Au Phil Du Temps bungalows. With thanks to wonderful hosts Franck and Murielle. May 30, 2017 Taha'a  I loved spending time at the front of the pier, just chillin' with a beer in hand watching the amazing sunsets behind Bora Bora Island in the distance. Taha'a - French Polynesia - May 31, 2017
Taha'a  As the sun just dissapeared behind the horizon, these 2 canoes probably came from work - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  Guaranteed real colours, no photoshop or whatever. This is how you are able to see the sunset from Taha'a. I simply loved this place and had difficulties leaving this little piece of paradise. May 31, 2017 Taha'a  I came here for the first time in 2004 and this lagoon had left a deep impression to me. Back then I promised myself that one day I shall return. That's exactly what I did in 2015 during the first tour Around the World and repeated to stop here again during this year's Around the World Tour, on may 30, 2017 Coral gardens  Feeding the fish by hand at the Coral Gardens of Taha'a - French Polynesia - May 31, 2017
Taha'a  Snorkeling at the shallow Coral Gardens is like being in a tropical aquarium - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Tahaa-36kopie  While let yourself drift over colorful and preserved corals, you will observe alternately school of butterflyfish, lionfish, brightly colored wrasse, clownfish huddled in their anemones and great giant clams sunbathing right under the surface of the sea. Taha'a - French Polynesia - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  The Coral Garden is the most renowned snorkeling spot of Taha'a. This crystal clear water channel, which separates two motus, is located in an idyllic setting in the middle of one of the largest lagoons of Polynesia. - May 31, 2017 Coral Gardens at Tau Tau lagoon.  Slowly “flying over" these spectacular underwater landscapes have something magical. Electric blue giant clams, clownfish playing between the tentacles of their sea anemone, schools of convict tang fleeing above the reef, bright yellow lemonpeel angelfish… The show is intense. I told Franck, the host of Au Phil Du Temps homestay to drop me off here by 8h30 in the morning and to pick me up again by boat at about 17h00. I spend the entire day inside this magical place without any boring moment - May 31, 2017
Clown Fish  A clown fish playing hide and seek with me. - Tau Tau Coral Gardens - Taha'a - Society Islands of French Polynesia - May 31, 2017 Taha’a Island Resort and Spa  Taha’a Island Resort and Spa in the background - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  It's hard to believe that I had the entire lagoon to myself - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Taha’a Island Resort and Spa  Taha’a Island Resort and Spa - May 31, 2017
Taha'a  It was a great spot to while away a full day in the shallows, the water clarity, type and numbers of fish were exceptionally beautiful at this spot - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Clown Fish  In a nice anemone and spent most of my time photographing the timid fish - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  It's an amazing experience to be surrounded by lots of fish, all kind of sorts in the Coral Garden of Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Tau Tau lagoon  Just only me at this magical place makes it even more special. What a place ! I wish to return again soon. May 31, 2017
Taha'a  I never got bored at this beautiful location in French Polynesia - Taha'a - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  One of the best snorkeling experiences anywhere is a drift snorkeling excursion in Tahaa French Polynesia. May 31, 2017 Picasso Fish  Picasso Fish at the Coral Gardens of Tau Tau lagoon - Taha'a - French Polynesia - May 31, 2017 Taha'a  Bring some chunks of bread to attract hundreds of fish at once. Taha'a - May 31, 2017
Tahiti  Welcome to Tahiti - May 26, 2017 Vahine  Gorgeous vahine welcomes me at the airport of Tahiti - May 26, 2017 Tahiti girls  Vahine's of Tahiti - May 26, 2017 Tevahine Dream  Outdoor bathroom at the Tevahine Dream bungalows. Definitely some of the better accommodation I stayed anywhere in the world. June 1, 2017