I know I'm not adding too much to this thread as I have never been there, but everything I have read leads me to believe you can't go wrong on any of those islands.. I think your own pictures bare that out.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4579 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Having been lucky enough to go to both Moorea and Bora Bora, I can say they are both very beautiful places. At the end of the day, you will enjoy either of them. Do keep in mind that Moorea is pretty much right next to Tahiti, while Bora Bora is a bit further away. I believe the ferry trip from Papeete to Moorea is less than an hour, so I think you could quite easily make it a day trip during your saty in Papeetee, if you were wanting to visit both Moore and Bora Bora.
One other thing you may want to consider is that the Southern Hemispher summer is the wet season - I went in December, and unfortunately it rained a fair bit. The place certainly had its own beauty in the wet too, but it would have been nice to see Bora Bora under sunny skies...
I hope this is helpful,
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
Bora Bora is fantastic, you have to go ! I spent 4 days there en route to New Zealand once, and it was gorgeous, and not THAT expensive - I found a little hotel called the Hotel Matira, and had a palm-thatched hut on stilts all to myself, about 20m from the beach, surrounded by frangipani trees. It was heaven. Snorkelling in the lagoon is amazing, especially near the outer motu's, the visibility is unbeatable.
I didn't visit Moorea, except as a transit stop en-route from BOB back to PPT - I changed planes and took the Air Moorea Islander to PPT - brilliant fun, much better than the ferry. Do that too.