Le Meridien Bora Bora

Le Meridien Bora Bora offers luxury accommodations in a blissfully peaceful setting. Even more unique about this hotel is its commitment to saving the hawksbill turtle. A lagoon where guests can swim with the turtles and a turtle "adoption" program put this cause in full focus at the hotel. When not wandering the coconut forests or swimming in turquoise waters, guests can visit the Vaitape village for black pearls, search the island for ancient Maraes or visit the Bora Exotic Lagoonarium.

Location
Le Meridien is located on the southern tip of the islet Motu Piti Aau. It is five minutes from the main island and 20 minutes from the Motu Mute Airport. The hotel allows for uninhibited views of Mount Otemanu, the island's highest point.

Rooms
There are five types of bungalows at Le Meridien Bora Bora. The decor reflects Polynesian heritage while offering modern amenities such as air conditioning, satellite TV and Internet access.

Restaurant
Le Tipanie overlooks Le Meridien's interior lagoon and offers a creative menu and themed buffets. Le Te Ava serves meals poolside in a casual atmosphere.

General
For romance or family fun, Le Meridien Bora Bora can facilitate an unforgettable vacation. Snorkelling, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, aqua safari and sea life feedings are only some of the activities offered at the resort. The hotel's Wellness Centre pampers guests with therapeutic treatments.

Additional Information
    5 km to the Airport (Bora Bora Island)
    5 km to the City Centre

Hotel Facilities
    Bar / Lounge
    Disabled Facilities
    Reception
    Swimming Pool - Outdoor

    Conference Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Restaurant
    Tour Desk

    Currency Exchange Services
    Lobby
    Room Service

Room Facilities
    Air Conditioning
    Hairdryer
    Mini Bar
    Safe

    Cable / Satellite TV
    Internet Access
    Modem / Data Port Connection
    Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

    Ensuite / Private Bathroom
    Iron / Ironing Board
    Radio
    Telephone

Bora Bora Island Information

Bora Bora epitomizes the beauty and grandeur of the French Polynesian Islands. Long considered an exotic vacation destination, the island is often referred to as the ultimate setting for romantic vacations. Spectacular vistas, azure waters, pampered accommodations and an intriguing cultural history are all part of Bora Bora's tropical appeal.

Location
Bora Bora is considered part of the Leeward Islands in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, a series of archipelagos in the South Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora sits approximately 160 miles northwest of Tahiti and 2,600 miles south of Hawaii. It is most commonly reached by plane, and is approximately an eight-hour flight from Los Angeles. Bora Bora is also reachable from Tahiti by plane and ferry.

History
Bora Bora's unusual geology has been attributed to volcanic eruptions that occurred approximately four million years ago. Evidence of Bora Bora's origins can be seen in the dramatic topography of the island, which includes a lagoon that separates the island and its surrounding coral reef. Researchers believe that the island has been inhabited since 900 A.D., when Polynesian sailors arrived on the small island. According to ancient legends, the island's name, which means "First Born," is a reference to its origin as the first place to have been born from the water.

In 1769 the explorer Captain James Cook created the Leeward Society Islands, which includes Bora Bora. French Polynesia became a territory of France in 1957.

Culture
Most of Bora Bora residents are Polynesian and speak Tahitian as their first language. French however, is the official language. Modern Bora Bora culture hales from ancient Polynesian heritage and Christian traditions that were introduced by Catholic missionaries. The missionaries' attempts to Christianize the population had a significant effect on Bora Bora culture, and many of the ancient temples and early traditions have since been lost or forgotten. Still, Polynesian heritage is a strong element of Bora Bora culture and identity, as can be seen in many of the native festivals and dances.

Attractions
Bora Bora's natural beauty is its most famous quality. The turquoise-blue lagoon, coral reefs and three mountains provide a stunning backdrop, and is a large reason why people travel to Bora Bora. One of the best ways to see Bora Bora's many attractions is to travel the circle island tour, either by car or by boat. Paragliding over the lagoon offers another unique way to experience the island's scenery. Bora Bora's lagoonarium and the Le Meridien Hotel are both worth visiting to get an up-close view of rare and protected marine wildlife.

Accommodations
Unquestionably one of Bora Bora's unique features is its "over-water" bungalows. Air-conditioned bungalows are suspended on stilts over the turquoise-blue waters of the lagoon. The bungalows are fitted with a glass floor through which guests can observe the marine life below. Other accommodations include beach bungalows that overlook the island's white sand beaches and more intimate inns, or pensions, that are situated throughout the island.

Bora Bora Resources identifies drill targets

Bora Bora Resources has identified a number of drill targets for its St Arnaud gold project in Victoria.

The targets for the upcoming Victorian summer field drilling program were identified after compilation and interpretation of historical data in 3D.

The interpretations have relied on the Wedge Faults theory, which explain the orientation and shape of a number of the historic workings.

Interpretations of the 3D database of historical results with the wedging fault theory reveal a number of clear areas that warrant further exploration.

Since historic mining at St Arnaud between 1855 and 1916 rarely went below the water table, enormous potential for recovering gold remains.

The last serious drilling in St Arnaud in 2007-2008 intersected bonanza grades beneath the New Bendigo Mine though no follow up was done.

But the largest mine in St Arnaud, the Lord Nelson Mine, which closed in 1916, had production figures of 322,000 ounces of gold at grades of 15 grams per tonne.

BBR will now prepare documents and work program for a summer drilling targeting a number of wedging fault target zones below or adjacent to St Arnaud.

Bora Bora Cruise

Cruise to Bora Bora, Bora Bora is the haute haunt for honeymooners and celebrities, some of which have reportedly stayed in over-the-water villas at a cost of $15,000 per night. And a meal or drink at the island's famous Bloody Mary's Restaurant & Bar, which has hosted stars from Willie Nelson to Nelson Rockefeller, is as much a part of the Bora Bora experience as swimming in the gorgeous blue-green lagoon three times the size of the island's actual landmass. What's good news for cruise passengers is that it's cheaper to visit Bora Bora by sea than on a land-based vacation -- and you generally get a two-day call.
The island is a high-end playground dependent on tourism (i.e. you'll find more resorts than old fishing villages and simple lifestyles here), but it's still not as slick and Hollywood-chic as you might expect. Internationally acclaimed novelist James A. Michener once wrote that Bora Bora was the world's most beautiful island, and we have to think he was in the right ballpark with that one. Within the warm turquoise waters and snow white ring of sand is a mountainous interior dominated by two majestic peaks -- Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the remnants of an extinct volcano.
You can make a day of it in Bora Bora simply lounging on the beach or floating in the lagoon. But if you find it surprisingly difficult to do nothing, as so many of us do, there are active pursuits to enjoy. Bora Bora is much more geared to outdoor excursionists than shoppers or culture vultures; snorkeling and scuba diving are world class, with surprisingly friendly sharks and rays. Bicycles are the recommended method of transport; you can easily circle the whole island, stopping for sightseeing and shopping along the way, in a couple of hours.