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  Map at "The Farm" in Nunue.
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If you look at several maps of Bora Bora you will be surprised at how many locations you will find the village of Faanui. On some it even is noted at its actual location ;-)

On a map that you get on www.bora.org the locations of the hotels are noted quite well. However, the Intercontinental Beachcomber is nowhere noted as such. And when you read this tip, perhaps it is already renamed, or whatever they do to irritate people. You do not find the Avis car rental company on the map either.

The best map in the big Polynesia guides is in Lonely Planet.

To find the locations of the WW2 guns, additionally print the circle island report:

http://www.boraboraisland.com/tosee/circletour.html

and the directions in the Moon Handbook:

http://books.google.com/books?id=zQ_RGjMGmB8C&pg=PA221&lpg=PA221&dq=bora+bora+hyatt+regency+remains&source=bl&ots=Zsqb9Y2aHt&sig=kiUNmx3cqoKbK6R65SOBdWqzCTY&hl=de&ei=xNljSsGmHo7uswP3_LDxAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1

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  • Updated Jul 23, 2009
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  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Is it possible to cycle around the island in 4 hours.

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Dec 5, 2012 at 1:06 AM

      I think it is a question of checking the bike carefully before setting of.

    • Kakapo2's Profile Photo
      Dec 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      This is the way to go. But things like a flat tyre and a lost chain can just happen. Bad luck. Best you carry some hand wipes in your bag ;-) And a working mobile phone, so you can call the rental agency if something unforseen happens. And note their phone number! If you have a break-down near houses, go to the locals and have them call the agency and tell them the exact location where you are.

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