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shore activities on a
Paul Gauguin cruise
A motu is a tiny outlying island hugging a coral reef. No trip to French Polynesia is complete without experiencing one of these palm-fringed hideaways.
You get to visit two of them. Swim, snorkel or kayak in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Or, kick back your heels and laze on the silky white sand.
The private motu of Taha'a Island features a beach-side barbecue of seafood, steak and chicken plus a wide choice of beverages.
The quiet, secluded motu of Bora Bora offers only a limited choice of snacks and beverages. However, it has a romantic, isolated setting. One couple told me they imagined they were castaways on a deserted tropical isle.
Bora Bora and Moorea are world famous for their watersports.
Popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, parasailing, dolphin watching and shark feeding.
You can ride a sailboat, waverunner, submarine, and glass-bottom boat.
You can even don a diver's helmet and walk underwater with the fish.
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