French Polynesia/Bora Bora: Party at Matira Beach

The finish of the Hawaiki Nui outrigger canoe race happened to be in Bora Bora during my stay. Supposedly, it is the biggest beach party on the island, when all the locals, the racing teams, and loads of people from neighboring island come to the only beach in Bora Bora. Boats fill the blue waters of the lagoon, music is blasting, beer flows, BBQ burns, and all girls wearing the flower wreaths. Sadly, the day was cloudy, but party was in full swing anyway.