This past Friday was the opening of the long awaited Heiva festival in
Bora Bora, which include dance and song competitions (A good blog
post describing the festival: http://www.boraborasnackbar.com/blogdetail/10-06-24/Heiva_I_Bora_Bora_2010.aspx
The locals has transformed the usually sleepy (and quite depressing)
Vaitape into a a fun and "tourist friendly" place to enjoy day or
The dirt parking lot has been transformed into a traditional, local
wood village with restaurants, shops and game rooms. They have fixed
up the landscaping and added plenty of benches to sit on, and nice
white sand with young palm trees has been brought in which gives you
the feeling like you are on the beach. They even got the fire trucks
out to clean the asphalt!
The locals has worked hard to get it ready and for once, I have to
say, they did a great job. I only wish they would keep it for the rest
of the 11 months of the year. It looks so much more attractive for the
tourists! But no, why making the island nicer and enhancing the
Anyway, I'm looking forward to see the dance competitions and for once
see people out and about! Something is happening in town!
Cheers my friends!