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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sara Quigley was on her honeymoon in Bora Bora when she took these photos of its only named beach, Matira Point, and other areas she visited, like the mainland Vaitape. While on the mainland, she and her husband rented a dune buggy and raced it across the island. "It takes only 30 minutes to circumnavigate the main island, even in a dune buggy," she said. The highlight of the couple's 10-day trip was the annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a outrigger canoe race. "The race is French Polynesia’s major sporting event," she said, "where over 100 traditional outrigger canoes race for three days from the island of Huahine to Raiatea, [then] on to Taha’a and finish in Bora Bora."
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    Bora Bora, a small island in French Polynesia, is nothing short of beautiful. Bora Bora is known for being one of the world's most luxurious vacation spots with its over-water huts and celebrity clientele. But what many do not know is that Bora Bora is incredibly rustic amongst the glitz and the glamor. The locals more than welcome visitors to learn about their language, food, and unique culture. Visitors are often seen mingling with the locals at the few restaurants and on bicycles and scooters around the mainland.
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