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  • Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora, certainly does not lack charm. Near the centre, busy with artisans, stands the tomb of the famous Alain Gerbault, who circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1929....
    Ed Scott AGE Fotostock
  • The epitome of the perfect, idyllic little Tahitian village, the houses built on stilts in Vaitape often feature in travel brochures.
    Ed Scott AGE Fotostock
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination French Polynesia

Vaitape, the main village of Bora Bora, certainly does not lack charm. Near the centre, busy with artisans, stands the tomb of the famous Alain Gerbault, who circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1929.

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Vaitape: the key figures

Surface area : 1593.0 km2

Population : 227000 inhabitants

Time difference : French Polynesia is 10 hours behind the UK in winter, 11 hours in summer.

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