We are coming off a cruise ship and going to Matria beach for the day. Are there restrooms, lounge chairs, drinks, food and unbrellas for use and rent? Is there a shuttle or are taxis readily available?
Bora Bora Island Guide's response:
Bora Bora is well prepared for when cruise ships arrive. There will be taxis and shuttles going back and forth to take people to Matira Beach. It is $5 each way per person.
There are a couple of little cafes right on Matira beach. There are also some restaurant/cafes and gift shops just behind matira beach if you walk along the Circle Island Road towards the Intercontinental Le Moana.
There are no public toilets at Matira beach.
Lounge chairs and umbrellas are not available for rent. This is a very relaxed, un-commercial beach. It is completely different to beaches in the Caribbean. You will not be harrassed to buy anything, and will be able to relax in the sand and walk down the beach truly feeling you are in paradise. Just take your cruise pool towel with you for laying on the beach. There are also trees and palm trees along the beach that you can find shade under. Just look up to make sure you are not sitting under coconuts if you sit under a palm tree!
If you are wanting to have more resources at the beach you spend the day at, you might like to look at the
Hilton Resort. You can contact them and organise to come on their shuttle and have lunch there and spend the day at the resort and it's beach.
Enjoy your day in Paradise!
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