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Visit our special pearls section to learn all about French Polynesia's most famous little treasures: the enchanting BLACK PEARLS of TAHITI...

Or, follow the links below to buy them direct.

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Pearl Earrings

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Mens Jewelry
Men's pearl jewelry

From our pearly pages, you'll learn what to look for when choosing Tahitian black pearls, tips on caring for them, interesting pearl legends, history, facts, and much more.

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Bora Art

The creativity of the Society island's many skilled artists and craftsman is impressive and varied.

Some of the more common examples of work include painting, woodcarving, working with shells and pearls in a thousand ways, and tattooing, but there are other specialties as well...

This page is intended to display the unique skills of the artists and individuals of Bora Bora island in particular. All have their own unique styles and products.

There's also a list of art galleries here where you can find the goods produced by these and other Tahitian artists.

TST makes sightseeing and island exploring options easy! If you want MORE choices, simply check out our other "To SEE" pages: UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS and GENERAL SIGHTSEEING & POINTS OF INTEREST.

Wan't more? Be sure and explore our "WHAT TO DO" section for even more activities, adventures, relaxation, shopping ideas and other things to do and see!


Bora Bora's artists and craftsmen fall into a rare class of artistry. Undoubtedly, they have all been influenced by the magic of the island, and it shows in their respective arts and crafts.

There are a handful of artists in particular that stand out from the rest. A few examples include:

Villa Rea Hana Amanahune, B.P 244 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone- (689) 60.57.15
Well known painter and sculptor.

BORA BORA island, French Polynesia
Telephone- (689) 72.01.23, Fax- (689) 6776.63
Well known painter and sculptor, Polynesian themes.

ART GALLERIESArt Gallery on Bora Bora

Celebrate the diversity and creativity of Bora Bora's unique artists and craftsmen!

Local artists on Bora Bora sell their products and services at whatever forums are available to them, just as most artists do anywhere else...

Much of what is produced on this island in particular can be also be found in artisan centers in Uturoa, Raiatea, various galleries, resort hotels, and boutiques of Papeete, Tahiti and Moorea, as well as other locations throughout French Polynesia.

In these galleries, you'll see lots of woodcarvings, shell and pearly items, black pearl related jewelry, paintings and sculptures, and other assorted styles of Polynesian related artistry.

Art options range from the affordable souvenir for the economically challenged to fine, one of a kind pieces for the more affluent collector.

Upon purchasing a peice of art you're not only acquiring a beautiful slice of original Polynesian culture but also supporting the local art community.   

The largest and oldest art gallery on the island is:


B.P. 72, 98730- BORA BORA
Telephone/ Fax: (689) 67.70.32

Oldest and largest art gallery and studio on Bora bora features the finest artists from around the Polynesian islands.

Working artists Alain and Linda have over 35 years of experience presenting the best of the Polynesian arts in their gallery, as well as having worked and been featured in leading galleries throughout Paris themselves.

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Paintings found in the gallery include such well known and respected artists as: Boullaire, Marere, Teia, Gotz, Yrondi, Becaud, Vaea, Linda Jauneau, Aiu, Hiro, Ph. Veyrier, B. Curet, Deloffre, M. Juen, Maui Seaman, M. Feltrin, Tihoti, Mov, Tamatona Simson, and more...

We also have beautiful sculptures from M. Cresson, C. Morlot, Joan de Kat, N. Kaimuko, Joel Tisseyre, and Moerani.

There's also bronzes from Daniel Halverson, etchings from Boullarire, Feltrin, Duday and Erhard Lux, pottery from Peter and Hinau Owen as well as lithographs, old etchings, tapas, artbooks, etc.
Let artist Alain show you the finest of his custom Pareo art. He has been developing original techniques for over 25 years.


and here's a list of the rest of the galleries on Bora bora:

Faanui, PO. Box 286- 98 730 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone- (689) 67.71.17
Polynesian gifts and art.

Nunue, PO. Box 29- 98 730 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 67.74.09
Polynesian gifts and art.

Nunue, PO. Box 410- 98 730 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 79.43.83
Located at the Jardin Gauguin, PO. Box 922- 98 730 Vaitape- BORABORA, Telephone- (689) 67.63.85
Authentic Polynesian Tapa paintings and original marquesan sculptures by the master woodcarvers. Shuttle service available.
PO. Box 771, 98 730 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone- (689) 67.67.28, Fax- (689)67.74.34
Polynesian gifts and art.
Vaitape, PO. Box 554- 98 730 Vaitape- BORA BORA
Telephone/ Fax- (689) 67.66.89
Polynesian gifts and art.
Telephone- (689) 67.66.75, Fax-(689)45.17.77
Black pearls custom jewelry, painting, local art.


Tattoo ArtistsPolynesian tattoo artists doing their thing...

Polynesian tattooAn important part of the culture of the Polynesian islands is tattooing. South Pacific Islanders have been decorating their bodies with symbolistic art for many hundreds of years, if not thousands...

In fact, it's popularly believed among historians that the first and oldest Tattoos known to man were from the South Pacific Islands, (probably the Marquesas).

Today's Polynesian tattoo specialists benefit from the new and safe techniques of modern tattooing, yet most are proud to continue working with the traditional art motifs and themes of their ancestors. This makes for unique tattooing.

If you've ever wanted a tattoo, Bora Bora is an excellent place to get one...

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Check out our online store for the most interesting Polynesian products on the planet.

Books,travel guides, maps, Polynesian music, videos, gifts, pareos, soaps, oils, lotions, perfumes & clothing are just a few of the items available.

If you sell Polynesian products: We'd like to sell your products in our store!

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Find out Who's Who and Where -
On the Tahiti Sun Travel Network.

Also, are they a Coupon Program participant?

We have many different linking members throughout our pages and are adding more regularly...

This handy quick reference saves time when you don't have time to explore the network. (Members are listed alphabetically and categorized per/ island site.)



Bora Bora is the perfect setting for the ultimate in romantic getaways for newlyweds or newly found romances.

Popular activities include Tahitian weddings and renewing wedding vows using interesting traditional Tahitian methods.

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