Who discovered Bora Bora?
Admiral Jacob Roggeveen
How was Bora Bora created?
Bora Bora was formed from erupting volcanoes some 7 million years ago, the first of the Society Islands so formed. Some 4-5 million years before, say, Tahiti or Raiatea. Bora Bora was originally known as Vavau meaning 'first born' & then Pora Pora.
When was Bora Bora founded?
They called the island Vavau, which means "first born." It is likely that these early explorers were from Tonga, but there is no physical evidence of this. The name Vavau has evolved over the years to become Pora Pora, and finally Bora Bora, probably in 1769 when Captain Cook discovered the Leeward Islands.
Where did people of Bora Bora come from?
Bora Bora Island was first inhabited by Polynesians who crossed the Pacific Ocean in such vessels from Tonga & Samoa around the 3rd century AD.
What would a trip to Bora Bora cost?
The average cost of a one-week trip to Bora Bora is $3,184 for a solo traveller, or $5,718 for a couple. (Note that this average price is for all holidays to Bora Bora, from anywhere in the world.
Why is Hawaii so remote?
According to Woods, though, as far as coral dispersal patterns go, Hawaii is nearly as remote. The great distances and unfavorable currents that separate Hawaii from its nearest neighbors almost completely isolate our local reefs from the potential colonization from elsewhere. Almost.
How does Hawaii make their money?
The primary source of income for Hawaii is the visitor sector which spreads itself over several industries, such as service, transportation and retail trade.
Is Hawaii poor or rich?
Hawaii has the eighteenth highest per capita income in the United States of America, at $21,525 (2000). Its personal per capita income is $46,034 (2014).
What are the poorest states?
These states and territories have the highest percentages of poverty in the country: Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, Arkansas, West Virginia, Alabama, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Is Hawaii land stolen?
Today virtually all the lands under the control of Queen Liliuokalani remain under the control of the State of Hawaii, for the benefit of the people of Hawaii. Private land owners in Hawaii, paid for their lands. Most land was originally purchased directly from the Hawaiian Monarchy or Monarch. The land was not stolen.
Can Hawaii be given back?
A new Native Hawaiian government would not receive a land-base, territorial jurisdiction, nor be eligible for land to be taken into trust. The only possible land back is the island Kaho'olawe, bombed for 50 years by the US navy and with unexploded ordinance still stuck in the ground.
Who would be king of Hawaii today?
Since the death of Liliʻuokalani, several people have claimed the Hawaiian throne. One group claims the current rightful heir is Owana Ka'ohelelani La'anui Salazar, a musician and activist, who is a direct descendant to Keoua Nui, father of Kamehameha the Great.