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  1. Megan

    Great post! Just curious about your experience taking drone shots in Bora Bora and Moorea? They have pretty strict laws/rules there and I am learning the areas are pretty limited aerial shots, especially on BB.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Megan! I was there two years ago and I didn’t have any issues, but I believe you’ll need to discuss this with the property you’re at because it is a privacy issue. Even for myself, I wouldn’t want someone flying around a drone over my overwater bungalow if I was on my honeymoon, you know? When I was there, I didn’t fly the drone wider than my room and I would choose a time when there weren’t other people on their decks, or I flew it from a totally different part of the island where I wasn’t near any properties and I was high enough where you couldn’t see anybody. But I do believe it’s property to property, not necessarily the islands regulating it. They’ve probably gotten more strict with respecting the privacy of guests, over the past two years though. So again, check with the property you’re staying at.

      My drone – the DJI Mavic Pro 2 is so small and I didn’t have any issues bringing it my carry-on, so I don’t think you’ll have issues getting it through immigration/the region. But I would have a very honest and open conversation with the property. I hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Raluca

    This guide is great. I’m thinking about buying a drone myself and I’m checking some tips first. Thanks

    • The Blonde Abroad

      I really love my drone and have gotten some really unique photos from them!

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