Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Video.

In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room; where the birds sing words and the flowers croon. Here is the original show, the first AA show, that is still shown at Disneyland Anaheim. I am the videographer and copyright holder to this video.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TIKI TRAVEL: Bloody Mary's Tiki Bar in Bora Bora

Bloody Mary's Bora Bora.
A place of tiki spirit, in Tahiti 
for dinner or cocktails.


Bloody Mary's Intrance

World Famous Tiki Hot Spot.
Fine dining and tropical drinks since 1979.

"Where on any given night, anything can happen"

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Bloody Mary's Intrance

Every night (but Sundays), Bora Bora's local fishermen display the catches of the day on ice.  After the host tells you what is available that night, he takes your order right to the chef.
You can choose from the expansive selection, chose a combination plate, or create your own creative combination. 

Crab, steak, chicken, shrimp,and a vegetarian plates are all available.

BAR    Opens around 9:30 AM
LUNCH    is from 11.00AM- 3PM
DINNER   is from 6:30PM- 9PM 

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Bora Bora - Bloody Mary's Restaurant

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Inside Bloody Mary

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Bloody Mary's Food Bar

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Bloody Mary's Famous Sign

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Bloody Mary's Ocean View


"This was by far the best restaurant in Bora Bora".  It was reasonably priced for Bora Bora standards, they gave nice sized portions the service was great, the food was great and the atmosphere the BEST!!! You walk in and they have all the fresh fish cought on a table and a man expalins what each thing is and the price and you pick your dinner off the beatiful selection on the table. Everything we had sooo good and the best part about this place is the atmosphere!!. Decorated as a tiki/hut/surf decor with a sand bottom floor. We ate here 2 out the 6 nights we were in Bora Bora. Bloody Mary's is a must!!!

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TIKI TRAVEL: Bora Bora, fun things to do.

Bora Bora is one of the most enchanting as well as romantic spots on the earth, situated in Society Archipelago of French Polynesia, which in turn is a congregation of about 118 islands and atolls. Let it be to celebrate honeymoon, wedding, or any other milestones in your relationship, Bora Bora serves as an excellent base for all.

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Things to Do in Bora Bora Island Author: Wolfgang Jaegel  

Bora Bora's main township of Vaitape

Bora Bora is one of the most enchanting as well as romantic spots on the earth, situated in Society Archipelago of French Polynesia, which in turn is a congregation of about 118 islands and atolls. Let it be to celebrate honeymoon, wedding, or any other milestones in your relationship, Bora Bora serves as an excellent base for all.  
Bungalow over water, Bora Bora Nui Resort

With its legendary brilliant lagoon bounded by offshore within a protective coral akin to necklace, two towering mountain peaks, dazzling waterfalls, secluded beaches, and lush green vegetation, Bora Bora draws a large number of holidaymakers from across the world each and every year.  

The destination provides a plethora of options for people touring the place. For instance, Bora Bora is a mecca for water sport lovers. With its magnificent lagoon and such excellent spots as Coral Garden, situated at the southern tip of Motu Roa, Bora Bora provides excellent opportunities for activities such as snorkeling and diving. The waters of lagoon abound with a plenty of rare marine species such as eel, manta rays, dolphins, dolphins, barracudas, and much more.  
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Likewise, you can explore the beauty of the island by taking an enjoyable cruise along the beautiful lagoon of Bora Bora. Further, a myriad of superb options are available for fishing enthusiasts. You can enjoy fishing outside the island reef, and fishing boats of various sizes and types are available for this purpose. Sometimes you can even make use of the services of expert fishing guides. The cost of service usually depends on the size and location of the boats.  
Le Meridien Resort, Bora Bora

In addition, a plethora of cruise companies are in the scenario to provide you an enchanting sailing experience, apart from providing facilities for enjoying activities such as shark feeding, reef walking, and beachcombing. Also, a great way to enjoy the beauty of lagoon is to take a tour to lagoonarium, where you can feed and swim along with a range of fish species such as shark, manta rays, and dolphins.  
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However, things to do in Bora Bora are not just confined to water sport activities. For example, you can take a biking tour in order to experience the incredibility of the island. Since roads here are well-maintained and are in good condition, biking in Bora Bora would be really a fun experience.  

For those who want to have a true Tahitian experience, no other option would be better than taking a romantic as well as secluded picnic to a private motu or islet. But, a best option for those who want to explore the archeological sites as well as the beauty of the villages that abounds with wild flowers and giant palms would be to take a car ride on Bora Bora's 20-mile circle island road.  
JFL at Bloody Marys in Bora Bora

Some superb options are also available for adventurers in the form of four-wheel safari drive, with which you could climb dizzying heights and explore Bora Bora's sacred sites within the interiors of virgin mountains. Adventurers can also take advantage of guided escorted hiking trip to Mount Pahia, which is quite a difficult trek and it takes about two hours to reach its summit. While trekking, you can come through breathtaking forested areas and orchards. People touring the place can also indulge in activities such as horseback riding, with a range of ranches with specialties such as New Zealand-bred horses.  

If you are not satisfied with any of these aforesaid options for experiencing the magnificence of island, then take a helicopter sightseeing tour. This in turn is a great way to enjoy the awesome beauty of multicolored lagoon and interiors of lush forested areas. Further, you can also have a closer look at the majestic Mount Otemanu. Above all, Bora Bora presents a diverse range of attractions such as ancient Maraes and remnants of World War II.
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When comes to accommodation, Bora Bora enables vacationers to choose from a range of accommodation choices. From high end hotels and upscale hotels with most sophisticated facilities and amenities to boutique hotels and bungalows, accommodation options available in Bora Bora are truly endless. Despite any accommodation option, perhaps the most sought after choice among the honeymooners and newly weds is overwater bungalows, which stands across the dazzling turquoise waters of the lagoon. This choice is replete with almost all facilities that a high end resort or hotel room renders.  
bora bora has the BEST drinks in the whole wide world.

Article Source: About the Author: Six exclusive luxury Sofitel and Novotel resorts in French Polynesia , including a private island, offering outstanding natural beauty, sparkling turquoise waters, and all the romance of the South Seas to travelers and honeymooners in search of the ultimate paradise island experience .

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Monday, July 13, 2009

TIKI TRAVEL: Enjoy A Vacation in Tropical Exotic Tahiti.

Tahiti & Vacation is your online travel agent and guide to Tahiti, the largest and arguably one of the most picturesque patches of land in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tahiti Cruise & Vacation offers quality advice and services tailor-made for tourists planning to visit this Polynesian paradise. In our portfolio, you find specials offers and packages, including honeymoon packages, cruises, hotels and resorts, and various adventurous and leisure activities.

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Tahiti : a Perfect Place to Enjoy Vacation

Author: Tuanua

Tahiti & Vacation is your online travel agent and guide to Tahiti, the largest and arguably one of the most picturesque patches of land in the southern Pacific Ocean. Tahiti Cruise & Vacation offers quality advice and services tailor-made for tourists planning to visit this Polynesian paradise. In our portfolio, you find specials offers and packages, including honeymoon packages, cruises, hotels and resorts, and various adventurous and leisure activities.

Tahiti islands, along with Bora Bora and Moorea, are the most famous islands in the French Polynesian archipelago. In Tahiti, attractions for tourists include exotic hotels, cuisines, events and festivals, and attractive honeymoon destinations.

In French Polynesia, particularly in Bora Bora and Tahiti, activities offered by
Tahiti Cruise & Vacation include Aquasafari, Aquabike Adventure, Eleuthera Dive, Golf, Spa, and many more.
Tourists who have been to this tropical island say that Tahiti’s beaches are what make it a paradise of an island — white sand, palm trees, and turquoise water — the perfect cocktail for a vacation away from the humdrum city life. And when you are there, make sure you stay in one of our Tahiti overwater bungalows, known as "fares" in the local language. These huts, featuring traditional-style architecture, almost “float” over the lagoon.
Tahiti resorts attract tourists from across the globe to enjoy the island’s scenic beauty. Tahiti luxury hotels, with delicious cuisines, spas, and much more, make their stay in this island a memory to cherish for ever.

Tahiti Cruise & Vacation helps you choose the most exciting of the Tahiti holidays. We offer Tahiti packages, especially Tahiti honeymoon packages, with different affordable price options.
I am sure
Tahiti trip will be the most memorable thing in your life. So Travel Tahiti and enjoy.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

First Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort.

First Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival.

WHERE: Royal Kona Resort.

Festival includes: Farmer’s Market, food from the Big Island’s finest restaurants, music and crafts, and seminar from world renowned BEACHBUM BERRY on the History of the Mai Tai.  

Additionally, bartenders from all over the globe will compete for title of Best Mai Tai and the $10,000 cash prize! The award winning Hawaiian super-group HAPA will perform that evening.  

Enter your favorite Mai Tai recipe, using Bacardi Rum, and compete to win top honors and the GIANT Cash Prize.  A panel of judges will score the recipes based on various factors that will include flavor and presentation.  24 Finalists will be chosen out of all of the registrations who will be required to travel to the Royal Kona Resort for the final ‘Mix Off’ competition.  All recipes must use Bacardi Rum.  The winning ‘Mixologist’ and their recipe will also be featured in printed material after the competition.

There will be a small fee to register your Mai Tai Recipe and to participate in the competition. Please submit your contact information and we will contact you with a Registration form.

Special hotel room rates are available for competitors as well as guests and non competitors...
package information will soon be available…mahalo!

Here's the link for registration:

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2nd Annual Surf Guitar weekend Convention

Saturday, Aug 1
The Starting Gate, 

5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA


The Ghastly Ones (Los Angeles, CA)
The Sand Devils (San Diego, CA)
Secret Samurai (San Diego, CA)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa, CA)
The Verbtones (Portland, OR)
The TomorrowMen (San Francisco, CA)
The Surge (Atlanta, GA)
The Detonators (Los Angeles, CA)
Clint Beachwood & Tiki Tena

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Visit The Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge and R

source: Forbidden Island

1304 Lincoln Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Map & Directions

(510) 749-0332
Tue-Thu 5pm-12am
Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
Sun 3pm-10pm
Closed Mondays

Located in the heart of Alameda’s historic Bay Station Shopping District, Forbidden Island features a wide array of classic and contemporary gourmet cocktails, served in an exotic & fun tropical atmosphere.

Forbidden Island is a classic tiki bar interior evoking the legendary tiki lounges of the 1950s and ’60s, with bamboo huts, waterfalls, and much more.

We serve vintage tropical drinks and modern cocktails made right: perfectly balanced, with fresh-squeezed, seasonal juices and premium ingredients.
Enjoy our lush, outdoor island patio.

Forbidden Island has been receiving rave reviews on its ambience, service — and of course its world-class cocktails — from all four corners of the bay, and points further flung as well.  

“If you imagine a tiki bar in your dreams, you’ve seen Forbidden Island.” -Don Spiro, Bachelor Pad Magazine #8 

Forbidden Island is the brainchild of owners Michael Thanos, Emmanuel Thanos, and Martin Cate, who are dedicated to bringing back the classic look & feel of an authentic 1960s tiki lounge, complete with bamboo huts, waterfalls, and more.

“We’re proud to be opening Alameda’s first tiki lounge - a place for people from Alameda and around the Bay Area to meet, have fun, and enjoy top-notch cocktails in an exciting environment,” says Michael Thanos. Brothers Michael & Emmanuel Thanos are long time tiki-enthusiasts and part-owners of the hugely successful Conga Lounge in Oakland, now celebrating its third year.

Martin Cate is an organizer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tiki Weekend, an annual four day celebration of all things tiki that each year brings hundreds of people from around the world to the Bay Area. He is also a former Trader Vic’s bartender and member of the United States Bartenders Guild. “We want to remind people of how good tropical drinks can be - with fresh-squeezed juices and premium spirits, showcasing seasonal ingredients and modern mixology,” says Cate.

Frequently Asked Questions!

Do you have food?

Yes! We have a small menu of tasty fried appetizers and snacks- things like spring rolls, Crab Rangoon, and our famous sweet potato fries. Perfect for soaking up all that rum and fruit juice!

Can I bring the kids?

No! We are strictly 21 and over only. We are licensed as a bar only, not a restaurant. We don’t have a kitchen, just a fryer. Please note that the parking and patio are also 21 and over only, and this includes private events. And yes, babies count as well, even if they (probably) won’t order a Mai Tai.

Can I at least bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome on our patio, but not inside the bar (except service dogs)- please bring them through the gate on the side. Please note that we currently operate a one-strike dog policy: the first dog to fight with another dog or attack a patron will cause dogs to be permanently banned from Forbidden Island. Please make sure your dog is sociable and “plays well with others”.

Why does the patio close so early?

The patio out back closes at 9:00pm each night as we are surrounded by residential property on all sides. We close it early out of respect for our neighbors and we ask that our patrons please smoke out front after 9:00pm. In addition, when going to you car or leaving for the night, we kindly ask that you leave quietly out of courtesy to the rest of the neighborhood. Also: Please do not block any of our neighbors driveways when parking! Mahalo!

And why can’t I get any service out here?

One more thing about the patio: Because of the terms of our liquor license, we can’t have servers on the patio to take drink orders or deliver drinks or food. We really wish we could, but I’m afraid we can’t. Head back to bar for your orders, and we’ll drop the food and drinks on the end of the bar- remember to check back in before the chow gets chilly!

Why do I have to wait outside?

On weekends, we will usually start a line to get in. This is to comply with fire code regulations, but also to make sure that the bar stays comfortable and not too crowded inside. We want you to enjoy your experience, be able to get to the bar for a drink, and let our servers get through to the tables as well!

Where’s the Grey Goose?

We take pride in featuring locally made wines, beers, and spirits. That’s why we’re proud to offer Alameda’s own Hangar One vodka as our sole premium vodka. Fortunately, it’s outstanding vodka. We also offer Alameda’s own Rosenblum Cellars as our only wine, and feature select microbrews from around the Bay Area. In addition, look for other great Bay Area brands, such as 209, Sarticious, and Junipero gin, Charbay Rum, St. George spirits, Qi Liqueurs, and more.

Do you really squeeze your own juice?

You bet we do. We’re the only tiki bar in America that juices its own lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit juice fresh in-house every day. There’s just no substitute for the flavor of fresh juice. You’ll never find sour mix, Rose’s, juice from a gun, or frozen concentrates at Forbidden Island. We also make our own syrups and grenadine with pure cane sugar- never corn syrup. Our cranberry juice is naturally sweetened pure cranberry juice (not cocktail) from Oakland’s own Voila Juice. And yes, even the maraschino cherries are naturally colored and flavored and contain no sulfites. We take this pretty seriously.

What’s with the dollars on the ceiling?

It started as a local tradition soon after we opened, and has been going strong ever since. In WWII, sailors shipping out to the Pacific would leave a dollar at their local bar to get a drink when they got back. Don’t forget to leave a message on them! Please note that they are not tips, and you should leave your tips on the bar for our hard working staff!!

How do I book a private party?

Forbidden Island is available for private parties outside of regular business hours. This means Tues-Saturday 2-5pm, Sunday 12-3pm, or anytime on Mondays. You may bring a caterer or outside food, but note that we have no kitchen or prep area. We have great ideas for caterers that we’ve worked with in the past who can help make your event perfect. You may bring your own music, and we can accommodate small bands inside only. Fees are based on the size of your party- email us for more information! Forbidden Island is a venue your guests will never forget!