When planning the French Polynesia island hopping trip, staying on an atoll was my high priority so I was debating between Tikehau and Rangiroa. I ended up choosing Tikehau because of its lesser expensive overwater bungalows at Tikehau Pearl Resort (versus Hotel Kia Ora) and its pink beaches! The logistics of getting to Tikehau was a… Read More Tikehau via Bora Bora
We booked the full day tour with L’excursion Bleue in advanced and directly for 13,000 xpf ($115 USD). The tour included a free transfer from our hotel but it turned out we were just taking our hotel boat to Tahaa village. Once we arrived at the village, we were picked up by a taxi driver who… Read More Taha’a Pearl Farm and Coral Garden
Our luxurious overwater bungalow room rate included a luxurious breakfast: all types of French bread and pastries, Polynesian poisson cru, hot items included the yummy hash browns, scrambled eggs, grilled vegetables, and varieties of fresh juices including our favorite Rotui brand mango juice and of course fresh fruits! Having breakfast with the view of overwater bungalows,… Read More A Piece of Paradise in Le Taha’a
A short 10 minutes flight from Huahine to Raiatea for our 2nd destination – Tahaa! Tahaa is right next to Raiatea; separated by a lagoon and the reefs down looked incredible! Once we arrived Raiatea, there was a guy holding a Le Taha’a sign ith my name, I checked in with him and waited… Read More French Polynesia Island Hopping 2 – Tahaa
Royal Huahine located on a corner of Huahine island accessible by boat (I heard there is a bumpy road on a 4×4 can also reach the hotel when the boat breaks down), the hotel offers a free shuttle to the village (where the marina is) on scheduled time but you’ll need to pre-book. The ferry… Read More Huahine, French Polynesia
Our long journey back to the French Polynesia……started with our first time ever business class from Hamilton Island to Sydney and Sydney to Auckland, overnight in Auckland to meet with our friend Evita, and then to Tahiti where we had to spend a night at the airport for the early morning short flight to Huahine,… Read More French Polynesia, We Are Back! Island Hopping – Huahine
Traveling on Christmas Eve this time was much more smooth than previous years, thanks to no delays! We flew from Boston to LAX on AA and then LAX to PPT (Tahiti) on Air Tahiti Nui. The only thing I dislike was connecting at LAX, it required to walk out of the domestic terminal and then… Read More South Pacific Part 1: Tahiti
Remember my last year’s amazing trip to the French Polynesia – Moorea and Bora Bora? We fell in love with the South Pacific ever since and I must warn you once you have your foot set into the South Pacific, you’ll be no longer interested in Caribbean islands! When you see postcard perfect photos of Caribbean… Read More Points and Miles (mostly) to New Zealand!
Merry Christmas all, we are in Tahiti!!! We felt in love with the South Pacific since our French Polynesia trip in the beginning of the year so we went back for Christmas. Tahiti is only a stop over in our 3 weeks South Pacific islands adventure! We’ll be flying out tomorrow…guess where we’ll be heading… Read More Merry Christmas All From Tahiti!
Our one week in French Polynesia was our best winter escape ever! The weather was perfect; only rained one afternoon throughout the one week. I usually had no luck in terms of weather but this time was definitely the best to start a new year. Seeing the overwater bungalows on the cover of magazines was… Read More Unforgettable French Polynesia