New Flights to Tahiti!
Fun fact: The first Overwater Bungalows were built by 3 American men (a.k.a. the Club Bali Hai Boys) in 1967 on the island of Raiatea. Since then, Overwater Bungalows have popped up all over French Polynesia. To celebrate this special occasion, some resorts are offering significant discounts. Le Taha’a Island Resort is offering a 50% discount in their Overwater Bungalows, while Le Meridien Bora Bora is offering a 40% discount. Contact us now and we’ll be happy to put together a personalized quote for you.
Next week is back to school week in Tahiti. That means Fiona who will be in the 11th grade will once again be setting her alarm for 4:30am. Yes, you read that right. I too, will be setting my alarm for the same time because kids here can’t drive until they’re 18. So we’ll get up at 4:30am, head out the door at 4:45am and we’ll drive 30min to the ferry. Fiona will then take the ferry to Tahiti. It’s a 30min crossing and then she’ll walk 7min to the bus and take a 10min bus ride to school! At the end of the day, she’ll take the last ferry back to Moorea and be home by 6:30pm. That is one long day and every high school student on Moorea deserves praise for their dedication! Be sure to read this to your kids the next time they complain about having to get up early for school. 🙂
There is no greater view of the islands, than from a helicopter!
Here you’ll see every imaginable shade of blue as the lagoon turns from turquoise to sapphire and azure. You’ll see volcanic mountains covered in green velvet.
One of my favorite helicopter rides is between Bora Bora & Tahaa. It’s a quick ride (under 30min) and I promise, great fun. Besides, don’t you love the idea of avoiding the airport and landing right at your resort’s helipad?!
Today I’ve decided to do a little Q+A with my husband James.
If there was a National Dish of Tahiti, Poisson Cru would be it.
I know it is hard to put down the iPhone and truly disconnect but believe me, it’s worth it when you’re in Tahiti. French Polynesia is the perfect place to disconnect. It’s funny because when I book family vacations, the parents are often worried their children will be bored. I always tell them, they’ll be shocked at how much their children enjoy nature and how easy it is for them to give up the electronics!
I recently had a mother/daughter getaway to Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa. The last time Fiona had been there she was 2 years old. Now soon to be 13, this was an entirely different trip and one she will remember for a long time. Oh how I love this resort. So beautiful and so authentically Polynesian. We stayed in the Beach Villa which by the way, is my absolute favorite. Save the Overwater Bungalows for Bora Bora. At Le Taha’a it’s all about the Beach Villas. While Fiona spent much of her time in our private plunge pool taking selfies, I enjoyed bubble baths in our private garden. Yes, there is a bathtub in the garden! Imagine a hot bath under the stars. Simply wonderful. Although it rained a lot while we were there, we still took time to snorkel in the coral garden and were thrilled with the abundance of fish following us around. Fiona loved the restaurant perched high in the trees and will be the first to tell you to order the lime sorbet. She had a whopping 11 scoops during our stay. Yes, it really was that good. We also took advantage of the spa. My recommendation is to book your massage around sunset. It is a magical experience to see the sun setting over the water. Both Fiona & I concur; we LOVE Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa.
p.s. If you book a minimum of 3 nights in a Beach Villa, True Tahiti Vacation will offer you a complimentary 50min couple’s massage (certain blackout dates do apply).