I know this is, like, almost a year late, but better late than never!
Tahiti was fantabulous. I really feel like a new woman, so relaxed and refreshed! Amsterdam and London were great, but nothing compares to a vacation where nothing much is required of you other than to plop your ass on a beach for 6 days. Last time we were there, for our honeymoon 3 years ago, we dived, parasailed, hiked, and snorkeled our way through the islands. This time, we did more lounging and only snorkeled a few times, which was about as much as I wanted to do this time, at 5 months pregnant.
We spent the first 4 days on Moorea at a bed & breakfast, which was gorgeous but we learned that we’re more resort-type people. Sad, I know. They fed nurse and black tip reef sharks off the dock every day at 5, so we got some great pics and video of that frenzy. Our last two days on Moorea we rented a car and drove around the island, getting pics from a lookout point and snorkeling the most gorgeous public beach in the world!
The day before we flew out, we spent the night in an overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Resort and Spa on Tahiti, which was fabulous! We really loved jumping off our private deck and snorkeling around. The hotel had 3 pools, one of which is a lagoonarium, where they’ve enclosed their own little reef to snorkel around free of current or sharks. Not as exciting for experienced snorkelers/divers, but still a neat concept. The food was excellent everywhere, and we ate a ton of French and Polynesian food.
Wes’s luggage was lost for 5 days, so he was dining in his Crocs.
The pictures are here: http://tahitibabymoon2012.shutterfly.com/
From the private dock of our B&B, looking back toward our bungalow-http://youtu.be/V4aMOKMCdiQ
Shark feeding- http://youtu.be/5GCx6g9Hv1Q
Tamae beach (public beach we snorkeled off of)- http://youtu.be/yw6OAPbsIi4
View of Temae beach from a scenic viewpoint above, the Sofitel Resort and its overwater bungalows on the right- I think we want to stay there next time- http://youtu.be/ZZkm-MvkClQ
Belvedere Lookout point on Moorea, we drove up the mountain and were able to see down to the two bays below- so gorgeous! http://youtu.be/z7d3UD9sch4
Our overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Tahiti- http://youtu.be/S3xLcmQ_O_0
View from the hotel lobby at the Intercontinental. The island in the background is Moorea, where we’d spent the previous days. You can see the Lagoonarium in the foreground. http://youtu.be/aZSbdOE1ZzM
Since we returned from this trip, I lost my job, had a baby, became a SAHM, and Wes has been promoted, so we’re in the process of moving. All of THAT is why this post is a bazillion years late.
As always, if anyone has specific questions about the trip, feel free to ask!