Relaxing in Huahine

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
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Trip End Nov 17, 2010


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Flag of French Polynesia  , Society Islands,
Monday, November 8, 2010

 We were off again and hopped on a plane to Huahine, a 20 minute flight from Tahiti.
  

Once we landed and got our bags, it was another boat ride to Te Tiare Beach Resort.  Although there are roads in parts of Huahine, it ended a few miles from our hotel so the only option was by boat.  It was an enjoyable 15 minute boat ride from the dock in Fare to the Te Tiare Beach Resort.  Everywhere we looked, the hills were covered with lush vegetation and coconut trees.

Once our boat pulled up to the dock, we were greeted by a sarong-clad bellboy blowing on a conch shell (check out the video!).  Another staff member presented us with cold, lightly scented facecloths.  While taking care of some check-in details, we were given tropical juice to sip on (I think it was a blend of mango and pineapple). 

 

Once that was settled, we were accompanied to our lagoon overwater bungalow by the bellboy.  It was much more spacious than we expected. Decorated in native Polynesian theme (bamboo sofa & chairs), it was a bit rustic and charming.  The hotel was so peaceful and relaxing!  

 

We had lunch at their casual beach restaurant and enjoyed the view.  It was amusing to watch the waitress picking up the food orders from the kitchen (in the main building) by tricycle.  It would've been quite a walk! 

  

We just spend the rest of the day snorkeling and swimming around the resort.  There were plenty of corals at the resort's beach, which meant there were tons of fish and other unusual sea creatures around.  The swim platform was also quite handy during snorkeling; we could swim and just laze around and take in the beautiful sights at the resort.

Later that evening, we dined on fresh seafood at the resort’s restaurant, the Ari’i.   There was a Polynesian show as well during dinner; the dancers were local villagers from Fare and not quite as professional as the performers at the InterContinental Tahiti. 
  
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