Time for a holiday!
Trip Start Oct 12, 2009
63Trip End May 16, 2010
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Our arrival had been delayed by a pesky and ironically named cyclone called Oli. It had steamed through Tahiti a few days earlier and left us stranded on Easter Island with those big heads and mighty buttocks. Still, Oli turned out to be little more than a wet blanket and we were soon on our way.
Tahiti is everything a tropical paradise should be – jungle clad mountains, palm fringed beaches and glorious coral lagoons. We went snorkelling, sunbathed and had drinks at sunset. All very pleasant and everything, but a bit of physical activity was needed. With that in mind, we jumped in a kayak and plunged into the water....after fifteen minutes of frantic paddling we had got nowhere. Actually, that's not quite right, we had succeeded in executing a series of excellent circles, but straight lines proved beyond us. We gave up. I blame the kayak.
The rest of our stay in the islands was relaxing, if uneventful. I suppose that was the whole idea, but I must admit we were ready for New Zealand by the time the plane was due.
Radisson Resort on Tahiti – great service and room and good value with the online deal. Food was very pricey though and not much of a beach. Price: 4 Bootes , Bed: 5 Bootes , Shower: 5 Bootes
Les Tipaniers on Mo’orea – A lovely spot on the beach with the lagoon beyond. Good variety of accommodation options (we were in the cheapest), all good value and a lovely staff to look after you. Also has a fab restaurant! Watch out for the current in the lagoon though. Price: 5 Bootes , Bed: 3 Bootes , Shower: 3 Bootes