Tahiti - Lindy & MikeDecember 2, 2013
Hi Corrina, We had a great trip to Moorea and Huahine. Except the flight is sooo long! We had no problems at all. Everything went well. The Moorea Pearl Resort upgraded us to an over water Bungalow and we got a real nice location. We had a very cool coral patch with a drop off next to it and had lots of beautiful fish to watch right from our deck. One day a turtle even entertained us for a few minutes in it,™s quest for food. We saw a lot of outrigger canoes go by with our ocean view and even a race one day. Also a couple of cruise ships and rainbows. I wouldn,™t say that it was at maximum capacity but there were several French families there and lots of activity. We thought that the dinner menu was a bit limited for our taste. Very few selections. If the cost was comparable we would pick the Hilton next time because we liked it so much last time and it is a bit nicer and a bigger property than the Pearl and we were thinking that as it is an American based Hotel chain that maybe we would have more American tourists there with us than so many Frenchman. We really liked the Te Tiare Reasort on Huahine. There was hardly anyone there. While we were there I think there were between 9-12 couples there. We liked that. We were almost always the only ones at the pool. They gave us an overwater Lagoon bungalow which was in shallow water. They have 10 Bungalows out over the deeper water but 5 of them were not in use due to some repairs being made to the dock out there. Otherwise I feel sure we would,™ve have gotten one of them. We were happy with the one we had. They are huge Bungalows! The only thing there was that the AC really didn,™t keep the room cool enough for my liking. Mainly just the area by the bed. The grounds there are beautifully landscaped. Everyone there was very friendly although English was not the 1st or 2nd language so occasionally we couldn,™t make ourselves clear but that was with things like-can we get our eggs cooked longer, Or maybe the French just can,™t abide that! We found the menu at Te Tiare to be much more extensive and much less expensive than that of the Moorea Pearl. We could always find something that sounded good to try and was good! We also like places where we can get into the local Village. The boat went to Fare several times a day and so we got to see Fare and have a meal there. The weather was windy and rainy about 60% of the time and sometimes Monsoon like. We did get some sun. Enough to get sunburned! We liked that you booked us on the last flight of the day out of Fare, Huahine. It gave us time to enjoy our day. We watched them turn the lights out in the airport as we taxied down the runway. When we were walking through the SeaTac airport we became aware of the earthquake in Chili and the Tsunami warnings. We left 24 hours before they were to hit the Polynesian Islands but thankfully it didn,™t amount to anything. We appreciate your work in putting this vacation together for us. It worked out beautifully. Thanks again. Best wishes.