I seriously think I have enough pictures and stories to share that I could spend the rest of the year blogging ONLY about our honeymoon to the French Polynesian Islands!!! It was magical for soo many reasons. Number 1 is obvious…spending almost 2 straight weeks with your newish husband who also happens to be your best friend is unreal! And then together being able to be completely selfish with your time, doing only what makes the two of you happy…priceless! Now throw in…beautiful beaches, friendly people, amazing weather, exciting culture, and mouth watering food…and you’ve got one happy couple!
Here’s a quick overview of our trip. We visited three islands…Moorea, Tahaa, and Bora Bora (in that order). I know, your next question is which was our favorite? We thought about this too and honestly can’t pick just one. Each island had it’s own personality and charm and I would have hated to miss any one of them.
What to do…
So, if like me you thought that the islands were all about relaxation and laying about, you were only half right. The relaxation is guaranteed! The staff is so incredible that our entire trip was effortless! And you can lay around if you want to (trust me…I read 3 1/2 books!), but you can also kayak, SUP, snorkel, swim, paddleboat, and explore.
We spent a huge amount of time in the water, by the water, and on the water! There are also plenty of excursions to choose from (jet skiing, hiking, boating, ATVs, etc.) that you can do on your own or in groups. We did a super cool jet ski tour along the north coast of Moorea, exploring the bays before stopping for a dip with the sting rays and sharks and then lemonade at the Motu.
Eats and Drinks…
To rehydrate and refuel, there were plenty of options. The French influence on cuisine was apparent from the start of the day with crepes, croissants, and jams. Not to mention fresh eggs cooked how you like them and plenty of other options. And always served with fresh juice…the pineapple was incredible! Even the restaurant views were amazing!
Lunch was a mix of options, usually delicious sandwiches and a glass of wine : )
And sometimes a second…or a festive, local bevvie!
For dinner, there was plenty of freshly caught fish and French specialties.
It was some of the best food I’ve EVER had!!!
And to Relax…
We read, did yoga, swam in our plunge pool and the big pools, hit up happy hour (sometimes in the pool), napped in the sun, took boat rides, fed the fish, laid in the hammock, played cards, took a million selfies, met new friends, got a couples massage, and enjoyed all the Polynesian culture. I told you there was a lot of relaxation options!
And the views…
Fingers crossed, we get to visit these incredible islands again one day! We were lucky to have friends who helped us plan our trip, so if you are thinking of visiting the area or want to know any details from our trip, reach out and let me know!
Our tans may be fading, but our memories are not…
Mauruuru! (Thank you!)