This post has been a long time coming. I apologize to all the people waiting on this! We had the opportunity to visit three BEAUTIFUL islands of French Polynesia this past May for our anniversary trip and I’m excited to share part ONE of two with you today! The first island we visited was Tahiti.
To get to Bora Bora, you must fly into Tahiti first, so we decided to stay a couple nights on Tahiti at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti. We definitely needed to catch up on sleep and wanted to enjoy some of the main attractions on this island. The flight from LA was about 8.5 hours, and when we arrived in Tahiti, it was 5am. The jet lag was so real and we had barely slept. So the first thing we did was enjoy a day at the infinity pool. After a full day of rest, we were ready to explore! We headed to the capital of Tahiti, Papeete, where we shopped at local stores, visited the Municipal Market (farmers market) and walked through the Paofai Gardens.
After Tahiti, we headed to the island of Moorea, French Polynesia where we stayed for 5 nights at Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort. We took a 30 minute ferry from Tahiti to Moorea (For my sea sick friends, take medicine! It can be a rough ride!!). I recommend taking the ferry because it’s cheaper than a flight and the views coming into the island were amazing!! A couple highlights from Moorea were an ATV tour from Moorea Activities Center, a Buggy ride from Moorea’s Fun Roadster, and playing golf at The Green Pearl!
French is their first language, however, the people who worked in the hospitality industry could speak English as well. Most menus were in French.
Their currency is also different – CFP Franc. For the best exchange rate, be sure to exchange currency at the airport when you land. Most local shops, accept credit cards, however, they usually had a minimum purchase amount which came out to be around $10-15 USD.
Watch out for stray dogs! Most are friendly, but we were warned not to touch them.
Special thanks to Michelle, our travel agent, for everything! We couldn’t of done it without her expertise! I highly recommend her for any of your travel needs, send her an email at email@example.com to get started! P.S. She doesn’t know I am saying this – just want to shout out the best travel agent 😉
*These photos are a mix of iPhone and my big girl camera 😉
I hope you enjoyed this blog! We love sharing our adventures with our couples, just in case they are considering it for a honeymoon! Please let me know if you have specific questions about either of these islands. We know we loved all the advice, recommendations, and tips when we were planning our adventure so we’d love to do the same for you! Be on the look out for the final island of Bora Bora, coming soon!