Travel Blogs from Haapiti
... caves below.
Sand flies don't like black sand. When you are being bitten into pieces, go to the black sand beach of Mahina.
Black sand beaches make for easy shell collecting.
Beaches that will be plagued with sand flies one day will not be the next.
The only dive shop on Tahiti may well have a sign by the road in Taravoa but you'll be ...
These islands are HOT. So close to the equator a (supposed) 20 minute walk at medium difficulty to a Tiki site found me red faced, dripping with sweat and spotted with mud. It was like a tropical assault course of coconuts, palm fronds, mud mud mud and rock. I managed not to fall on my behind but my face was the colour of a baboon’s!
For most of the trip I had had to keep a secret for Steve and Dolores, a lovely ...
... was stunning and the service was wonderful. Our evening meal was a buffet followed by some traditional Tahitian dancing, all of which neither of us could complain about, the selfie with the Tahitian male dancers was a highlight. Saturday was spent exploring the sights of Papeete. The markets and roulottes for dinner were incredible, it ...
... was beautiful. Once we had taken all the photos we wanted and just admired the view we returned to the vehicle and climbed aboard. The driver then took the first part of the hill at speed since the track was straight and we all hung on! He slowed down for the rest of it while he negotiated all the bends and potholes. We made our way down to the coast road again and after a little while turned off onto another road which lead to a juice factory. It ...
... a minibus back to our hotel. The road between our hotel and the dolphin centre curves around a bay which is known as Cooks Bay after, you've guessed it, Captain Cook. He got to Tahiti too. Sitting in the bay was a cruise ship. It was Sunday after all. Fortunately we hadn't seen any of the passengers on shore although we could see a tender heading towards the ship. Once back at the hotel we sorted our stuff out in preparation for out flight to Easter Island and then went to ...