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TripAdvisor Reviews Fenua Mataioa Haapiti
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- This town is located on the largest island (Tahiti), and usually it is used as a transition point to other islands of French Polynesia. Today we planned our route for the next 3 weeks: we will visit 3 groups of the islands. We are starting from Moorea, then moving to Bora-Bora, and finishing on Tuamotu (Rangiroa and Tikehau).
As we landed ...
... dancing, music, and coconut tree climbing.
You open a coconut by bashing it on its head.
If Fletcher Chrsitian had seen the amount of dog **** on the beaches even the bird dancing Tahitain Vahines wouldn't have enticed him ashore. Its so disappointing.
I have discovered an inordinate amount of daydreaming occurs whilst beachcombing. I may be looking at the ...
... the priest and chief would have lived and made sacrifices. Each sacred place would have been marked by a Banyan tree and several Tikis (humanlike stone carvings). The Banyan at this site was over 500 years old and contained the mummified skulls and the bones of Marqesans gone by, poked into its roots symbolising a continuation of life. Our guided tour around was punctuated by ripe breadfruit thwumping to the ground and the occasional woop of an endemic pigeon called ...
The last two days have been filled with sun, sea, sand and culture it has been truly amazing. Andy and I spent most of Friday by the pool enjoying the view of Moorea whilst being served cocktails at the swim up pool bar, that was also an infinity pool. We both feel completely relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of our trip. The resort we ...
... kinds of juice from fruit grown on the island but the was a twist because the some of the juice was made into alcohol. We had to try it of course so we were drinking small amounts of alcohol at 11.00 in the morning on almost empty stomachs. One of the alcoholic drinks was made by mixing fermented pineapple juice with coconut. It was very, very nice! The next stop was further along the coast road in the direction of our hotel. We went to a shop where ...