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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalm Grove Vaimaanga
Great spot, with a beautiful beach. Breakfast included and a pool, couldn't ask for much more!
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Well, today was also not a very interesting blog day... The weather has just been too good to pass up. After breakfast this morning, we headed to the beach beside our hotel and spent the day catching rays, swimming, reading, and drinking coconuts there. After our day at the beach, we tried to go to a place down the road called "Windjammers" for dinner but it was ...
... sparkly shine on the place through those whacking great shades. I feel like we have dropped with lightning speed to the wrong end of the hospitality spectrum; - the bad end.
After sleeping most of the morning, we head off to town on the local bus, which runs for 30kms right around the permieter of the tiny heart-shaped island in search some provisions. We have a jar of Vegemite and some salt and pepper which we cunningly smuggled through Cook Islands customs, but I can't ...
... borrow their snorkel gear enabling us to look at some really colourful fish swimming around the coral. The water was so clear and they came so close it was a great experience. Later on we were talking to the German couple in the hostel and they summed it up when they said that “the water was so clear that when the sun came out we needed sunglasses in our snorkel masks”.
... was sent for to ask. He confirmed car was there but would need some detailing and minor repairs before it could be driven.
A battery had to be sourced and the front bumper had to be wired on, then it had to be detailed - island style-LOL it looked like it was used a s a chook roost. That wouldn't be surprising as chooks roam the island free range even in the main street. Rustic I know but we like it.
So we are on our way to get a few pics. ...
... to see the same rock made for crowded flipper-flapper, slip and slapper conditions. And probably only half of the boat actually got off. But then we headed to one of the motus directly across from Muri beach for lunch and a coconut show. It was well done, and entertaining, the crew put a lot of effort into staying "up", it's just a little touristy for our taste, but we can't come this far and not do it! (In a future post, I will talk about Aituaki's Lagoon Cruises. The ...