Raiatea Lodge Hotel
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Hi from the Town of Uturoa, on the island of Raiatea, which is one of the islands of Tahiti, which is in French Polynesia. We have been hanging here in our little boutique motel lodge which is very quaint and quiet. Love it! Today we meet the Mayer family (Delisa, Alexandra, Justin, and Nicholas) and the teacher Leizel. We are minus …
... though Roe pointed to them to show me.
Roe told us he lived around the south tip end of Taha'a. He rowed his outrigger canoe over this morning - it took him about 35 minutes. He would row back tonight after work and it would take him an hour. That was hard work! He was very athletic and participated in the competitions. I just wish I could swim 1/100 as well as he did! Maybe next life :-)
We snorkeled for more than an hour. After we came back, I ...
... We shopped in a sport store and got Bob a rash guard. Things on the island are really expensive - a random T-shirt with a local logo would cost close to $40.
We got our rental car from Hertz - their people drove to the pier to pick Bob up and took him to the car rental place, then he drove back to the pier/town. For the next 3 hours, we/Bob drove around the entire island. It's about 90 km. Aside from ...
... in the front row for good seats and so we could participate in the show. The show started at 8:00pm so I booked the table for 7:30pm planning on ordering my appetizer at 7:45pm. It should arrive about 8:00 and I began eating it very slowly. It worked perfectly! While Jackie (who didn't order an appetiser) was up dancing and making an ass of herself I was enjoying my tuna appetiser and some wine. I figured they'd never bother someone who was eating. Great success. The ...
12 July – 16 July 2013 / Tahiti-iti /Society Islands - French Polynesia
48 hours later in the early morning we are rounding the southern end of Tahiti after a
smooth sail across from the Tuomotu. The mist is rising off the back of the
mile-long breaks running the edge of the coastline. Huge lush mountains point
through the clouds and all looks magical. No wonder the sailors of old jumped
ship here. We shift direction and head ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRaiatea Lodge Hotel
Awesome welcome by Karine & Olivier. Whilst not centrally located in town, it is in a great location overlooking the lagoon about 7 minutes drive from Uturoa. Free kayaks on offer to explore the nearby Island, bikes on offer & a hire car also on offer. The food is terrific & not to be missed. Rooms are comfortable, airconditioned & have balconies. A stay of at least 3 nights would be a must (we only stayed 2 nights and with flight delays 1 day). This was not enough. Great staff and very relaxing.
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