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TravelPod Member ReviewsTaaroa Lodge Papeete
as title, acceptable price (everything in Tahiti is so expensive!!). the host is very nice and helpful. they have a beach behind, kayaking equipment are free to use. very nice!!!!
the only problem is there are lots of mosquitoes!!! get your repellent and cream to sooth the itchiness
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We had an easy days cruise towards Tahiti. The seas remained calm and it was sunny and warm. Last night we spent some time up on deck looking at the sky. We were easily able to see Venus and many stars. Because the sky was so clear the stars were very bright. It's incredible to think that some of the stars we had never seen before. We were able to see the southern cross in the sky. This morning we woke up early enough to see the sun rise. When I first went outside it was ...
In general we slept ok. An insomniac cockerel made a bit of a fuss at about 2.30 and again a bit later, and the dog had things to say to pups or passers at around dawn. My watch alarm went off at 8.00 so we got up and then had breakfast of baguette, butter and jam and a piece of fruit. The coffee was good. Nathalie joined us for a cup of coffee and answered questions and gave advice. We ordered dinner with them at €10 per head as is might ...
Today is my flight to New Zealand which means I have to say goodbye Tahiti. A week of doing nothing and only relaxing is over. The island itself is beautiful and definitely a stop worth it. The lodge I stayed was basic but really amazing with all the fresh fruits available and the open welcome of the people ...
... We see chickens and dogs roaming freely in yards and in the streets, the driving skills around here are highly questionable as we avoid a couple close calls. The best was in the middle of town, a really nice car dealership was randomly stationed. You can get a brand new Porsche, or an Isuzu or Peugeot all at the same store... What a variety to choose from! We arrive at the port to board the ferry, but they tell us we need to change our ticket ...
... of the island visiting the World's second largest wave, Teahupoo. It wasn't really forming whilst we were there but it was great to visit it nonetheless.
Overall, French Polynesia was a great place to visit. It seemed very geared up for resort type holidays and the 'bagpacker' scene seems to be just developing. We left feeling happy to have seen the beautiful scenery, the waves and to have met some great people.
To the USA!!