Hotel Marina Iti
Travel Blogs from Raiatea
... Natalie and I don’t shop much so we went on to find a grocery store and
beach. A man lead us in the direction to Champions I think it was called which
is their grocery store. It was pretty big and had a lot of familiar brands and
things. Natalie bought a few snacks and they charged her $3 more than the
actual price so she went back in and bickered with the workers to get her money
back ha, you go girl!
Then we walked along the coast ...
... completely overwhelming.
We settled in and then headed back to the free internet area so we could contact Madisan and wish her Happy 14th Birthday. It's tough not being with her on her Bday. And the communication hurdles we are facing do not make it any easier. We LOVE you Madi!
Lunch time found us at the open air restaurant on the St. Regis private beach. Our $30 cheeseburger and $30 small ...
... water and green lush mountains, there really was nothing much else. We stopped at a couple of places to take some photos, visit a pearl shop which was the outlet of a pearl farm. That's about it. We came back to the pier. Bob drove to return the car (and the guy drove him back to the pier). I came back to the ship. Then we had a late lunch on ship. and I continued to pack afterwards. I also did a load of laundry so we ...
... many famous people have visited here. More pictures will be posted if and when we see the sun!! I need not gave worried, wall to wall sunshine for 3 days. Visited the sister hotel a couple of tines, very flash. Stingrays 17 we counted, so tame the cone up you you on the beach and tickle your feet. Magical indeed. More visits and a meal in Bloody Mary's, a bit touristy but very good. Very irritating ...
... figure out how to tip in the local currency. After passing the bill around the table and no one understood they said to the waitress "We just wrote the tip in 'Murican dollars. Y'all can figure it out right". HOW DID YOU GET SO RICH??? I'd be willing to bet a small fortune that your "bus driver" pilot can figure out 10 or 15 percent of any number you throw at him. Anyways....rant over, great dinner. The next morning we did a couple dives on the outside of the barrier ...
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