Travel Blogs from Raiatea
... was pineapple something with home-made sorbet. Everything was SO DELICIOUS! This chef can definitely open his own 5-star restaurant!
After dinner, I got a loaf of baguette and fed the fish, as was every night, right in front of our dinner tables. The small fish attracted the black tip sharks. It was pretty exciting to see 5 or 6 sharks swim around in such shallow water right in front of our eyes. Last night one of the waiters ...
Our ship docked at Raiatea around 7am. This was the only port that our ship docked (vs anchored) in this entire cruise, aside from Papeete. So today we did not have to tender on shore - we just walked off the ship.
We had a leisurely breakfast and got on shore around 9. The Warrens and we had decided to go our own ways today - they wanted to spend the afternoon packing and we wanted to drive around the island ...
... think $800US a night for a room might be the reason. When the economy is down the way to ensure tourists will come is to triple and quadruple the price of everything – that makes us all want to come back. This is what we think of Bora Bora
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 ...
... a turquoise lagoon where powerful waves crashed against the island’s protective reef. After such a short crossing the island seemed worlds away from the relative glitz of Tahiti with its French “expats”, micro-breweries, Parisian–style bistrots and floating gin palaces, and was an altogether much more agreeable place to unwind.
We were still struggling to get used to the ...