French Polynesia
Otumai

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  • Day31

    Moorea, Society Islands

    January 17, 2015 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    We sailed into Moorea this morning and it is evrerything that you would envision French Polynesia as. It is dramatically mountainous and the water is crystal clear. BTW, as we were sailing here, the captain's report was that the ocean was 3 miles deep. That's a little too much to comprehend while on vacation.
    Moorea is the island that "Bali Hai" refers to.
    We spent the day doing the best snorkeling
    we have ever done. The colors of the coral were fantastic and the fish are different than
    any we have seen before. We also learned that the sun is unforgiving here no matter how much sunscreen you have on.
    We sailed to Papeete, Tahiti this evening and will shop at the local market tomorrow.
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  • Day10

    Jetski Tour

    September 25, 2019 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Gestern waren wir auf einer gut dreistündigen Jetski Tour, welche uns an der Nordküste von Moorea vorbeiführte.

    Gestartet sind wir in der wunderschönen Cook’s Bay. Dann entlang der Küste durch die blaue und türkisfarbene Lagune zur noch fast schöneren Opunohu Bay. Die grünen steilen Felswände und die schönen Berge im Hintergrund kommen auf dem Wasser noch besser zur Geltung. Zudem konnte ich mich während 5 Minuten mit dem Jetski austoben. Tini musste sich festhalten und hat dabei noch fleissig mit der GoPro Videos gemacht.

    Dann sind wir weiter durch die nächste Lagune gefahren. Wir haben immer mal wieder halt gemacht und der Guide hat uns etwas zur Entstehung der Lagunen oder der Geschichte von Moorea erzählt.

    Bevor wir wieder zurück gefahren sind, besuchten wir noch die Banc de sable, welche unweit vor unserem Bungalow liegt. Dort konnten wir noch zwischen den Rochen, Hai und sonstigen farbenfrohen Fischen Schnorcheln.

    Die ganze Tour hat riesigen Spass gemacht. Ich kaufe mir einen Jetski.
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  • Day33

    Moorea, French Polynesia

    January 16, 2015 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    This has to be the most beautiful island I have ever seen. It is the definition of a South Pacific Island. Maybe Bora Bora will be better but it will take some effort. We pulled in through a very small opening in the reef and settled into a bay with steep sheer green cliffs rising straight up. The land was so lush. We taxied over to a little hotel beach on the Tahiti side of the island and everyone agreed it was some of the best snorkeling anywhere. We had great weather all morning and then the rains came hard and socked the whole side of the island in. Not a big deal though as it is hot and the rain feels kind of good and it dries almost as soon as you step inside so it didn't do much to our mood since we were through snorkeling and needed to find a place to eat anyway. We ate the hotel and it wasn't near as expensive as some people make it out to be. It could have been that our expectations were so high that reality was better then our imaginations. We came back home are napping watching it rain. You can't even see those beautiful mountains that were so pretty when we came in.
    Tonight we are going over the Papeete, Tahiti. Just 11 miles or so away. It will be our first overnight port and we are looking forward to see what a Friday night on the town will be like.
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  • Day20

    Te Honuiti Restaurant

    May 12, 2017 in French Polynesia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Rather unique. Gourmet dining blending French and Polynesian cuisines. Delicious! Apple tart was truly sublime. Bonus is the open deck restaurant overhangs the sea where sharks and rays come right to the edge to feed!Read more

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