I have only been back at work for a week and already I am dreaming of better times
a better time....
3 years ago to be honest with you.......
when we were honeymooning in Tahiti
Hubby wanted to go to the Maldives but me being the thrifty person that I am said
"there are over water bungalows in Tahiti and it is so much closer to us than the Maldives! Surely we will save money!"
so being the wonderfully caring person that he is, he agreed,
just to make me happy
and the tickets were booked......
We would start with 3 nights on the main island in the capital, Papeete,
where we would see in the New Year of 2008.
From there we would fly to a smaller island and
stay in an over water bungalow for 6 nights all inclusive.
After this luxuriously restful break
we would cruise around the Tahitian and Cook Islands for 10 nights,
followed by one more night on the mainland
and a further week in Sydney with our son Nicholas in order to bond as a family
and get used to sharing space together
in a neutral environment.
Tahiti was lovely but.................
Oh my goodness it was horrendously expensive!!!!
So we did
It was amazing
We had a wonderful time
Tahiti wasn't what I expected it to be
but it was still wonderful
It was very similar to Bali and Fiji in the way that the locals seemed to be very under privileged and were living in poor conditions.
However the Tahitians seemed to have an arrogance about them and they really didn't seem to welcome the tourists.
The resorts were fantastic and my favourite for relaxation was definitely the over water bungalow
It was so private and the water was amazing,
it is the first and only time that I have skinny dipped....
We were able to jump into the water straight off our balcony and it was so warm,
we had a platform to climb back onto with a shower to rinse off under.
Even snorkeling around the bungalows was amazing,
so much to see and we didn't have to go far at all.
I swum with Sting rays and though it doesn't sound like a big deal
it was not long after we lost Aussie icon Steve Irwin
to a sting ray incident so I felt quite brave to be hopping in the water with them.
I would definitely recommend going on a cruise, we hope to do it again soon!