We were looking for a new adventure for our vacation this year. Something relaxing but a different culture and experience. A friend told me about her trip to Bora Bora and Moorea and that it was an 8 hour direct flight from LAX. After a little research, it seemed just right.
It\’s an overnight flight leaving LAX around midnight and arriving in Tahiti at 5 am.
We were lucky to score a row with 4 seats for the three of us so Quinn was able to stretch out between us. We all got a decent sleep. We arrived in the dark. It was very reminiscent of flying in to St. Thomas.
We were able to breeze through customs, grab our luggage, catch a taxi to the ferry terminal and were on a 6:05 am ferry headed to Moorea. It was about a 30 minute ferry ride at sunset with a full moon.
That\’s the island we are headed for.
It was a bit windy.
Once on Moorea we caught a taxi to our hotel and arrived around 7 am. The hotel puts a small continental breakfast for all the early arrivals and provides for towels and things to get us started.
A dip in the pool
We had a swim in the pool and a swim in the ocean and then chilled in the shade.
There is glass on top of the coffee table that sits on top of a glass window so you can see below. And of course Quinn\’s green blankie came with him.
A look out to our upper deck that had 2 lounge chairs and a table and 2 chairs. We had a great view towards the mountains and harbor.
The hotel brought us a welcome gift of a small bottle of champagne and some macaroons.
Every day I was down on that lower deck around 5 pm to check out the sunset.
It wasn\’t super dramatic but a peaceful descent.
There are several lights under the bungalow so you could even look in the water at night.
The room had a king size bed and a couch that converted into a bed. It was a good size for our family of 3. We crashed hard and slept really well.
This is going to be a good week!