Our Honeymoon
Twelve days in French Polynesia spread over three islands

~ day 1: Moorea ~
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We left Los Angeles at 1:00pm on Air Tahiti Nui flight #001. The flight was fine although a little cramped (for those of you who tend to fly in business/first class, you would definitely be cramped! ;) however we didn't want to shell out $700 per person, and for only a one-way upgrade…)

parting shot curbside LAX

our flight!

on the plane

After two movies, two meals, and a nice nap, we arrived at the Faaa Airport in Papeete, Tahiti at around 6:30pm, Polynesia time (3 hours behind Pacific time). After going through customs we were immediately greeted with flower leis. We had a scheduled flight from Papeete to the island of Moorea on an inter-island airline called Air Moorea at 8:00pm. It was on a puddle jumper that sat about 10 people max. Since all the passengers showed up early, the flight just left at 7:00pm, a whole hour early, obviously it was just waiting for the passengers from our plane!

just arrived in tahiti and already leid!

on the puddle jumper, heading for Moorea

We arrived in Moorea during sunset and met with our transfers who took us to our hotel, the Intercontinental Beachcomber Resort. We arrived just past 8pm (and were greeted with delicious cocktails) and checked into our beautiful beach bungalow. The room was gorgeous. All Polynesian décor, polished wood floors, frosted Japanese style sliding doors, a door-less shower, and a balcony/porch just steps away from a crystal clear blue lagoon! After gathering our bearings, we went to the hotel café and had a late dinner. (The food at the Intercontinental, by the way, was fabulous.)

inside our beach bungalow

our first dinner in French Polynesia

onto day 2...



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