Post di Viaggio

Wonderful Polynesia

One of our month guest, some times ago, talked about wonderful Polinesia and how nice is to take a break there…

Have you ever thought “soon I will drop everything and run to Bora Bora”?

Seeing those very famous and exotic islands  has always been one of my dreams and the honeymoon has given me the opportunity to achieve it.

After a plane trip with multiple stops that brings you to 12-hour time difference from Italy, we ended up in a real earthly paradise: small islands surrounded by crystal clear waters where the white sandy beaches vie for space with large areas of lush vegetation.

In order to enjoy our holiday as near as possible to the sea, we have chosen the accommodation in overwaters: those spectacular rooms positioned on stilts that appear in all Polynesian photos.
The magic of opening your eyes in the morning and seeing the fish swimming undisturbed under the floor (almost completely in glass) and the ability to fall asleep lulled only by the lapping of the waves, is priceless.
So if we take the trouble to go up there, it really worth spending a few euros more and choose this type of accommodation.

As to the food, the local cuisine is made of simple ingredients but often mixed together in order to give the tourists the elegant and refined dishes with French influence.
Many resorts provide the full board or half board. Given our experience, I would recommend half board for dinner as, at lucht, you often are away from the hotel involved in the many activities and tours that are organized.

On these occasions you can eat freshly caught fish and fresh fruit (delicious!).

Surely the most characteristic excursion is the one that brought us into contact (in the true sense of the word) with sharks and rays.
At first I was very scared and hesitant but now, remembering that beautiful day in the middle of the sea, I’m really happy to have found the courage to do it.

The tour around the island is very interesting as well and allows you to discover how the local population lives.
Small villages are places totally safe and quiet so tourists are free to move about alone and interact directly with the locals, buy in small shops and be enchanted by the stories of traditions.

For those who are not scared by long air travel, Polynesia is really a place to go!

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