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Tahiti French Poylnesia

Tahiti our final night

Tahiti for one last night. OK so I have just booked the hire car. The flight was all of 20 minutes from boarding call to getting our bags. The hire care is booked for pick up on the hour and we still have 40 minutes. We go and see if we can pick it up early. The guy says no, no cars at all. We cannot have a car today. Go see another car rental agency. I say we have a booking and he says internet is wrong. No cars. We try at other rental desks and they are also either sold out or for the one night it will be over $1000 (AUD). Which is way too much. A little bit of panic and frustration set in. What better way to deal with that than sit and wait. We sit. Staring longingly at the car rental agencies. We really do need one as we are in an airbnb tonight in a very weird spot and we planned to explore Tahiti. As we watch, someone …

Moorea French Polynesia

Moorea to Tahiti

It is time to say goodbye to Moorea. We are packed and ready, not particularly willing, but everything is ready. We have called the front desk or bell desk, I am not sure, they collect our bags and we walk up to the reception area to check out. Our trip to Tahiti includes a transfer provided by the hotel and a flight. When we land back on Tahiti nothing is organised other than a room for the night. We have a bit of fun in the car on the way to the airport. The drive is so pretty. I think ahead and decide it probably too difficult to hire a car when we arrive in Tahiti. We had a bad experience in the Cook Islands with a hire car at the airport. We waited until we arrived to book but my bag was damaged and it took so long to sort that out that all the hire car agents went home between flights before we could get a car. Once we arrive at the airport …

Moorea – day two

Breakfast this morning was fantastic. Hilton Moorea definitely has turned on the charm with the buffet. Everything the Pearl Beach in Bora Bora and Tikehau offered but better plus everything they didn’t offer. Food-wise the Hilton is the shining star of our trip. It is a shame this is our only breakfast here, another night would have been great. After a lovely breakfast it is time for a swim. First we apply sunscreen and mostly pack. Then we let it soak in while sitting by our pool. A quick dip in our pool before snorkelling. We borrow snorkel masks from the activities counter of the hotel and head to the beach. For the first time since we arrived we notice a boat. The whole time we are out by the water, one boat passes. One. Not 20 a minute, not a billion jet-skis. One boat. Moorea is far my private than Bora Bora. The boat was also so far away. It would be difficult for the occupants of the boat to make out people on …