French Polynesia

We booked to go to French Polynesia in Jan 2018 when we booked our London Trip. I had a status credit offer on Qantas flights and Qantas had a sale for both Pape’ete and London. French Polynesia, or Tahiti as I call it, is a bucket list destination for us. The island specifically we all want to go to is Bora Bora. Our 2018 resolution is “no boring bits” so we jumped on the sale.

Triston already had annual leave for another holiday that we had planned but cancelled. Points tickets, one way, to South Africa. We cancelled because the dates are over Easter. April 16, 2017 was Easter Sunday but April 16 2018 is a long time after Easter Sunday. Our Easter holiday makes it awkward to also celebrate my birthday or our anniversary with days off.

My birthday is the 12th and our anniversary the 16th April, as mentioned above. Yes, those days are only 4 days apart but they are both weekdays and getting more time off is difficult so we thought we would change our trip dates and go in April instead of March.

Well, the flight sale landed on the same dates we had allocated for Africa so the April plan went out the window. I booked the flights as per Triston’s already approved annual leave and away we planned.

The new justification for Easter dates is that we got married on Easter Sunday and we are away for Easter Sunday. We may as well have 2 anniversaries every year that Easter Sunday is not on the 16th of April. At least our first “first anniversary” is spent in Tahiti. More specifically we will wake up in an overwater bungalow on Tikehau and then transfer down to Bora Bora.

Our trip will be 5 nights Tikehau, 4 nights Bora Bora, 1 night Moorea with 2 nights on Tahiti. One at the start and one at the end of the trip for flight purposes.