romantic getaway

French Polynesia Islands – Tahiti

By Pamela Fairbank

Part I

I have been a travel agent for thirty-six years and finally was able to take my dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands- TAHITI!

After sending several honeymooners to this fabulous romantic destination it was amazing to be able to see Tahiti firsthand.  This idyllic paradise is not only perfect for honeymooners, but is a romantic escape for two or a family vacation of a lifetime.

Upon arrival and at every hotel, I was greeted by customary singing Tahitians playing the Ukulele, and presented with a wonderful flower lei, cold beverage and cool towel. The Polynesian people are all so friendly and welcoming.

I stayed at Le Meridian Tahiti which is a great property for a one or two night stay, before exploring other islands or taking a Tahitian cruise.  I recommend the deluxe panoramic view room and check out the sand bottom pool. 

Next, I visited the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort and Spa. They have large nice rooms and over water bungalows. This property is minutes from airport and downtown Papeete. The Intercontinental has the best Tahitian dinner show on Wednesdays and Fridays!

Looking for a black sand beach?  I found it at the Tahiti Pearl.  What I love about this property were the ocean views, the sound of the waves, and how you could see Moorea off in the distance.  We took a tour of Papeete, including the marketplace before boarding our Catamaran to the Island of Moorea and to the Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa.