Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Warmer Weather: Taking in Bora Bora

I dropped Nathanial off at the airport bright and early this morning for a short trip to the North Slope of Alaska.  On the way I was wishing we were both leaving on a trip.  With the cold temperatures we've been having, I've been dreaming of warm days in the sun.

I can't help but think of our amazing honeymoon in Bora Bora.  Nathanial did all the planning on one of his rotations to Angola and didn't tell me where we were going until a few weeks before our wedding.  It was the best trip.

Air Tahiti was a great way to travel.  The flight crew was amazing and so were all the amenities like fresh pineapple juice!

The views flying into the island were stunning.

It was clear from the moment we arrived we were in for a great trip.

We were whisked away from the airport by boat. Talk about traveling in style!

Our resort was beautiful.  I was so excited Nathanial reserved an overwater bungalow.

The entire resort was open air which only added to the ambiance.  Eating breakfast while feeling the breeze and overlooking turquoise water was wonderful. It seems like the builders thought of everything and it was fun to see all the intricate details that were all around.  From the mother of pearl wall in the lobby to the fun carvings in our hut; it was beautiful.

This was the couch by the balcony.

The bungalow was great.  It was gorgeous, had plumbing & ac (because lots of people wonder) and made enjoying the water really easy.  There was a coral reef under the bungalow and the top of the table slid over so we could feed the fish underneath.  We also had a deck with a ladder to the water.

We enjoyed exploring the town through fun excursions like snorkeling which included swimming with sharks, a jeep tour through the mountains and even a sunset cruise.

My loving husband actually volunteered me to participate in a routine during the Polynesian dance. It was awful and hysterical at the same time.

The food on the island was incredible.  Easily the best fish I've ever had and oh my word the fresh juice (everything from banana, to pineapple to papaya) was life changing. 

This restaurant didn't have a menu. You picked from the fresh fish on display.

We even became accustomed to having fresh coconut. Nathanial learned the proper way to open a coconut.

The pictures of Bora Bora don't do it justice. It is a must see and absolutely worthy of its Bucket List status.

We met an older couple who was on their 15th trip to the island.  I don't blame them. I would love to return again and again.

One of my stocking gifts at Christmas was a pretty pink OPI nail polish called Not So Bora Bora-ing. I love the color but there was nothing boring about our trip!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness.... I am dying over every single photo!! What a honeymoon!!! I would love love LOVE to visit BoraBora but I am terrified of the flight lol!