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Stories and Tips French Polynesia

The darker side of paradise

Written by catsholiday on 13 Dec, 2010

TahitiTahiti is the largest of the French Polynesian islands and is a volcanic island with black sand not the lovely white sand you imagine on a South sea island. The island is 45 km across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045…Read More


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Star Flyer- Ship and Cruise

Written by lovethecaribbean on 07 Jun, 2009

Star Flyer CruiseLuckily our ferry came in right next to where the Star Flyer was docked. When we arrived they took our luggage and we were given a welcome drink and checked in. I told my husband before the cruise that the room would be…Read More


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Anaho Bay Serenity

Written by RSchoettger on 12 Sep, 2005

After we have visited all six Marquesas Islands aboard the Aranui 3, we came upon a Sunday of true rest and bliss at Anaho Bay, Nuku Hiva. Although the "main" island in the Marquesas, this spot is almost unreachable other than by sea.…Read More


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A Day in Fatu Hiva - A South Pacific Wonder

Written by RSchoettger on 11 Sep, 2005

Fatu Hiva: Being the most remote and southern island in the Marquesas Islands, the only way to get here is on the Aranui 3, unless you own a yacht. It is not an island you want to miss, as the locals are so friendly…Read More


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Moorea Notes/Thoughts

Written by jenandfrank on 30 Dec, 2004

When all is said and done, I am very glad that we went to this island. Not even Kauai matches Moorea’s beauty and people. There are two main ways to get to Moorea: fly or take the ferry. We took the ferry…Read More


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Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa - Recommended

Written by jenandfrank on 30 Dec, 2004

Papetoai PK14, Moorea Phone: (689) 55 1111 Located at least 30 minutes from the ferry dock, this hotel is considered one of the nicer ones on the island (in terms of aesthetics, I would agree), and is also known to have the best snorkeling around…Read More


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4X4 Land Rover Safari Tour - Highly Recommended

Written by jenandfrank on 29 Dec, 2004

Albert Tours, 689-55-21-10 Being that Moorea is one of the lushest islands in the South Pacific, I think the best way to experience it is by taking this 4X4 tour. It is a half-day trip that cost us about $50/pp, and we were picked…Read More


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Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa - VERY Highly Recommended

Written by jenandfrank on 27 Dec, 2004

Motu Toopua, Nunue 689 603 300 What a phenomenal trip! My husband and I receive several monthly travel magazines. Whenever a year-end "Gold List" comes out, we are always so disappointed when we see that the Nui was again forgotten. I’d like to think…Read More


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Sheraton Hotel Tahiti - Recommended

Written by jenandfrank on 28 Jan, 2005

PK2 Cote Mer Auae Faa'a, Tahiti, (689) 864848 Located only a few minutes from the airport, this hotel has great views of the Pacific and the Papeete Harbor. Renovated in 1999, the hotel has 200 rooms, although I doubt you’d know it with the very…Read More


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Moorea, a pearl in the South Pacific

Written by cindylou11157 on 10 Mar, 2004

Moorea is one of the most exotic, lush islands in the South Pacific. With its high mountain peaks, crystal-clear water, green plant life, and excellent snorkeling, we felt we were truly in paradise. The island is undeveloped. It probably looked about the same…Read More


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