This was the most expensive stop on the honeymoon we were taking. I had talked through with my wife where we were going on our four four week honeymoon and we decided to do French Polynesia so Tahiti for a few days, Bora Bora as it is iconic and I had really liked Huahine when I read up and this hotel also seemed lovely so it was my choice and gosh even I do say so myself a very good one!
We flew into Huahine and a taxi was waiting to take us to the boat dock where we waited about 15 minutes for the shuttle boat to the hotel. There is no road there to the hotel. The boat trip was lovely the island is scenic and as you arrive the hotel looks simply stunning. As the boat arrives one of the Tahitian men blew his shell to welcome us as new guests - corny maybe but nice nonetheless.
The staff were all friendly and helpful, a welcome drink was served and bags taken to our bungalow. After a short time we were shown our bungalow and it was lovely. We had a deep overwater bungalow (worth every penny) and this island was far less expensive than the fancy hotels on Bora Bora so no complants from my perspective.
So we had a look around, a small walk in wardrobe area with loads of storage, a huge bathroom with a big walk in shower. The main room had a lovely big and comfortable bed, tv and all the right stuff. Then there is the outside - a big deck with two sunbeds and a covered area with a table and chairs. There were also steps down to the platform near the sea with steps into the sea itself. The sea is crystal clear and bluer than you can imagine. Under our bungalow there were electric blue fish living there so we could see them every day.
Next up a swim in the water - it was fabulous. Next up was the snorkelling - neither of us had done it before - well as you get in the water up pop a couple of brightly coloured yellow fish clearly interested in you. Swimming up to within about a foot of you it was so beautiful to see. As you swim around the coral is fabulous and there are different types of fish of all colours and hues in the water.
The food was good and not badly priced, so we spent our days relaxing on our sundeck then snorkelling, lunch at the beach restaurant and dinner in the main restuarant. I have no complaints about the service or speed of it and to be honest we were in paradise and were happy to take things at a leisurely pace.
The sunsets were lovely and the stars at night are so clear - something that we do not see so well in the city so nice and romantic to stare at in the evening.
Would I recommend this place - without a doubt. Would I go back - I truly hope so.
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- Also Known As:
- Te Tiare Beach Hotel Huahine
- Te Tiare Beach Huahine