PigglyWiggly

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 10, 2010

PigglyWiggly

** Our Dream Honeymoon **

  • Last updated on August 18, 2011 at 11:19 am
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We were in French Polynesia:  Tahiti, Huahine & Bora-Bora for nearly 2 weeks!  We went on our honeymoon a little over 3 months after the wedding, which was nice -- we got to settle into married life, unpack my boxes (I moved in with DH just 2 months before the wedding; can you say "stress"? plan a wedding, pack to move, etc....)

I was really glad that we didn't go crazy on the wedding itself (and it's so easy to go nuts & overspend).  We also signed up for a honeymoon registry on Traveler's Joy, which was fantastic since we got to do a ton of excursions. 

I also kept a blog since a lot of my friends & family seem to want to know about our trip and rather than me repeating the same story over & over again.... :) 

Tahiti was ok; it was a bit disappointing since it wasn't quite what I imagined.  It was crowded, lots of tall buildings (all hotels) and small shops (in the downtown area, Papeete).  Huahine was the next island we went to, and stayed there for 4 days.  It was wonderful -- idyllic, less touristy and felt like the "real" french polynesia.  We ate at "roulottes", which is basically a food truck & where all the locals go to (that can afford it) and saw blue-eyed eels!  Our last island was Bora-Bora: the most luxurious hotel we stayed at (and DH's favourite).  We had the Mt. Otemanu Diamond Overwater Villa at the Intercontinental Bora-Bora & Thalasso Spa.  It was INCREDIBLE!!  Photos don't do it justice!!  And we did so much on Bora-Bora, including a "swim/snorkel with sharks & stingray" excursion and a private dinner in our overwater villa (complete with our very own butler!) 

Here are highlights from our honeymoon

Tahiti

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 Huahine

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 Bora-Bora

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(1) Comment

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh mazing! Wow. It looks sooooo gorgeous. What an amazing dream.