Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Day at the Beach in Taha'a

Taha'a is another French Polynesian island surrounded by a lagoon. The difference between this and our other stops is that the ship puts on a big beach party.

The ship anchors between the island and the string of motus (islets) on the north side of the island, approximately where the white spot is. Gee, could that be us?

The tender then takes us over to their private motu, where there are lots of beach chairs and plenty of palm trees for shade.

There is snorkeling here, although I didn't swim today - just walked in and stuck my camera into the water. I was careful not to step on the sea urchins.

Wow! A floating bar!!!

What should I have?

Does it get any better than this? A Mai Tai in a coconut!

In addition to snorkeling, you can kayak.

And there is a sumptuous grilled buffet done by the ship's chefs.

Along with lots of sides. By the way, if you've never had a tree-ripened banana, they taste nothing like the bananas picked green and sold in US grocery stores.

We were entertained by Les Gauguinnes, the ship's native dancing, singing and entertainment group.

All too soon, it was time to go back to the ship and eat some more. Doesn't everyone look exhausted? This vacationing is hard work!

And if we aren't too tired, every evening there is a show. This is Michael, the cruise director, who also performs in a lot of the shows, as if being the cruise director isn't enough! He has a great voice.


  1. We're statring to worry that you might never come back, seems that the South Pacific agrees with you!

  2. wow.. what a delightful place! LOVED the floating bar... teehee

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. Now how are you ever going to go back to be a simple RVer after a trip like that ??????
    You're right he does have a beautiful voice.

  4. What a great trip. I was thinking the same thing as Paul and Marti, will you have be able to return to the mundane life of an RVer?

  5. I agree - I don't think you're ever going to want to come back from that paradise. But I'm sure glad you're having such a great time. Michael does have a great voice.

  6. Mai Tai in a coconut - Yum! I would have loved Michael. I disagree with all the comments - you need to go home and rest.

  7. OH boy that looks like the life there relaxing by that beautiful water and enjoying the warm breezes...WHAT an amazing trip you're having!!!

  8. You are on the trip of a lifetime and I would love to be there too! Wonderful photos and story!
    Have fun & Stay safe

  9. I sure would love to go swimming in that clear water :o)


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