As promised, let’s talk about the second part of our trip! Through these photos and the video on part one of this post, you can see the undeniable beauty of the island of Moorea. With the crystal clear water and beautiful bungalows, it was a vacation indeed. After the Ori Tahiti Nui competition, we hopped on a ferry to the heart-shaped island where we stayed in an overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Hotel in Moorea.
The hotel was beautiful and peaceful with its rows of bungalows, bridges, palm trees and dolphins. (Yes, there are resident dolphins at this resort.)
Lucky for us, our bungalow was in the middle of the lagoon where you can see the sharks and rays feeding at sunrise. Sure enough, we were joined by a ray the next morning with my morning coffee. The life in the lagoon is beautiful beyond words!
The lagoon water in Moorea is warm, unbelievably clear, yet a vibrant turquoise at the same time. Beneath the surface, Moorea’s diverse marine life can be seen from above. Unbothered by waves or currents, there’s nothing but stillness and life in this lagoon.. It’s unbelievable.
Our friends Jessica & Gisele surprised us with an excursion while we were there… swimming with the sharks and sting rays. We were in clear waters, that only came up to our chest, surrounded by fish, sharks, and sting rays- It was incredible. You can see clips form this excursion within our travel vlog video. (There were many screams- most caught on film but we edited most of them out!)
We can’t wait to return to Tahiti and explore the other islands. We hope you’ll join us!
Thank you so much for supporting us by reading our blog in 2017. From the bottom of our hearts, Happy New Year!
Karen & Kay