Arriving in TAHITI
If your flight of origin is from Sydney Australia like mine you would most likely arrive in Papeete, Tahiti in the evening and would most likely need to stay over night in the main island (Tahiti Nui) for atleast one night. You will be welcomed by your Shuttle bus operator once you exit from customs and will be given a Lei (Floral or Shell Necklace) one of the many you will receive from your entire stay.
You will feel the warm weather the moment you exit the plane and immediately adjust to the laid back lifestyle of the island. Most of the people I encountered during our stay spoke english, but the local tongue is French and Polynesian.
We stayed in Le Meridien Tahiti for one night when we arrived and 2 nights before going home as we wanted a day to explore and experience the main island (Tahiti Nui). When we arrived in our hotel we were given complimentary drinks that you can get from the pool bar, very refreshing. The picture below is the view from our balcony (Le Meridien Tahiti Hotel).
Arriving in Bora Bora
You know how you hear about all the hype about certain things, people and the media really talk it up well let me tell you now that Bora Bora lives up to all the hype and is well deserved of all the attention it gets this place is absolute heaven.
To get to Bora Bora from the main island you will require to catch a plane which will take around 50 minutes. Once you arrive at Bora Bora Airport you will be transported to your resort by boat. All the resort has a little stall in the airport again you will be welcomed with a smile.
TRAVEL TIP: When you book your holiday make sure you clarify with your travel agent about the boat transfer from Bora Bora Airport to the resort you will be staying. There is a charge for this service if you are staying with Le Meridien Bora Bora.
Expect this view below while you collect your luggage at bora bora airport
Arriving in Le Meridien Bora Bora Resort
Once you get closer to the resort prepare youself for paradise all you see is clear blue waters everywhere. If you have arrived to the resort with a group like we did you will all be brought to a welcome lounge and given complimentary drinks and cold towels to refresh yourself and remind you that you are not dreaming and all the heavenly things that you just saw is completely real. A host will brief you on facilities and activites within the resort. Soon after you will be dropped off to your overwater bungalow or beach villa via the resorts resident limo (a golf cart ) where your luggage will be waiting on the front door.
If you have any questions feel free to email me and I will try to answer them if I can and will post my response on the ASK ME page
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