Ed and Nathan
WHERE THEY STAYED
OUR TAHITI.COM EXPERIENCE
"While researching last-minute vacation options involving an off-the-grid island escape with overwater bungalow, I stumbled on a photo of the most unique hut accommodations and said, “I must go there.” This was Ninamu Resort in Tikeahua.
Vahine was spectacularly beautiful, casually well-appointed and an amazing foodie experience. We had the end bungalow as requested by Amalia.
Ninamu was breathtakingly natural, and a sort of Gilligan’s Island world traveler castaway experience. Staff at both resorts were incredibly warm, friendly and accommodating.
As this trip was last minute, the arrangements and booking of all connecting flights, boat shuttles and the pre-red eye departure respite in business class lounge at Papeete were truly appreciated.
Thank you Tahiti.com for helping facilitate the trip of a lifetime."
- Best Dining Indulgence: With items on Vahine’s multi course menu such as Smoked Marlin & Eggplant Caviar and Mahi iMahi Crusted with Parsely and Garlic, it’s hard to isolate the best. But standout items were definitely Pierre’s homemade breakfast yogurt with vanilla from Taha’a and my flaming birthday Crème Brulee.
- Favorite Island Indulgence: Sleeping and waking surrounded by nature from the luxurious comfort of our gorgeous lodgings.
- Best Hidden Gem: Ninamu is a crab sanctuary. Coconut crabs look like aliens—google them.
- Best View/Photo Op: Sun setting behind Bora Bora from the Vahine overwater bungalow deck. .
- Most Exciting Wildlife Encounter: Swimming with a Manta off a deserted Pearl Farm, snorkeling in a shoal of barracuda, scuba diving with sea turtles, having a an octopus wrap itself around my arm and seeing a coconut crab up close.
- Most Memorable Moment: Feeding black tipped sharks at Vahine. Chef Pierre caused a little frenzy at the shoreline with dinner leftovers.
- Favorite Activity: Scuba diving for the first time in Tikehau with an Itlaian couple, a french dive partner, french instructor and Tahitian boat driver.
Meal plans at both locations. We never had to think about what, when or where to eat. It was always perfect.
Nate organized a Cards Against Humanity game with our small international group of fellow travelers during a rain storm on Ninamu.
Meeting Ninamu’s visiting guide, Aussie pirate surfer Mark Coleman.