Intercontinental Moorea Sunrise
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A Stay at Intercontinentals Moorea and Tahiti

As Huahine faded into the distance, we felt much happier than we expected. In fact, my jubilation was somewhat embarrassing, given how much I’d loved our time there. The past 48 hours hadn’t gone too well, and though our immediate feelings were focused on those hours, they did little to diminish our fond memories of the island. ...

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Huahine
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Huahine, Our Island Home

Moe smiled and waved from shore as the boat docked. Our timing to meet him for our pickup was perfect, and though we loved our motu home, we did not dread our return. The memories from our first week were great, and the proximity to town and all it offered was exciting. This return home from a short vacation wasn’t the forlorn e...

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Huahine, French Polynesia – Our New Island Home

A friendly looking man smiled as he spoke to friends in the airport. He held a well-used sign, “My Island Home,” that meant he was our waiting host. We greeted him and chatted until our one checked bag was handed over the small metal counter. Soon, we were out of the small airport and a few minutes later we pulled into the drive...

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Bora Bora Matira Beach
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia – Local Living Between Town and the Beach

The van turned right and climbed to the Mediterranean style villa on the Bora Bora hillside. We got out, grabbed our bags, and followed our host to our room. He led us down a hallway to an open-air courtyard. Bright pink flowers surrounded the stone patio, a lily pad pond stood on the opposite side, white pillars lined three sid...

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