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Tahaa, Tahiti

Spa Day 4 - Over the Water Hut Number 17 Sunday, January 16, 2005
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Breakfast at Vanilla

Pepe Underwater

After a relaxing breakfast, we returned to our hut to find out that because of the water problem, we'd have to move to yet another hut. We decided to try out the underwater camera housing for the Olympus Stylus snorkeling, then move later on in the morning.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Beach View

Move to Another Over the Water Hut

View of Over the Water Huts from Surface of Water

We were told that the water would be available, but that it was limited until Monday, so everyone in the Taha'a view over-the-water huts had to move to the Bora Bora view huts. Since this was our last day, we wanted to spend it doing other things than moving again, so we decided to go snorkeling first, then pack and move.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Hut Pan

Snorkeling in the Lagoon

Lagoon Fish

Shots of lagoon using underwater camera housing for the Olympus Stylus.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Motu View

Underwater Camera with Snorkeling

Fish

Shots of lagoon using underwater camera housing for the Olympus Stylus.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Sunset View

Restaurant

Vanille

View of the open-aire restaurant during the daytime.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera - Lagoon and Reef

Restaurant

Vanille

View of the open-aire restaurant during the daytime.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Diving - Sea Urchin

Beaches

Beach View

View of the amazing beaches in paradise.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Pool

Beaches and Over the Water Huts

Beach View with Palms

View of the amazing beach and huts.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Pool Pan

Overall Impressions of Le Tahaa Resort

Palm Overlooking Lagoon

My overall impressions of Le Taha'a Private Island Resort and Spa (Le Tahaa) are that it is a world-class resort for this area of the world. I found it much better than Pearl Beach in Bora Bora-- possibly because it is a newer resort, but more so because the service is much better. There are alot of small problems though, for example, no bottle opener in our first bungalow, and we always seemed to get the table at dinner that did not have any salt and pepper shakers. Small inconsistencies that should be on a checklist. After all, it is the details that are the hallmark of a five-star resort. We we really noticed was how well the grounds were kept-- they were immaculate, which is not easy to do with so much tropical foliage. Also, the turndown and cleaning was excellent.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Pool Pool to Hut

Beach

Palms

Every day was sunny in paradise. There were a few days that had brief periods of showers, but it always cleared up.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Pool Surface

Activities

Windsurfers

There were a number of good activities at the resort. I was very disappointed in the boardsailing inventory though. Only one board (the shortboard for experts) had a skeg. The other two boards were rendered useless without the skeg, so I did not get a chance to boardsail. The cabana person was not willing to change the skeg to the other boards (no, I can't sail a shortboard). For a world-class resort, this is not acceptable. A skeg for these larger boards might be about $30 each.

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Movie- 2005 Day 4 Le Tahaa Underwater Camera Submerging

Pool

Pool At Sunset

The infinity pool at Le Taha'a Private Island Resort and Spa (Le Tahaa) is just beautiful. Only during the midday sun does the pool have any occupants.

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Lagoon

Sunset Palms

The lagoon is only about 3 feet deep on average, with about 4-5 feet in depth at its deepest point. Bring surf shoes to protect your feet from the coral and random sea urchin. Most of the bottom is pure white sand.

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Motu

Island Motu

The island is surrounded by motu's (small sand islands). This one you can walk out to.

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Beautiful Vistas

Sunset Palms

No matter where you look, the views are amazing.

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Poolside Restaurant

La Plage

We only ate once at La Plage. The buffet was expensive, and not well stocked (at least with any good selection). We found that we could order a pizza from the pool bar and eat in the water, which was novel and fun. If you don't see something you like in the menu, try having Eric the bartender put in a custom order.

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Farewell Sunset

Sunset

This was our last sunset at Le Taha'a Private Island Resort and Spa (Le Tahaa). It was an amazing stay. Magical moments surround you every day. Of course, sunset is my favorite time of day, when the South Pacific sun slowly illuminates the water and sky simultaneously, in a myriad of colors.

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