Wanderlust has officially kicked in!
It happens to us every year around this time, when spring has sprung, but it’s still too cool out (lows in the upper 40s, highs in the mid-70s) to go swimming.
We start fantasizing about escaping to some gorgeous Exotic Islands, with warm beaches and cold tropical drinks.
Though we’ve traveled to the mountains outside Asheville and the cultural melting pot of New Orleans in the last two months, there’s a certain itch that only a tropical getaway can scratch.
In April of 2013, we were just coming back from an AMAZING 10-day trip to Tahiti. We spent half our time exploring the island of Moorea, and the other half savoring the life of luxury in Bora Bora.
Now, a year later, it feels like some distant dream of a Polynesian paradise that you never want to wake up from.
Fortunately, we have the photos below to prove it really happened. Hope they’ll inspire you to make your own travel dreams come true. –Bret Love; photos by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett
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The gorgeous sunrise seen from our over-water bungalow in Moorea.
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A pair of water lilies open in the Tahitian morning sun.
The view from the pool at the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora.
Mount Tohivea, a.k.a. Bali Hai Mountain, in Moorea.
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A pod of dolphins swimming near our boat in Moorea.
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Polynesian fire dancers at Moorea’s Tiki Village Theatre.
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Watery reflection in Moorea.
A vivid rainbow over the valley in Moorea.
The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
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Traditional Tahitian artwork.
Ukelele serenade during a boat ride in Bora Bora.
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A gorgeous Hula dancer at Moorea’s Tiki Village Theatre.
The view from our bed at the Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora.
Snorkeling with black-tipped reef sharks and rays in Bora Bora.
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Over-water bungalows at the Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora.
The fragrant Plumeria flower, used to make Leis in Tahiti.
Sunset on the Lagoon at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
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Torch-lit dinner on the beach in Bora Bora.
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A sunset Champagne toast at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
The picturesque sunset on our last night in Tahiti.
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We visited Tahiti as guests of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora and Tahiti Tourism. But our opinions are our own, and are never swayed by the generosity of our hosts.