Huahine, also known as The Garden Isle, is one of the least visited islands in French Polynesia and retains a strong sense of early Polynesia.

We are staying in Lapita Village. Lapita refers to the ancestral culture of the ancient Polynesians. The village consists of thatched bungalows built around a natural lagoon in the style of an ancient Polynesian Canoe House.
In addition to jaw dropping natural beauty, the area is an important archeological site, with settlements and artifacts found nearby dating from 750 AD. Lapita Village maintains an onsite archeological museum.
Huahine is essentially tropical jungle, exotic flowers and fruit are growing everywhere in abundance.
Our accommodations here are far more lux than in Raiatea, in that we actually have AC and island critters can’t enter our abode, and beds, through all the open nooks and crannies! Woo Hoo! I have never loved AC this much! Not to mention beds shared only with my husband!
Far nostalgia purposes, here is a look at our over water bungalows in Raiatea. Pretty? Yes. Comfortable, errrrrrr….. AC and closing those nooks and crannies would work better for me in summer in Polynesia. Oh, and scraping the coral off the dive ladders would work too! My up close and friendly coral cuts still prevent me from going in the ocean.
Am I complaining? No. It is gorgeous here and the food is fabulous so I am a happy non-camper!
Cheers to you from our ‘very cool’ abode in gorgeous Huahine~

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      • . . . and now I do have tears. You are ever so kind. A dear friend sent me her 24 yr old daughter, who happens to be between jobs and who Tom already knows, in hopes that Sarah could both run errands for me and perhaps take care of Tom and I could get out for a couple hours here and there. I know Tom isn’t trying to be difficult and he admits I need a break. However, the two times I’ve tried to have coffee with a friend, it lasted 45 and 20 minutes respectively before he called me home. I plan to talk with his psychiatrist this coming week. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  1. Coral cuts… sheesh! I hear they can be quite nasty! Hope they are healing nicely!
    I stayed in a beach house in Santa Marta, Columbia for a couple of weeks, once. Had to share my bed with critters there. Crrriiinnngggge.
    Looks like you’re having a great time!


  2. Gorgeous! My first thought after admiring the beauty of the first two shots of the thatched huts in the lagoon was of how stifling they might be when the sun is at its zenith. And of how the critters tend to overrun open accommodations at night in tropical areas. (My memory was of St. Lucia.) But then to read you have all this beauty and the luxury of AC? Oh my, you ARE in paradise! 🙂


  3. Cindy, blogul tău are o frumuseţe paradisiacă.
    Mi-ar place să trag o fugă până la tine,şi unul lângă altul, să-mi descrii minunile de pe blog, cu aceeaşi însufleţire, de care sunt convins că te caracterizează.
    Eşti o fiinţă admirabilă!:)


  4. I can hardly believe there’s still such unspoiled solitude and beauty on this earth. My word, that is heaven. I snickered at the recap of Raiatea, I’m not a camper either. Been that, done that when we were youthful and broke. AC sounds just grande to me. Happy Travels x Oh and the florals are wonderful.


    • Oh good, be sure if you visit more than one island like Bora Bora, to visit one of the less touristed islands, to get the real Polynesian experience. Huahine is a very good choice!


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