A popular piece of advice given to newlyweds regarding their honeymoon is to keep the trip simple. Don’t try to overplan or schedule too many things in a day, because you’ll end up returning from your honeymoon more stressed than you left.
Tahiti is a wonderful place to have a simple yet wonderful honeymoon. Its gorgeous crystal blue waters and famous black sand beaches will lull you into a sense of deep relaxation. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your honeymoon in Tahiti.
1. Schedule in some romance. Whether you’re staying in a fancy hotel or bungalow on stilts over the beach, be sure to set aside time for a romantic candlelit dinner, complete with fruity cocktails with umbrellas in them. Consider dining alone in your room to ensure lots of “alone time” to be close to each other and simply enjoy each other’s company.
2. Discuss side trips before you leave. Don’t surprise your new spouse with your desire to go on a long hike up a volcano, because he or she may have been planning a lazy time laying on the beach for the duration of your trip. Do some internet research ahead of time, browse guidebooks and discuss the options. Tahiti boasts many tourist attractions such as otea dancers and rugby games, as well as more strenuous options such as swimming and hiking.
3. Pack intelligently. Tahiti has gorgeous weather most of the year, but between November and April is the wet season, so you’ll want to bring a raincoat, slicker or other rain gear to protect yourself against sudden storms. Likewise, if you plan to hike or swim, be sure to bring boots or a swim suit. While there are of course places to purchase these items in Tahiti, it is simpler and less expensive to bring the items with you. And don’t forget sunscreen and more personal items as well, as your preferred items may not be available there.
4. Study up on your French. Tahitians often speak French as a second language so knowing a few words can greatly assist in ordering food, shopping or talking to tour guides. Plus, it’s the language of love, and whispering a few sweet nothings in your new spouse’s ear can’t hurt.
Having a great honeymoon in Tahiti is simple if you follow these steps. Just remember to relax and love each other.