November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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and then Taha’a and Moorea for two days, along with a beach day on the private Motu Mahana. The Motu is always a fun day with kayaks, snorkeling, a beach BBQ, entertainment, and even a floating bar. Have you ever pulled up to a floating bar on a kayak and ordered a drink served in a fresh pineapple? Upon arrival in Aitutaki, many members of our group spent a day on an excursion that included snorkeling with giant clams and then a beach barbecue on One Foot Island, where we had our passports stamped with the famous 'One Foot' footprint. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live on a deserted island surrounded by nothing but palm trees, white sandbars, and crystal-clear water, then One Foot Island is the place to visit.


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When we visited Bora Bora, I scratched another item off my bucket list: staying in an overwater bungalow for one night. Because the ship overnights in port, guests can take advantage of the overwater bungalow experience, and it was worth every penny and more. We stayed at the Intercontinental Resort Bora Bora and Thalasso Spa, found on Motu Piti Aau, known as the islet of two hearts. Our overwater villa was twice the size of my first apartment—1,022 square feet. The living room had a glass floor with a view of the water and tropical fish. The villa also included a separate bedroom, the largest bathroom and shower I have ever seen in a resort, and a wall that opened onto a two-tiered, 323-square-foot deck with steps into the bright blue water. Each room offered incredible views of the water and the famous majestic Mount Otemanu.

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