We are currently anchored off Motu TauTau which
houses the exclusive Hotel Taha'a. Andrea and I went there for lunch and
nearly got politely ejected from the restaurant because we were not hotel
guests. However, the manager made an exception for us, partly I suspect
because we had already started on our drinks. It meant that they had to
open an account for us at the front desk so they could generate a bill at the
end of the meal. But it was a very nice lunch.
We came to Tahaa because it was recommended to us (by Serendipity) as having an excellent
snorkelling site, We were not disappointed. The place is called the
Coral Garden and it lies between two motus. You walk to the seaward side
of the passage and then drift in on the tide, in about two feet of water,
It is just like lying down in a huge aquarium and drifting
A still camera can't do justice to the amazing
colors and varieties of fish and coral, but here are some attempts to capture
the beauty of the place (obviously excluding the first one which is just to show
how shallow it is).