After our cruise ended, we stayed an extra two days on Moorea in an overwater bungalow. This was an item on my bucket list that I never thought I’d have a chance to cross off. I don’t think I can truly put into words how awesome it was to stand on our deck and be able to see fish, stingrays, and sharks clearly. We spent every day walking outside, jumping into the water, and snorkeling for hours.
On our first day we checked in, grabbed lunch, and hopped in the water to snorkel. After snorkeling, we enjoyed some champagne, a sunset, and some pretty awesome stingray watching.
Saying bye to our ship from the ferry to Moorea!
Loved that we could sit and look at the water inside!
Quite a view.
This stingray seems to be missing it’s tail :(.
Spotted eagle ray. So graceful!
After our sunset, we headed to dinner at the crepe restaurant. At night, the blacktip reef sharks come to visit the restaurant so we had quite a few friends hanging out for dinner.
Delicious crepes for dinner!
After dinner, we crashed after our big day and got some sleep so we could do it all over again!
We woke up on Friday and started our day on stand up paddleboards in the lagoon. We saw tons of fish, sharks, and took in some great views. After that, we grabbed our snorkel gear and jumped in the water. The day brought more fish, more sharks, and a snowflake eel!
Giant spider conch shell
Triggerfish who constantly protected her nest by attacking us as we got in the water.
Snowflake eel. So cool!
We ate dinner again with the sharks and organized ourselves so we could spend the morning in the water before we had to check out!
We woke up on Saturday and made the most of the few hours we had left. We spent the morning in the water with some familiar fish. We went pretty far out in the lagoon and on our way back we encountered a giant moray eel…which is the scariest thing I’ve seen in the water snorkeling and diving. He was really annoyed at us and came pretty far out from the coral and made it known he was pissed by baring his teeth at us. Pictures do not do this thing justice. Pretty cool that we got to see this without an incident!
View of our bungalow from the water.
Loved these tiny blue fish!
Giant moray eel
Another shot of the giant moray eel.
Super sad our bucket list vacay is coming to an end.
Had the best time ever!
Beautiful flowers in the lobby as we were heading out.
We checked out of our hotel, grabbed the ferry back to Tahiti, and headed to the airport to hang out until our flight left. No words can describe how incredible this trip was and the pictures only start to do everything justice. So thankful we were fortunate enough to see this part of the world! ❤