On a small island, the water is never very far away. And people seem to naturally gravitate to the water’s edge.
The sand-bottom infinity pool at the Tahiti Inter-Continental Resort was deliberately built out to the water’s edge. Special features include a swim-up bar to the left and a small rock-lined grotto pool at the rear (not pictured here). Definitely a cool place to “hang out” & relax after your flight.
In the midground, the Le Lotus gourmet restaurant extends out over the water. It is well-rated and very popular with both local residents and international visitors for special occasions. The perfect place for a romantic dinner a deux.
Probably the most enduring icon of Tahiti is the overwater bungalows which can be seen in the background. These come in a wide variety of designs and sizes. Not all of them are created equal. A garden or beach bungalow has a very different ambience than a shallow or deep overwater bungalow or villa. These vary quite dramatically from location to location.
Special note: I am NOT a professional photographer. This image is exactly how I framed & shot it with my digital camera. No special lenses. No special techniques. No editing. If you were standing in my footprints, your snapsot would look just as lovely. Tahiti is one of very few places where the photos match the reality.
Next, a little field trip.