The Honeymoon - Bora Bora

Mar 27, 2014

Linking up with Laurie from Andiamo for Travel Thursdays

Chris and I didn't get a real honeymoon seeing as how he deployed right after we got married. But somewhere in all of our hundreds of emails back and forth during his deployment we decided we wanted to plan a honeymoon/vacation when he got home. I remember asking him "where would your dream place be to go?" he replied with "Bora Bora". To be honest I didn't know much about it at the time. But I decided to start researching and contact a travel agent about our options. I wanted to have everything set for when he got home from Iraq. There were a lot of details to work out!

We ended up choosing to stay at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort for 10 days. Dream come true is all I can really say. We needed this after 15 months of being apart. But moreover Chris needed this to decompress.
Chris was already sporting a nice tan from the deserts of Iraq!
We chose to spend the first couple days in a beach front bungaloo, complete with an outdoor bathroom. 
We then moved to an over-water bungaloo for the remainder of this fantasy! These were amazing as one can imagine. 
Inside our room was this little glass opening where you could feed the fish and see everything going on under your bungaloo. Chris was obsessed with this, and he bought out all the fish food at the hotel store. He would sit for hours in the morning determined to have every fish under our room. 
There was a lot of this...and a lot of that going on! (clearly this was when I was young and invincible because my fair skin is now paying the price)
Chris surprised me with a beautiful black pearl to remember this amazing vacation. 
There were many conversations about just not going home. Somehow making a life in Bora Bora! This was the ultimate vacation complete with parasailing, tattoos, shark feeding, and amazing food. We have promised each other that one day when our kids are grown and put through college we would reward ourselves with a return trip . But we may not be able to hold out that long so hopefully my offspring have some scholarships in their future!


15 comments:

  1. How amazing!! We still haven't been on a honeymoon..just never worked out lol. Oh maybe one day haha.

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  2. Holy poop. That first picture is amazing. I'm not sure I would be able to come home after seeing all that. Such a phenomenal honeymoon. Literally. Dream come true. The water color and the fish and Ahhh all of it. Thank you for linking up!

    And tattoo? Now that's a way to remember a trip!

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  3. I want to go there! My husband and I honeymooned in Amish country, Ohio, USA. What I wouldn't give to dip my toes in that blue water!

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    1. Ok in all seriousness, Amish Country is on my bucket list!

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  4. I am so jealous. Bora Bora is my dream-cation!

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  5. Hi from Athens Greece!I had startes reading your blog a few months ago as I Wanted to know more for Alaksa, one of my dream places!!!Actually we ment to have our vacations there but at the
    Ast minute my husband supriced and finally we has spend the fifteen most beautiful days of our lives to...Franc Polynesia, fisrt five days to Morea and last ten to Bora Bora Pearl!That was on September 2005!Your pictures brought me back to beautiful memories as we had also over the water bungalow!!

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    1. Greece!!! Can I come visit? haha.
      This was the most magical place, your husband is pretty awesome for surprising you :)

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  6. So what you are saying is, when Kyle leaves for an extended period of time we HAVE to go on vacation afterwards? I can get behind this. Your hut look amazing! Really all of these photos are just beautiful. :) Now show and tell about your tattoos!!

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  7. Oh my gosh, I would DIE to go to Bora Bora someday. I've heard that it's an amazing place to visit.
    Love all of your photos! And how sweet that he bought you a black pearl ring..

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  8. GASP! I've always wanted to go to Bora Bora. Your photos are stunning! I'm so jealous that you guys got to honeymoon there!

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  9. I've always wanted to go to Bora Bora! SO beautiful!

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    1. It really is a breathtaking place! I want to go back so bad!!

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  10. We never took a honeymoon! We went on a big trip (where we got engaged), and when we eloped two months later, it seemed silly to go on another big trip. We decided to wait, and since then we haven't had any time to do anything other than visit family! Hopefully this Christmas ;)

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