How to Save Your Marriage
To save your marriage, I say just take your spouse on a surprise trip to French Polynesia! What a sea of sexy destinations to renew your wedding vows! From Bora Bora to Tahiti to Moorea, Motu Tu Vahine, Raiatea and Taha’a (and at least 100 others in the archipelago in the South Pacific – take your pick), just pack your suitcase and go. At just 8 hours direct flight from Los Angeles (by private jet if you can swing it) to Papeete, the capital, the French Polynesian islands are literally a paradise of 118 islets and lagoons that will help your spouse fall in love with you all over again.
Just rent an over water bungalow and get your groove on, mama!
(Apparently, as I write, Barack and Michelle Obama have just touched down in their private jet in Tahiti! and will be spending time in their friend David Geffen’s boat which is moored off Moorea!)
Often the site for honeymoons and exotic location weddings, French Polynesia (Polynésie Française) dates back to 1500 BC and comprises several archipelagos which make for a very beautiful landscape and the ultimate paradise to resuscitate a struggling marriage.
French Polynesia is divided into five groups of islands: The Society Islands archipelago composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands. Among its 118 islands and atolls, 67 are inhabited. Tahiti, which is located within the Society Islands, is the most populous island and the seat of the capital of the collectivity, Pape’ete.
WHERE SHOULD YOU STAY?
There is no shortage of luxury resorts and hotels in French Polynesia. Just consult Tripadvisor.com for some ideas. Each has its own charm and probably its own color sand, from white to coral to black.
Black sanded beaches in Tahiti, like Lafayette Beach, requires a specific taste in the consumer. So be sure your mate will appreciate black sanded beach and only go to Tahiti if this will help rather than hurt your cause.
For pink sands, go to Rangiroa where you will find the popular Tahiti beach, Les Sable Roses.
The remote islands of French Polynesia are more challenging to get to and do take a lot of time but are well worth the trouble, although, I recommend that you keep things as simple as possible so as to avoid injecting your holiday with unnecessary stresses, frustrations and fights with your significant other. The most secluded islands include: Vahine Island, Rurutu, Maupiti and Tuamotus.