Today we are awoken by alarm at 10am, to be collected at 10.40am by our transfer to the ferry.
The ferry to Moorea leaves the port at 11.30am, and we board shortly before take off.
Once on the ferry, we get a snack and something to eat including a pineapple juice from a can and a pineapple turnover of sorts. This was unusual, but the Tahitian pineapples don't let me down, as this hits the spot for breakfast.
I then leave Michael watching top gear on his surface and head to the outdoor section to take some photos. The weather is warm, but very windy.
We get out transfer to the intercontinental Moorea, and the guide tells us we are staying at the biggest hotel of the island, closely located to shops and restaurants. With the Hilton having the best snorkelling, the Pearl being best situated next to the shops and the Sofitel the best beach.
During check in we enjoy a welcome drink in the lobby bar, and relax for a few minutes. We are lucky our room is ready already as we arrive before checkin time. We are in room 404, just down about 10 bungalows from where we stayed last time, with a hothouse beachfront view and entrance direct to the water.
We enjoy a lazy lunch at the bar Michael has Asian chicken noodles and I have an Asian prawn salad with a glass of champagne.
Michael soon realises he forgot to pack his board shorts, so after lunch we head to the boutique to buy some.
After this we go back to the bungalow to shower, and change for a swim.
First we. Take a swim in the lagoon, enjoying all the tropical fish swimming alongside us.
Then we head to the pool and start with some drinks before happy our.
After a swim and a few drinks we change and head over the road to le Coco's restaurant, where we had eaten last time at the front of the legends residences opposite our resort.
We discover while talking to the staff that the restaurant had been closed for sometime and had just reopened only 12days prior to our arrival under new owners. The fitout is fresh and modern, with a lovely lounge at the entrance and balcony dining adjoining the dining room. We start with a drink in the lounge, but as we are still adjusting to the time we start to become tired. So we head through for dinner. The menu has only 3 choices for each course, so Michael orders an entree and main, and I a main and dessert so we can share entree and dessert.
The prawn risotto Michael has is delicious, the duck I have for main is beautifully cooked, served with pear and a few other things, Michael has a beef stew of sorts, but not like we know it. It was served with house silky pasta.
I have a chocolate nougat dessert, which comes out well constructed and beautifully presented, the waitress finishes it by pouring créme anglaise through the centre of the dessert and it spills into the plate creating a pool at the bottom. Omg... Delicious!! One of the best desserts I have ever had.
After polishing off a lovely bottle of Pinot noir, Michael finishes which a scotch and we head vac to the resort for bed.