Embraced by Mana
Ia Ora Ana! Welcome to the stunning islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia! What a way to start 2017! This was my first travel project of the year, and already I'm thinking, it's gonna be a tough one to beat, or even match! Travelling with 20 top influencers from around the globe, to discover how to be #embracedbymana and how to #lovetahiti... um helloooooo, that was super easy! I fell utterly and totally in love! Our travels took us from Le Meridien Tahiti in Papeete, to Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa on Rangiroa, and the Sofitel on Mo'orea, and back to Papeete again. Fortunately we were flown every where by the awesome Air Tahiti Nui crew, and were accompanied by our divine hosts Gina and Vai, from Tahiti Tourism. Unfortunately we encountered some unusually rare bad weather, over the duration of our stay, but that didn't stop us having a blast, and of course catching the moments of sunshine and adventure on camera to share with you! So, as usual I'm going to let my photos do the talking because I'm not much of a wordsmith haha, I hope you fall in love like I did with Tahiti, French Polynesia! Love JZ xO
'the life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things' No where is mana's presence more alive and loved than on the islands of Tahiti. #embracedbymana
There are many sides to the islands of Tahiti... Escape, Adventure, Solitude, Togetherness, Luxury Hotels & Wild Terrain. A place to immerse yourself in iconic beauty, a rich diversity of experiences and unique culture. #lovetahiti
First stop: Le Meridien Tahiti www.instagram.com/lemeridientahiti
overwater bungalow life in my Spell dress... #stellerhappiness
I want to live in one of these! #stellerdreaming
A day out on the water with Teahupoo Surfari www.instagram.com/Teahupoo
We had the honour and pleasure of having lunch at our guide Cindy's grandmas house in the jungle! It was the best meal EVERRRR!!
Look closely and you will find the hidden waterfall! We had to jump off the boat, swim over, walk around the reef, and let the current swoosh us into the hidden pool under a small little cave in the rocks! It was so freakin cool! You must look up Teahupoo Surfari if you are spending time in Tahiti! ;)
Not quite the famous Teahupoo wave I was hoping for!! Haha! Whooops! Wrong season! Take me back when the swells up please! :P
When flying with Air Tahiti, be sure to get a window seat!! I missed out almost every time but when I did get one to Rangiroa, the views were breathtaking!!
Let's get lost down there together...
Next stop: Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa www.instagram.com/hotel_kia_ora_rangiroa
yep that's me! Haha! :P
My villa was to die for! Outdoor bath, lap pool as the view from the most comfy bed in the world... sighhhhhhh so so special here
• this must be the place •
'hold out your hand' I said 'and they will come'
Total babe from L.A! www.instagram.com/mylifesatravelmovie
we went snorkelling in the rain and wind and it was amazing!!
• I always knew mermaids were real • www.instagram.com/remi_912
keepsakes & memories gifted... #stellerhappiness
Final stop: Sofitel Mo'orea Ia Ora Beach Resort www.instagram.com/sofitelmoorea
Le sighhhhhhh.... again! More sublime divine Resort living! Sofitel Mo'orea is exquisite!
We discovered that the best way to explore the lush mountains of Mo'orea was on quad bikes! Omg too much fun!
These two beautiful sparkly rainbows! www.instagram.com/polkadotpassport www.instagram.com/thesunkissedseeker
and divine wanderluster Brooke! www.instagram.com/worldwanderlust
...the views from the mountains be like
Then a cultural afternoon at Painapo Beach, where we made flower crowns, learnt weaving, got the Tahitian dance moves on, and heard many great tales of history, culture and tradition by some beautiful locals.
Tahitian Princesses and perfect Rainbows
learning all about the magic of coconuts!
and lots of fun candid and behind the scenes shots too!!
Love these guys!!
when flights were cancelled due to flooding... I didn't mind at all
Heading out to the pearl farm on Rangiroa
Just us being all gorgeous lol
Cutest human ever! www.instagram.com/babykiy
the gorgeous Camille www.instagram.com/camille_dg I wish I could list every one but Steller stories aren't big enough and my fingers getting numb! Haha!
Thanks for the upgrade on my birthday Air Tahiti! <3 www.airtahitinui.com
Thank you to every single person involved in bringing this amazing trip together! I totally rate it as one of my favourite trips to date and definitely one of my favourite destinations! Very special thank you to Tahiti Tourism AU for inviting me along and to Air Tahiti Nui for travelling me safely! Big hugs & thanks to Paul, Gina & Vai of Tahiti Tourism. www.instagram.com/tahititourismau www.instagram.com/tahititourisme www.instagram.com/airtahitinui
the end xo #epixtrip