When I think back to the 5 Days we stayed at Vahine Island, I just want to go back there soon as possible. Vahine Private Island is a Motu in the North of Tahaa. Picked up with their boat at Raiatea Airport and have a very nice journey around Tahaa. When you come closer to the island, you have the joy to see the turquoise water of the lagoon and first you see the 3 OWB. They have only 9 Bungalows in Total; 3 Beach Bungalows, 3 Beach Suite and 3 OWB. Our choice was the OWB what we loved from the view and location, but I think also the other would be a good choice just depend for what you are looking for. We had the warmest welcome by Laurie and some of the Crew. First, we had a nice fruit drink at the Bar and could hear all about the Island. Where to go for snorkelling and how it works with the menu. The Bungalows itself are built typical Island style. You do not have a door key to close it, but in the room, you find a big save. All was beautiful decorated with fresh flowers and a welcome basket with a personal note. We really enjoyed the terrace a lot. It had two beach chairs with cushion's and as well a sitting possibility with a little table where we use to have a drink. We saw sharks swimming by. From this terrace, you have direct access to the water, first over a little stair to a platform and then you have to go down with a ladder to the water. I am a bit disable cause of knee problems and I could not make it, as it had no handles and the rung where to far from each. This is the only thing I wish they would improve for my next visit. The water was wonderful, clear and most beautiful colours. It had a few coral heads close to the OWB and we saw fishes too. At other destinations (Moorea, Huahine & Tikehau) we found it better for snorkelling right from OWB or Beach. However, they offered every day to join the Boat Tour to go to a very nice spot with more corals and fishes and beautiful clear water. This was all free and you always felt save. Before dinner we had nice drinks at the bar, we really would recommend to try the Rum with vanilla. They had a nice choice and we had to leave before we could try all different cocktails. Dinner was served in the Restaurant just next to the Bar. They serve a 3-course menu in the eve but you know in advance, what it will be and you can let them know if you would like something else. We just can give enough compliments to the Chef. This was the Best Half Board Pension we ever had. Fresh products very good cooked and nicely presented. The wine list is very nice and we had often two bottles – a Rose or White for the starter and a Red for the main and split it into two days. This was no problem at all. Sometimes I thought I might better leave the dessert, but how could you say "no" when you smell a chocolate cake fresh from the oven with self-made vanilla ice cream? Service was good too. One night we celebrate my 50th birthday and they made us a very special table and spoiled us. The breakfast in the morning was very nice too and you can order besides any eggs you like. Because all is so familiar, you get easily in contact with other guests. They also have little games or other activity you can attend if you like. The beach and garden are all in best order. Nowhere in the world had I ever seen such a perfect raked sandy beach. The whole team always had a smile for us what came from the heart. Their friendliness is exceptional and we felt really as welcomed guests. All work hand in hand and the managers are part of the team what is a wonderful experience. Laure & Terence and their Team really take care to make a memorable vacation. To leave the island was like to say good-bye to family members (those you like). We really enjoyed out time and would highly recommend Vahine Private Island. By the way we just have booked for the next holiday again.