People used to tell me my wedding day was going to be the happiest day of my life, but I have to admit that I was actually happy when it was finally over. When I woke up the morning after, I had such a broad smile on my face, because I knew it was time to pack my bags and head for the honeymoon.
When it came to deciding on the guest list, me and my husband had some differences in opinion, but when we had to pick a perfect resort for our honeymoon getaway, we had no problems at all, as we both knew we wanted it to be ‘the paradise at the end of the world’ (as one of the brochures said). From the moment we landed, and I first dipped my fingers in the white sand, while the light breeze slightly lifted my dress in Monroe style, I knew that place was magical. We were surrounded with turquoise, clear water, with bungalows rising from it, and balconies facing the horizon. And best part? One of them was ours.
We were put to sleep with the sound of Pacific waves, and woken up by seagulls flying across the blue skies. On our first day, while we were still fresh, we wanted to do something fun and exciting, so we went on a lagoon safari. We had our own boat and personal captain, what made us feel like celebrities. He took us around the entire lagoon, where we saw sharks and rays, but they did not scare us enough to give up scuba diving at the coral garden later that afternoon. Such mystical creatures live in the ocean surrounding Bora Bora, that the most difficult part of the day was when I had to dive out to the surface.
The next morning, we decided to take a private beach picnic, watching the sun rise from the water. The wind blew sand all over our blanket, but we did not mind. We made ourselves a couple of cocktails, and drank them after a delicious breakfast. A little bit later, our captain picked us up again and took us to, what he calls “romantic escape lunch”, and I can honestly say that it was the best grilled fish I have ever eaten in my life. We anchored in what it seemed like a middle of the ocean, poured ourselves a glass of champagne and celebrated the life we are about to spend together. We looked at the island that seemed so small, thinking that there is no better place in the world.
All the private tours we took really brought me and my husband closer together. We talked, we laughed, but there is nothing more precious than sharing beautiful silence with someone you love so much, lying together on a deck chair, watching the sun set on the last day of our honeymoon.
Of course I was sad when we boarded our flight. Getting back to reality after a week like this one was no option. Before I entered the plane, I stood for a couple of seconds at the top of the stairs, just looking at distance. I took a deep breath, and waved the island goodbye. We promised to come back. Soon I hope.