Can it really be as beautiful as it looks? YES… We boarded Air Tahiti Nui at midnight, I binged watched movies and cozied up in my blanket & favorite travel wear & woke up 8 hours later to Paradise. You take a 20 minute boat ride to your resort, and by 10 am you are on the beach having breakfast. The people were friendly and buffet was plentiful. The activities were endlesss. The Le Meridien staff were so helpful, great with kids FYI. We walked to our room floating above the water, threw on our suits and dove right off our balcony. Our journey began.