This summer, a friend and I planned to take my dream trip: Egypt. Clearly though, that won’t be happening (I believe my Facebook status was: “Yo, Egypt: I’m really happy for your revolution and I’mma let you finish, but way to cock block the greatest trip of all time. . . OF ALL TIME! kanyeshrug”). Luckily, we were waiting until about now to book, so we aren’t out anything and instead have time off and money to blow.
I’m a big history nut, but if I can’t do Egypt, I feel my time off this stressful year would be best spent drunk on a gorgeous beach, developing melanoma, and possibly surrounded by beautiful local men. Naturally, Tahiti seems like a fabulous option.
If I go to Tahiti, I’d really, really like to stay in one of those over water bungalows, but beyond that, I know nothing about the place. Anybody have any advice? Places to stay, things to do, things to look out for, best times to go, etc?
OR, alternatively, I am totally open to other tropical paradises. I’d rather not do Hawaii again (fortunate enough to go about 4 times now, sort of over it) or Mexico (I’d rather not be beheaded by a drug lord, thank you), but I am open to other exotic destinations.
We’re shooting for sometime in July and we’d like to spend about $2000 a piece (before going-- on air, taxes, accommodations, etc.- obviously money spent there on food and such is a different issue). I realize that’s a bit low but I’m a bargain shopper and am pretty good at getting a deal-- that said, I’m totally open to expanding a bit beyond that price range if the vacation will be truly epic.
My only real criteria: epic gorgeous beach, not too crowded or touristy, something moderately exotic. Oh, and rum. If they have rum, that’d be great. I know there are supposed to be some amazing beach places in Asia, but I know nothing about it. Help!