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the many scattered low structures, it
doesn't feel big or crowded. It is a
favorite among newlyweds.
For honeymooners seeking a
simple interlude in the country, Hana,
with its dense, luxuriant rain forests
and meadows in open countryside, is
the place to go. One of Hawaii's most
exclusive resorts, the Hotel Hana
Maui just emerged from a $16 million
renovation. Spread out along a hillside,
at first glance it looks like an enclave
of exclusive private homes.
The South Pacific
Tahiti is the largest island in
French Polynesia, with Papeete
(pronounced Pah-pay-ay-tay) its major
city and harbor. Unfortunately, the
town is the very embodiment of
paradise lost. When the most famous
bar in the South Pacific, Quinn's, was
torn down in 1973, "Papeete town,"
as it was known to hundreds of
seamen, vanished forever. Down came
centuries-old trees, Chinese stores
and landmarks; up went shopping
centers and apartment buildings.
Today, Papeete is snarled with
undisciplined traffic, hundreds of
noisy motorbikes, and racing boats
speed through the lagoon.
Happily, all the beauty, tranquility
and color you could hope for still
exists in outlying areas. The rivers,
waterfalls, fern-covered mountains,
coconut plantations and taro fields that
lured such famous writers and artists
as Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack
London, Somerset Maugham and
Paul Gauguin are all here.
French Polynesia covers an area
as large as Europe without Russia
(1,545,000 square miles) and consists
of some 130 islands. These islands,
many of which are uninhabited, are
divided into five archipelagoes.
Because the archipelagoes are at
different latitudes, French Polynesia is
a treasurehouse where you can choose
between the high volcanic islands of
the Society groups, the low coral atolls
of the Tuamotus, the remote and mys-
terious islands of the Marquesas, or
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