When traveling one choses destinations based on activities, accommodation quality, sightseeing but what a surprise when you also land somewhere that provides you a little paradise of a garden and landscaping too! One of the resorts worth mentioning here is in Tahiti, French Polynesia.
Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort is located not too far from Papeete capital of French Polynesia, making it very accessible. It is an inclusive resort where you have everything you need, a restaurant, entertainment, and sports activities. But the surprise was the tropical garden with ponds filled with aquatic plants and walks through exotic tropical plants, and of course a sand bottom pool which even adds to the appeal of the landscape.
The garden at this resort has a large pond full of Nymphaea and other plants cleverly located by one of the restaurants. This restaurant is designed so it can extend into the open space by removable panels making it appear as part of the garden when it is open. This resort’s garden can be enjoyed during the day and even for an evening walk after dinner, but I found it the most beautiful at twilight time with the beautiful sunset.
In Ia Ora Beach Resort garden, you can find beautiful colorful tropical plants and fragrant flowers. Ixora coccinea, beautiful and abstracts foliage such as Graptophyllum, bushy Rusellia equisetiformia, Lantana camara, Hibiscus, and Senna alata, Caryota urens, and Plumbago.
The resort has a lot to offer a few eating areas, a wonderful pool, overwater private rooms nice private ocean area for snorkeling with tropical fish, water sports, and of course the wonderful sand bottom pool. The garden is not very large but it is beautiful with many plants, and it is well taken care of, so for a garden enthusiast makes the holiday even more enjoyable.