Of all the idyllic islands in the South Pacific, none are more famous as honeymoon destinations than Tahiti and her sister islands. In fact, the starry-eyed newlyweds who jet in from all over the world to celebrate comprise a huge percentage of French Polynesia’s annual tourism tally.
On rare occasions, honeymooners also arrive by sailboat — such as Bill Teasdale and Sue Dalton of the Bellevue, WA-based Jeanneau 49 DS Dilligaf. They just tied the knot last week in Seattle after a 10-year ‘courtship’ and will soon set sail from Banderas Bay for the sun-kissed landfalls of French Polynesia on an open-ended itinerary. So, contrary to the norm, this is one honeymoon that will begin with a 3,000-mile ocean crossing.
But that will only be the beginning. Because they’re both avid scuba divers, they plan to take their time diving and exploring the less-traveled corners of the Pacific. And you might say that doing so will bring them full circle, as they met in 2001 during a scuba trip at remote Truk Lagoon. We offer our congrats and wish them the best of luck. And may the honeymoon never end!