We're way too cynical. We had a fabulous day! It was hot and Max had one little tantrum - but a quick spin around the island in his mountain buggy (how can this iconic company be going bust?) with a dummy to suck on had him sorted out in no time.
The lighthouse is a 45 minute boat-ride away. Max spent the whole trip saying 'bateau' and pointing at each and every part of the boat. We arrived and were amused by the massive fish that circled and thrashed about as they were fed bread from the wharf. The water is a breathtaking range of blues and so, so warm.
Perhaps the most surprising part of the trip was the way the trip's organised. We have been frustrated and often angered by the lack of customer service and generally non-tourist friendly attitude here. But this was fabulously well organised. The team were full of smiles, helpful and the whole day was slick. We were entertained by tahitian dancing, fire dancers, well fed and wined - with delicious prawns, salads and yummy treats.
Best of all, Max slept for 2 hours in the afternoon. He was tucked up in his buggy in the shade of a few coconut palms. The only thing that broke Charlie and my bliss as we swam, read and chilled out was the interesting visit of a friendly tricot raye...a very pretty little sea snake!