Barack and Michelle Obama Leave Tahiti as They Continue Post-White House Tropical Tour

Temperature 82 degrees with occasional clouds, and lagoon waters, clear as paradise… the Obamas are wrapping up their month-long vacation in French Polynesia.

On Sunday, Tahiti television station TNTV revealed photos of Michelle Obama paddleboarding while the Barack swam in a Polynesian lagoon. 

The pictures were taken on the island of Moorea by fellow vacationers, who spotted the laid-back couple using a small boat for a late morning excursion. They were escorted by two other boats with their security detail, the station says.

Earlier last week, the former president was seen snorkeling around the outer atoll of Fakarava.

"True to his reputation, he was very relaxed," the report says. The former first couple posed for selfies with anyone who asked, though "his entourage insisted the photographs be only for private use," TNTV reports.

The couple have been staying out of the public eye at The Brando, the super-private luxury hotel on Tetiaroa, the South Pacific island bought in 1967 by Marlon Brando as a personal retreat. 

Obama is working on his White House memoirs while relaxing at the ultra-private South Pacific resort which boasts white sand beaches, natural forest, and a sea tortoise reserve, the Washington Post reports.

Stressing Brando's desire for an eco-preserving environment, the resort is powered by solar energy and coconut oil. Each of its 35 villas is air conditioned by a sea water system and each has its own private beach and pool.

Voted 'Best Resort In The World' by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016, rates at The Brando run $2,750 to $13,000 per night. In November, Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his birthday in the hotel.

Obama was invited to visit French Polynesia by the island nation's president, Edouard Fritch, during a White House encounter in August 2016. 

Following their post-White House vacation with Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands and a March stopover in Hawaii, the Obamas headed to French Polynesia on March 15.

Local authorities refused comment when the Obama's Gulfstream G550 jet touched down on Tahiti at Faa'a Airport, March 15, and the former president's visit to the capital island was brief, involving a quick transfer to much smaller aircraft.

The Brando, 35 miles from Tahiti, is reachable only by two-engined Air Tetiaroa planes or by boat.

Upon return, the former president is expected to resume a somewhat more active schedule. Plans have been announced for him to address a charity dinner in Scotland on May 26, the British press had reported.


More Related News

Details of Trump
Details of Trump's tax plan revealed

It will slash corporate taxes and tweak personal tax rates but excludes a tax on imports favored by some congressional Republicans.

Mnuchin says business tax rate at 15 percent in Trump tax plan
Mnuchin says business tax rate at 15 percent in Trump tax plan
  • US
  • 2017-04-26 14:00:26Z

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the plan for "the biggest tax cut" in U.S. history due to be released later on Wednesday by the White House would cut the business tax rate to 15 percent, including for small businesses. "This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest

What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days
What Trump has done for, and to, the environment in his first 100 days

President Trump's actions during his first 100 days have not won over environmentalists. Donald Trump's election victory, after a campaign characterized by railing against environmental regulations and dismissing the work of climate scientists, sent shivers through the environmental and scientific communities. During his first 100 days in office, the brash and unpredictable president has been following through on his campaign promises to bolster the oil, coal and natural gas industries and reverse the eco-friendly policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

House Oversight chairman: I
House Oversight chairman: I've seen 'no evidence' that Michael Flynn 'complied' with the law

Trump's former adviser reportedly did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government about payments he received for appearances before Russian organizations.

The Latest: Trump threatens tariff on Canadian lumber
The Latest: Trump threatens tariff on Canadian lumber

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Celebrity

Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.