“True to his reputation, he was very relaxed.”

By Cailey Rizzo
April 11, 2017
Obama Vacation French Polynesia
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Sometimes you just need to get away in order to gain perspective.

After spending eight years in the White House, Barack Obama is currently getting lots of new perspective at a resort in French Polynesia, according to local reports.

Since his arrival in Tahiti on March 15, the former president has holed up at luxury resort The Brando, working on his memoirs for the past month. Michelle Obama flew out to join him over the weekend.

The couple, staying true to their fitness routines, spent Sunday in the island’s lagoon. The former president swam in the water while the former first lady got her exercise paddleboarding. They took a small boat out to the lagoon, accompanied by two boats of security personnel.

“True to his reputation, he was very relaxed,” according to local news TNTV.

Obama Vacation French Polynesia
Credit: Courtesy of The Brando