Post # 1
I was looking up trips to Bora Bora, and for air (from NYC) plus 12 nights at the Sofitel the total came to over 19k!!! If you have or are considering Bora Bora could you please let me know the price you paid? I know it is a popular honeymoon destination but if I did everything right on Expedia I cant see how. I think this is one place I may have to take off the list.
Post # 4
The Sofitel is super swanky and in magazines and stuff, right? But 19K, whoaaaa. A girl from college went on a cruise down there (gift a la the wealthy parents)…it was definitely more like 15K. EEK. I know it’s your honeymoon, but frankly, I think there are lots of lovely places to go and enjoy yourself just as much without breaking the bank! So don’t get too heartbroken!
Post # 5
My husband I went to Bora Bora for our honeymoon for about 7 days leaving from LA and it was about $8000. This included air, our stay at Intercontinental Le Moana, breakfast and dinner every day at Intercontinental Le Moana or Thalasso, shark excursion, 4×4 safari, and dinner at Bloody Mary’s. I would recommend you check travel agencies like Tahiti Legends, or any other ones that specialize in French Polynesia. Is there a reason you guys want to go for 12 days? Bora Bora is BEAUTIFUL… but honestly, I think I would have gone insane if I had to stay for 12 days. It can get really boring. We went through many DVDs and books. =P I think it’s different if you are island hopping, but it seems like you’re planning on staying at the same place. You can cut the costs A LOT if you cut the length of you trip. Hope this helps!
Post # 6
Thanks for all the advice! I was thinking 12 days would be a lot too so maybe we’ll go with something else. Just couldnt get over the sticker shock!
It’s soo beautiful though.
Post # 7
rettak– my travel agent told me that 7 days would not be enough to go to Bora Bora–Its interesting to know that you have been there and think otherwise! did you like it there? Did you stay in the same place the whole time?
Post # 8
Costco has some good specials for Bora Bora – check out the travel section on their website.
I’ve also heard that Bora Bora is beautiful but gets a bit boring after awhile but I’ve never been myself so I can’t say for sure.
Post # 9
kimk1015- we stayed in tahiti one night and then went to bora bora for the rest of the trip. If you’re only planning on staying in Bora Bora, I honestly think 7 days is more than enough. The island is fairly small… not THAT much to do. We mostly snorkeled, kayaked, hung out by the pool etc the whole time (aside from the 4×4 and shark excursion). If your budget allows it, I’m sure you can keep yourself more busy by doing other activities, however, keep in mind that everything in Bora Bora is VERY expensive.The only activities we did was whatever was included in our package. Don’t get me wrong though… I LOVED it there… it is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. HTH
Post # 10
We paid a little less than $5K for our 7 day Bora Bora honeymoon so you can definitely do it on the cheap. We stayed at a midrange hotel called Le Maitai. I had an AMAZING time and definitely recommend it! BTW…for all of you brides…7 days is the perfect amount of time in Bora Bora in my opinion. If we had stayed there any longer I think we might have gotten bored but it was perfect for us. If you are curious, you can check out my blog post about my trip….it has pictures of our hotel and excursions. If you need tips…don’t hesitate to ask me! I learned so much on my trip and we were very proud with how much we ended up spending since we were expecting to spend around 10K 😀 It was my dream to stay in an overwater bungalow too! Here is my blog post link: http://girlrobot.net/2009/09/05/honeymoon-recap/
Post # 11
French Polynesia is very expensive, just it’s so worth traveling to. Have you thought about a cruise? That’s how we saved money. Our cruise did Hawaii and Tahiti and only cost about 2K per person for 12 days (plus airfare).
Post # 12
We looked at doing a honeymoon in Bora Bora and it was ridiculously expensive too! Especially the food, since it is all brought/flown in. I would have loved to have gone but we couldnt justify spending so much on that now.
Post # 13
I had to bring up this thread again! I love the blog post here….thanks for the idea!
Post # 14
Hi! My fiance and I want to do a destination wedding in Bora Bora/Moorea.
We would like to get married on one, honeymoon on the other. WE ARE ON A BUDGET. Looking for around a 7 day trip,
and we want to invite Family/Friends (not a lot). I am having the hardset time finding a quote (guess/experience) for how much it would be for family/friends to come for just the first part of the trip.
Any suggestions? Tips? Advice? Thank you!!!
Post # 15
@DarBee: It will be pricey. Definitely more than I would be able to spend to attend a DW. We went to Moorea and Bora Bora for our honeymoon. Granted we went during peak travel season the cheapest deals we got for flights + hotels on 2 islands was 9k for an 8 day trip.
Post # 16
@ Yellowshoe – thank you!! That is within range for us 🙂 I think we are leaning towards just us getting married and coming back to States to do a “Celebration”
still in research mode – I really appreciate your help! Congrats on married life!