(Closed) Honeymoon in Fiji/Tahihi

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you are thinking about French Polynesia, I think Bora Bora and Moorea are the best options.  We’re pricing out those islands right now for our honeymoon!  The expensive part is the food – the food costs over there are outrageous!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We LOVED Royal Davui resort in Fiji.  it is on its own little island!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

after a LOT of research…we just booked our honeymoon for August 2009 at Tavenui Island Resort (<font color=”#810081″>Matalau Luxury Oceanfront Honeymoon Villa)</font>for 5 days and Likuliku in an Over-Water Bure for 5 days. 

 they look INCREDIBLE.  where are you thinking of going??

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My fiance and I researched this quite a bit. The first thing to consider is the best time of year for where you are going. The airfare is the priciest…

A very helpful site to us was http://www.tripadvisor.com which I highly recommend. We are staying at the Nakia resort (it’s cheaper!) http://www.nakiafiji.com

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We researched a lot and went back and forth numerous times… we finally decided on Tahiti and we couldn’t have been happier! seriously, the only reason we opted for that was because we got a great deal on the hotel — the airfare alone was $4G, so we wouldn’t have been able to afford it if we paid full price for the hotel! — but even then, the food was SO EXPENSIVE!! Be aware of that before you go to make sure you budget right.

But wow, did we love Tahiti… we stayed in Moorea the whole time because it would have been a hassle to travel to a third island (you land in Pappete and then go to the other islands)… Moorea was perfect! beautiful water and awesome excursions! I would recommend it to anyone! 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dream is to go to Fiji! To offer a bit of advice about Tahiti, some friends of mine that got married last year went to Tahiti and although they got a decent airfare rate they said it was SO expensive, esp food! But they did say it was very relaxing & very beautiful 🙂

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were between Tahiti and Fiji and are leaning towards Fiji.  There are some beautful hotels we are considering.  LukiLuki and Yasawa!  They are all inclusive with meals, so that is helping.  Unlike Tahiti the only meal they offer is breakfast and it can cost you a minimum of $90 per person for dinner a night.  They have some great deals out there right now.  You stay 8 and only pay 6, etc.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re going to Fiji for just about a week and got a great deal from luxurylink.com.  It’s an all-inclusive, our own private villa, plunge pool, hammock, couples massage, lunch on a private island one afternoon, and dinner on the patio of our villa one evening.  Including airfare from NYC for two people, it will be less than $5k!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My friend went to Fiji with his wife for their honeymoon.  They paid tons of money to stay in a villa in the middle of the ocean.  They had to take either a boat or a plane to get to their villa coz it’s very secluded.  During their honeymoon (in January last year) a typhoon came.  His wife was so scared to death that their villa will get blown away and she wanted to go home.  They couldn’t because of the weather.  They weren’t able to enjoy their honeymoon because it rained there at least half of the time they stayed.  In the end, they ended up going to Mexico instead of coming home after their honeymoon.  They said they enjoyed Mexico more than Fiji.  The flight from Canada is also 20 hours long to Fiji! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We spent 3 nights and 4 days in Fiji last summer. It is amazing!  We stayed at the Westin on Denauru Island and spent two day trips on a couple of other islands.  My only complaints are, you are really stranded on those islands with only one or if you are lucky two restaurants to choose from.  One island we visted there was only one bar and one restaurant.  You can take boats to other islands though. 

I loved all the food, the Indian curry influence is great.  However it is VERY expensive to eat anywhere on the island.  We did go to dinner in the town of Nadi one night for some local fare. 

Overall, it was fantastic, but I think our short trip on our way back to the states was long enough as we need more of a night life on vacation.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Princess cruises has a cruise through the Tahitian islands, which is a LOT cheaper then statying at the hotels, plus it lets you travel around.  It’s a 10 day cruise, and looks BEAUTIFUL!!! The prices are decent, so then you are only left with the little bit more expensive flights!!

good luck!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@yogigal- We are staying at the Westin Denarau for our honeymoon too!  How much did you spend on food, on Denarau and the other islands?  And how did you find about the day trips to the other islands?  I’ve heard it’s necessary because the sand on Danarau is not the pristine white sand you expect on a South Pacific island so you need to hit the other islands to experience it!

We are also planning on going to Sydney for a few days!  We’ve never been to Australia and it’s only a few hours plane trip from Fiji, and some Fiji flights even layover there!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So FH and I want to go to Tahiti or somewhere round about the French Polynesian for our Honeymoon…

This may sound stupid but I am nervous about going not only because of the LONG LONG LONG PLANE ride but because I have a sensitive stomach so i cant have any very heavily seasoned or spicy food and an allergy to most seafood.

I am worried there will be nothing that I can eat. To those of you who have been there what all kinds of cuisine are offered? Is there anything that is not seafood?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did Moorea and Bora Bora for 10 days. We stayed at the Inter Continental both times. I highly recommend it. We did Moorea first and then Bora Bora. We had an amazing time in Moorea – I swam with a dolphin, we rented a car and drove around, etc. But then we went to Bora Bora and it was at a whole new level! Bora Bora is breathtakingly beautiful. It is a lot more expensive to stay in Bora Bora than Moorea, but I think it’s worth it.

I agree that food is ridiculously expensive, at the hotels, at the restaurants, even at the local wal-mart type of supermarket we went to in Moorea — but everything was absolutely delicious.

On our way back, we had 7 hours in Tahiti, and I think we would have enjoyed spending 1 or 2 days in Tahiti, but I can’t complain. 

We used Pacific Holidays to book the trip. Our agent was Marta Visu. We scored a huge deal because we got a lot of free nights and Air Tahiti Nui had introduced some really cheap fairs that Marta had.

 

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