Travel tips for a Bora Bora honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPiggles:  I haven’t been yet…we are going in May though! 🙂  My co-worker has been…she said to go to costco and buy a couple big things of 100+ SPF sunscreen and that you have to put it on about every 45 minutes or you will burn like you wouldn’t believe (I kinda didn’t believe until she showed me pictures! hahaha all I can say is…ouch.) and to make sure to pack the outlet converters since they don’t have the same outlets we do… to buy a waterproof camera because the pictures you can get are beyond amazing…She also said that all you need is your bathing suits, cover ups..and some loose clothing.  She said regardless of what you pack, those are the only things you will end up wearing.  (She told me this when I was saying I had no idea how I was going to NOT pack my whole closet LOL)

We want to swim with the dolphins too!  We also are planning on going 4 wheeling around the island (supposed to be really cool and a different view of the island) go parasailing, and of course feed the stingrays/sharks… my co-worker said she also recommends going on a sailboat ride around the island…she said its so amazing and surreal (although i’m not sure if we’re gonna do that one or not) lol I want to go see the fire dancers and do the wave runner thingy-s. We also want to go eat at Bloody Mary’s…since its supposed to be good food and just a cool overall obmiance.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsPiggles:  haha that’s exactly how I feel! I just wanna do the honeymoon now! lol I will def let you kno how it goes and post lots of pictures 😉

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsPiggles:  Ahh you are going to love it!  We went to Moorea and Bora Bora in Late September.  To be honest, there is not a ton to do, but the nice part is you will love your bungalow and relaxing there is just amasing.  I am not sure if there is an area to swim with dolphins, but there are shark/stingray tours which are amazing!  We loved that!  Other activiies I remember seeing were jet ski tours, jeep tour around the island, helicopter, scuba lessons, and boat/sailboat tours.  Most hotels will have free paddleboards/kayaks as well.

 

The weather when we went was amazing.  It only rained one evening and it was pretty cool when it rained. 🙂

 

Have an AMAZING time and let me know if you have any other questions!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wanted to go there for my honeymoon but my sister said that she checked in to going there too and it was like $30,000 to go there? Is that true? I saw a couple episodes of keeping up with the Kardashians & they were there & it looked amazing!  

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Peanut-Sue:  noooo. It’s expensive but not that expensive!!  There is a big range of hotels so it maybe could fe that expensive (like in the kardashian villa at the Hilton) but it can be done for  $10k

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsPiggles:  we actually brought our own liquor and purchased beer an wine on the island. BevMo has these awesome things called wine sleeves that are basically bottle shaped bubble wrap. We each brought one in our suitcase. But yes, there are liquor stores on the island. We also purchased juice for our cocktails there as well ;). One thing to consider is how often you will get to the main island. The St Regis is on it’s own motu (like most of te hotels) so there won’t be a liquor store in walking distance. You will have to take a boat to the main island. I’m sure the st Regis will have a little shop but that wot be cheap!  Take it from me, I ran out of sunscreen and had to buy it from the gift shop….for $45!!!!  Seriously. $45

 

I wouldn’t worry too much about weather. We there there September 17-26 and had amazing weather. I know a couple that went in June that had way more rain than we did. And they still had an incredible time!  How can you not?!?!

anymore questions?  I could go on all day!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Peanut-Sue:  another way to cut down cost is to split time between two islands. bora bora is the most expensive (probably because its the most amazing!!). But there are definitely awesome things about other islands. We loved Moorea as well. Much more green,lush than bora bora and made for a nice stay before going to Bora Bora. I have also heard great things about Tahaa but can’t speak to it as I’ve never been there. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MrsPiggles:  I haven’t been yet but I have heard another way to save some money is to pick up some of your liquor from the Duty Free shops before getting over to the island. We certainly plan on bringing some of our own to help cut costs.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you try to cut your trip into Moorea/Bora Bora? Reason being is that 10 days in Bora is an eternity. We did 5 at the St. Regis and started running out of activities. There’s only so many massages/snorkeling trips a person can take. Other advice is stay in an overwater bungalow, ask for the superior one at the end of the decks. The town is onlyaccessible by boat so you are limited to the boat schedule (runs 2x a day but not all days). There’s not much there, a couple of restuarants, a liquor store or two, and that’s about it- but you don’t travel to Bora to explore the town. Food and beverages are expensive, usual dinner is around $200 but Villa Mahana is around $700 and you have to book months in advance. Plan to take $2K-$3K for excursions/food. You’re going to have a great time, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh and sunscreen! Bring 4 extra large bottles for 2 people. We tan easily but we got burned even with high SPF, the sun is crazy.

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