Post # 1
We are heading to Tahiti for our Honeymoon in two weeks now and I wanted to see if anyone has any advice. We’re spending three nights each in Bora Bora, Moorea and Manihi.
I’m a bit nervous because I’ve been so busy with the wedding and I’m not sure we’re prepared for such a big trip. Any advice or words of wisdom?
Post # 3
Can I just say I am jealous?! I would love to go there!
I’ve obviously never been, but I can give a bit of info about big trips in general I guess.
I always buy and take pills called “No Jet Lag”. You can buy them at an herbal supplement or nutrition store. You take one on take-off and then at set intervals throughout your plane ride. I swear they work.
You’re probably staying in nice resorts, so hopefully you won’t have a problem. I go to the doctor and get a prescription of antibiotics to take with me, so that if anything happened I wouldn’t have to find a doctor. You could use it for infections or even stomach bugs. When I went to China this was extremely helpful when the regular old Immodium was not enough
Post # 4
pack a first aid kit – include stuff for upset tummy, diarrhea, strong headache pills (i get panadine forte that needs a drs prescription), antibiotic cream, antibiotics, suncream and some UTI powders for just in case (you mix it with water and drink – i dont know what the US sells over the counter)
scuba booties or beach walker shoes as some beaches have crushed coral on them and its difficult to walk on that and if you are planning on doing a lot of snorkeling consider packing your own mask and snorkel and maybe booties and fins, although resorts usually have these for guests you dont know what quality of equip you will get – we are scuba divers so we never go without these
for your carry on – pack a small pack of toothpaste/brush, deodarant and fascial wipes to freshen up on the way
take an empty bottle of water on the plane – has to be empty so you have no security issues and once you are on the plane refill it and drink plenty while flying, this way you dont have to ask for those silly tiny cups of water
if you are planning on going into the jungles pack lightweight long sleever shirt, pants and hat
finally, when in the water – dont walk on the coral
Post # 5
i’m going there on my honeymoon next year but have reading up that you should definitely load up on toiletries like sunscreen because it is a fortune once you hit tahiti. same goes for alcohol and what i’ve read is that people will buy at duty free at lax and bring with them to tahiti.
have a great honeymoon!
Post # 6
THAT IS ALL GREAT ADVICE, IT IS A LONG TRIP FOR SURE. UT WELL WORTH IT, SO EXOTIC AND ROMANTIC! THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT ITINERRY. iT IS SO LAID BACK THERE, JUST RELAX AND ENJOY. THERE IS A NEAT LITTLE PRIVATE ISLAND OFF OF bORA BORA CALLED “MOTU TOPU”. vERY PRVATE AND VERY COOL IF YOU CAN GET TO IT.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!