(Closed) Bees who are honeymoon-ing in the South Pacific..

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Definitely need to follow this post! 

Post # 4
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re looking at Fiji, Tahiti and Bora Bora – so I would also love any tips or advice any bees have! 

Post # 5
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i want to know more so i’m bumping

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We went to Bora Bora and Moorea for our honeymoon. I can’t be much help with the affordable part, nothing is very affordable. We did decide to split our time on Moorea because it was more affordable for us to do that. Yes, it cost more for the additional flight, but the hotel was much cheaper compared to our hotel in Bora Bora. 

Post # 7
8438 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would subscribe to the Australian versions of groupon (cudo, groupon, living social, our deal) as they often have really good accommodation packages for Fiji/Bora Bora.

Affordable is also dependant on the time of yeat. If you travel during high season then obviosuly things will cost more. can you give us an idea of a per night proce that you deem affordable since this is different to everyone. 

The sofitel Motu is great for snorkelling.

Post # 10
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I recommend Costco Booking; we booked our 8 day honeymoon through there. Also currently on Groupon Getaways there’s a Tahiti deal that you can add extra days onto. I’d say shop around; I posted much more details in some of my earlier posts.


Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hello bees, I’ve been lurking in these forums for over a year and finally have a chance to contribute. 

My fiance and I are going to Bora Bora for 10 days, techinically 8 with all the flying and the one night layover in Tahiti. Our total comes out to 3375 for 10 night stay at an overwater bungalow, 1000 for the car rental that we need and 3300 (this included travel insurance) for the flight from LAX via AirFrance (booked via Vayama). To pay 375 a night for an overwater bungalow is pretty cheap compared to any other hotel on the island. The down side is that you will not be able to enjoy the amenities that a regular hotel would offer, i.e. Room service, maid service, turn down etc. The overwater bungalow I am staying at is privately owned and you can find his units on VRBO. You will have to rent a car and even that was considered cheap via the owner’s liason/manager on the island that will be there for your needs.  

This might not be for everyone as most will look forward to being pampered at a resort. My fiance and I have traveled to a few caribbean islands and this is what we are acustom to. We rent a car and explore islands on our own and pretty much prefer rubbing shoulders with the locals. We like to go to the marche/supermarkets to shop for our own food and I enjoy doing the cooking and pack our own lunches in our collapsible cooler to bring to the beach. We have done this at TUrks and Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Aruba and Grand Cayman. We also have experience with AI’s in mexico, Jamaica and Antigua (7 times combined to be exact). ANd our preference is non AI’s and explore on our own. Don’t get me wrong, AI’s are wonderful when I know I absolutely do not want to do anything on my vacation but “eat, drink, swim, sleep, repeat.” 

I was able to book a 3 week honeymoon for under 10k. And I think I did pretty good. (I am going to Bora Bora for 10 days, Maui for 5 days and Oahu for 4, then flying direct from Honolulu to Newark. I also saved a lot of money by using my United miles for all my flights with the exception from LAX to Bora Bora and back to LAX. I will not go into detail with my accomodations for Maui/Oahu as this is a Bora Bora thread. I will share that the price I paid includes all accomodations, car rentals, flights and travel insurance. 

I want to let any budget brides-to-be out there know that there is a way to spend under 10k for your bora bora honeymoon if you are willing to forego the amenities of a resort.

There isn’t a pool where I’m staying at Bora BOra, however, I’m ok with not having a pool as I am bringing my own floaties and will be tying it to the dock of my over water bungalow and just plan on laying there while colorful fishes swim below me. 

I hope someone might find this info useful and fulfill their bora bora honeymoon dreams. 

I initially couldn’t justify the cost either as I am a bargain hunter. But I know that if I don’t do this for our honeymoon, I never will. I’d rather much spend the 10k on 5 vacations in the caribbean but so far, no regrets. I look forward to my honeymoon more than my wedding. 

Happy Planning!

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