Bora Bora

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance and I have decided to go there and I agonize everyday about the cost…but honestly I’ve been dying to stay in one of those overwater bungalows and what better time than your honeymoon. I know a handful of people who have gone there for their honeymoon and they all had wonderful things to say about it! The cost is pretty steep but it just looks SO worth it! 

Post # 4
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4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

This is both of our dream honeymoon but we just couldn’t come up with the money; I couldn’t justify it for us.  It looks absolutely amazing though…those overwater bungalows are to die for!

Post # 5
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are honeymooning in Moorea and Bora Bora!!!  Three nights at the Hilton Moorea and five nights at the Intercontinental Thalasso.  It is extremely expensive, but we were able to save the money for it.  To me, it was worth it, but I did not want to go into debt because of it. 

From my research, I have read and heard that it is just an unbelievably amazing place.  It is a trip we might never get to do again, se we decided to go all out. 

Post # 6
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We really wanted to go, but it would have easily been a $20-30k honeymoon with the over the water bungalows, etc. We opted for Belize and it was fantastic. Someone posted this resort in Panama ages ago as another option, and I’ve had it book marked ever since. I has over the water bungalows πŸ™‚

http://www.puntacaracol.com/index.htm

Post # 7
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My BFs did this for their honeymoon. I don’t know the exact price tag (I’m sure it wasn’t cheap) but they still talk about it, 5 years later. So for them, I think it was definitely worth it.

Post # 8
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Darling Husband and I went for ours… Honestly, it’s still the trip we look back upon the most. It was worth every penny we shelled out for it. For us, we were decideing between Maldives and FP, Maldives was out of the question due to the LOOOOONG flights from the US. FP was a nive 8 hour flight away from LAX. We spent a good amount, and stayed in OWB the entire time we were there (Moorea/Bora Bora) at the Hilton chain and did not come close to the figures that Bakerella quoted…. I don’t think we’d be able to drop 20-30K on a honeymoon.

Post # 9
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11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

we would love to go to bora bora but it’s not in the budget this year.  it looks so beautiful and romantic

 

@bakerella:  we were thinking of belize.  can you tell me more about your hm there?  sorry to thread jack but i personally don’t know of anyone who has been there. (you can pm me with the info, thanks)

 

Post # 10
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@vickyness:  I’m in Toronto, so we’d have to fly from Toronto to LAX first. Maybe it was also the time of the year and length of stay? We also tried to factor in food since most places didn’t include much other than breakfast. I think we estimated when it was all said it done, it would have been about $25k for two weeks for us with over the water bungalows, etc etc. Since it’s such a long flight from Toronto, we figured we’d want to stay as long as possible!

Post # 11
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bakerella:  OMG… yeah… I can totally see how that’d push into that price range!! We’re in SF, so we had a 1 hour flight down to LAX. We stayed a total of 9 days, and hit around 10K for everything. (Booked through Costco) We opted for the dinner package in Bora Bora since the hotel is on a island away from EVERYTHING! In Moorea, we had a rental car and drove around and had local food which was delicious!

How was Belize?? Our friends went for vacation and their photos are gorgeous! Darling Husband and I are currently trying to plan for another vacay… deciding between Belize, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. (I just finally got around to my name change so we’re waiting for my passport to come back. No passport = stuck going to Hawaii). It’s hard for me to take time off at work so I have the approved week off but not sure where we’re going yet!

Post # 12
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mypinkshoes:  Belize. Victoria House. Hands down THE BEST place on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. We didnt go for a honeymoon, just a vacation and let me tell you, it felt like it was! Everyone asked if we were on our honeymoon. The staff is awesome, the grounds are beautiful, food was great, snorkling was out of this world (snorkled with sea rays and sea turtles), Mayan ruin tour was so cool (I got to feed a spider monkey a banana when he hopped into our boat on the way to Lamanai)

I just cant say enough about Belize. I would go there again for our actual honeymoon handsdown if Dear Fiance was up for a repeat. πŸ™‚

pm me if you want to see pictures

Post # 13
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I caution anyone who charges ahead with the wild bachelor/ette party in Vegas and the week-long Bora Bora honeymoon…if you cannot comfortably afford it. No one should go into debt over their wedding. It’s ludicrous.

I went to Bora Bora recently, total trip cost of 30 K. There’s just no way “pinch pennies” at a place like that. YES, it is worth the money. NO, nothing is worth going into debt.

Post # 14
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@vickyness:  Belize was gorgeous, although we were on a private island and basically stayed there, so it’s probably not a fair representation of the country. If I were faced with your three choices, I would be torn between Hawaii and Costa Rica…. I’m not sure Belize is ready for the tourism they’re touting if you’re looking for a drive around and wander about type of vacation. We were planning Costa Rica for this winter, but just never got around to booking it. Maybe late 2012/early 2013 will be our year πŸ˜‰  Hawaii is for sure on my bucket list too! That being said, we were thinking CR now before we have kids since 4×4-ing with a toddler just doesn’t sound like fun for anyone πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bakerella:  Ooooh… thanks for the recs! I know Darling Husband really really wants to go to CR, after watching “love in the wild” and I’m torn… after hearing how my friend got eaten by bugs in mosquitos from her CR trip. I guess I’ll leave it up to the passport gods to determine where I’ll be going! πŸ™‚

* done hijacking the thread *

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