(Closed) moorea/bora bora vs. hawaii?

posted 11 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Moorea/Bora Bora vs. Hawaii?
    8 nights in Moorea/Bora Bora - even though it is much shorter, it's just that amazing! : (23 votes)
    82 %
    13 nights in Maui/Lanai/Oahu - still wonderful while maximizing your honeymoon time! : (5 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had the same debate… decided on French Polynesia because it truly is once in a lifetime (at least for me!) Can’t wait!

    Post # 4
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I picked Hawaii and it looks like I’m the only one so far. 

    For our honeymoon we considered alot of locations and decided on Hawaii. Mostly because the travel time seemed ridiculous if we went too far and we didn’t want to spend that much time on a plane. We’ve been on other vacations to Asia and the flight always kind of killed it for us because we were so jet lagged the first few days. So we set our personal max at 10 hours for travel. Coming from the east coast to bora bora would probably be about nearly a 15 or so hour plane ride for you, so definitely take that into consideration.

    I wanted to be able to spend more of our honeymoon together and really maximize the time experiencing things and doing things together. Also, the money we saved from not going further allowed us to set up some really great activities on the islands like luaus and snorkeling and ziplines etc.

    Post # 5
    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Eight days still seems like a long vacation to me and it would be such a once-in-a-lifetime experience to go to French Polynesia, so I vote for that.

    Post # 6
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Bora Bora hands down!!

    Post # 7
    4771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’ve been to both! And it’s not even a comparison, Bora Bora is where you should go.

    Post # 8
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Moorea/Bora Bora for sure!

    Post # 9
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Hawaii is amazing, but if I had a chance (and the money/time) to go to Bora Bora, I would take it in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, we just don’t have that kind of money so we’ll be spending 12 days in Maui, Hawaii in my parent’s timeshare (which we’re super stoked about, btw!).

    Does your package include staying in one of the over the water bungalows? We know a couple who went for their honeymoon last summer and they did a daily blog while they were there and it looked absolutely amazing. They said that food was so expensive though.

    Post # 10
    1123 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    When I travel, I tend to get antsy near the end of the trip and am usually ready to go home.  If you have 2 weeks off of work, I would do the 8 day trip and come home and have a few days to recuperate before going back to work.  No matter what you decide though, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time!

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