(Closed) tahiti, bora bora– help?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fashionlove:  I would probably go with a travel agency and try to schedule during the non-peak season. 🙂 Me and my Fiance want to go to Tahiti/Bora-Bora for our honeymoon but we are waiting about 6 months to a year after we get married to go. 🙂 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

my travel agent just qouted me 12,0000. for 14 days in june for a water bungalow in Bora Bora…….

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@fashionlove:  check out costcotravel.com. They sometimes have great deals! We were really thinking about going there as well, but decided on the Turks and Caicos. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We seriously considered Tahiti, bora bora and moorea for October Honeymoon. 

I believe we were quoted something like $10k for 7 or 9 days. This included overwater bungalows but the resorts were not all inclusive. We worked with a travel agent. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 Would you consider postponing the honeymoon? We are going on a french polynesian cruise for at least 10 days in January instead of right after our wedding. Should be about $6000

Remember that the french polynesian is EXPENSIVE. The flight alone should be $1000 per person.

If you postpone the trip to a little after the wedding you can better afford the financial aspect of it. 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

my hubby and I went to bora bora / moorea for 7 nights/8 days. 4 nights in bora and 3 nights in moorea. I did a lot of research and i highly recommend booking w pacific for less. they were the cheapest by far. Also, I would recommend staying at the st regis in bora bora or at four seasons.. trust me it is worht the extra cost..I wouldnt bother going if you were not going to stay there. we stayed at st regis.. it is seriouuuusly amazing. those 2 places and i think le meredian are on a separate lil island and the water is much nicer and the overwater bungalows are really nice.. at moorea we stayed at hilton.. there arent any nicer options except the sofitel which i heard is very french and very rude.

 

it was honestly a ppperfect vacation and at the st. regis you are truly treated like royalty. also they will ask if you want to make reservations at la villa mahana in bora bora which only seat 10couples per night.. do it.. it is SOOOO delicious. in moorea dont bother going to la villa de sans. they are REALLY rude and we had a hoorible time there.

 

total with all the food/excursions , flight, hotel etc.. ~ 15k-17k but realllly worth it. and it does depend on what you do there.. we wanted to do all the excursions and had fine dining every night.. so i mean if you want to save a penny here / there you can and it will be less than 15 however .. when in rome right?

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It wasn’t a honeymoon, but a number of years ago I did a French Polynesian cruise that included Tahiti and Bora Bora.  It wasn’t super expensive, but that cruise line is now gone.  I think the cruise lines operating there there are more expensive now, but still might be worth considering.  I think it might be the same or cheaper than spending all the time at one of those fancy resorts on Bora Bora.

I absolutely loved Bora Bora.  We snorkled on a trip where we saw great corals, fed sharks, fed stingrays, and had a nice picnic on a little islet.  I also did a tour of the interior.  Very fun. That said, it is a small island with limited things to do.  I’m not sure I would have wanted to spend a whole lot of days there.  But I’m not a person who can sit on a beach for days. 

Tahiti was fun but a lot more people.  The beaches are black sand, and not as much snorkeling.  Good surfing if you like that.

Moorea was a great place also – had more of the good snorkeling and beaches than Tahiti, but still more people and things going on than Bora Bora.  

If I had to choose, I’d go back to Moorea and Bora Bora over Tahiti.  I think maybe Moorea would be my top pick for a longer stay.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did and it was absolutely amazing.

I posted trip report here.

We booked via Costco, and total comes to around $10K before spending money, 1 night @ Intercontinental Tahiti, 3 nights @ Sofitel Moorea and 5 nights @Intercontinental Thalasso

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fashionlove:  We went in Oct 2011 for our honeymoon and stayed for a week+ in Moorea/Bora Bora in OWB for both islands. I booked it through Costco. If you search my old threads, I’ve written pretty detailed posts on here. 🙂

 

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