Post # 1
I’m looking into booking a trip to Tahiti for our honeymoon. For those of you who gone or planning to go to Tahiti, did you book through a travel agent, do it alone, or go through some sort of online booking like Costco? Any advice would be helpful! 🙂
Post # 2
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
We didn’t go to tahiti, but when my husband and I went to Belize last year we ended up using an agent because the condo we found was owned by an agency. It seemed easier to let them book the flights and things and it was a nightmare.
They messed up our flight and didn’t put my husband and I sitting together, then they spelled my name wrong on the ticket so I had to call the airline to fix it.
Definitely just do it yourself, there’s nothing they do that the internet can’t do for you. It’s a waste of money.
Post # 3
Tahiti may be one of the only places in the world where it is better to book with an agent. I never used travel agents while visiting the many countries I’ve been to because they tend to not be worth it and/or have too cookie cutter of packages….that was until we started looking at Tahiti. Agents will save you tons of money in Tahiti because they get special bundles/discounts with the resorts, airlines and excursions. However, a lot of their packages are still very cookie cutter, so if you want something unique, you will have to find one who offers more customized packages. We didn’t end up booking, though, as the Tahiti vacation we want to take is about $30k (OWB, helicopters, good food, drinks, multiple islands, scuba etc), so that’s going to be our 5 year annivesary trip lol. You can easily get trips out there for $10k through an agent, but it will be just bungalow, an excursion and airfare…also, make sure you allot a min of $200/day for food, unless you plan on going grocery shopping while there.
Post # 4
We will be honeymooning in Tahiti (the islands of Moorea and Bora Bora, specifically), and we used a travel agent to book everything. I had never used one before, but decided to for this trip because it’s their job to stay on top of any changes to the flight schedules and re-route you if problems should arise – and the last thing I wanted to be doing in a foreign country is trying to deal with airlines…
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
Try Costco…. they never dissapoint