Bora Bora/Moorea Honeymoon
Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:13 AM
We also took a cruise that hit several islands. It was wonderful.
And I agree with Melinda - don't bother spending much time on Tahiti.
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:18 PM
Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:50 PM
Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:12 PM
| Originally Posted by peterpanpixiedust |
Could a TA on here give me hope that a honeymoon in Bora Bora and/or Moorea in an overwater bungalow is affordable? We just don't have the 3,000 to 4,500 pp that I've been seeing. The lowest I ever found was 2,500 pp, and the reviews of the place were horrible (cockroaches, food swarming with flies, cold breakfast buffet). I know there are ups and downs of the whole Bora Bora thing. There's the nothing to do (but I will be honeymooning, so that takes care of the events), I've heard some travel agents say there is a musty smell due to the constant moisture in the bungalow from being overwater (you know what, for the experience, I'll deal), and bugs, which seriously don't bother me all too much. But cockroaches.... that bothers me, and I'd prefer my food to be warm and for the most part bug free. Is there even a chance for us? Yet, I would like it affordable. We'd be willing to wait until the low season and stay in the OWB for just a part of the trip.
I don't know what hotel your TA is giving you quotes on, but I had no problems of smells or any type of insect at any of the hotels we stayed at. The only types of animals we saw were geicos and stray dogs which were both harmless. And I have read great reviews on many of the hotels on both islands.
Yes, French Polynesia is expensive but it's worth it, at least to me it was. We paid a pretty penny on our honeymoon and stayed in Tahiti for one night at the Manava Suites Resort, Moorea at the Hilton for 4 nights and Intercontinental Thalasso for 5 nights. Our package included airfare from LAX, all transfers, one excursion on both Moorea and Bora Bora, American HOT breakfast buffet at all hotels and dinner in Bora Bora.
Also, we did a ton of stuff! We went snorkeling, jet skiing, we rented a buggy for a day and took a tour of the island, plus 1 excursion included in our package (we missed the 2 excursion because we lost track of time and the shuttle left without us lol!).
I don't know what your budget is or how long you plan on going, but i would go there again in a heartbeat! If you really want to go, I say go for it!
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:39 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:19 PM
| Originally Posted by JanineA |
Peterpanpixiedust I am also heading to Bora Bora for our honeymoon. But I have to admit we did put a pretty penny into the whole trip since we are staying two weeks and wanted to be comfortable. We are staying 4 nights in Bora Bora, 4 nights Moorea, 4nights on the private island of Le Taha'a and 1 night in Tahiti. I did alot of research prior so if you would like my TA's info I would be more than happy to share. He gave us a range of prices and deals to choose from. We went all out because its our honeymoon and we figured why not just go overwater bungalows all the way.
It was just a TA of a tahiti vacation site I asked who told me of the musty smells the OWBs can get even in the Four Seasons and the Sheraton. The cockroaches/bugs were actually from trip advisor reviews of the hotels that we found affordable (Sofitel, Bora Bora Lagoon resort). The best trip advisor reviews we could find for a decent price (but still not sure if affordable) were for Intercontinental (La Moana, not Thalasso) in Bora Bora.
We just can't afford anything over 2500 a person, which is why I am asking if anyone got that kind of a deal for over water. I am ok with just one island, and maybe only a few nights in the OWB.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 12:59 AM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:35 AM
I'm so excited to see this thread!! My FI and I just booked 3 nights at Sofitel Moorea and 4 nights at the St. Regis Bora Bora in November 2011 !! Although we spent a lot of money for this honeymoon, it is definatly a once in a lifetime trip! My FI is also always looking for the best deal so we booked 5 excursions, including Bloody Mary's, all 7 nights in overwater bungalows plus airfare for less than $8000.
A friend of mine stayed at the Sheraton in Moorea a few years ago and wasn't a fan. She did say good things about Pearl Beach Bora Bora, however.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:37 AM
People are always looking to complain about something! You will find bad reviews about any resort anywhere in the world no matter how beautiful it is.
Originally Posted by JanineA
As for the comments about the roaches etc I don't pay those comments any mind some people don't understand that they are in the islands and it is more rustic. I remember reading one person comment that the OWB though pretty was a bit hard to sleep in cause you could hear the lapping/movement of the water underneath?!?!
Posted 08 June 2011 - 08:34 AM
For anyone who has been to French Polynesia - do you really think the overwater bungalow is worth the extra cost? I read that some of the garden bungalows come with private pools...that sounds almost as romantic, for like half the cost. Any opinions on this?
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