Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!

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evonm Posts : 6 Registered: 3/12/07
Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!
Posted: Feb 1, 2008 4:09 PM

Hi all,

Haven't been here in awhile and am just getting back to report on our honeymoon in Moorea and Bora Bora.  We went at the end of November and had beautiful weather.  We stayed at the Sheraton in Moorea in an overwater bungalow.  The resort was really nice and the beach and snorkeling were great!  Our bungalow was great and had a beautiful sunset view.  The service was surprisingly quick, as we had heard the service could be slow in Tahiti, we didn't experience that at all.  The food at the resort was good but we went out to dinner a few times.  Went on a couple of excursions.  Really enjoyed the 4X4 tour.  Moorea is such a pretty island!  Then we went to Bora Bora and stayed at the Intercontinental Thalasso.  Wow!  The overwater bungalows here are gigantic and really modern and fancy!  I loved the bathtub in the window with a full view of the island across the bay!  This place is incredible.  It is really expensive though, but we thought it was worth it.  I have never stayed in such a gorgeous villa.  The water is unbelievable in Bora Bora.  The resort had good food but we went out a couple times.  Went to Bloody Marys.  Kind of trendy there.  We also went to the Hotel Bora Bora for their seafood buffet and polynesian dance show with fire dancing.  This was really a highlight.  A great show! We also enjoyed going over to the Thalasso sister property, the Le Moana.  Their boat shuttle takes you there to get to the island.  It was nice to be able to use their beach too and sign for drinks!  Oh and the spa at the Thalasso was wonderful!!!  We really shopped around before we booked our trip and found one of those Tahiti Specialists, Lisa Jones at Santa Barbara Travel American Express. She knows everything I swear!  She was very patient with my endless questions and got us the best price.  I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a trip to the South Pacific. Her email is ljones @ sbtravel . com  Oh and just as a footnote, Tahiti is really expensive but we brought along some liquor from the duty free and snacks like nuts and energy bars.  We also shopped at the local market when we had the rental car for the day.  The local baked goods are scrumptious!  Chocolate croissants, great cheeses and soft french bread were my favorites.  Hope this review is helpful.  I want to go back!!

best, evon

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Re: Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!
Posted: Mar 20, 2008 7:35 PM Go to message in response to: evonm

That sounds so cool! I'm honeymooning in Bora Bora as well (this coming May) and staying at the Intercontinental Le Moana. Reading your review is making me excited again :) Did you make reservations for Bloody Marys? If so, how far in advance? And that seafood buffet and show at Hotel Bora Bora sounds great, I'm going to have to look into that. I also wanted to do the 4x4 tour in Bora Bora. Did you guys do that one? Or was it in Moorea?

We're also planning to take some liquor and snacks with us to help on the food expenses and will be going to the local market too. I am really looking forward to the baked goods there!! Glad to hear they are yummy.

Thanks for the review! I can't wait for my trip :)

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LizS Posts : 1,982 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!
Posted: Mar 21, 2008 2:38 PM Go to message in response to: evonm

Would you stay at the same resorts/ hotels again or would you stay somewhere else again?  My husband and I really want to go to Tahiti.  Also, where did you find the best prices on airfare?  Thanks!

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Re: Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!
Posted: Mar 21, 2008 3:47 PM Go to message in response to: LizS

I know you asked the original poster but wanted to let you know that FH and I got our package thru Costco travel. The package includes all airfaires (you need 2 flights to get there), all transfers, 1 night in Tahiti because of the time we land there and 6 nights in an overwater bungalo in Bora Bora and breakfast every day so it's a complete package. And we got it for around what it would cost for just the overwater bungalow. And thru costco we're getting a bottle of champagne and cheese tray on the first night I think, for having the business executive membership.

You should try to look into that and even if you dont have a membership consider getting it just for the travel because you really do save alot.

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LizS Posts : 1,982 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Tahiti Honeymoon review! We're back!
Posted: Mar 21, 2008 5:18 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Thanks Junegirl.  We do have a Costco and a Sams membership.  I will check with both.  Honestly, that thought never even crossed my mind.  LOL!

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Posted: Mar 23, 2008 2:03 PM Go to message in response to: LizS

I have been working in the travel industry for over 10 years and I would never in a million years recommend booking a trip with Costco, based on some of the nightmare experiences i've heard from some clients. Yes some people have booked with Costco and have had no problems at all however i've found that the bad completely out weights the good as far as Costco is concerned. I think Costco is probably ok for your run of the mill all inclusive vacation to the Caribbean but definately not for what most people would consider a once in a lifetime trip to Tahiti. I think when booking such a trip you definately should go with someone who has the know how and has been to Tahiti and her islands several times. There are so many little money saving tips and great ideas for Tahiti that can ensure you get the best value for your money and also the trip of a lifetime. I've had friends and clients who've booked through Costco and completely regret doing so because they felt as though they could have gotten so much more for their money than they got from Costco and the agents they have  where not very knowledgeable on the destination at all.

tyftravel

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