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#1 Chels

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 06:50 PM

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if there is anyone else out there that is going to the french polynesia for there honeymoon??

We heading there August - Sept and I can't wait!!!
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#2 goodgirl

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:36 AM

We went to Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora for our 1st wedding anniversary. Frightfully expensive but like no where else on earth and well worth every penny. Where abouts are you going? The pic in my avatar was taken in Bora Bora. Simply gorgeous - I have no doubt you'll have a fabulous time!


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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:51 AM

We thought about it but then bought a house so it was going to be way to expensive so we are going to the Cook Islands instead. Looks beautiful though....
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE(bluenomi @ Apr 30 2008, 05:51 AM) View Post

We thought about it but then bought a house so it was going to be way to expensive so we are going to the Cook Islands instead. Looks beautiful though....


We're staying at the Sofitel on Moorea for 9 days. Bora Bora just looks so commericalised compared to the smaller islands and yes it is a very expensive but we both figure it'll be a once in a lifetime holiday. ( they do say once you go once, you catch the bug and dream about going forever after that smile.gif )

The cook Islands also looks Gorgeous too. We also looked at Maldives but it's the rainy season during the time we would be going.

Goodgirl-Your photo looks great- just like on the websites!!
I can't stop thinking about the actual honeymoon- gotta get it out of my head for a while and focus more on the wedding!

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:31 AM

We are also looking at Tahiti for our honeymoon.

We want to stay at the Le Meridien Papeete, and then a few nights at the Le Meridien Bora Bora in the overwater bungalows! Cant wait!!!

#6 tiare

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 01:40 PM

QUOTE(Chels @ Apr 30 2008, 03:16 PM) View Post

Bora Bora just looks so commericalised compared to the smaller islands


Bora Bora is significantly smaller than Moorea. Both in size, and population.

All of French Polynesia is beautiful, I found Bora Bora to be a bit restrictive, but it really is a must see. Better to spend the majority of your time on Moorea though. Which is also less pricey.

Definently stay in an OW Bungalow, you will not regret spending the extra money.
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE(tiare @ May 1 2008, 11:40 AM) View Post

Bora Bora is significantly smaller than Moorea. Both in size, and population.

All of French Polynesia is beautiful, I found Bora Bora to be a bit restrictive, but it really is a must see. Better to spend the majority of your time on Moorea though. Which is also less pricey.

Definently stay in an OW Bungalow, you will not regret spending the extra money.



Thanks for that Tiare. I suppose I didn't realise... so there's a lot more people on Moorea?? I guess by looking at it all there isn't as many hotels as such?
And yes we are staying in a delux overwater- can't wait.
Did you hire a car while there?? Apparantly there driving can be a little crazy?

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#8 tiare

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:10 AM

Yes, there are a lot more people on Moorea. The hotels are spaced a long way apart, as are the villages. We stayed at the Sheraton, and walked into the mountains, and into a village. We also cycled, and rented a car for the day.

The main reason we hired the car was to drive around the entire island, and to go up Belvedere Mountain (you MUST do this. Its amazing, and impossible without a car). As Moorea is quite large, everything is fairly spaced out, so although seeing the whole island was good, I didn't feel it was 'a must do'. There really is only one road, so its impossible to get lost. There wasn't a lot of traffic (at all) when we were there, but they do drive on the other side of the road, and there doesn't seem to be any rules. The locals are a bit crazy, and you will see many people riding in the back of utes (even in the centre of Papeete!!!). That said, I was more concerned cycling than driving.

There is a lookout on the road directly above the Sofitel, I remember pulling up there, as it looks directly at Tahiti.

You will have a great time, as much as I am glad I went to Bora Bora, I wouldn't go back, however we are literally counting down the days till we can get back to Moorea.

In Papeete go to the Marche, catch a Le Truck, and eat at the Roulottes one night - such a fantastic experience.

On Moorea, try some of the local restaurants, most offer a pick up service from your hotel. The quality of food there is top notch. I especially liked Te Honu Iti - sit outside, and watch them feed the rays.
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#9 Chels

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

oooh, now your getting me really excited again.
Thank you for all your info...Sounds great!

Hope it's not too long for you before you get back there laugh.gif

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