Hey!!! I was just curious to know how getting to Vaitape from The pearl Works? Also if buying beer in the village is there any issues bringing it back to the hotel?
I want to know about a place full of natural wonders, and I want to know what´s natural variety in Bora Bora?
I am not sure whether to stay on Taha'a or Bora Bora.
They both look amazing however Taha'a looks exclusive and the surrounding water looks better in some photos although it is more expensive for the hotel! Bora Bora looks like more activities and fun but just need some advice.
Trying to balance out rewards from card vs the fee (2.7%) what shoudl I do?
Leaving on Sunday....
We will like to visit the Hilton Nui, we know we have to take the shuttle boat, but dont know how long will the ride take from Vaitape to Hilton Nui.
Thanks for your reply
We are staying at the Hilton Nui and need more info please. What does it cost to use the entertainment consoles on the Air Tahiti flight from LA to Tahiti? What is the cost of any of the in flight meals? What type of snack foods does the store on the main island have? Like chips, pretzels, cupcakes, pastries, trail mix, cookies...?? We have some mobility issues so.... What is the distance from the restaurant to the OWB 104? Has anyone had any luck confirming a specific OWB? Near which OWB is the ice machine? Are there loungers on the beach? I've read conflicting reports so.. can you or can you not empty the mini fridge and use it for your personal items, then replace the stuff before you leave to avoid being charged for it?
Hello .. i am greek and i my dream is to go to bora bora but i dont want t spend 5K only for flight.. DO you know if i can go t bora bora from another european country .with cheaper flights? THANKS :)
Has anyone watched the sunset from the Royal Estate Terrace in Bora Bora? What is it like? Is it casual and would I be able to walk around freely and take pictures? How is the food?
How did you previous visitors to Bora Bora call Home?
I lilve in California and have Smart Phone service with AT&T.
I am told that our Hotel will have WiFi.
Will Google Voice work - calling from Bora Bora to California?
How do I get a Virtual Tourist Flag to take along on my vacation?
Any guidelines on Drinking Water? Should I stick to bottled water only. Should I avoid Ice in any beverage?
What type of Electrical Plug Adaptor should I bring to Bora Bora. I have read that the Hotels provide them, but I want to bring one just in case.
Should I book excursions before I leave for the islands or should I wait and do it through my hotel?
Does anyone have a map with the OWB at the IC Le Moana? I would be interested on a map that shows the bungalow numbers. The ones I could find on the internet show only the bungalow disposal, but not their numbers.
We have booked an OWB horizon, any room tips?
we are planning to go to Bora Bora end of July. Since we prefer to pay cash in restaurants, shops, etc, could anyone tell me where is the best to exchange our money? Should we do it in Tahiti, before arriving to the island? I am thinking maybe the exchange rate on the island is not as good.
Thanks in advance!
Our Air Tahiti Nui flight from and to California has a one bag weight allowance of 50 lbs per passenger. The Air Tahiti Interisland flight has a check-in bag weight limit of 44 lbs. I am told that our bags will be transferred to Air Tahiti once we land in Papeete so there should be no issue going to Bora Bora if we are between 50 and 44 lbs.
What about on the going home flight? If we are over 44 lbs when we check-in with Air Tahiti in Bora Bora, will we be penalized or does that fact that we are connecting to an International Flight give us the 50 lbs allowance with no penalty. We would like to do a little shopping in Bora Bora.
When we return home to the U.S. from Bora Bora we will of course be connecting to our U.S. flight via Papeete.
Will our checked bags with Air Tahiti be transferred to our Air Tahiti Nui flight automatically at Papeete? We will have to check-in with Air Tahiti Nui in Papeete - will we still be in the Secure Zone or do we leave the Secure Zone to check-in at the Air Tahiti Nui Ticket counter to get our boarding passes , go through Security again and then go to our departure gate?
We are flying into Tahiti via Air Tahiti Nui and then taking Air Tahiti Interisland flight to Bora Bora. Are the carry-on restrictions for Air Tahiti (Interisland) at one bag at no more than 6.6 pounds for real? Any way to get around this?
My wife and I will be staying at Le Meridien Resort. How do we get to the Viatape area once we are dropped off by the Resort Shuttle Boat? What is the best way to get around the Main Island for shopping and sightseeing. We know that our Resort will be able to make dinner reservations and the Restaurant will pick us up.
Is this a good choice without going too high end? Do they have meal plans and how is the Internet access and phone service for calling back to the United States?
I have never been to bora bora but plan on taking a vacation with my boyfriend. What is a nice hotel/resort to stay at with a reasonable price?
Our Honeymoon is booked and we arrive April 28th at the Pearl Beach Resort on Bora Bora!!! So excited!
It is imperative that I stick to a budget while visiting here because to be honest I couldn't afford to book this trip to begin with! It is a gift from my parents, this Honeymoon vacation of a lifetime, and I am so very thankful! However, I will have a budget of about 2500 US dollars to work with for 2 people! I want to be able to snorkel and do some excursions but everything is so expensive, and while we do have breakfast at our Resort covered, we still have to factor in Lunch and Dinner, which especially at the Pearl is very expensive!
Oh well, I think I can make this work anyways, but I just wanted some advice from you all!
I want to kayak from our resort (Pearl Beach) and snorkel areas I have been researching, but since there are sharks and I'm not an experienced snorkeler I wanted to know if this was getting a little too risky? I figure since all reviews I read say that snorkeling is safe in Bora Bora that this would be okay to do, but most of those reviews are almost always definitely "guided tours."
I hope nobody thinks of my as complaining here either, I am an avid traveler but French Polynesia is the cream of the crop, and the pricetag definitely says a lot about how much people give up to get here! I just don't have that much money and want to be able to get by on some cheaper meals if possible and still be able to do excursions, or at least find out if I can do some of these by myself??
Having problem understanding the exchange rate. My wife and I will be traveling to BB in Jan 2013 . If the price of an activity is listed as 54.500 CPF, how much is this in american dollars. We have not traveled outside the usa and will be celebrating our 51st anniversary.
I am wondering if it is possible to travel around the different resorts and eat at their restuarans? We are straying at the INC Thelasso and would like to eat at other resorts, St Regis and Four Seasons. Is this possible to do???
We are looking for a half day AM BUS tour in Bora Bora on 23 October 2012. Patrick's is fully booked. Do you know of any other reliable tour guides? We will be there on a cruise ship so don't have any flexibility.
We are due to visit Bora Bora on a cruise from the uk.Can anyone recommend a good beach close to the cruise terminal.
In May my husband & I will be spending 3 nights at Moorea followed by 3 nights at Bora Bora. I was wondering if it is possible/feasible to bike both islands. If so do we need to bring bike locks for when we decide to stop in a village & look around (leaving the bike unattended). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Arriving by cruise ship to bora Bora. Can you swim in the lagoon close to the port.
Can yo walk to bloody marys
Can you see enough by foot or what form of transportation is the best. I am trying to avoid costly cruise ship shore tours
Thank you for your quick answers. However, is it true that most local small shops only accept cash?
My husband & I are leaving in a week for Bora Bora & then Tahiti (we will stay there 2 weeks). I'm wondering about the currency and credit cards, what would be the best to take with us. Also, we are stayin in real nice hotels such as the 4 seasons & intercontinental. Do we need to take any transformer/special plugs-in for our computers et. Thanks for your help