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
I am hoping to have my honeymoon in Bora Bora at the end of November, but am so thoroughly confused by the weather reports I hear. Can anyone who has actually been there in November let me know what you experienced? Thank you!!
My husband and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary in Bora Bora in mid August. We would like to have a nice sunset dinner one night with breathtaking views, yummy food and a price that can be high but not ridiculous by Bora Bora standards. Can anyone suggest a good place, approximate price range for main course, and approximately what time we should book for to enjoy the view and sunset? On another evening we'd like to book into one of the Polynesian dinner shows and would appreciate your recommendation of which one is outstanding and the approx price. We will be in Bora Bora for a full week, so we are flexible which day we do the polynesian dinner. Thanks in advance for any advice, happy travels!
Hi, we have a cruise in July 2011 that will be in Bora Bora. We want to do the shark/ray feeding & swimming. How much is the tours?
We are on a cruise later this year we were thinking of a Outrigger type boat with snorkeling and a lunch do you have any suggestions. Thanks
My husband and I are going to Bora Bora in February for our anniversary, and I think we have decided to stay at the Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. Is it best to just stay on Bora Bora for 6 or 7 nights and do a couple of day trips, or would it be better to go to another island and stay for a couple of days as well? Our plans are to snorkel, swim, sleep in and drink... not necessarily in that order. Any advice as to island hopping or staying put on Bora Bora is greatly appreciated!
Hi, was in bora bora a couple years back and purchased a shot glass for my collection, and I broke it.. so looking to get another, does anyone have a name of a souvenier shop that has web access to buy one? please let me know tks tito
I have done a great deal of research on the The St. Regis (bora bora). There were several reviews that were very concerning. Has anyone stayed there before? If you have stayed at The St. Regis, I would love to hear from you. Listed below are some on the issues past visitors have had with the resort. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! 1.) On site taxi service from room to point on the resort. What is the typical wait time for a taxi? 2.) Which room should I stay in to avoid the smell and smoke from the trash burning site? Will I be given the room I paid for or will I be assigned to another room? 3.) TIMELY butler service with ice, room service, and any other needs we may have. How long will it take for butler delivery? 4.) Will all three restaurants be open between November 7 - 20? 5.) Do you have functional bicycles available? 6.) Will you provide water taxi service to the Meridan or Four Season? If we choose to eat at one of their restaurants. It is my understanding you will not provide service to other resort location for dinning. Please confirm your policy? 7.) Do guest have to pay to use the lounge chairs around or just the cabana's? 8.) will you make the necessary arrangement to move guest to the main island in the case of a tsunami? It is my understanding the St. Regis Bora Bora was the only hotel in the chain of island that took no precautions to protect the safety of their guests.
What is the weather like in Bora Bora in November. It looks like it could be rainy? Any advice on Intercontinental (Nunue) / Four Seasons / St. Regis? Which one is the best. thanks,