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?
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.
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!
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
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
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.
We are planning on going to Bora Bora in November for our honeymoon. We are planning on staying for 5 nights and would like the VT members' advice and opinions on hotels. We have stayed and quite a few Four Seasons properties and we are thinking about staying there. However, we have 2 different friends that stayed at the St. Regis and said that it was incredible. I have read mixed reviews about both hotels and the things that they are lacking.
Could you please provide some insight as to which property would be preferable and why they would be?
Also how is the weather during November? Some have said that it is not a good time to travel there but others said it was perfect, albeit humid.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
I arrive from London in Bora Bora on Monday October 5th. I am looking to do some activity's over the next 3 days before departing to Australia. I was wondering what would be the best Island to go and visit other than Tahiti. I was thinking of Moorea. Also what would the best way to get there be, by Boat Plane etc. I am staying at the Novotel on Viatape beach by the pier.
I've read all those copious postings on Bora-Bora, and now I am really considering going there. However, the comments on the prices are a bit less copious...
I wonder if there's anyone who could advise me on how to plan a budget priced trip to Bora-Bora from Paris. Would be thankful for tips both on how to get there cheap and where to stay.
Can anyone recommend which is best?
1- InterContinental Resort and Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora (Issue I've heard - No fish/snorkeling?)
2- Pearl Beach Resort (Issue I've heard - Lots of cockroaches!?)
3- Le Meridien (Issue I've heard- same cockroach problem and maybe not good snorkeling.)
Thank you so much!
This isn't a honeymoon, just a romantic trip.Are the garden/oceanview rooms nice? Do you hear road noise at night from traffic? Are the OWB decorated the same as the room?
Hello! I am looking into a trip for late January or early February. I really want to be on a beautiful beach, so clearly Bora Bora is my #1 choice!
I've read multiple sites saying that January is the rainiest month, but that's all relative. HOW much does is rain in January? If I was in French Polynesia for the last two weeks of January, should I expect my trip to be ruined by the weather, or just for a shower every day?
Thank you for your recommendations!
We're going to Bora Bora from Nov. 26th to Dec. 8. From all that I've read, it appears that that is the rainy reason...anyone have any experience over there in Nov? I'm so excited about it and would hate for my trip to get rained out!
I am trying to rent a bike or a scooter in advance in Bora Bora.
Our cruise ship is going to be there only one day (in October), and I want to secure the rental in advance. Thanks for any online info/contacts.
I've read on this site that candles are hard to come by in Tahiti. My wife and I will be there in June and I was thinking about bringing a few handmade taper candles. Is this still a good idea for gifts for locals?
(I posted this question earlier in a different location but was told I'd be more likely if I posted it here.)
The main island is about 3 miles wide by about 5 miles long (not counting the wavy roads). My wife and I will be staying at the northern tip of the main island so we won't have the luxury of hotel transportation. Is it possible to walk the island? The island is small but I don't know if the curves of the main road double the distance from our place to the touristy spots. I know a car can be rented for 2 hours for around100 but after that 2 hour period, we'd still need a way to get from the rental location to our home.
Any chance there is a place to rent kayaks (especially tandem)? I've been kayaking for 10 years and could easily paddle around the island with a passenger. Any transportation advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
What is the weather in October like? Is there a lot of rain?
If we are going for 3 weeks, which places besides Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti, etc.. should we consider? This is for our honeymoon.