Tahiti & French Polynesia
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Hi There....I have my wedding in January end and I have always dreamt of having my honeymoon in French Polynesia! Sadly, I did a little bit of reading and I am finding out that its not the greatest of climate to visit that part of world in first week of February!
I was wondering if few of you could share there experience/knowledge regarding the climate in February in French Polynesia....it would be a tremendous help! :) Also, what are the 2 best islands for honeymooners there?
Thanks in advance! :)
I am new in here and was just wondering if anyone stayed on Nuku Hiva recently? We will be there in October for 3 nights, any activity suggestions? How about whale watching?
At the moment me and my partner cannot decide where to stay, in Hatiheu or Taiohae. We would prefer staying in Hatiheu but how are the chances of taking tours from there? Is there anything on offer? Like a trip to the archeological sites, or can you easily be reached by foot? In case someone stayed in Hatiheu, which accommodation can you recommend? Are the pearl resorts on Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa still open? I read they don't offer accommodation anymore but you always see them advertised on different pages.
Did anyone go to see the big Vaipo waterfall? Worth it?
Thank you all for your help!!!! Very much appreciated :-)
I'm trying to book a Bora-Tuamotu Pass for my husband and me for the end of July-beginning of August. We would like to travel this way: Tahiti-Moorea-Raiatea-Huahine-Bora Bora-Rangiroa-Tikehau-Tahiti. But in the Internat page of Air Tahiti it allows me to put only 6 flights. In the rules about Air Tahiti Passes it's never said there is a limitation of the flight number. Does anybody know how it works?
Thank you so much
I am about to book my honeymoon in French Polynesia for September. I have two options: either stay 5 nights in Moorea and 3 in Bora Bora, or opposite 3 nights in Moorea and 5 in Bora Bora. Either way we will be in a garden room at the Intercontinenetal in Moorea, and in a Horizon over water bungalow at the Intercontinental Le Moana. There is only about a $250 difference between the first and second option.
My fiance and I are active and like to swim, snorkel, hike etc., but also like to relax a bit. We are also budget conscious. If I were staying in BB out on a motu I without a doubt would stay there less time because food costs would be so high. However, the Le Moana is on the main island with close access to a market, and two reasonable (for BB) restaurants. There seems to be more activities on Moorea because its a larger island, but Bora Bora's beauty and water ... more »
I am looking at a spot in Vaitape (Bora Bora) in December.
I've heard that this is the windy part of the island.
Can anyone provide some insight? Does this mean breeze or gusty wind?
Any details about the weather here in December is appreciated!
I am looking for some kind of conservation project to get involved in...any ideas or contacts would be much appreciated
So my partner and I are planning a little adventuring. One of our stops leaves us in Tahiti/FP for four or five days. We were hoping to head out to Huahine from Tahiti.
I'm having a little difficulty finding information on ferries from Papeete to Huahine. Does anyone know if the ferry is still in existence or should I just go for the flight? Also if anyone has a place for lodging they are dying to talk about, I'm dying to here about it!
Just spent 4 great days in Tahiti and thought I'd do a quick post of some budget prices for anyone who might want to know how possible it is to survive on a budget in Tahiti.
As I was travelling with 6 people (my husband and 4 kids) I was keen to 'do it cheap'. We got a dorm in Papeete for 6 of us (own room, 6 beds, basic but clean, included own ensuite). Water was drinkable. A bit of a 'seedy' feel to the town but we needed a place in Papeete for one night as our flight got in too late to catch the ferry without rushing. Recommend taking a few US dollars in case the ATM machine at the airport doesnt accept your visa and you need to catch a taxi. (As was our case).(Other ATM mchines subsequently worked).
Taxi to Hostel Teamo cost $NZ 30. (Halve it for pounds, divide by 0.8 for US dollars).
Can eat quite cheaply at wharf eateries but we bought tinned salmon, crackers, ... more »
I am on a RTW trip and will be stopping off in French Polynesia for about 9 days. I am looking for some advise on good diving and and a reasonable priced place to stay to make the best of my time and spend as much time diving as possible.
I know that this is an expensive location and have budgeted to allow for it however don't need any luxuries and would much rather stay at a B&B than a hotel .
As far as the diving goes I have read that Tahiti, Fakarava and Rangiroa all have excellent diving. I have dived a bit but only manage to dive infrequently so in no way advanced, The main thing I am interested in seeing is Manta Ray.
Any suggestions on itinerarys would be most welcome
My husband and I have discussed & dreamed of a trip to Bora Bora since we met back in 2000! It looks like this year is the year it's going to happen! However in doing research I am currently I am struggling with a few things and could use some input/advice.
1. Which hotel? I gather from info I've read that the Intercontinental (we stayed at the Intercontinental in Knob Hill, on our trip to San Francisco; though the room was small we enjoyed it) is by far the best in Bora Bora but I'm trying to confirm this. Also if any can tell me how the OTW is set up in the rooms there? Are they the see through floor, the small little square in floor in the hall or the table top glass? I've seen ads for all three.
2. Are the activities plentiful in Bora Bora such as tours, shopping, bars (nothing night clubby or crazy) & etc? Though I do LOVE the beach and love to relax and take in the beauty... more »
I appreciate your assistance in advance. I am trying to make a final decision for my honeymoon and I will make this short and brief.
The main question is, if we do not have a bottomless sickening money supply (kardashians), and we wish to do 5 nights in the South Pacific, what is the best way to do this? Just Moorea? Just Bora Bora? or combine both?
1. We are in our late 20's and enjoy both the relaxation but also having some activities as an option. We are not party animals but would love to grab some drinks on one or two nights, even if its at the resort. How much do drinks typically cost?
2. There must be an overwater bungalow at some point of our trip!! Where? Specific resorts?
3. Realistically speaking, aside from flight and stay, how much spending money do you need (drinks, food, and excursions) for 5 nights.
4. Perhaps you are reading this and thin... more »
Hello - Trying to plan a trip to the Marquesas and Australs (nearly 2 weeks total) and wondering what the best time of year is for less clouds and rain, more sun. I looked at the monthly rain averages and they appear to say October is the least rainy month. Is it usually sunny in July like in the Society islands or is October also nice? I would especially prefer dry weather on the Marquesas as I've heard road and hiking tracks can be a muddy mess in rain.
Just wondering if others have any "on the ground" information as climate information for these island groups is limited.
Hi all -
I am island hopping in the south pacific. ending up in tahiti for a while. trying to find a ferry to Easter Island, CHile. Does anyone know of any routes or possibilities other than a flight??
thanks so much!
I'm in the midst of planning our honeymoon. A Travel agent has given us a stay at the Hilton Moorea at the beginning of our trip.
Is this resort far away to get dinner and to town? It seems to be away from a lot, as we only get breakfast.
Can anyone advise me the best thing to do for light lunches and dinner?
I am planning a trip from LA to Auckland with a stop in Tahiti, from there I would like to see Bora Bora or Moureea then flight back to LA with a stop in Fiji .
Where to stay in Tahiti, Bora Bora Are there "Bed and Breakfast" type accommodations in these places.
What is the best way to travel. I am really new at this on line chatting can someone assist me with Info.
Looking forward to reading your responses.
Cheers for now,
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