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Old 07-09-2018, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Bora Bora Vacation?

Has anybody been if so tell me a good place to stay. We were looking at the cabins over the water but they are pricy...just wanting to hear some feed back from the guys who have been and let me know if its worth the extra money versus, the Caribbean's...
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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My son and his wife were just there for 2 weeks last month. EVERYTHING is expensive. Drinks were $17.00 each. meals are $100.00 each. He said they ended up splitting 1 meal for the 2 of them. He said everything there is imported so its all overpriced.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:10 PM   #3
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My son and his wife were just there for 2 weeks last month. EVERYTHING is expensive. Drinks were $17.00 each. meals are $100.00 each. He said they ended up splitting 1 meal for the 2 of them. He said everything there is imported so its all overpriced.
You just convinced me to mark that one off my list of places to go.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #4
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A young man I worked with in pharma went two years ago for his honeymoon . They LOVED it and plan to geaux back soon. Last week we almost left New Zealand early to hit Fiji for two days. Definitely on our list of places to go.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:22 PM   #5
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figure on $20,000 for the week....
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:23 PM   #6
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You would think fish would be a cheap meal there.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:35 PM   #7
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I'm headed there July 27 - Aug 4. We are staying at Le Meridian in an over the water bungalow. It is definitely the most we've ever spent on a trip, but the wife's turning 50, and that's what she wanted. Shoot me a pm if you want to discuss pricing. I'll update when we get back.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:39 PM   #8
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A co worker said they got over the water bungalows, and ended up transferring back onto land because they were so loud with the waves crashing and whatnot all night.

If you can go all inclusive I would, especially based on earlier comments. We were going to do it for our honeymoon, but couldn't justify the price.
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Old 07-09-2018, 03:24 PM   #9
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Go to Fiji instead...this from a friend who has been to both places. He and his wife like Fiji much better.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:54 PM   #10
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Like others have said I hear it’s pricey. But it’s beautiful. I really want to go one day and get one of the huts over the water.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:24 PM   #11
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Like @DEG said, my wife and I recently travelled to French Polynesia.

It's a bucket list place for many people around the world. Because of that and the fact that everything is imported, it commands high prices.

If you do go, I highly recommend staying at a couple of different islands. We spent a week in Moorea and a week in Bora Bora.

We stayed at the Intercontinental in both islands and I believe there are Intercontinental resorts on other islands as well. If you go to Bora Bora, there are two Intercontinental resorts--Thalasso and Le Moana. I highly recommend staying at the Thalasso!

Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have other questions or want specifics. I'd be more than happy to help out.

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Old 07-09-2018, 09:51 PM   #12
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Like @DEG said, my wife and I recently travelled to French Polynesia.

It's a bucket list place for many people around the world. Because of that and the fact that everything is imported, it commands high prices.

If you do go, I highly recommend staying at a couple of different islands. We spent a week in Moorea and a week in Bora Bora.

We stayed at the Intercontinental in both islands and I believe there are Intercontinental resorts on other islands as well. If you go to Bora Bora, there are two Intercontinental resorts--Thalasso and Le Moana. I highly recommend staying at the Thalasso!

Anyway, shoot me a PM if you have other questions or want specifics. I'd be more than happy to help out.


This. Both islands. We splurged for two nights in the overwater bungalow and caught fish right from our deck. rest of the trip in a lower cost hotel. Ate really large breakfast every day as they were somewhat reasonable. Bought wine and beer at a local store. Tasted rough but way cheaper than drinks at the bar. The trip will Expensive but the experience is worth way more than that new toy...


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Old 07-09-2018, 11:07 PM   #13
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Yep it was around 900-1000 day when u figure in airfare
- best time to go is early August when the deepwater swells hit- teahupoo break is a world class wave that is a freak of nature- rent a panga and to see it in person is unreal it truly shows you the power of the ocean
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:26 PM   #14
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We went in 2011 on our honeymoon
Stayed 7-10 days at 1700-1800 a night -St Regis
The whole trip was like 25k
I hope we can go back one day but I think it might be our 25th or 50th anniversary lol. So expensive but such a cool place once you arrive on the islands.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:16 AM   #15
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I'm headed there July 27 - Aug 4. We are staying at Le Meridian in an over the water bungalow. It is definitely the most we've ever spent on a trip, but the wife's turning 50, and that's what she wanted. Shoot me a pm if you want to discuss pricing. I'll update when we get back.
sent you a pm, Have fun on your Vacation
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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One of my co-workers honeymooned over there last year. It's definitely a bucket list place for many people, myself included.

Although they did have fun and found the place to be absolutely beautiful, he did say they probably would never go again. Couple things he mentioned -

1. Long flight after connection in LA
2. Everything was expensive; literally a club sandwich at lunch was $25
3. Over the water bungalow lost it's luster after a couple days. Water was also a bit deep where theirs was at.
4. Spent a bit over $20K for the trip

They didn't regret going there. It's just if you want tropical, you can spend half that and live like a king in one of many places in the Caribbean. Shorter flights, minimal time-change to boot.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:10 AM   #17
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Of course its expensive, My wife wants to go there.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #18
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Go to Fiji instead...this from a friend who has been to both places. He and his wife like Fiji much better.
X2. and I'm not agreeing because we are from Fiji . There is more to do and take in.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:28 AM   #19
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X2. and I'm not agreeing because we are from Fiji . There is more to do and take in.
Go to Fiji and see the best Rugby 7s team in the world!
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