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Planning to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday in an overwater bungalow on Moorea. Which hotel would you recommend for the best overall experience?
Our top recommendation for the ultimate overwater bungalow experience on Moorea is the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort. Offering both sunrise and sunset views, the Hilton's Panoramic Overwater Bungalows are stylish and comfortable with gorgeous lagoon and mountain views. You will find the snorkeling around the lagoon to be unmatched by any other hotel property on the island. We love the resort's close proximity to shopping and dining options on the island. You will especially enjoy the resort's overwater crepe and cocktail bar where you can enjoy a sweet or savory crepe while watching a variety of sea life float just beneath your feet. Due to the popularity of this resort and its overwater accommodations, we recommend booking well in advance for this spectacular property. Our Tahiti Travel Planner specialists can request the perfect bungalow location for your stay.
My fiancée and I want to get married in Tahiti! How do we go about getting a license to do so? Can you help us plan our wedding?
Congratulations on your engagement! We are glad to help you put together a Tahiti wedding ceremony and provide you with pricing and options for the hotels in your package, as well as make arrangements for any family and friends who wish to travel with you. We offer a variety of Polynesian wedding ceremonies which range from simple vow ceremonies to elaborate day long celebrations.
In French Polynesia the Polynesian wedding ceremony is held for their romance and beauty. We are excited to announce that the laws have recently changed to allow residents of other couples to marry in Tahiti. The process does require several steps and advance approval. Therefore, we would recommend that you allow yourself a minimum of 6 months planning time to allow for the documentation processing time. If you are looking for a beautiful backdrop for your wedding, we would recommend the chapel at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. The resort's overwater chapel complete with glass bottom floor is spectacular and romantic. At night the chapel is illuminated by lights which glisten off of the surrounding lagoon waters - what an unforgettable wedding scene!
We live in Florida and look forward to our trip to Tahiti next year. Can you tell me about the flights from Miami to Bora Bora? How soon do we need to book them?
At the present time all non-stop flights between the U.S. and French Polynesia depart from Los Angeles (Air Tahiti Nui or Air France) Once you arrive in Tahiti, you will then transfer and take a connecting flight (Air Tahiti) to Bora Bora. An overnight stay may be required in Tahiti on the first night depending on your arrival time. Please note that the number of flights to Tahiti have been reduced over the last year. You will find that some days only offer 1 departure daily while other days offer 3 departures daily. Therefore, we would advise that you place a booking at least 6 - 8 months before your intended travel dates; sooner if you have very specific accommodations and dates or if you are traveling during the high season - June - October
We are planning our honeymoon to Tahiti and Bora Bora for June of next year. We would like to have many of our meals and excursions included in our honeymoon package, however, we are concerned with the cost. Do you have any budget saving tips or recommendations?
Congratulations on your engagement! We would recommend setting up a Tahiti honeymoon registry a very popular option with today's honeymoon couples. Honeymoon couples may register for a variety of excursions, meals, spa treatments, and romantic services to compliment your honeymoon package. Honeymoon extras are available for purchase by friends and family online. Tahiti Travel Planners offers a honeymoon gift registry via our TahitiMoons Honeymoon website: www.tahitimoons.com You will find this is an excellent way to optimize your budget for your upcoming honeymoon.
We would like to travel to Moorea and Bora Bora during our vacation. We would like to spend time in an Overwater Bungalow on one of the islands. Would you recommend that we choose an Overwater Bungalow on Moorea or Bora Bora? We appreciate your feedback. Thanks.
You will find that there are many options for Overwater Bungalows on both Moorea and Bora Bora. Moorea is known for its beautiful bays and lagoons with spectacular mountain scenery in the backdrop. Generally, you will find the rates for Overwater Bungalows on Moorea are priced at lower than on Bora Bora. Bora Bora is known for its pristine waters and offers some of the most beautiful and luxurious bungalows in French Polynesia. Depending on your budget or the types of amenities you would like to have in your bungalow, you will find the perfect overwater option on either island!
I know that Tahiti is a very popular destination for honeymooners, but we are traveling as a family. Will our children be welcome at the hotels and in the islands? Will we feel out of place?
Since the islands of Tahiti and French Polynesia are a special getaway many people do consider their trip for significant occasions, such as a honeymoon or anniversary. However, we count families, single travelers and groups among our clients. You will find the more populous islands of Moorea, Bora Bora and Tahiti good choices for families, since there are more hotel and restaurant options and many activities appropriate for families. Specifically, we would recommend the Pearl Resort or InterContinental Resort on Moorea and the Le Meridien Resort or Four Seasons Resort on Bora Bora. These resorts offer resort activties and attractions which are excellent for families including a kids club, dolphin center, a sea turtle sanctuary, snorkeling, and other water activities for all ages.
Is there a general guideline for tipping in Tahiti including bell men, transportation personnel, restaurants, etc? Is it similar to the US guidelines?
Unlike the United States, tipping is not customary in Polynesian culture and is not expected. However, tipping is welcomed for exemplary service.