Honeymoon Week: Moorea and Bora Bora

Our first destination is to French Polynesia. You might have gotten a hint in my feature on the Top Cruise Choices that Moorea and Bora Bora appealed to me. Naturally, I had to feature the two islands as part of Honeymoon Week. Since it costs an arm and a leg to travel halfway across the world to these islands, I thought I’d make the trip include both islands on one journey for your honeymoon.

Moorea

There are several resort options here but I’ll feature 2 worthy of staying at.

1. The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Polinesia www.ideeperviaggiare.it

Credit: IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE

  • This hotel features the ever-popular overwater bungalows and claw-foot bathtubs
  • If you can put in a request, we hear OWB 102-109 are among the very best.
  • The hotel features 3 restaurants including a popular crepe restaurant.
  • You can rent bikes, jetski, scubadiving and snorkeling equipment here with many other activities and excursions available
  • Named #1 in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the World and in the South Pacific
  • Check out Mrs. Lobster’s review of this resort on Weddingbee

2. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Polinesia www.ideeperviaggiare.it

Credit: IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE

Bora Bora

There are many resort options here but again I’ll feature 2 worthy of staying at.

1. The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Credit: The Four Seasons Bora Bora

  • There are 100 over-water bungalows
  • Choose from 4 resort restaurants, in-room dining or a beach front dining experience at meal time
  • Expect top-notch service at the tropical pool, featuring chaises and cabanas.
  • You’ll find tennis, wave runners, shark feedings, kayaking, parasailing and excursions available through the resort
  • If you want to leave the hotel, the only way to do it for free is by taking a guided tour.
  • Named in TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Hotels for Romance in South Pacific
  • Check out this great recap of a honeymoon at the resort by Mrs. Lobster on Weddingbee.

2. Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Overwater Bungalows

Credit: easy.tahiti

  • There are 50 over-water bungalows
  • There are 4 restaurants including a new Italian one
  • Enjoy kayaking, the swimming pool, mini golf, canoes, tennis and snorkeling at the resort along with guided excursions
  • There is free shuttle service hourly to Vaitape, the closest city on the mainland
  • Amazing views of Mount Otemanu and a small head of coral is planted under every bungalow

Details

    Bora Bora

    Credit: D. SansPretentionAucune

  • Location: Moorea and Bora Bora are part of the French Polynesian Islands. You can find them in the South Pacific, about halfway between Australia and South America and nearly due south of Hawaii.
  • Best for: Couples who want to sit back, relax and take in beautiful views
  • Not For: Families with kids. You’ll spend a pretty penny here so spend it all on you.
  • Notable: You’ll need to take a boat transfer to any Bora Bora resort you stay at. If you fly from America, you’ll fly out of LAX and stop at Tahiti before transferring.
  • Budget: High-End. For 1 week and 2 people you’ll be looking at close to $10,000. 3 nights on Moorea will run you near $3500, 3 nights on Bora Bora will run you near $3800. Airfare will cost $2000 and you’ll need to pay for food and transfers. You can always save by looking for deals, downgrading (we chose top of the line hotel rooms in most cases) or traveling at off-peak times of the year (we used June for our pricing)
  • Time to Visit: The Dry Season runs May through October, with temperatures between 75 and 82 degrees all day long. Honeymooners who wish to scubadive should do so during this season due to increased visibility.
  • Time to Avoid: July is the busiest time of year due to the holiday Tiurai. The wet season runs November to April and temperatures here are 80-86 degrees at this time. The country receives 3/4 of its annual rainfall in these months. If you don’t mind rain and increased winds, this could be a good time to save on your hotel and sightseeing.
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