Hi all! First time posting on the forum and I appreciate any advice that may come my way!
In October, my fiancé and I will be travelling to the FP for the 7-night Tahiti Paul Gauguin cruise. We are spending time prior to the cruise in Moorea and time after the cruise in Bora Bora. Based on our budget and time constraints (vacations days from work) we are faced with a decision I don't want to make! I've gone crazy researching on-line but thought I might as well put my specific situation out there.
Here are two itinerary options:
5 nights Moorea - Cruise - 2 nights Bora Bora....OR....
3 nights Moorea - Cruise - 4 nights Bora Bora
Either way, we are staying at Intercontinentals: Moorea will have a garden pool bungalow and Bora Bora we will be at Thalasso in an OWB.
A few additional points:
- I'm worried 2 nights in BB won't be enough, but at the same time the cruise spends two days in both Moorea and Bora Bora. What we want from BB is the OWB experience, to soak in the beauty and relax.
- We are fairly active people and like exploring, and for this reason Moorea is on the top of my list to spend additional time. We swim and snorkel a little bit, hike a little etc. While this is true we want a perfect combination of relaxation too and I don't want to miss out on that in BB! We plan to do more activities while on the cruise and relax pre and post. That being said, is 7 days (5+cruise) in Moorea too long?
Help!! - Do we split equally to get the best of both - or do we spend more time in Moorea?
Kara - dreaming of Tahiti