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Advice on TahitiTravel.com all-inclusive deals?

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Advice on TahitiTravel.com all-inclusive deals?

My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for late August this year. We recently came across the website: http://www.tahititravel.com, which offers travel packages at very reasonable rates. One that looks interesting is 8 days in Moorea & Tahiti (6 nights on Moorea). The package includes flights from LAX, inter-island transport, 7 breakfast, 6 dinners and a couple of excursions. There are four hotel options, but with the Sofitel Moorea as an example, the per person rate is $2,995.

Based on other pricing we've seen, this seems almost too good to be true. Does anyone have any experience with this site or these types of packages?

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1. Re: Advice on TahitiTravel.com all-inclusive deals?

Tahiti Travel is a well-established TA based in California that specializes in FP. It has run one of the most imformative and interesting Tahiti message forums for 12 years at www.tahiti-explorer.com. (Go to that site and make sure it is the same agency you are looking at.) They are offering some nice package specials now, available through the resorts and the airlines in the "low season," and the package you are looking at sounds wonderful! You can read the feedback from prior customers at their website. I personally would not hesitate to use their services.

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Considering that normal airfare from LAX to PPT is $1400 per person, this sounds like a great deal. I've never used this company, but I have visited the forum the previous post references, and it seems like you can get some honest feedback there. Moorea is a great place! We spent 3 weeks there and loved it.

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No one else said this but, just be sure that the package is a quote for August prices.

I believe that the high season in FP is June, July, and August-- with corresponding higher rates. That website, tahititravel, does have some great offers and a great forum. There are some expert travel agents on this site too who can book you if you do not find a local tahiti expert.

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I have found their prices to be high and/or with lots of add-ons. Not to mention their agents are arrogant. IME. You can probably do better booking on your own, although perhapstheir "specials" area good deal.

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I agree that the prices you are seeing now, for low season, may not be the same prices available to you in August, which is the high tourist season. Most of the specials advertised now expire around the end of May, from what I've seen posted everywhere, so please read the fine print on any special you see. But definitely contact Yves, the owner at Tahiti Travel, for a quote when you are price-shopping -- they have gotten quite a lot of nice feedback, are a very reliable company well-familiarized with French Polynesia, and you will get an excellent package from them, regardless of when you go.

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P.S. I totally disagree with the prior poster that you should try to book on your own if this is your first trip to Tahiti. There are a lot of complicated transfers and interisland logistics to be dealt with, and you are better off (and it would most likely be be cheaper in the long run) to use a Tahiti specialist for your first trip there, because of their access to discounted fares and resort specials. Other posters will back me up on this -- there are some horror stories out there on trying to do it on your own the first time, especially if you do not speak fluent French!

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That is a GREAT price, I just went onto the site to look at some of the packages and some of them are really good for what your getting. I am getting married NEXT April so I have been looking around at prices and what not. The only thing is that I would be flying from Philadelphia.

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I would agree with Barbi - even though I've been several times, I've never found booking on my own to be cheaper than going through an agent (and I've used several based on price). It seems like the ONLY way it's cheaper to book on your own is if you are using points / miles for some portion of the trip...

As to TahitiTravel.com, I haven't used them - their quotes were always higher than others - just my experience.

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I booked everything om my own for my first trip to FP. Saved a ton of money, and had no problems whatsoever. All of the info that you need is right here on this borad.

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