We are going on the 10-day Princess cruise and will be staying 2 nights in Papeete (Oct 8th-9)
I'm looking at 2 choices for the room: The IC is $300 a night and the other airport hotel is $180 a night. Is it worth paying extra and staying at the InterContinental?
While we are there, I would like to see the island. Is there a bus I can take from the hotel area (Le Truck?) or should I just enjoy the area around the hotel?
Where is the best place to buy souvenirs (t-shirts, mugs, magnets, etc)? On the other islands, at the hotel, boat or markets? We will not have any time when we return from the cruise.
I've read the other posts about the duty free stores for liquor and we like to have a little drink when possible, lol... we are traveling from Sydney to Papeete. Is it better to buy the liquor at the Sydney airport and bring as a carryon to Papeete (is that allowed?)