Thank you for all the valuable information I have found in these forums. I hope the experts here are getting some good travel karma for all they're putting out there!
My hubby and I need a relaxing vacation...with our 1.5 year old toddler! We're from SoCal and while I read the recent post with advice to take kids to Maui instead of FP....we've been to HI, and want to see somewhere new, and experience a foreign culture also. And FP is closer to us than the Caribbean! We have a sweet little boy who has already survived a 16 hour flight to Dubai and road trips around the Pacific Northwest...so we're not shy to traveling with a little one.
We want to do a trip on points and miles in September, so we'll be staying at the Hiltons on BB and Moorea. A few questions:
1. Are we completely crazy to take a 1.5 year old to FP and will we be completely out of place and not able to do anything? We don't want to disturb any honeymooners :). We don't dive or pursue active water sports. We might snorkel, play in the waves/sand, and would like to tour the island and take in new cultures and beautiful scenery.
2. Because we're using Hilton points, we can only get 4 nights at BB first and 6 nights at Moorea second, although I've read your advice on going Moorea first and then BB. Why the recommendation on Moorea before BB? And push-come-to-shove is it ok to do BB first? Is our most cost and time effective method of transport an Air Tahiti air pass to do Tahiti-BB-Moorea and then ferry from Moorea to Tahiti?
3. Any recommendations on where to stay for our one night in Tahiti? Is it worth looking around the island briefly before going on to BB? We get in late on Th 9/8 so we have to wait until Fri 9/9 to take a flight to BB.
4. I read something in a post about the milk being different in Tahiti. Given we have our son with us, anyone have more info on this? Although I read the advice on bringing snacks and a cooler since food is $$$$, I don't think I can bring a gallon of milk :).
THANK YOU in advance for your help, I really appreciate it.