While your wedding day may be the most memorable day of your life, your honeymoon may be the most memorable week of your life. Therefore, you should put just much planning into it as you do your wedding. After all, you only have one honeymoon, right? One of the most romantic and unforgettable honeymoon locales you can choose to vacation in is Tahiti. Also known as the French Polynesia, this dreamlike cluster of tiny South Pacific islands is perfect for lovebirds. Want to know how to get the most out of this fantastic couple’s retreat? Follow these tips for how to plan an amazing honeymoon in Tahiti:
Save your money. Not only is Tahiti one of the most beautiful and romantic places you can choose to spend your honeymoon, but it is also one of the most expensive. Expect to pay anywhere between $500 to $1000 per night for a room in a resort, and a total of six to twelve thousand dollars for an entire seven-day stay, counting accommodations, airfare, dining, and all. Check into package deals with travel agencies, resorts, and even group saving sites like Groupon, in order to cut some of the cost.
Choose your island. You have several options, each with its own flavor. Bora Bora, for example, is full of lagoons, while Moorea is rather mountainous. Do your research and plot out the type of vacation you want, before you choose which island to stay on. If you decide you want to experience two or more islands, then you will have to figure transportation to each in your itinerary. A good rule of thumb is not to plan to visit more than two islands in seven days, or three islands in ten days.
Play the honeymooner card. When booking your reservations, be sure to mention that you are booking for your honeymoon. While it is inevitable that agents will try to up-sell you on romantic upgrades, it is also very likely that they will throw in some free congratulatory bonuses.
Save the best for last. Bora Bora is the most expensive Tahitian island you can stay on, and for good reason. While all of the Tahitian islands are beautiful, none compare to Bora Bora. Therefore, if you decide to do some island hopping (which you should!), then you should save Bora Bora for last on your trip itinerary.
If you can get away to Tahiti (and don’t mind parting with a huge sum of money) for your honeymoon, then you are sure to have a honeymoon that you will never forget. Keep these tips in mind when planning your vacation, and congratulations!
About the Author: Valene Sundblad and her fiance plan on taking a Tahiti honeymoon when they are married in the winter of 2013. She’s been planning their trip, booking hotels, and scouring the web for the best flights and knows they’re going to have a great adventure.