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How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

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How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

We're thinking of going to Tahiti and Moorea for our honeymoon in May. We're on a budget but want to make this work.

Our travel agent has suggested 5 nights in Tahiti and 6 nights and Moorea.

Is 5 nights too much in Tahiti?

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1. Re: How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

Ia orana

I might suggest to ask your agent to check for the long stay discounts on Moorea ( pay 4 stay 5 night or pay 8 stay 10 nights) at the Pearl resort among other. Moorea will offer more activities, beqches , restaurant, etc,,, than what you will find in Papeete.

Hope this helps


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Hi blueberry:

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Moorea is a beautiful island and well worth a long stay. I wouldn't stay on Tahiti for five days. The beaches are not the azure blue white sandy type as on Moorea, but rather, black sand (which is beautiful in it's own right). Papeete is a big city with shopping and dining options and a drive around the big island of Tahiti is in order. Other than that I'd really stay on Moorea longer! Possibly a two day stay in Papeete to see the sites?

sunny regards,


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I think 5 nights in Tahiti is too much. I agree that 2 would be fine. As for the other 9 nights....you could do them all on Moorea or you could throw in another island...such as Huahine, which is not nearly as expensive as say Bora Bora.

How much is your budget? Do you want to stay in over water bungalows? Are you planning to stay at 4-5 hotels, or are you open to a more local flavor style accomodation?

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4. Re: How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

If you do chose to stay in Tahiti for 5 nights make sure to check out the brandnew to open Manava Suites. Beautiful view, great pool and incredible view of Tahiti. Most bang for your bucks there.

I know a lot of people suggest not to stay in Tahiti that long. Personally I could stand especially on a budget. There is a nice white beach around the PK 18 marker.

Regards BO

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5. Re: How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

Hi all,

Well I just booked my trip and I'm in Tahiti for five nights. I can hardly wait to explore the island, these are my ideas,

* golfing (to keep my husband happy)

* or deep sea fishing (we'll both be happy then)

* circle island tour

* safari tour

* tour island on own with rental, check out musuems, black sand beaches,historical landmarks, waterfalls etc.

* sunset sail

* the markets,pearl shopping, roulettes

* find a neat local place while exploring the island for a beer and snack

* meet the local residents

* enjoy the local restaurants

And finally, relax at the resort after our loooong journey from Canada before heading to Moorea and Bora Bora to enjoy the amazing water, beaches and the islands.

I think I can fill the five days :)

Whatever you plan, enjoy! Keep in mind I'm there for 15 full days so I can afford the time in Tahiti - if you are there for 11 nights then perhaps mix it up as i'm convinced from people on this forum that Moorea is NOT TO BE MISSED! :)

I don't think Tahiti will be that bad. My two cents I guess for someone who hasn't been there yet but very excited about it :)

Congratulations and enjoy your honeymoon.



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6. Re: How many days should we stay in Tahiti?

We too spent five days on Tahiti and found lot's to do. Just visiting the market place takes at least a 1/2 day, then the circle island tour, the cultural center, etc. Lori is right about plenty to do. Then you can see Moorea at your leisure and relax.

Have a great trip.

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