I have read all of the fantastic comments and suggestions I could find, including trip reports, but still have a few questions. Please forgive me if I post this under the Bora Bora forum as well since these questions pertain to both islands. My husband, myself and another couple ( all 60 ish) will be celebrating our anniversaries June 18 -30 on Moorea ( 3 nights), Bora Bora ( 4 nights) and Rangoria (3 nights). We love to travel and experience most anything ( we don't scuba dive, skydive, or hike) within reason for people our age. We love to eat great food, whether at a fine dining establishment or a local eatery. Assuming price is not important, I have a few questions and would appreciate your help.
Trying to experience a little of each type of room, we are staying in Deluxe Garden Villa at the Hilton Moorea, a Diamond Overwater villa at the Intercontinental Thalasso on Bora Bora and a Beach Bungalow at the Kia Ora on Rangoria. At the Hiton, are there any rooms we should request or stay away from getting? Same question for the other two hotels as well.
Restaurant questions: we are very disappointed that La Villa Mahana will be closed from June 15 till July 14 ( does anyone know why) so we will have to go with other restaurants. Are there any on any of these islands that would require reservations before we leave? I know there are many worth visiting but had only seen La Villa Mahana mentioned as making reservations this far ahead of time.
Excursions: same question, don't want to over plan, we want to "go with the flow" but would there be anything on any of these islands we should book now?
The reason I was concerned is we were told this is honeymoon season and it may be very busy at this time. I would hate to go all that way and be disappointed we couldn't eat somewhere or do an activity because we failed to book early. Thanks for any help you might provide. Many of your posts have already been very helpful.