Planning Your Perfect Tahiti Vacation in 8 Tips
Tahiti is a place that is like no other! Besides the fact that it is a tropical paradise, here are some essential tips when planning a Tahiti vacation; use this as your Tahiti travel planning tool!
1 Know a bit about Tahitian Geography – It is helpful to know some Tahitian Geography. Tahiti, Bora Bora, Papeete, which place is what? The country is officially known as French Polynesia, a group of Pacific Islands, and the largest and capital is on the island of Tahiti. The largest town is known as Papeete, on Tahiti. Other well-known islands are Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha’a, Tikeahau, and Rangiroa. It’s pretty much like how Hawaii has a large island called Hawaii, and all of the islands are known as Hawaii, but there is Oahu, Maui, Kauai, etc.
2 Book Early. Tahiti is a premier destination where often the demand is greater than supply. It is not always reliable to rely on last-minute specials. It is best to book accommodations 90 –180 days in advance. Many resorts in Tahiti give their best deals to people who book at least 6 months in advance. This goes for flights; it is important that you book your flights well in advance too, Tahiti is popular, and there are limited flights. Ask a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 to help you with this, no extra cost to you and we can find you the best deals with no hassle for you!
3 Stick to a brand. When island hopping, people who stay with the same chain of hotels will get the best bang for their buck. This is because resorts often offer multi-island discounts when staying with the same brand. Travel Team Agents know all of this info off-hand, let us arrange your trip and make sure you get the most out of your trip. Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today!
4 Book all of your air at once. You obviously need to fly to the destination, but if you plan on island hopping, we recommend booking the inter-island flights at the same time as your international airfare. Travel Team Agents do this for you – and will happily arrange all of your flights! Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today!
5 Mix and match the types of rooms you stay in! Want to stay in an over-water bungalow? We all do! In order to save money and experience what each island is known for, for instance, maybe consider a Garden room upon the first arrival, on the island you plan on being the most active. When you are outside doing activities, you’re actually not in your room till the evening. When you move onto your next island and you’re ready to soak up the Tahitian sun, magnificent scenery, and indulge yourself in sheer luxury – stay in an overwater bungalow! The combination will give you the best possible value and experience by allowing you to enjoy what each island is known for. Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today!
6 Seasonality and Meals. Often resort rates will include meals, take advantage of this. During the United States, winter is when resorts include meals in their rates, or even have reduced rates on meals – how perfect as this is when we want to escape our winter! The savings of not paying for food at your resort is worth it.
7 Visit Papeete and eat at a Roulotte. Visit Papeete, the capital and largest city of French Polynesia, it’s definitely worth it. Shopping is the best here. The local fruit and veggie markets are great, and what is most worth the visit to Papeete – is to dine out at the Roulotte’s. These are gourmet food trucks with tables and chairs set up outdoors, combining French, Tahitian, and other International cuisines. This is a great way to meet locals as well as travelers at other resorts and who also arrived by yacht or cruise ship.
8 Consider less “famous” islands. Many people know about Bora Bora and Moorea, but some of the lesser-known islands such as Huahine or Tikehau sometimes offer pretty good discounts off the room at certain times of the year, and are less crowded. The lesser-known islands are great for second-time visitors looking for something different, and if you’re looking for privacy these can be a perfect choice as well.
Ready to plan your Tahiti Vacation? Contact a Travel Team Agent today at 1-800-788-0829 for more information