Ah, it’s over! This trip report was a bit too ambitious and I’m exhausted from writing it, so I think I’ll just end it here. I wanted to go into detail because when I was planning my trip I didn’t find too much about Bora Bora so hopefully this has been a semi-useful resource. Anyway, at the end of an amazing trip (including a bike ride around the island which was exhausting and fulfilling as this trip report), we finally had a few flights home. At this point, I was anxious to get home: nine days away from Baby M is a lot and we couldn’t wait to see her!
OK, you’re tired of reading about Bora Bora and I’m tired of writing about it. BUT – the Intercontinental Thalasso’s Deep Ocean Spa is well worth a post. Seeing as we spent our last day there and it was the perfect ending to an amazing trip, I don’t mind writing this (penultimate) post in this ridiculous trip report!
While snorkeling was our most expensive excursion, the cheapest way we passed the time was by hanging out in our hotel all day. Well, cheap in the sense that we didn’t spend any EXTRA money on it. But the Intercontinental Thalasso is really nice and a great place to relax, so I thought I’d point out a few of our favorite recreational activities at the resort.
I’ve been talking a lot about the hotel and eating so I figured I’d take a little “excursion” to talk about one of our activities in Bora Bora. One of our most expensive excursions in Bora Bora was also one of the best. We organized a morning snorkeling trip with Pure Snorkeling, a local snorkeling tour company. The concierge at the Intercontinental Thalasso arranged everything, though it did cost us a little bit extra than if we had just arranged it on our own. The final cost was 12,500 XPF or about $140 USD. Expensive, but worth it!
So, staying in your hotel to eat is pretty expensive. We knew this going in, so Jess and I had to come up with plans and strategies to keep food costs down. Today I’m going to talk about our strategies and how we tried to keep costs down. Bora Bora is an obvious extreme, price wise, but I think you can save money on travel anywhere with these eating tips. Here’s how we approached things. [Read more…]