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- A Bad Start & a Few Hours in Los Angeles
- Air France Lounge – Los Angeles
- Air France Business Class – Los Angeles to Papeete
- Getting to Moorea
- Hilton Moorea
- Hilton Moorea, Panoramic Overwater Bungalow #87
- An ATV Tour in Moorea
- Whale & Dolphin Watching in Moorea
- Eating in Moorea
- Moorea to Bora Bora
- Bora Bora Airport To InterContinental Thalasso
- Emerald Overwater Bungalow #204 at the InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora
- Jet-Skiing in Bora Bora
- A 9 Hour Bike Ride Around Bora Bora
- Eating in the InterContinental Thalasso
- InterContinental Thalasso Coral Garden Suite
- Around the InterContinental Thalasso
- Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort
- Royal Overwater Villa, Hilton Bora Bora Nui
- Dinner at Villa Mahana
- Eating in the Hilton Bora Bora
- Is Food Expensive in Bora Bora?
- A Day in Papeete
- Air Tahiti Nui and Southwest Flights Home
- Conclusion & Blog Giveaway!
Daraius: We arranged for transportation to the airport in Moorea through the Hilton. We paid 1,200 XPF (~$13) per person for a shared van to the airport. We had checked out at 7:30 am and gone straight for our whale watching expedition in the morning.
We got back to the hotel around noon and went for a walk outside before returning at 12:45, 15 minutes before our transfer.
We arrived at the airport around 1 hour before departure time, checked in, and waited for our plane.
The airport is very small and there is NO security. You just walk to the plane! I couldn’t get over the novelty!
The 45 minute flight from Moorea to Bora Bora cost $247 per person on Air Tahiti (different from international airline Air Tahiti Nui). You can’t redeem miles for this flight, but you could use Citi Thank You points where 1 point = 1.33 cents towards air travel, Chase Ultimate Rewards where 1 point = 1.25 cents per point towards air travel, or Capital One or American Express Membership Rewards points.
Emily Jablon: There was no restaurant or fast food at the airport. Poor Daraius had a lunch of a Magnum caramel chocolate ice cream bar and Pringles Sour Cream and Onion potato chips. I packed powerbars for myself because of my fish allergy, so I had one of those, plantain chips, and mango slices (I stocked up at Trader Joe’s before our trip in case I could not eat locally due to my fish allergy).
The plane was a small propeller plane.
The Moorea airport was tiny.
And the airport in Bora Bora was small as well.
We read that the best seats, for the flight into Bora Bora, were on the left side of the plane. So we lined up for boarding as soon as our incoming flight landed in Moorea. The view from the plane was very pretty.
Daraius: We didn’t realize it at the time, but the crab claw-like arrangement of overwater bungalows in the bottom left portion of the picture below was the InterContinental Thalasso resort where we stayed for 2 nights!
Emily Jablon: Be sure to sit either close to the front of the plane or close to the back of the plane othwerwise you could wind up with a lovely view of the propellers!
After we landed, we went to the InterContinental welcome booth at the airport and picked up our bags.