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Author Topic: Bora Bora Master Thread  (Read 117153 times)

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #840 on: July 25, 2016, 02:37:16 PM »
I just released 4 nights at the end of Jan at Le Moana if anyone is interested.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #841 on: September 09, 2016, 12:59:19 AM »
Do the IHG properties ever become available (reward nights)? I search almost on a nightly basis and I don't find anything.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #842 on: September 09, 2016, 01:33:28 AM »
Do the IHG properties ever become available (reward nights)? I search almost on a nightly basis and I don't find anything.
Last minute usually.   Within 2 weeks of travel because thats when all the free cancellations come pouring in

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #843 on: September 09, 2016, 01:40:26 AM »
Thanks. And I would guess that's precisely when award flights are not available? :-\

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #844 on: September 09, 2016, 12:25:43 PM »
Last minute usually.   Within 2 weeks of travel because thats when all the free cancellations come pouring in

If you're flexible this is a good strategy but if you're on a specific timeline I wouldn't count on this. None of the Ihg properties I wanted came available after 6 mo of watching, literally not one night change within two weeks. I don't know if they've changed their releasing of awards in the last few months at these properties in particular.


Also just for everyone else I'd say Moorea isn't worth it-go BOB or go home

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #845 on: September 11, 2016, 10:27:26 AM »
Really? Recently I've been reading wonderful things about MOZ.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #846 on: September 11, 2016, 12:39:19 PM »
Really? Recently I've been reading wonderful things about MOZ.

No better than Hawaii, and without any of comforts. Also the scenery really didn't blow me away there- it was nice, and if you're in the area maybe, but not worth going all the way out to FP just for MOZ.

That being said I don't know that BOB is that much better having not made it there myself, but it sure seems like it.

Also maybe things are different at the Hilton there but the IHG get like a run of the mill resort just looking to shuttle honeymooners in and out with no personalized touch. MLE felt like the exact opposite. Hopefully I'll write a TR soon

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #847 on: September 19, 2016, 11:15:57 PM »
Really? Recently I've been reading wonderful things about MOZ.
+1 as have I.  Do the people on this forum( besides Israel guy of course) think its worth going to moorea or BOB or bust?
I'm very limited with dates and award availability at bora bora is scarce.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #848 on: September 19, 2016, 11:45:28 PM »
+1 as have I.  Do the people on this forum( besides Israel guy of course) think its worth going to moorea or BOB or bust?
I'm very limited with dates and award availability at bora bora is scarce.
TIA

I can't imagine traveling all the way to PPT and not going to BOB. I don't care how pretty MOZ purports to be.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #849 on: September 20, 2016, 08:40:42 AM »
+1 as have I.  Do the people on this forum( besides Israel guy of course) think its worth going to moorea or BOB or bust?
I'm very limited with dates and award availability at bora bora is scarce.
TIA

Not worth the schlep. Moorea is a good as an add-on if you can't get all the nights u want at BOB

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #850 on: September 20, 2016, 10:02:47 PM »
Don't be fooled!

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #851 on: September 28, 2016, 09:37:55 PM »
would like to visit in jan for a week by using mileage/points only for tickets.

preferred departure city is CHI.

possible??? reading the other posts in this thread, seems not.

i have AA, united and chase UR points.

thanks for ur help.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #852 on: September 28, 2016, 11:28:43 PM »
would like to visit in jan for a week by using mileage/points only for tickets.

preferred departure city is CHI.

possible??? reading the other posts in this thread, seems not.

i have AA, united and chase UR points.

thanks for ur help.



Keep in mind its rainy season

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #853 on: October 28, 2016, 12:49:33 AM »
If I can only go once (in my lifetime) to BOB and this coming summer I can likely piece together (already started) a stay at the IHG Le moana but definitely not the Thalasso, is it worth it to go this summer or better to try and wait till I can get a stay at the Thalasso being that it seems like the much better option?
TIA for your opinions.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #854 on: October 28, 2016, 12:59:34 AM »
If you're going once, do it right. LM is nice, but it doesn't compare to Thalasso. Rooms are nicer, service is better, view is better. See my TR. (Yes, yes, I know, I'm in the middle.)
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