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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2012, 05:23:18 PM »
Was the water rough or calm? I recently traveled to the Maldives and the only thing that disappointed me was the rough water.
I'd imagine in both places that it depends on the time of year.
When did you go to MLE?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 12, 2012, 05:27:03 PM »
July 11th - 17th. I wrote a TR here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=15937.120

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2012, 05:34:21 PM »
AFAIK that's low season for MLE but for
BOB that would be high season then.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 12, 2012, 06:02:14 PM »
Correct.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2012, 04:06:54 PM »
I am going to Bora Bora this week. Anybody have any good tips?

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2012, 04:25:36 PM »
I am going to Bora Bora this week. Anybody have any good tips?
Wow, awesome!
I don't think any DDF'er has ever been.

How much did you pay for tickets and the hotel?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2012, 04:43:09 PM »
How much did you pay for tickets and the hotel?

+1, and which airline and hotel?

Did you use points? How long are you going for?
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2012, 04:44:24 PM »
I am going to Bora Bora this week. Anybody have any good tips?

Sorry, no experiences here :P

Pics and a trip report please.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2012, 04:52:22 PM »
Pics and a trip report please.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 21, 2012, 10:45:53 AM »
I bought two tickets for 75k miles each from JFK to PPT.
I am staying at the la meridian with starwood points.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 21, 2012, 10:46:51 AM »
I bought two tickets for 75k miles each from JFK to PPT.
I am staying at the la meridian with starwood points.
On what airline? In what class?
How much were tickets from PPT-BOB?
How many Starwood points was the hotel?
How much more would the S. Regis have been?

We want details :D
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 21, 2012, 11:06:15 AM »
On what airline? In what class?
How much were tickets from PPT-BOB?
How many Starwood points was the hotel?
How much more would the S. Regis have been?

We want details :D
Me thinks AA/TN in coach.

Hope I'm wrong, but from my experience, using SPG points in BOB is never a great value...

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2012, 11:31:49 AM »
Hope I'm wrong, but from my experience, using SPG points in BOB is never a great value...
That's my assumption as well.  Probably can sell the points and pay for the S. Regis and still have change.
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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2012, 11:37:24 AM »
That's my assumption as well.  Probably can sell the points and pay for the S. Regis and still have change.
Yup. SPG50, SPG355N and similar often give good deals.

On the other hand, some people don't sell their points so if you have enough of them, why not.

And while youre going to BOB, it may be well worth looking at other hotels besides the chains.

Though many have a hard time wrapping their head around spending $800-$1000+/night.

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Re: Bora Bora Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2012, 01:30:00 PM »
I bought two tickets for 75k miles each from JFK to PPT.

Details? Which miles? Which metal? Routing? Class(es)? etc.
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