Going through brochures and brochures of Bora Bora wedding packages can certainly overwhelm any couple or should we say a “bride”! Seriously, when it comes to destination weddings and honeymoons, the possibilities of wedding packages are limitless with each one laying out better accommodations, facilities and services than the other. Bora Bora wedding packages are simply hard to resist but the real inner struggle is when it comes to prices. Questions like “are they within my budget, how many guests can be accommodated, what about the menu, bridal bouquet” etc will plague any bride. In this article we compare two types of packages that present the most temptation for luxury lovers, and discuss their prices. Read on about Bora Bora wedding packages in resorts compared to weddings on cruise ships.
Let’s first have a look at the available different wedding packages that are conducted in resorts, All of Bora Bora resorts offer the standard packages that usually are of three or four types. These wedding packages range from a simple basic wedding to the most private one. These weddings are conducted in a traditional Polynesian style by a Tahitian priest and the wedding decorations too are done up in a Polynesian manner. While simple basic Bora Bora wedding packages cost somewhere between 700 $ to 1800 $, the more elegant weddings cost somewhere between 200 $ to 4000 $. These prices are subject to change depending on the couples’ preferences of course. And please note that because of its exclusivity and location, this island does not have any all inclusive resorts and hence you will not find any Bora Bora honeymoon all inclusive packages there. You will have to pay for everything separately, unless you stumble upon a special offer.
Dreaming of getting married on a ship? Well, here is your chance now to get married on a cruise in Bora Bora. The Four Seasons has now introduced a new catamaran cruise called the “Navigator” just for your wedding. This cruise wedding can accommodate up to a maximum guests of forty (40) including the priest. Presided and conducted by a Tahitian priest and accompanied by two musicians in a traditional Polynesian way, the cost of these wedding packages start from 2,150 $. Whether you are looking for a private affair or an elegant one, the staff of “Navigator” is ever ready to do your bidding.
Now let’s move onto the bigger ships and cruise lines that circulate in Bora Bora. You have many options when it comes to cruises, and they depend on your chosen departure port. If you depart from Australia or North America (or even Hawaii), you may only get to spend a few short days in Bora Bora as the cruise ship will take several days to get to the island and back, visiting a few more ports on the way. Such itineraries are common for popular cruise lines like Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Cunard. You may be able to score a good deal on those longer cruises if you don’t mind spending quite a few days enjoying activities on board of the vessel rather than on land. However, if you prefer to visit as much of the French Polynesia as possible, opt out for Paul Gauguin Cruises’ 5 star luxury experience! Your 7 night love trip starts and ends in Papeete, Tahiti, and visits a group of Society Islands – Raiatea, Tahaa/Motu Mahana, Bora Bora and Moorea. With one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios of any cruise ship, your wedding on board of Paul Gauguin will be a mix of the traditional style ceremony and exotic stylish celebration customized according to your needs. This cruise line also offers a honeymoon celebration treat with a complementary bottle of champagne upon your arrival, a special gathering on the ship that features a local traditional blessing ceremony, a photo portrait of the happy couple and a pillow gift. Prices for this 1 week of heaven range from about $3000 to $4500, depending on the season.
As seen in this article, cruising seems to be a great all inclusive alternative to staying on the island at one of the resorts for both your wedding and Bora Bora honeymoon week. While the prices for both types of stay are similar since you would have to pay for everything separately on land at a hotel vs all inclusive cruise ship option, the drawback of cruising is that you would miss out on Bora Bora’s main attraction – staying at over the water bungalows. The main advantage, however, is that you will get to visit several islands at once, which is great for those couples who love to explore.
Whether you choose to stay on land or on water, we advise you to get in touch with the resorts, cruise lines or travel agents directly to get the actual specific details about Bora Bora wedding packages.