Myself and girlfriend are off on our travels next year and are stopping in the cook islands and Tahiti for a week each. Has anyone got any info on the islands as i can't seem to find anyone who has been. Any advice, recomendations, warnings etc would be greatly appreciated.
Wow, looks like i'm going to undiscovered lands. Has no one been to either island.
ahh that made me laugh-i sent out a post on fiji and i got no replies for a few days-but then all of a sudden someone will reply and the rest will follow!!
i'm still laughing!!
Hmm, haven't been, but my dad's been to French Polynesia quite a bit recently. Supposedly it's very expensive. He stayed in a hostel not far from the airport (which is convenient because you can just about walk there) last time and seemed to enjoy it. I could get the name for you if you like. I don't think there are any particular dangers you need to worry about there.
Yeah thanks Peter! That would be great. I've heard its quite expensive toobut there's ferry from Tahiti to Moorea which is supposed to be cheaper and maybe even nicer.
I had been keeping an eye on this thread because ill be going to fiji and raratonga as part of a rtw ticket. I havent thought about it too much but it looks like it will be an excellent place to spend some time. I bought the lonely planet book and it seems to cover all the most "economical" accomodation, etc
Good luck and enjoy.
Ok, the hostel is "Chez Fifi" . It actually gets some fairly average reviews around the net, but nonetheless, my dad reckoned it was ok One of the main conveniences is that you can walk to it from the airport. Supposedly a lot of flights arrive at times like 2 AM in the morning, so this can be a major benefit! Maybe stay there the first night and if it's not good enough, you can always move on. Not sure what other options there are in Papeete though.