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Conrad Bora Bora {PYF} (formerly Hilton)

Old Apr 29, 22, 12:24 am
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Join Date: Nov 2019
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120K available

Guess the travel blogs and websites let the cat out of the bag that there's wide availability for CBB standard rooms at 120K a night. 😳

Still a decent redemption with the 5th night free, but pretty glad I locked my reservation in at 89K.

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Old Apr 29, 22, 3:25 am
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: JFK
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Originally Posted by ricohitman View Post
Does hilton tahiti provide airport transfer to PPT?
No. One-way trip runs around $20.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 10:49 am
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Join Date: Jan 2012
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Originally Posted by Cynapse View Post
Expecting the same and Im super glad I prepaid for deluxe OWB also. Not gonna lie though, was really hoping for a pool upgrade since weve never had one before! Maybe well get lucky and we can snag one for our last couple nights or something.
I prepaid for a sunset OWV back in november of 2021. Judging by what's going on right now...I'm extremely glad we did.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 11:20 am
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Originally Posted by ricohitman View Post
I prepaid for a sunset OWV back in november of 2021. Judging by what's going on right now...I'm extremely glad we did.
I'm curious, how much was your upgrade? We were quoted Pool OWB for 118,000 XPF/night back in February but passed. Don't need the pool but would have taken it in an upgrade. Paid 45,000 XPF/night for Deluxe OWB instead.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 1:16 pm
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Join Date: Mar 2010
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Originally Posted by Cynapse View Post
Thanks. It is pretty common for PP users to be denied entry for all sorts of reasons, so I've grown accustomed to it. If we get stopped I'll try to talk my way in since we aren't just flying economy. If that doesn't work we'll just pay for it. Would rather sit in a lounge for 2.5 hours for $120 than not.
We flew out of PPT to LAX last night and was able to get in the lounge with PP. There was a flight to SFO leaving that night but by the time we got up to the lounge those passengers had already boarded. So we had a pretty empty lounge for two hours before our flight. Not bad at all!
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Old Apr 29, 22, 4:30 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2019
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Originally Posted by pzpa View Post
No. One-way trip runs around $20.
Is this for a cab from the airport? Do they take credit card or will I need cash, USD or XPF? Thank you!
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Old Apr 29, 22, 7:35 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Drink Mixers?

Im packing a lot of booze for this trip! We usually drink zero calorie soda though. Does anyone have any insight for mixers sold at grocery stores? Any Diet 7-Up, Fresca, Diet Sprite, Coke Zero or Diet Coke available?

I browsed the Google images for the grocery stores but didnt see any mixer aisles unfortunately.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 7:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Cynapse View Post
Im packing a lot of booze for this trip! We usually drink zero calorie soda though. Does anyone have any insight for mixers sold at grocery stores? Any Diet 7-Up, Fresca, Diet Sprite, Coke Zero or Diet Coke available?

I browsed the Google images for the grocery stores but didnt see any mixer aisles unfortunately.
Yup there's at least Coke Light and Coke without Sugar from what I've seen. The store has booze too.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 10:00 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by Cynapse View Post
Im packing a lot of booze for this trip! We usually drink zero calorie soda though. Does anyone have any insight for mixers sold at grocery stores? Any Diet 7-Up, Fresca, Diet Sprite, Coke Zero or Diet Coke available?

I browsed the Google images for the grocery stores but didnt see any mixer aisles unfortunately.
Pack extra booze. I was surprised by how much i drank hanging out at the villa all day. Don't forget the drunk munchies either.
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Old Apr 29, 22, 10:07 pm
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Do you need to bring your own universal adapter?
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Old Apr 30, 22, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
Do you need to bring your own universal adapter?
I keep one in my carryon whenever I fly. It's surprising how often the outlets are worn out on airplanes in the US, whereas if you use the adapter you are almost always going to have a snug connection and do not have to worry about the plug falling out.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by Victor Lin View Post
Is this for a cab from the airport? Do they take credit card or will I need cash, USD or XPF? Thank you!
We took out some XPF from an ATM at the airport. The first driver could take USD as well, but we paid in XPF. I didn't inquire about the exchange rate there.

Originally Posted by italdesign View Post
Do you need to bring your own universal adapter?
You'll need the European style adapters.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by Cynapse View Post
Im packing a lot of booze for this trip! We usually drink zero calorie soda though. Does anyone have any insight for mixers sold at grocery stores? Any Diet 7-Up, Fresca, Diet Sprite, Coke Zero or Diet Coke available?

I browsed the Google images for the grocery stores but didnt see any mixer aisles unfortunately.
Prior to the pandemic you could get 2.5 liters of Coke Zero and Diet Coke with no issue at any of the different grocery stores. Hope it is still that way. We also bring juice packet that you can mix with water for mixers. Last time we visited was February 2020. Hopefully someone can chime in who has been there more recently. When you go, if you could please reply to the thread with an update. I am curious if you can find club soda?
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Old Apr 30, 22, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by Victor Lin View Post
Is this for a cab from the airport? Do they take credit card or will I need cash, USD or XPF? Thank you!
Yes, airport. We took a total of 4 cabs in Tahiti during our stay (roundtrip to Hilton Tahiti on arrival and roundtrip on departure) and paid USD for all rides. We were generally quoted something like 2100xpf or 19USD. Not sure if they accept credit cards.
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Old Apr 30, 22, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by brodielayne View Post
Pack extra booze. I was surprised by how much i drank hanging out at the villa all day. Don't forget the drunk munchies either.
For sure, we always drink a lot on vacation but I feel this one we will even more so.

How did you pack your booze? I dont really want to fly with bottles so I can save the weight. I was thinking of buying those cruise bags where you empty your alcohol into a soft plastic bag with a spout. Then maybe seal each of those with a ziplock around it. Surprisingly hard to find suggestions on how to transport booze, I cant imagine Im among the few doing it..
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