Q – We have this dream that we can do an over-the-water bungalow honeymoon for no more than $10,000 including economy airfare from New York. Is this in any way possible and how or where do we begin?
A – Difficult but not really impossible. The trick will be to use an agent who works with a major package wholesaler such as Classic Vacations. Get an air-inclusive package to Tahiti and seriously consider that your honeymoon may need to be limited to five nights to come in under budget. You didn’t mention your dates, but avoid December through March. Even though rates are highest during this period, torrential rains are also a possibility during the height of the winter season from the 18th of December through the end of January. The Paul Gauguin Cruises are really excellent for honeymooners who want to experience several of the islands. It might be over your stated budget by a bit, but since meals and drinks are included, and they have some “Free” air programs, you might be able to do a seven-night cruise that will be a significantly better honeymoon option then a shorter stay at a single resort – even if you can spot fish from the glassed in floor panel in your suite.