If your travel destination is not served by Apple Vacations from yesterday's post, then try C & H which offers nearly every other destination you could imagine (as far as I know they do not offer travel to Antarctica...yet). Since my friend Shelly is getting married next year and trying to figure out where to go on her honeymoon, I checked into what C & H offers to Bora Bora, Tahiti. Of course the best flights are through Air Tahiti Nui (see earlier post) but for a consolidator package at the five star Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa, C & H offers air and hotel for $4065 for a week in June of 2009; to give you an idea of how good this deal is, the "special deal" offered at the hotel website has the lowest priced rooms starting at $700 per night, so the C & H deal is about $2500 cheaper than booking it yourself (you save $1000 for the room and about $1500 for the airfare). Yes, it is still very expensive, but Bora Bora Lagoon Resort is the stuff of dreams, with 50 of it's 80 bungalows over the water, first class accommodations, and service that even offers your own private beach picnic complete with private chef and server. This is epitome of the dream vacation, so if only the best will do, this is the place to live your dreams.
If you don't have that kind of budget, or would like to return from your dream vacation with some great memories and some money for other things, like food and shoes, then check out Club Med. Yes, Club Med has a beautiful classy resort in Bora Bora that actually caters to honeymooners and couples (many couples from Japan marry in Tahiti). They also have bungalows over the water and they are the resort with access to the famous and fabulous Motu Tapu (the island you see in every travel brochure of Tahiti) only 5 minutes away. Since everything is very expensive in Tahiti, an all-inclusive Club Med vacation makes sense for anyone who wants to eat and drink well without worrying about paying $8 for every glass of orange juice.
Bora Bora is not a great place for single people unless you are a writer like James Michner, a hermit, or so comfortable being alone in a sea of couples that you don't care, but with all that being said, I would go back again just to play with the fish as they swim up to the beach on Motu Tapu tomorrow. Is it tomorrow yet?