I speak to couples about their honeymoon dreams daily. The most requested location is Tahiti, perhaps because of the gorgeous pictures that people see on social media.
So you would think with all the inquiries, that many of my clients take their honeymoon in Tahiti. They don't. Being able to AFFORD to do something means that you have the proper RESOURCES. And in the case of traveling from NY, NJ, PA or CT those two resources are Time and Money.
First, let's address the amount of time you will need. There are, of course, many routes to take, so let's stick with the most common. A flight from NY to LA is approximately 6 hours and then a flight from LA to Tahiti is approximately 5 hours. It is suggested that you arrive at the airport no later than 2 hours before a domestic flight, with a minimum layover in LA for domestic to international travel being 1.5 hours. This totals a minimum of 14.5 hours without any travel time to/from the airports. So if you left on an 8:30am EST flight, you would arrive in Tahiti at 10pm local time which is 4am EST. So it basically takes at least a full day of travel (depending on how well you sleep on a plane!)- on both ends of the trip. I am not saying any of this to discourage you from traveling to Tahiti, I simply want you to understand the time commitment. If you only have 5 days for your honeymoon, Tahiti is not your best option!
Now let's talk money! People are usually surprised about the cost, in both directions! Some people assume it is WAY out of their range and are pleasantly surprised to learn it is an option and others underestimate the cost and suffer from sticker shock! So let's discuss it so you know what to expect. Airline prices depend on many factors such as time of year, airline, originating city, etc so a range from $1500 to $2500 per person for a seat in coach is a good estimate. So, you will need a minimum budget for flights of $3000. Other costs will be transfers, accommodations, food, souvenirs, etc. which call vary greatly depending on your needs.
So there you have it - Getting to Tahiti from NY in a nutshell! Think you want to go? Give me a call, I would be happy to put together a quote for you! Changed your mind, contact me and I will discuss some options that are just as beautiful as of Tahiti!
Hi! My name is Buffy and I am the owner of Sunlit Travel! I love to plan special occasions like HONEYMOONS! My favorite part is adding special touches to make the trip especially romantic or adding a fun surprise for the bride or groom!