With this sale you’ll save more miles if you have a Chase United card or Chase United Business card and if you have elite status. United cardholders also get access to expanded saver and standard award availability.
A normally 70K award ticket for as low as 42K:
This promo is only available for round-trip United coach travel and is not valid with a stopover or open jaw award.
- This offer for discounted Saver Awards is available to all MileagePlus members.
- Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy from the mainland U.S., Alaska and Canada to Papeete (PPT).
- Tickets must be booked no later than 11:59 p.m. local time of origin airport (first departure airport) on February 8, 2019.
- Offer is valid for travel beginning on or after March 26, 2019, and completed on or before May 30, 2019.
From Papeete you can take a ferry or short flight to the beautiful island of Moorea, to the stunning resorts of Bora Bora, or to the many other islands of French Polynesia.
Unfortunately the arrival times into Papeete mean that you will have to overnight there as there are no later flights to connect to other islands in French Polynesia. That’s a shame.
Bora Bora and the Maldives are both famous for luxury resorts with incredible overwater bungalows. I’ve been to the W Maldives and the S. Regis Maldives, but I’ve yet to go to Bora Bora. That’s been partially due to how easy it is to find amazing business and first class awards to the Maldives, point deals that I’ve taken advantage of, and the ideal Maldives weather taking place during winter in the US.
IHG has 2 properties in Bora Bora, Marriott has 2 properties, and Hilton has 1 hotel there. If you can find award availability at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa you can book right into an overwater villa.
You can book stays in the Le Meridien or the S. Regis on the Marriott app for just 60K Marriott points/night, though it won’t be in an overwater villa.
IHG has hotels in Papeete and Moorea and Hilton has a Moorea property as well.
Papeete even has a Jewish community and an Orthodox shul, though unfortunately it’s not within walking distance of the Intercontinental Tahiti. There’s little information about it online, so I’d love to hear about it if you’ve been there.
Have you been to French Polynesia? Do you have plans to go in the future?