How much would you pay for views of sparkling, turquoise water; tropical, coconut-bra-appropriate weather; and some alone time with your soon-to-be fiancé? After Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge took their enviable vacation to Bora Bora in Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 18, we had to check our piggy banks and wonder, “Hm, can we afford that?”
Well, we might need to save a few more pennies. First, as far as flights go, if you want skimp and skip out on the first class accommodations (though it certainly looks like Eddie and Tamra were sipping champagne from the expensive seats), two plane tickets will set you back at least $3,390, according to Expedia. (Springing for first class? Better scrape together $16,740 for the pair.)
Then there’s the oh so fabulous bungalow they stayed in. The Four Seasons in Bora Bora costs a minimum of $1,037 a night for the “Resort View Over Water King Bungalow.” If you have discriminating taste and prefer a “Lagoon View Over Water Bungalow,” it adds $433 a night to the bill. The good news? Breakfast is included either way! (Hey, you have to save money where you can.)
Though we only saw the couple eat once (and we assume they didn’t fry up those clams they found scuba diving), they probably spent roughly $200 per person a day on meals, according to estimates on Trip Advisor and Frommer’s. (Good thing the hotel comps breakfast!) We’re not sure what other activities the couple participated in, but Tamra and Eddie definitely went scuba diving. The Top Dive site lists their rates for the Blue Honeymoon for 2 package as $273.78.
Now it’s time for a little math. Since this was Tamra and Eddie’s engagement trip, let’s assume they spared no expense. Between their limo rides, the first-class flight, the bungalow (we’ll give them a three-day, whirlwind trip), and the scuba diving, they spent roughly $23,162.42. Yowza.
Add to that the price of the gorgeous sparkler Eddie put on Tamra’s finger and the mind begins to spin. If you want to do the bargain-basement version (and travel in economy class like a peasant), you’ll still need at least $8,041.67!