Tahiti
French Polynesia
By Danielle Swink

Tahiti, the name alone conjures images of sparkling white sand, crystal clear oceans, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Rich Polynesian culture, five start dining and accommodations, adventure, and romance can all be experienced in these Pacific islands. Located halfway between California and Australia; most of Tahiti’s 118 islands are grouped into five groups called archipelagos and are just waiting to be explored!

An easy flight to these south Pacific islands will land you at the Tahiti Faa’a Airport (PPT). Many of the other islands have small airports but all flights arriving in the islands first stop here. Travel among the archipelagos is accomplished by either small plane or ferry. Let WhatsCheaper.com book your flight today! (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). WhatsCheaper.com can also assist with booking your hotel reservations; just click here to get started (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

The Society Islands are home to some of the more well-known islands of Tahiti; Moorea, Bora Bora, and the island of Tahiti. Visitors will find the capital city of Papeete intriguing with fine dining, resorts, spas, and a lively nightlife.  Moorea is a lush, green island that boasts an international marathon held every year in February.  Bora Bora is widely known for its romance and couples come from all over the world to enjoy the overwater bungalows and privacy offered in this exceptional setting.

The Endless Lagoon, Rangiroa, is the second largest atoll in the world calls scuba divers to explore and play in its bountiful waters. Manihi, home of Tahiti’s first black pearl farm is still home to more than 60 pearl farms. Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Fakarava is home to many rare species of fauna and flora. The communities of this island strive to be involved in many avenues of promoting conservation. These three islands are part of the archipelago known as the Tuamotu Islands.

The Marquesas Islands hold many islands that have been left unexplored and untouched for generations.  These islands are a step back in time as the language differs from other places in Tahiti and a sense of the mystic pervades. Soaring mountains, plunging waterfalls, and sheer cliffs often leave visitors in awe at the natural wonders.

The islands at the end of the world, the Gambier Islands are home to the largest and most famous pearl farms in the Tahitian Islands. St. Michael’s cathedral on the island of Mangareva was built in 1848 and is still in use today. This cathedral has been inlaid with iridescent mother-of-pearl.

Finally, the Austral Islands is most well-known for its plethora of handcrafted items and as a home for whales. Hates, bags, and mats handwoven from coconut and pandanus leaves showcase the talent of local craftsmen. A visit between July and November will most likely result and a number of whale sightings.

While each separate archipelago has unique offerings there are opportunities that visitors will find on a number of islands. Snorkeling awaits anyone wishing to swim along the surface, diving opportunities abound and offer the chance to get up close with the sea life of the islands, and anyone can enjoy skimming along the surface in a catamaran, powerboat, or kayak. Hiking is also plentiful as is taking in the culture and heritage of these Polynesian Islands.

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MUST SEE IN Tahiti LIST:

  • 1. Point Venus
  • 2. Museum of Tahiti & Her Islands
  • 3. Tomb of King Pomare V
  • 4. Tahiti Lagoonarium
  • 5. Punaaui Beach
  • 6. Fautaua Waterfall
  • 7. Aremiti Ferry
  • 8. Paul Gauguin Museum
  • 9. Rangiroa
  • 10. Maraa Grotto

Tahiti EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Chinese New Year - January
  • 2. Moorea Marathon - February
  • 3. Tahiti Guitar Festival - February
  • 4. Tahiti Nui Ananahi - April
  • 5. Mahana Pae - May
  • 6. Tuamotu Festival - May
  • 7. Taapuna Master Surfing - May
  • 8. Ukulele Festival - June
  • 9. Tahiti Vanilla Week - June
  • 10. Tiare Festival - December

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St. Regis Bora Bora
Motu Ome'e BP 506, Bora Bora, Tahiti
By Jessica Howell

One only has to look at a picture of the crystal clear turquoise waters surrounding the emerald green peak of Mount Otemanu, and you yearn to be lounging on your own private deck hovering over the placid water,  as the warm sun tans your skin.  Sound like the place you want to go on your next vacation?  If so, WhatsCheaper.com invites you to book your stay at the St. Regis Bora Bora.

Unrivaled beauty and tranquility await you in this French Polynesian paradise.  Surrounded by the clam waters of the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora continues to be the premier location for travelers searching for relaxation, romance and stunning natural beauty.  With spectacular vistas overlooking Bora Bora’s translucent lagoon and iconic Mount Otemanu, the St. Regis hotel is the ideal place to stay on your next vacation or honeymoon.  

Guests can select from a range of villas featuring different – but equally enticing – amenities.  The most standard villa is anything but ordinary, offering direct access to the sandy beaches and breathtaking nature of Bora Bora.  Select between One-bedroom Pool-Beach Villas and slightly larger One-bedroom Oceanfront Pool Villas.  Each of the villas listed above features a private garden or terrace, a small, private plunge pool, outdoor shower and dining gazebo.

If you want to be as close to the warm turquoise waters as possible, you may want to select between the Classic Overwater One-Bedroom Villas, overlooking the peaceful lagoon; Superior Villas, which are further away from the other villas, offering additional seclusion; Deluxe Villas, which overlook the lagoon and offer views of Mount Otemanu; and Premier Villas, which feature an outdoor whirlpool, private pontoon, covered day bed and much more!  What sets these villas apart from the One-Bedroom Pool-beach villas are indoor glass viewing panels, which hover over the lagoon and look directly into the crystal water below.

Every villa at the St. Regis features premier technology, including a 42” television, a CD/DVD player with MP3 cables, a Bose Sound System and an espresso machine and mini bar.  All the villas also feature luxurious bathrooms appointed with Italian marble, double sinks, sunken bathtubs, separate rainshowers – along with premier Kenzo bath salts and Remede Spa bath products.

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Le Meridien Bora Bora
Motu Tape, BP 190, Bora Bora, Tahiti
By Chrystyne Jackson

Bora Bora, the name alone seems synonymous to exotic. When visiting this exotic South Pacific location, make your stay complete by experiencing Le Méridien Bora Bora. This location offers six distinct categories of recently renovated bungalows.

Each unit offers flat screen television, a sofa bed, and high speed internet access. Guests can enjoy an authentic Polynesian experience while enjoying modern conveniences. All units feature flat screen televisions. High speed internet access is available. Every unit includes a sofa bed. Bathrooms feature separate shower stall and bathtub. Luxurious bathrobes and slippers are provided.

A trip to Bora Bora is an escape to a carefree, exotic world. While staying at Le Méridien you can choose form the bungalows. All feature outstanding views. Guests can enjoy the finest beaches in the South Pacific: no roads, no traffic, no problems.

There are many amenities at Le Méridien. Guests can enjoy two infinity pools. Those who want the entire island experience can participate in snorkeling, kayaks and canoes, pedal boats, and beach volleyball. For a naturally environmental experience, you can visit he Turtle Sanctuary and meet and learn about marine turtles in their natural environment. If you are looking for adventure there is no shortage of opportunity.  You can try jet skiing, snorkeling, water skiing, shark and ray feeding, or joining an aqua safari. Culinary opportunity is readily available, Enjoy snacks at La Tupa, or light fare at Miki Miki Bar. Indulge in an elegant dinner at La Tiare. Or enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Le Tipania.

Bora Bora is synonymous with exotic and beauty. Be sure to make your experience there complete with a stay at Le Méridien Bora Bora, WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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