RIU starts 2019 with the re-opening of the Riu Tikida Palmeraie hotel, following its complete renovation
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The hotel opened in Marrakech in 2009 and now has new communal areas, restaurants and rooms, following a complete renovation
The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has started the year by re-opening the Riu Tikida Palmeraie hotel, located just six kilometres from the historic centre of Marrakech. The hotel closed last November for complete renovation, including overhauling the rooms and the communal areas.
The hotel, which opened in 2009, is nestled among exotic gardens and it has an all-inclusive service, free Wi-Fi and fun entertainment programmes. This radical renovation has visually opened up the communal areas, creating a more spacious and light-filled lobby, where abundant plants create a magnificent optical effect and recreate a garden inside the hotel itself. The restaurants and bars have been renovated too, with a fresh and updated style in their decoration and layout. The culinary offerings will continue to provide the finest dishes in a buffet of international cuisine, with themed nights, to complement the two restaurants, “El Nakheel”, specialising in Moroccan cuisine, and the Italian, “La Trattoria”.
The 392 rooms that make up the hotel have also been completely renovated. The bathtubs have been removed and replaced with showers, and the floors and decoration have also been replaced. Earth and wood tones predominate, creating a warm, exotic atmosphere that is so typical of this destination.
The outside areas are one of the hotel’s most iconic features, with a magnificent pool, reminiscent of an oasis in the desert itself, and these areas have also been renovated in line with the hotel’s new style, along with the indoor pool. What’s more, Riu Tikida Palmeraie offers entertainment for all the family: those with artistic flair can have fun at the RiuArt workshop, sporty ones can enjoy the gym and the RiuFit programme, and the little ones can have a whale of a time at the park, the children’s pool and RiuLand Kid’s Club. The hotel also has a wellbeing centre so you can go home from your holiday feeling totally rejuvenated.
Riu Tikida Palmeraie is one of five hotels that RIU has in Morocco. Another three are located in the Agadir region, and Riu Tikida Garden, which is also in Marrakech, is scheduled for renovation in the 2019/2020 season. Furthermore, Riu Palace Taghazout is scheduled to open this August, and it will be the company’s first hotel in this Moroccan destination.
In this way, RIU is continuing in its strong commitment to the complete renovation of its portfolio of hotels, adapting to its guests’ needs and championing design and innovation in its far-reaching renovation plans.
About RIU Hotels & Resorts:
The international RIU chain was founded in Mallorca by the Riu family in 1953 as a small holiday firm and is still owned by the family's third generation. The company specialises in holiday resorts and over 70% of its establishments offer its acclaimed All Inclusive by RIU service. With the inauguration of its first city hotel in 2010, RIU is expanding its range of products with its own line of city hotels called Riu Plaza. RIU Hotels & Resorts now has 93 hotels in 19 countries which welcome over 4,5 million guests a year and provide jobs for a total of 29,985 employees. RIU is currently the world's 35th ranked chain, one of the Caribbean's most popular, the 4th largest in Spain in terms of revenue and the fourth largest in number of rooms.
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Apple Leisure Group Announces Ground Breaking of Breathless Cancun Resort & Spa
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Breaking News from Apple Leisure Group Feb 25, 2019 New Breathless All Inclusive All Adults Resort Coming to the Hotel Zone in Cancun. Book it at Berman Travel 866-934-6292 www.BermanTravel.com
Construction kicks off on resort project valued at more than $160 million USD; Company’s rapidly expanding footprint now boasts more than 30 branded properties in Mexico
Source: AMResorts / ALG
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pennsylvania and CANCUN, Mexico (Feb. 25, 2019) – AMResorts® (AMR), an Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) related brand announced today the signing of Breathless® Cancun Resort & Spa, the third Breathless-branded property in Mexico. This new deal reaffirms the company’s commitment to expanding AMResorts’ presence in the country where it has more than 30 resorts across seven award-winning brands.
The Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín Gonzaléz, presided over the customary first stone placement ceremony where he was joined by Alex Zozaya, CEO of ALG and several prominent dignitaries, including; Mara Lezama, Mayor of the Municipality of Benito Juárez; Francisco Javier Luque, President of Fuerte Group; Marisol Venegas, Secretary of Tourism of the State of Quintana Roo; and Armando Palma Peniche and Armando Palma Vargas of Grupo Promotora Residencial.
Governor, Carlos Joaquín noted that the project will create more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs, benefitting the local population and strengthening the competitive and high-quality product offering in the Mexican Caribbean. "Working together generate major investments for the benefit of the local population, will result in a better quality of life for the people," Joaquín said.
“Despite the challenges that continue to impact the tourism industry in Mexico, ALG maintains its commitment to Cancun and other destinations in the country. We remain loyal to our goal of attracting investment for new projects that will create jobs and economic benefits in these regions and the Breathless Cancun Resort & Spa is a great example of this” said Zozaya. “We are bullish on the future of the Mexican tourism market and will work hand-in-hand with local stakeholders to ensure this new project continues ALG’s tradition of bringing value to the regions where AMResorts brands are present, with concepts that simultaneously surpass travelers’ expectations.”
Francisco Javier Luque, President, Fuerte Group; Marisol Venegas, Secretary of Tourism of Quintana Roo; Alex Zozaya, CEO de ALG; Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González; Mara Lezama, President of the Municipality of Benito Juárez; Armando Palma Vargas, Managing Director of Grupo Promotora Residencial; y Armando Palma Peniche, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Promotora Residencial.
Located in the vibrant Cancun Hotel Zone, more than $160 million USD will be invested into the development of Breathless® Cancun Resort & Spa. The resort will be comprised of 429 guestrooms and suites, and it is slated to open in summer 2021. The resort will offer the brand’s now-iconic Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept, where everything is included, and all without wristbands.
“The potential of Cancun is tremendous, as the area continues to evolve to meet demand for more luxury accommodations and offerings,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG. “Our ability to leverage our extensive brand management experience in the region allows us to work with hotel owners to refine the product and provide an unmatched ROI for owners, while creating truly differentiated brands for guests to experience.”
The resort is the latest addition to the Breathless Resorts & Spa brand collection, which includes branded properties in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Most recently, ALG announced the signing of Breathless Tulum Resort & Spa, which is set to open in 2021. The brand’s growth will be supported by ALG’s strong distribution network to the region, which brings more than 2.3 million passengers annually to the area.
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Caribbean Free Air: All Package Fares are available in US/Canadian dollars, per guest, based on double-occupancy in a Vista suite and include Free Roundtrip Economy Class flights. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Promotional Free Economy Class is offered from select U.S. and Canadian gateways. Promotional air offer is only applicable to specified voyages. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. Airline baggage fees are not included. This will be available for booking at an additional charge. Deviations to air travel dates are accepted at a charge of USD 150 / CAD 200 per request plus all additional air costs. In the event Economy Class air is not available (determined at Silversea’s sole discretion) or for guests not utilizing the promotional air offer or for non-US/Canadian guests, a non-use Air credit in the amount of USD 500 / CAD 750 per person may be applied. Offer applies to new bookings made between February 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. Bookings made before or after the promotional period will not qualify for the savings. In case of succeeding voyages made by the same customer (combo or multiple bookings) the non-use credit can be only applied once. Other restrictions apply.
Last-Minute Savings All fares shown are cruise-only, available in USD / CAD, per guest, based on double-occupancy. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Last Minute Savings offer valid on new, individual bookings made between 16 January, 2019 and 28 February, 2019. Offer is not applicable to group bookings. Single supplements will apply and vary by voyage. Guests benefit from a one-category suite upgrade (up to Deluxe Veranda on Silver Cloud, Silver Spirit and Silver Muse; up to Terrace on Silver Galapagos; up to Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper; up to Mid Veranda on Silver Wind, and up to Vista on Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer) and a US$1,000 onboard credit per suite. If the one-category upgrade is not available guests will instead receive a US$500 onboard credit per suite. Guests travelling on combination voyages will be eligible for the upgrade and onboard credit on the qualifying segment, but not on those segments that are not part of the Last Minute Savings promotion. To reserve a Silversea cruise under the Last Minute Savings promotion, a 50% deposit of the total booking cost is required within two (2) days of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Other restrictions may apply.
Bonus Savings Days promotion valid on new, individual bookings made between January 4, 2019 and February 28, 2019. Guest benefits from an extra savings per person, valid on all categories, on all cruises sailing between 4 January 2019 and 31 March 2020, plus a selection of cruises sailing beyond 31st March 2020. Guest is eligible for up to $250 savings per guest with a maximum of $500 savings per suite. Savings amount varies by voyage. Savings applied to cruise fare at checkout. Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Single supplements will apply and vary by voyage. Other restrictions may apply. Promotion valid on new, individual bookings made between January 4, 2019 and February 28, 2019. Guest benefits from an extra savings per person, valid on all categories, on all cruises sailing between 4 January 2019 and 31 March 2020, plus a selection of cruises sailing beyond 31 March 2020. Guest is eligible for up to $250 savings per guest with a maximum of $500 savings per suite. Savings amount varies by voyage. Savings applied to cruise fare at checkout. Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Single supplements will apply and vary by voyage. Other restrictions may apply.
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Virgin Voyages sets out to rival food scene of world famous cities
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Virgin Voyages cuisine is boldly casual. Below is the official press release from Virgin Voyages about their on-board dining. Berman Travel is NOW selling 2020 Virgin Voyages inaugural year voyages
Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line’s food reveal breaks all the traditional industry rules.
NEW YORK, NY — Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, today announces the breadth of its onboard eateries, which include an expansive array of restaurants ranging from haute cuisine to casual fare. With a total of 20+ food choices onboard Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, the company released new designs for their restaurants, seaside lounges and casual eateries by their Creative Collective, which includes world-renowned designers from Roman and Williams, Tom Dixon, Concrete Amsterdam and Softroom, amongst others.
Virgin Voyages does not believe in paying more for great food and ditched the traditional upcharges levied when dining in specialty restaurants at sea. Virgin Voyages has designed all eateries on board to offer exceptional made to order eats and opted to include all restaurant food in the voyage fare.
“We want our eateries to delight and ignite serendipitous experiences for our sailors, so have set out on a mission to capture the spirit of dining in the best cities of the world and bring it to sea,” said Tom McAlpin, president and chief executive officer for Virgin Voyages. “Because food is the fuel for our bodies and souls, and we’re Virgin Voyages, naturally it all had to be included within your ticket price.”
The Virgin Voyages Rebellious Luxe experience is rooted in the modern romance of sailing: a thoroughly new take on the formal grandeur and opulence of the ocean liner heyday when ships were at the forefront of both technology and luxury.
Virgin Voyages will offer sailors a uniquely elevated and boutique Adult-by-Design experience for the 18+ traveler. Virgin Voyages aims to be one of the cleanest fleets at sea, with a ban on single-use plastics for its sailors and no buffet on board the ship, the company will significantly reduce waste and reinvest savings into clean technology and quality products for its sailors. The Scarlet Lady is designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury and will set sail from PortMiami for the 2020 season with 2,770 sailors and 1,160 crew on an unforgettable journey to the Caribbean, she will also be the newest ship sailing to Havana on select voyages.
“There’s a Virgin twist on everything you’ll see aboard the Scarlet Lady, which means there will be no stuffy formalities, boring buffets and no main dining rooms. Sailors are not going to want to leave our ship after they experience how we’ve designed our restaurants and tasted the dishes we are going to be serving up in 2020,” said Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group
Virgin Voyages will bring city-like eating to sea and throw out the traditional cruise dining rule book, with no buffet, no main dining room, no forced formal wear, no assigned seating, no assigned dining times and enhanced the choice for sailors to grab a bite by keeping restaurant doors open until well into the night and in some cases the early hours of the morning.
With beautifully-designed eateries setting the stage, Virgin Voyages has expanded its Creative Collective to include the world class AvroKO Hospitality Group, AvroKO's strategy arm, Brand Bureau (BB), and their very own Michelin-starred chef Brad Farmerie. BB took the reigns creating the strategy for the entire on-board food and beverage experience, viewing it as its own small city and thinking through what experiences the people of that city would want and enjoy. Chef Brad Farmerie of AvroKO Hospitality Group came in to help develop the overall culinary programming strategy and identify culinary experts in the various cuisine types to execute each of the exciting menus. AvroKO Hospitality Group’s portfolio includes Saxon + Parole, Genuine Liquorette, and Ghost Donkey.
“When working with the Virgin Voyages team, we were inspired by some of the best dining spots around the world but also had to gaze into what the future of dining would look like to bring the most alluring restaurant concepts to sea,” said Executive Chef Brad Farmerie from AvroKO Hospitality Group. “Each restaurant will not only serve delicious food, they will also have a unique vibe and energy to them to satiate sailor’s hunger for excitement and restoration while on vacation.”
From experimental and haute cuisine to healthy quick bite options, the onboard eateries are tailored for sailors to realize new experiences that are grounded in core values of discovery, transformation, intimate connections and Vitamin Sea - the brand’s approach to well-being for people and the planet - whilst always being never normal.
Sailors can dine at a table or opt to enjoy their meal at the bar, with nearly all restaurants on board featuring a bar. Each restaurant will be helmed by a leading chef who leads their kitchen with passion and artfulness. With a made-to-order philosophy around food, Virgin Voyages pledges to never have to sacrifice quality for a quick bite.
Situated in a 5,866 square foot restaurant at the aft of the ship, designed by Roman and Williams, Wake offers sailors a dramatic view of the ship’s wake. Serving a theatrical take on steak and seafood, Wake is the most glamorous restaurant on the ship with an experience inspired by The Wolseley - London and The Grill - New York, and a dramatic grand staircase. Offerings include a raw bar (design inspired by the bow of a speedboat), land and sea classics, a table-side cocktail cart and a Sommelier led Magnum program.
With an interior scheme that nods to the namesake, the bold camouflaging of ships from WWI using patterns of black and white paint, Razzle Dazzle was designed by Concrete Amsterdam. With vibrant and creative twists on vegetarian fare and a juice bar. Razzle Dazzle delivers a healthy dose of nice with just the right amount of wrong. The “nice” menu offers plant-based vegetarian and vegan dishes including must have muchies such as the Impossible Burger. The “naughty” side enables sailors to order meat “add-ons” and offers to spike their healthy smoothies with boozy shots. To live up to the boldness of its name, Razzle Dazzle will not simply brunch but rather Drag Brunch, where sailors are treated to a performance by the Scarlet Lady’s resident drag performer and friends. For a small fee, sailors can opt to enjoy bottomless drag-inspired cocktails like the “Yasss Queen” and the Rizzle Dizzle, a CBD infused cocktail.
THE TEST KITCHEN
The Test Kitchen will offer sailors innovative and avant-garde cuisine in a clean and modern space designed by Concrete Amsterdam. Inspired by Escoffier’s Ma Cuisine, this laboratory-like eatery is part cooking school and part restaurant, making it the ultimate place for discovery through cuisine with an atmosphere that is educational, experiential and social all in one. The chef-driven set menus are presented in the form of an ingredient list to Sailors who will discover how the chef combines the list of flavors throughout the course of the meal. This eatery hosts a number of different experiences throughout the voyage from cooking classes, to mixology school to coffee labs, and even a few late-night lock-ins, where sailors will be invited to raid the chef’s fridge and dig into a midnight feast.
Geonbae, the equivalent of the expression bottoms up in Korean, is a Korean BBQ restaurant designed by Softroom. Hosted by the loudest servers at sea, each meal will begin with a complimentary round of soju for the table and throughout the evening sailors are encouraged to take part in lively Korean drinking games. A social, hands on, interactive, fun dining experience, Geonbae features specially engineered flameless grills built into each table and invites Sailors to literally play with their food as they cook their perfect BBQ.
An elevated Mexican restaurant designed by Tom Dixon, Pink Agave transports sailors to the vibrant streets of Mexico City through immersive void lighting. Offering a wide variety of Mexican specialties that inspire sailors to discover authentic Mexican flavors including tlayudas, memelas, sopes, tortas, esquites, and tamales. Pink Agave’s dishes can be paired with a cocktail from the Scarlet Lady’s expansive collection of mezcals, or signature Agua Fresca cocktails. Pink Agave is designed to be a lively shared plate restaurant experience, where the DJ amps up the energy of the room as the evening hours slip away.
Extra Virgin is the ships trattoria serving regionally-inspired and approachable food, deeply rooted in Italian culinary traditions with handmade fresh pasta made daily. A meal begins with shared antipasti followed by approachable pasta-centric favorites. Extra Virgin features a wide and wonderful world of amari and digestivi and traditional Italian aperitifs designed to stimulate the appetite. The wine list will be designed with a unique infographic system to help sailors better understand Italian wines and enable them to navigate to the perfect bottle. The integration of a Coravin at the bar will allow sailors to taste rare Italian wines by the glass. Extra Virgin will offer an Aperitivo hour each day with drink specials and small plates.
The dock is a perfect place to hang day and night. Set in the ship’s sun-dappled lounging area at the aft of the ship on deck 7, The Dock is a beach club-inspired space designed by Roman and Williams. Carts of Mediterranean small plates, salads, dips and mezzes provide perfect graving options throughout the day. Flame grilled to order skewers provide filling hot options for those wanting a substantial bite to eat.
Modeled on popular food halls where visitors can taste a cornucopia from different restaurants, The Galley, designed by Softroom, will be the main space for the quick and casual meal throughout the day. The food hall will feature a mix of more than eight shops and food carts, each offering a unique concept with irresistible signature dishes that changes to suit the time of day. The Galley’s concepts include a dedicated bakery and pastry shop, a panini shop, a burger grill, a taco shack, a sushi bar with bento boxes, a noodle bar, a soup and salad stand, and a 24-hour American diner.
THE PIZZA PLACE
No pre-cooked pizza slices sitting under warming lamps will be found on Scarlet Lady. The Pizza Place delivers the quick, easy and deliciously satisfying meal. Sailors can choose from the classic menu, or allow them to design their very own bespoke pizza. The Pizza Place features a brilliant beach club-inspired design with white and pastel colored furniture hues and navy striped accent pillows and hammocks for lounging. This casual chill out spot is a great lunch time destination, as well as the perfect late-night, post drink, hunger buster go-to.
ABOUT VIRGIN VOYAGES
Virgin Voyages is the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry. The Virgin Voyages experience is rooted in the modern romance of sailing: a thoroughly modern take on the enchantment and indulgence of the ocean liner heyday when ships were at the forefront of both technology and luxury. Featuring spaces designed by some of the top names in contemporary interiors and livery by Ben Christie and David Azurdia from the multi-award-winning Magpie Studio in London, Virgin Voyages will offer sailors spa services, unique and unexpected entertainment and shore experiences. With its inaugural season scheduled for 2020, Virgin Voyages’ first ship the Scarlet Lady was designed to reflect a yacht’s sleek luxury featuring a silver-grey hull and smoked glass with playful red highlights as a nod to Virgin’s iconic brand. Virgin Voyages is committed to being one of the cleanest fleets at sea with sustainability at the forefront. The inaugural season will host more than 2,770 sailors (18 and over) and 1,160 crew on an unforgettable voyage to the Caribbean
Cruise To Alaska on ALL-INCLUSIVE Ultra Luxury Ships for Less
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: “Wave Promo” valid on new, individual bookings made between January 4th, 2019 and February 28 , 2019. Guest benefits from an extra savings per person, valid on all categories, on all cruises sailing between 4thJanuary 2019 and 31st March 2020, plus a selection of cruises sailing beyond 31st March 2020. Guest is eligible for up to $250 savings per guest with a maximum of $500 savings per suite. Savings amount varies by voyage. Savings applied to cruise fare at checkout. Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Single supplements will apply and vary by voyage. Ships’ registry: Bahamas and Ecuador. All Fares are in USD, per guest, based on double-occupancy in a Vista suite and include return Economy Class Air and Transfers for the embarking and disembarking phase. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Promotional Business Class Air rate starting at USD 498 per person is for return flights based on select US and Canadian gateways only. Silversea reserves the right to select the air carrier, routing and departure airport from each gateway city. Promotional air offer is only available to the first and second full-fareguests in a suite. If Business Class air is not available, Economy Class air will be provided instead. Airline baggage fees are not included. Deviations to air travel dates are accepted at a charge of USD 150 per request plus all additional air costs. Due to flight schedules, some voyages may require an overnight hotel stay pre or post-cruise. This will be available for booking at an additional charge. In the event neither Business Class nor Economy Class air is available (determined at Silversea’s sole discretion) or for guests not utilizing the promotional air offer or for non-US/Canadian guests, a non-use Air credit in the amount of USD 1,500 per person may be applied. Offer applies to new bookings made between February 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019. In case of succeeding voyages made by the same customer (combo or multiple bookings) the non-use credit can be only applied once. Early Booking Bonus Program offer valid on new, individual bookings made between January 4, 2019 and February 28, 2019 on voyages departing on or after July 1, 2019 onward. Offer not valid for Full World Cruise 2019. Guests will receive 10% savings on the Silver Privilege fare if paid in full by February 28, 2019. Bookings made before or after the promotional period will not qualify for the savings.nAll fares shown are cruise-only, available in US/Canadian/Australian dollars/Euros/GBP, per guest, based on double-occupancy. Fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Last Minute Savings offer valid on new, individual bookings made between January 16, 2019 and February 28, 2019. Offer is not applicable to group bookings. Single supplements will apply and vary by voyage. Guests benefit from a one-category suite upgrade (up to Deluxe Veranda on Silver Cloud and Silver Muse; up to Terrace on Silver Galapagos; up to Veranda 4 on Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper;bup to Veranda 6 on Silver Spirit; up to Mid Veranda on Silver Wind, and up to Vista on Silver Explorer and Silver Discoverer) and a USD 1,000 onboard credit per suite. If the one-category upgrade is not available guests will instead receive a USD 500 onboard credit per suite. Guests travelling on combination voyages will be eligible for the upgrade and onboard credit on the qualifying segment, but not on those segments that are not part of the Last Minute Savings promotion.
To reserve a Silversea cruise under the Last Minute Savings promotion, a 50% deposit of the total booking cost is required within two (2) days of booking. Full payment is due no later than 120 days prior to departure. Cancel and re-books do not qualify. Other restrictions may apply. Ships’ registry: Bahamas. All fares, savings, offers, programmes and itineraries are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Silversea reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions. Visit silversea.com for full offer details and complete Terms and Conditions. This document may contain inadvertent technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors. Silversea reserves the right to correct errors and omissions at any time without prior notice, and to cancel any offered product, service, programme, reward, savings, credit, amenity, etc. in the event of any error or omission in the description, including pricing and availability. SA000100226
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Hotel and Sights in French Polynesia, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine and More Video and Photo
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Tahiti and Her Islands are what you've always imagined the South Seas to be - an idyllic getaway from the stress of the modern world, resembling heaven more than earth. The palm-fringed beaches of Bora Bora are the perfect launch into the striking coral reefs, abundant with colorful marine life. Moorea's deep and spectacular bays are surrounded by green-covered mountains that rise from the bottom of the sea, and the panorama from Belvedere Lookout is breathtaking. Tahiti, the largest island, is for the person who wants to try a little of everything that the modern and natural worlds have to offer.
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On all the islands, you can spend endless days snorkeling and diving, or swimming side-by-side with turtles and manta rays. Feel the cooling breeze in your hair as you parasail or jet ski. Check out the local markets for original art, pearls and wooden carvings. Sample fine dining with influences from France and the South Pacific, and stay in accommodations ranging from exquisite beachside resorts to intimate bungalows. No matter which island you visit, you'll find the same untouched environment that inspired the great paintings of Gauguin, and countless others.
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Distance from hotel to town, 10 miles (16 kms). Distance from hotel to airport, 6 miles (10 kms).
Located along a lagoon on one of the most beautiful, and unique, white sand beaches of Tahiti, Le Meridien Tahiti is perfectly integrated into the luxuriant vegetation on the island. The thoroughly modern resort offers 138 garden and lagoon view rooms and suites, as well as 12 Polynesian style, overwater bungalows. The gourmet Le Carre restaurant offers refined and creative cuisine before an exceptional panorama of the sister island Moorea; surrounded by exotic gardens, the 300 seat La Plantation restaurant presents a mix of Polynesian and international specialties. Discover art at l'Atelier, the resort's on site artists' space which offers painting workshops with artists in residence and learn local recipes with our unique personalized cooking classes provided by our Chef. The hotel features watersports equipment and family style activities. New "Le Meridien Beds", flat screen television, wireless access in all rooms and public spaces are part of the recent improvements of the hotel.
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Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa
Distance from hotel to town, 15 minutes. Distance from hotel to Bora Bora Airport (BOB), 30 minutes.
Located on Motu Piti Aau ("Two hearts" in Tahitian), InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa is an upscale hotel on Bora Bora. The resort called for revolutionary solutions in both environmental protection and comfort. The sea water air-conditioning system is unique in French Polynesia and eliminates pollutants' effects. This deep sea water is also used in the Thalasso Spa. Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is a 13,000 square foot spa with relaxation area, multi-sensory outdoor spas, steam baths, showers, overwater massage bungalows, fully-equipped fitness center, tea lounge and boutique. The overwater wedding chapel is the first of its kind in French Polynesia. The architects and interior designers, in cooperation with the InterContinental Hotels Group have combined Polynesian tradition and contemporary style, making this resort hotel unique beyond compare.
St Regis Bora Bora
Distance from hotel to Bora Bora Airport (BOB), 20 minutes.
Edged by powdery sands and a tranquil lagoon, this resort represents the epitome of carefree elegance. A total of 74 one-bedroom villas skim the lagoon, with 8 of these featuring terrace Jacuzzis. The 5 two-bedroom over-water villas with private swimming pools are a first in French Polynesia. Nestled on the beach are 11 one-bedroom villas and 2 two-bedroom villas. The 13,000-square foot Royal Estate, majestic on its secluded cove and extending over 3 separate pavilions, surpasses every expectation.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Distance from hotel to town by boat, 5 miles (8 kms). Distance from hotel to airport by boat, 2 miles (3 kms).
The Four Seasons Resort is located on its own private island motu with just 100 exclusive over-water bungalows and 7 beach front villas nestled around a crystalline lagoon and ancient volcanic peaks. The resorts' public areas and private villas are strategically hidden amidst lush vegetation consisting of coconut and tiare trees, bougainvilleas, pandanus trees, and bird of paradise. The various buildings form a village based on Polynesian cultural history and architecture using traditional, indigenous materials to take full advantage of the natural surroundings on land and in the dramatic turquoise lagoon. Guests are greeted at Bora Bora Airport (BOB) by Four Seasons staff with a chilled towel and cold beverage and then transported via luxury boat launch to our arrivals pavilion, approximately 10 minutes. Upon arrival at the resort, guests are escorted by a Four Seasons staff via motorized cart for a brief orientation of the resort grounds and then to their air-conditioned over-water suite or beachfront villa. Four Seasons Bora Bora suites and villas are decorated in natural colors and fabrics with refined Polynesian objects reflecting the culture, indigenous wild and marine life, and native landscape. Every attempt was made to bridge the gap between the natural outdoor world and the comforts and convenience of a luxury suite. To create a world that is both at one with nature but also incredibly indulgent.
Rainbow over Bora Bora Taken From the Paul Gauguin
While Huahine has all of the natural beauty of the other islands, this one is more remote and may be the best ambassador of Tahitian culture, archaeology and mystery. The island is home to the largest concentration of pre-European ancient temples known as marae, of which local guides are quite knowledgeable. A small, scenic road runs throughout Huahine, giving you a glimpse of beautiful vistas and quaint villages where local arts and crafts are displayed and sold. Vacationers often rent their own transportation to travel this road, and to visit the banana, coconut, and melon plantations that make the air so fragrant.
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Royal Huahine Resort
Experience magical, lush, tropical surroundings, tucked away in a small bay on the island of Huahine, in Tahiti's Leeward islands. The only access to the resort is by boat. After a short 35 minute flight from Tahiti with the local air carrier, Air Tahiti, you will be driven to Huahine's nearby main village of Fare. Along the way, you will begin to discover Huahine's magnificent variety of exotic plants. Vanilla, coffee, watermelon and taro plantations abound, while breadfruit, mango, banana, and papaya groves may be found throughout the Island. You may pass a local fisherman selling his daily catch along the road. While enjoying the 15 minute boat ride from the village to the resort, through a breathtaking turquoise blue lagoon, you may catch a glimpse of some of the island's rich marine life. Upon arrival at the resort, you will immediately discover just how uniquely different Te Tiare Beach Resort really is.
Mataii Lapita Village Resort Huahine
Distance from hotel to city, 0.5 miles (1 km). Distance from hotel to Huahine-Fare Airport (HUH), 2 miles (3 kms).
The Maitai Lapita Village hotel, near the village of Fare on the island of Huahine, is located on an exceptional site. The restaurant, bar and pool face the ocean and a magnificent white sand beach that borders the crystal clear lagoon perfect for snorkeling. The sunsets here are spectacular and offer a panoramic view of three other of the Leeward Islands: Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora-Bora. Stretching from the beach inland the property is arranged around a fresh water lake dotted with water lilies and surrounded by tropical plants with multicolored and scented native flowers. Huahine and the Maitai's site have an inheritance of a rich past which has contributed enormously to present day French Polynesia.
Moorea has always been the choice of painters and writers, soaring out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet pinnacles. A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the mountains where threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Moorea is circled with simple pastel-painted villages, surrounded by hibiscus gardens and exotic birds. Eco-tours are a popular way to take in natural wonders such as these, and other pursuits like whale watching and hiking the legendary Opunohu and Cook Bay
s. For those less adventurous, Moorea's white sand beaches and golf course are nice, laid-back alternatives.
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Sofitel Moorea Resort
Distance from hotel to town, 10 minutes. Distance from hotel to Moorea Airport (MOZ), 5 minutes.
On the edge of a magnificent lagoon and the most beautiful and longest white sandy beach of Moorea, this resort boasts serene views that stretch beyond the sparkling lagoon (the biggest of the island) to the lush green of Tahiti. The spectacular Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora offers guests the choice of over-water (the most spacious on the island), beachfront or garden bungalows, all superbly appointed with a full complement of amenities to ensure your absolute comfort. Every meal will be a memorable occasion (the must is a dinner at gourmet beach "K" restaurant) and for your recreation you will find a beautiful outdoor pool, an outstanding day Spa and other facilities. The resort can also arrange bike rentals, snorkeling and scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kayaks, sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing and more, for the ultimate adventure in paradise.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort
Distance from hotel to airport, 15 minutes.
Located on a pristine island of white beaches, volcanic peaks, vanilla and pineapple plantations with a beauty and remoteness essentially untouched by modern man, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort offers incredibly romantic diversions and a rejuvenating natural spa. Each of the hotel's 54 over-water bungalows and 52 garden and beach bungalows provide unparalleled views. The "island on an island" over-water rooms are equipped with glass floor viewing panels and are connected by winding, wooden walkways built over the lagoon. The hotel also offers gourmet dining, horseback riding, mountain biking, 4x4 rentals, tennis and the Mandara Spa.
Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa
Distance from hotel to port, 30 minutes. Distance from hotel to Moorea Airport (MOZ), 18 miles (29 kms).
Situated on one of the most spectacular tropical islands of French Polynesia, and set within 17 acres of lush gardens, this resort provides a magnificent setting for a memorable South Seas vacation. The resort features 143 deluxe rooms and bungalows. All bungalows are junior-suite sized with a large terrace featuring a fare pote (gazebo) for outdoor dining; garden bungalows have a plunge pool with covered trellis for privacy. There are 3 restaurants and 2 bars, Moorea Dolphin Center, world renown Helene Spa, a 5 Star PADI dive center and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center.