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If your idea of the ultimate romantic getaway is the islands of French Polynesia, now is the time to make that dream a reality. The rainy season is ending and Tahiti Tourisme (www.tahiti-tourisme.com) and Air Tahiti Nui (www.flyatn.com) are offering a variety of “Romance in Tahiti” deals to the islands of Tahiti & Moorea and Bora Bora (shown above at left). Or, if you have a luxury budget and you’re planning a fun-filled getaway with two other couples, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort’s palatial three-bedroom Royal Estate (where Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooned) is on sale. I have stayed at or toured all of these resorts and know these packages offer a great value in a very expensive destination. Here are the details:
Tahiti Getaway: Enjoy round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete on Air Tahiti Nui and five nights in a guest room at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti (www.spmhotels.com/resort/tahiti) with transfers and continental breakfast daily, or five nights at the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti in an Ocean View Jacuzzi Room (shown at right) with transfers and an optional $16 per person per day Parisian Breakfast, from $1,399 per person.
Tahiti & Moorea Super Deal: Again, enjoy round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papeete and then split your nights between these nearby islands with one night in a standard room at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti and four nights in a Lanai Room at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, with full American breakfast daily, one complimentary three-course dinner for two on Moorea and all transfers, including round-trip ferry transfer from Tahiti to Moorea. Or choose one night in a guest room with continental breakfast at Manava Suite Resort Tahiti (www.spmhotels.com/resort/tahiti) and four nights at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa in a Garden View Room (shown at left), with complimentary upgrade to a Garden Pool Bungalow (based upon availability), full American breakfast daily and all transfers, including roundtrip ferry transport from Tahiti to Moorea, from $1,599 per person.
Bora Bora Luxury: If idyllic Bora Bora is your dream destination, this package includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angles to Papeete and five nights in a Lagoon View Suite at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, full American breakfast daily and all transfers, including round-trip inter-island transfers on Air Tahiti, from $2,399 per person.
All of these Tahiti Tourisme/Air Tahiti Nui deals (ww.tahiti-tourisme.com/romanceintahiti/), which are based on double occupancy, must be booked by April 15, 2011 and are valid from now until May 31, 2011 and from November 1 through December 14, 2011.
Bora Bora Splurge: The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort invites you to make it a “couples retreat” (the 2009 Vince Vaughn comedy Couples Retreat was filmed here) with a stay in its lavish 13,000-square-foot, three-bedroom Royal Estate (shown at right) with its own private beach and pool. You’ll need to stay at least three nights, but the rate includes daily breakfast and private roundtrip transfers from the airport for up to six guests, at approximately $9,200 per night, plus taxes, valid until May 31, 2011. Book online with rate plan RYLESCP or call 866-716-8140.
See our French Polynesia Travel Guide, Tahiti & Moorea Travel Guide, and Bora Bora Travel Guide for general trip-planning information, then use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find the lowest rates on hotels and other travel deals.