Category: Pacific Islands

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

Tahitian Escape with Sofitel Resorts

A Tahitian Escape package  from Accor French Polynesia offers guests an indulgent solution to the question of where to stay, with a three-island package. This specially-designed experience allows you to explore the different facets of French Polynesia. Created for romance, you’ll be showered with VIP extras and experiences for two. The package includes: 2 nights [...]

InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Marvel at the five star InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort on Matira Point on the main island of Bora Bora.

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite of the week: Horizon Overwater Villa at Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Suite name: Horizon Overwater Villa Resort: Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, French Polynesia Size of accommodation: 950 sq ft Cost per night: 140,000 CFP Who’s stayed there? Isaiah Washington, Christina Applegate, Alicia Silvestone, Rob Lowe What makes it special? The resort reflects a perfect balance between Polynesian authenticity and refined luxury.       [...]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of [...]

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

Interview with David Hiatt of Lookout Point

David Hiatt is Managing Director of boutique New Zealand luxury travel agency, Lookout Point.  His background is in services marketing and  he has worked extensively throughout New Zealand and the world. Lookout Point was established to provide outstanding tailored holidays through New Zealand that allow visitors to experience the very best of  our scenery, personal [...]

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

New Tahitian member of SLH: Vahine Island

Small Luxury Hotels of the World  welcomes Vahine Island as its first hotel in French Polynesia. Located in the heart of the Society Islands, this little piece of paradise was ranked number one on Condé Nast Traveller’s “Top 25 Escapes in the World”. With nine traditional bungalows, which offer stunning views across the Tahaa Lagoon, [...]

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

Tripadvisor’s top 10 beach escapes for winter

In a newsletter I’ve just received from Tripadvisor, they’re recommending the following beach destinations if you’d sooner be shovelling sand rather than snow this winter: Tulum, Mexico Maui, Hawaii Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Destin, Florida Bora Bora, French Polynesia Mykonos, Greece St. John, USVI Shoal Bay, Anguilla Laguna Beach, California I [...]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French [...]

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort, [...]

Snorkelers Cove at Iririki Island Resort & Spa

Vanuatu’s Snorkelers Cove at Iririki Island Resort & Spa  opened to its  first official paying-guests yesterday.  It is equipped with 54 Deluxe Rooms and seven extra-luxury tri-level Penthouses that each has two bedrooms and a separate living/dining level, a  restaurant, two tennis courts and  a gym, and a 1300sq metre pool that will be one [...]

Guam Palace Hotel renovations

Guam Palace Hotel will undergo renovations and be re-flagged as Sheraton Laguna Guam as of April 2007 in an agreement struck between Premier Hotels & Resorts Guam and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The hotel will  be the first international resort to be located on the sunset strip of the island.   Included in the [...]

Generous Silver Sailing savings from Silversea Cruises

Generous Silver Sailing savings from Silversea Cruises

Silversea Cruises has begun offering its Silver Sailing savings incentives  giving  the opportunity  for passengers to save up to 50% on a special selection of South Pacific and Southeast Asia voyages in 2007.  The best savings are to be found on the Vista, Veranda and Midship Veranda Suites – the line’s most popular categories. For [...]

Opportunity to cruise Tahiti for less aboard Radisson’s Paul Gaughin

Opportunity to cruise Tahiti for less aboard Radisson’s Paul Gaughin

SmartCruiser.com is offering a unique luxury cruise deal to Tahiti & French Polynesia, giving you the opportunity  to discover some of the most scenic wonders of the world aboard Regent Seven Seas Cruises (formerly Radisson Seven Seas Cruises) six-star cruise ship, the Paul Gauguin. From only $1795 per person, you can enjoy seven balmy days [...]

Christmas Island Bird Week

Christmas Island Bird Week

On the tip of a partly-submerged extinct volcanic peak in the Indian Ocean, there will soon be an exciting new addition to Australia’s annual eco-tourism calendar. From 1st-7th September 2006, one of Australia’s most spectacular tropical islands will host its first-ever Bird Week. Participants in the inaugural Christmas Island Bird Week will join a team [...]

Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort renovation completed

Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort renovation completed

Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort in Tahiti has completed a renovation programme which has seen new coverlets on beds, new draperies and island-décor coverings and cushions for lounges and chairs. The resort consists of  41 overwater, beachside and garden air-conditioned bungalows, and is a member of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts.

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and [...]

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