Category: Pacific Islands

Bora Bora re-openings

Bora Bora re-openings

The re-opening of  the new 100-village St. Regis Resort on Bora Bora has been well publicised of late, thanks largely to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooning there, but also in part to  ‘Desparate Housewives’  star Eva Longoria and her boyfriend, Tony Parker, also holidaying there at the same time. However, two other hotels on […]

Nicole Kidman's honeymoon not quite so exclusive afterall

Nicole Kidman’s honeymoon not quite so exclusive afterall

Moments after touching down in Tahiti, it emerged that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s honeymoon reported here earlier isn’t quite so exclusive afterall. For 31-year-old Eva Longoria of Desparate Housewives fame, and her French boyfriend, are staying just metres away at the same St. Regis resort in Bora Bora. Staff are said to be regularly […]

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymoon in Tahiti

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymoon in Tahiti

Newlyweds Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are honeymooning at the luxurious and brand new  St. Regis resort in Tahiti after arriving by private jet. The resort offers 24-hour butler service, private beach overlooking a stunning Bora Bora lagoon and round-the-clock security to keep away the prying lenses of the paparazzi.

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora re-opens

InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora re-opens

Today sees the re-opening of the InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora following closure for refurbishment. However, it is only  a partial re-opening and it will take most of June to finish laying the last overwater bungalows. This beautiful resort is anchored between two white sand beaches that border the shores of Point Matira, unanimously […]

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global […]

New InterContinental Resort in Bora Bora

New InterContinental Resort in Bora Bora

The InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora in French Polynesia will make its debut tomorrow. Everything from the thalassotherapy treatments at the Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm (designed by the acclaimed Dr. Yves Tregger and opening in September) to the 80 generously-sized overwater villas is influenced by the sea. Most notable is the environmentally […]

Cruising on the Paul Gauguin

Cruising on the Paul Gauguin

Book a cruise on  Radisson Seven Seas Cruises‘  Paul Gaugin before 31st March 2006 and you can enjoy one of their 7-night Society Island trips for less than $2,000 per person.  This fabulous ship leaves Papeete, Tahiti every Saturday before cruising around the South Seas islands. Two days are spent in Bora Bora and two […]

Bora Bora Cruises

Bora Bora Cruises

For those who prefer island hopping without unpacking, Bora Bora Cruises‘ 226.4-foot yachts (Tu Moana and Ti’a Moana) offer seven-day luxury cruises to Bora Bora, Huahine, Raitea and Taha’a. Guests can also charter the yachts and determine their own itinerary. There are only 30 spacious cabins with soaring ceilings, large windows, glass-enclosed baths, plasma TVs […]

Le Taha'a

Le Taha’a

£9 million was spent on Le Taha’a so it’s little wonder that it’s one of Polynesia’s most  beautiful  locations. As well as overwater villas have two glass walls, there are 12 beach villas  each with  private pools and walled tropical gardens.  Apparently the resort’s restaurants are built in the trees because mahi-mahi steak marinated in […]