Category: Pacific Islands

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
A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine 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 September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island,
A year of island hopping: February

A year of island hopping: February

This is post  two 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 February, the following are recommended: Canary Islands, Spain:  Hotel San Roque and Parador de la Gomera Langkawi, Malaysia: Bon Ton Mallorca, Spain:
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