Tahiti & Her Islands, Part II
Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Specialist of Magical Escapes
month we took you to French Polynesia – commonly referred
to as Tahiti and Her Islands – to explore the tropical island
destinations of Tahiti, Moorea, and Manihi. One lucky bridal couple
will win a 7-night Honeymoon to these islands from Magical Escapes
Vacations, as part of the Grand Honeymoon Giveaway at the Western
New England Bridal Show on November 20, 2005.
While Tahiti, Moorea, and Manihi capture the essence and beauty
of the South Pacific, there are many islands within French Polynesia,
each offering its own unique experience. For honeymooners considering
Tahiti as their destination of choice for that most special of vacations,
let us now take a look at a few of the other popular islands to
visit within this tropical paradise.
In Modern Bride’s recent “Honeymoon Top Tens”
survey, Tahiti (and her Islands) ranked #3 overall in the Top Ten
Honeymoon Destinations, taking first place in Sexy Ambiance and
second place in Romance, Seclusion, and Beaches. But if that wasn’t
enough to convince you that this amazing set of islands isn’t
the perfect destination, just talk to a couple who has honeymooned
in the South Pacific. Their stories of tropical romance will be
enough to convince anyone that there is no better tropical honeymoon
destination for couples in search of romance and seclusion.
Bora is, perhaps, the most famous of the French Polynesian islands,
and photographs of her have adorned almost every honeymoon publication
ever made. It has been said that Bora Bora is the most beautiful
island in the world. While some would argue that Moorea holds that
crown, none would argue that Bora Bora has the most amazing and
beautiful lagoon in all the world. The lagoon ranges from pure crystalline
blues to sparkling emerald greens, complimented by an array of colorful
fishes swimming among bright coral gardens.
In all things romance, Bora Bora scores a perfect ten – from
pristine white beaches to Mount Otemanu, rising like a castle amidst
the crystalline lagoon, to overwater bungalows poised to watch the
sun rise or set over the ocean waves. The privacy of the resorts,
offering bungalows in secluded lush gardens, on the edge of white
sand beaches (complete with private hammocks), or over the blue
waters of its lagoons, coupled with the exclusive amenities offered
by the different resorts, provide couples with a honeymoon experience
catered to them. From private dinners on a motu, to breakfast brought
by outrigger canoe, each day on Bora Bora will offer something new.
Popular activities also include dinner at Bloody Mary’s, snorkeling
with the sharks, sunset catamaran cruises, and so much more.
enough to Bora Bora to reach by an unforgettable helicopter ride,
Taha’a (the Vanilla Island) is quickly becoming as famous
as its more glamorous cousin for the ultimate in luxury and romance
in the Tahitian Islands. And if your goal is to achieve seclusion,
while still being pampered, Taha’a is the best place in all
French Polynesia to do it, with only two resorts located on its
shores. The Le Taha’a Resort & Spa has one of the best
spa facilities in this country, and a stay at this exclusive resort
will leave any couple feeling like royalty.
Vanilla plantations, intimate yet luxurious accommodations, and
a peacefulness found nowhere else will make you fall in love with
the Sacred Island, is also a sister island to Taha’a, as the
two islands share a reef and lagoon. Are you truly looking for that
swept away to a deserted island feel? Then Raiatea is the perfect
island for you, with only one resort located on its shores. The
Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel is an experience unlike any other in French
Polynesia. This resort takes you away from the modern world with
simple accommodations with few extras. While at first this may seem
less than ideal, you will quickly discover that this is a warm,
welcoming resort – and that, suddenly, you are able to focus
on the sheer beauty and amazing character of this island, to see
and experience the world like you never have: the clear beauty of
the night sky, the sound of the water lapping beneath you, the brilliance
of the sun as it rises in the morning. The knowledgeable staff will
help guide you around the island, revealing parts you might never
have known existed otherwise.
you are looking for the best kept secret of Tahiti, however, then
look no further than the island of Huahine. With its lush forests,
untamed landscapes, and quaint villages, Huahine is often considered
the Eden of French Polynesia. This island is relatively unchanged
by the modern world, and the people who live here are friendly and
willing to share their ways of living with visitors. Pristine white
beaches meet crystal blue waters at the edges of vibrant forests
– a painter’s palette of paradise.
There are still other islands worthy of exploration within Tahiti,
from Tikehau and its pink sand beaches in the Tuomotu atolls to
the Marquesas Islands, but never enough time to experience it all.
But if you visit these islands once, a part of you will always remain
with them. If you seek romance secluded away on a tropical island
for your honeymoon, then look no further than Tahiti and Her Islands.
They will help you create a honeymoon experience that you will cherish
for a lifetime.
About Michelle Mangio
Michelle Mangio is the owner of Magical Escapes Vacations, based
in Attleboro, MA. She is a certified Honeymoons & Destination
Weddings Specialist, with expertise in many popular honeymoon locations,
including Tahiti & the South Pacific, Australia, Aruba, Hawaii,
Cancun, and more.
About Magical Escapes Vacations
Magical Escapes Vacation is a full-service travel agency specializing
in complete destination planning for any occasion. “Don’t
just make reservations. Make experiences. Create memories. Live
your dreams.” Let Magical Escapes Vacations take the stress
and uncertainty out of vacation planning by assisting you in creating
a vacation to remember for a lifetime. Our unique personalized approach
will exceed your expectations. We treat each vacation like it was
our own, and will work with you to find the perfect getaway. So
escape away today… because everyone deserves a vacation.
For more information, contact Michelle at Magical Escapes Vacations
toll-free at 866-698-7849 or locally at 508-717-2535, by email at
michelle @ magicalescapes.com,
or online at http://www.magicalescapes.com
The Grand Prize Honeymoon Giveaway at the Western New England
Bridal Show will consist of Roundtrip International Airfare for
2 out of New York City on Air Tahiti Nui, Inter-Island Air from
Tahiti to Moorea on Air Moorea, Inter-Island Air from Tahiti to
Manihi on Air Tahiti, 1 Night on Tahiti at the Radisson Resort Plaza
Tahiti, 3 Nights on Moorea at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa,
and 3 Nights on Manihi at the Manihi Pearl Resort & Spa. Some
restrictions apply. Must be redeemed by December 12, 2006. This
prize is brought to you by Magical Escapes Vacations, in partnership
with Air Tahiti Nui and Pearl Resorts, and with Air Tahiti, Air
Moorea, and Radisson Resorts.
Magical Escapes Vacations – http://www.magicalescapes.com
Air Tahiti Nui – www.airtahitinui-usa.com
Pearl Resorts – www.pearlresorts.com
Air Tahiti – www.airtahiti.pf
Air Moorea – www.airmoorea.com
Radisson Resorts - http://www.radisson.com/aruefrp
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(This article originally appeared in the November
2005 Edition of the Wedding