The Islands of Tahiti April Newsletter & Destination Updates

Posted on 04/12/2019 | About Tahiti, French Polynesia

St. Regis Bora Bora Voted World’s Best Hotel

The Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards recently voted the St. Regis Bora Bora the World's Best Hotel Complex in 2018! The nominees and winners were selected on two rounds by an audience of travel professionals. The St. Regis recently unveiled its incredible new Monoi Bar in its Maeva boutique where hands-on classes are offered on Tuesdays and Sundays at 10:30, inviting guests to make their own monoi oils, perfumes, and soaps.

Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort Renovations
Renovations began in March on the Sofitel Bora Bora, a visually stunning property that consists of luxury bungalows on stilts. The property’s grand reopening is scheduled for September 1, 2019 which will include charming rooms with gorgeous ocean views, as they float right above the water. The hotel will also be renovating the restaurant, bar and swimming pool in addition to the accommodations.

Hilton Moorea Makeover
The brand-new swimming pool at the Hilton Moorea, the island's only 5-star hotel, had a complete makeover in January. Nestled in the heart of the property, the Hilton's pool has always stood out for its perfect location between the turquoise lagoon and lush mountains. Guests can relax with a favorite novel by the new pool, sip delicious coconut water, or simply be immersed in the refreshing water with gorgeous views.

Affordable Private Villa Options in Tahiti
Looking to stay in French Polynesia in a relaxing, private villa with the pool of your dreams? Tahiti Homes is continuously expanding its collection of vacation rentals in Tahiti and Moorea. Discover the top two villas with the best swimming pools below, Villa Oasis (left) and Villa Riviera (right).

Eco-Friendly Initiatives at Conrad Bora Bora Nui
This year, guests at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui are invited to participate in a new immersive experience focused on the preservation of the coral reef. Watch the Biorock teams at work and learn more about these beautiful submerged structures. Following a 30-minute coral demonstration, guests can discover more about the resort’s ecological actions during a seafood and white wine tasting.

Introducing the Okeanos Pearl at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
As the first solar-electric deluxe catamaran in French Polynesia, the Okeanos Pearl was built to provide an environmentally friendly way to experience the islands’ stunning natural treasures. Climb aboard the Okeanos Pearl for an unforgettable way to watch the sunset, complete with a selection of rosé, white or red wine, beer or soft drinks. Guests will love taking this voyage on a zero-emission eco-friendly vessel, combined with beautiful surroundings for a truly unique experience. The Okeanos Pearl can be chartered upon request at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa.

HineOraVai Island Tour: Guided Tour on the Island of Huahine
Beginning in June 2019, the HineOraVai Island Tour will offer full days of excursions with lunch included, along with views of the gorgeous blue lagoon. The tour guide is sure to point out all of the splendor on this island, from its agriculture and rich history to local crafts and pearl farming. Guests can choose a four-hour tour with either a morning departure or an afternoon departure.

Tour Packages

Bora Bora Bungalow Week by the Beach
$3,259 CAD
To explore the island of Bora Bora like a local, stay in one of Far and Away Adventures Guesthouse B&B’s. Guests will have plenty of time to relax in this Beach Bungalow near Matira Beach, or snorkel in the water nearby with the stingrays and tropical fish. This 7-night Bora Bora Beach Bungalow Guesthouse Package includes roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Tahiti, a Tahiti meet and greet, roundtrip flights from Tahiti to Bora Bora, 7 nights Garden Bungalow accommodation, meals, and roundtrip airport transfers.

7-night Rangiroa Guesthouse Getaway by Far & Away
$2,852 CAD
Rangiroa is the second largest atoll in the world, surrounding a crystal-clear blue lagoon with a thin strip of land. It is a diver, snorkeler and surfer’s paradise. Choose from one of two local guesthouses, where local Polynesian staff are on hand to assist with guests’ stay. The 7-night Rangiroa Guesthouse Bungalow Package includes roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Tahiti, a Papeete airport flower lei greeting, roundtrip flights from Tahiti to Rangiroa, roundtrip hotel yransfers, 7 nights beach bungalow accommodation, and meals.

Luxury Dive Cruise with Paul Gauguin
$9,659 CAD
This tour package combines incredible dive experiences with the luxury and convenience of Paul Gauguin cruises. Before setting off on this 10-night cruise, travelers will enjoy 3 nights on the island of Tahiti and an incredible day diving with tiger sharks. This package offers the opportunity to dive from 7 different islands, including the most famous dive sites on Rangiroa and the UNESCO protected Lagoon of Fakarava. Guests are likely to encounter tiger sharks, lemon sharks, black-tipped reef sharks, large moray eels, sea turtles, barracuda, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and an incredible variety of coral and fascinating fish.

Upcoming Events in Tahiti

May 7 – May 11: 16th annual Tahiti Pearl Regatta
This scenic sailing event takes place in the Leeward Islands this May, featuring hundreds of sailboats on the open water. The Tahiti Pearl Regatta is an important event in Polynesia, featuring a regatt of sailboats and dugout canoes. The yearly rendezvous gathers local Tahitians and Polynesian Pacific lovers from afar.

May 23 – June 2: Les Floralies
This 10-day exhibition is dedicated to Tahiti’s gorgeous local flora and fauna. The flowers and plants featured at this event display unparalleled biodiversity. This annual event pays tribute to the nature that the Chamber of Agriculture and Lagoon Fishing have been nurturing for 4 years.

May 31 – June 1: X Terra Tahiti – Moorea, 5th Edition
The third stop on the 2019 XTERRA Asia-Pacific comes to Moorea. After an early morning boat ride to the island, an incredible adventure awaits with a 1.5km open water swim, a 32km mountain bike and a tropical jungle 10.6km trail run. The top competitors will qualify for the 2019 XTERRA World Championship.

June 12 – June 14: Tahiti Fashion Week
In Tahiti, Fashion Week celebrates the talents of local craftsmen and designers with fashion shows, modeling contests and meetings within the world of beauty and fashion.