By Mark E. Stroder
AFTER CAREFUL RESEARCH, Costco tic, value-added getaway to a five-star Tahiti
members Dan and Kelly Morris selected resort, complete with unique over-water bun-Tahiti as their honeymoon destination galows and canoe-delivered breakfast for two.
because of—what else?—romance. The rest they leave up to the newlyweds.
But after spending 19 glorious days in a “Taha’a and Bora Bora were so peaceful,
peaceful paradise, the couple, who booked so relaxing and so romantic, you can hardly
their trip through Costco Travel, returned describe it,” says Dan. “We could go half the
with even more perspective. “There is a very day without seeing another soul if we wanted.
rich culture in the South Pacific, and every- Kelly and I spent quite a bit of the time just
thing seems to be at a comfortable pace walking around, holding hands and peace-throughout,” says Dan. fully enjoying the sunset each evening.”
The newlyweds enjoyed many things They weren’t alone all the time. They did
you’d expect from one of the world’s most squeeze in enough time to play travel agent.
popular honeymoon destinations—stunning “We met many other newlywed couples
beauty, privacy, tranquillity and, again, on the trip,” Dan says. “When I told people
romance. They also kept busy with snorkel- what a great deal we got through Costco, they
ing, scuba diving, long walks on the sand and were typically amazed. We paid less for our
exploring the islands on a rent-a-buggy. 19-day honeymoon than some people paid
“The water is unbelievable! The colors are for 10 days or less.”
indescribable,”says Kelly.“Youlookdownand “Several of the couples were kicking
think it is 10 feet deep—and find out that it is themselves because they were Costco mem-
90 feet! The water was so clear and warm. And bers and didn’t even consider getting a
the underwater habitat was bright and varied.” quote,” Kelly recalls. “At least five couples
The Morrises, who live in Yorktown, swore they would become members and
Virginia, say their trip was smooth sailing, check with Costco Travel the next time they
thanks in large part to the services provided were planning a vacation.”
by Costco Travel. If you want to be reassured that visiting
“I had contacted four travel agencies Tahiti through Costco Travel is the right des-because I didn’t know that Costco did vaca- tination, the Morrises will be happy to vouch
tions,” admits Kelly. “When Dan told me for theisland.
about Costco Travel, I called immediately. “The beautiful scenery, romantic atmo-
“It was amazing. They saved us more than sphere, rich culture and great company made
$4,000. In fact, we were able to stay longer Tahiti the perfect honeymoon destination,”
because of the savings. It was so easy to book, Dan says. “Of course, Costco made it the per-and we made several changes over the months fect value.” C
and the Costco Travel employees were always helpful and pleasant. And the The Costco Connection
resorts were first-class.” Costco Travel offers a wide range of Tahiti vacations. For
The agents at Costco information, visit costco.com or call Costco Travel toll-free
Travel can book a roman- at 1-877-849-2730.
Private Island & Spa
Seven-night vacations include airfare
Moorea & Tikehau
from Los Angeles, inter-island transportation,
lei greeting, round-trip airport transfers,
accommodations, all taxes and more!
Valid for Wednesday departures 1/11 – 3/22/06.
from $2,572 per person*
• Three nights in a Garden Pool Bungalow
• Four nights in a Beach Bungalow on Tikehau
• Daily breakfast and dinner on both islands
Bora Bora & Taha’a
from $3,680 per person*
• Four nights in a Garden Pool Suite on
Bora Bora with daily breakfast
• Helicopter transfer to Taha’a
• Three nights in a Beach Villa with Pool
costco.com or call Costco Travel
toll-free at 1-877-849-2730.
*Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes airfare
and hotel taxes. Price is valid for travel as specified. Prices and
inclusions are subject to change without notice. Price may vary due to
fluctuation of airline fuel surcharges. Travel purchases are not included
in Executive Membership 2% Reward program. Seasonal surcharges,
availability, blackout dates and restrictions may apply. All prices are in
U.S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Moorea & Tikehau Model #11090819. Bora Bora
& Taha’a Model #11090818.
Costco Travel is a registered seller of travel and travel agency in the
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Florida (Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No.ST32555) and California (CST
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approval by the state of California. 06TR0101 11/05
Blue heaven: Kelly and
Dan Morris enjoyed the
Tahitian honeymoon of a
lifetime, via Costco Travel.
Say “I do”
DAN AND KELLY MORRIS