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Sheraton Tahiti and
Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Seven-night vacation includes:
• Round-trip airfare on Air Tahiti Nui
• Lei greeting
• Round-trip ground transportation from
airport to hotel
• One night in Garden Lagoon View
accommodations on Tahiti
• Inter-island airfare
• Six nights in a Beach Villa on Bora Bora
• One free night on Bora Bora
(already reflected in price)
• Airfare and hotel taxes
For the ultimate Bora Bora experience,
ask about upgrading your accommodations
to a spectacular Horizon Overwater Villa.
LAX from $3,358 per person*
JFK from $3,952 per person*
(New York price includes one
additional night on Bora Bora.)
Valid for travel through 5/31/07.
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By T. Foster Jones
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*Price is per person based on double occupancy and includes
airfare and hotel taxes. Free night is already reflected in the price.
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TAHITI, MOOREA, BORA BORA—these
island names evoke a wonderful state of mind,
seducing honeymooners, romantics, adventurers and family travelers looking for escape.
Around these South Seas isles, a romantic
sunset sea sends giant curls of turquoise
breaking onto the colorful reefs that protect
the tranquil lagoons of warm, bright emerald
waters and white coral-sand beaches.
Closer than you think, easier to travel to
than you might imagine, Tahiti’s Faa’a Airport
is less than eight hours by air from Los
Angeles International Airport and 12 hours
from JFK International Airport in New York.
Since the summer of 2005 three Tahiti-bound
nonstop flights a week take off from JFK.
Halfway between California and Australia,
Tahiti and its 118 islands are spread in five
The area most sought by visitors is the
Society Islands, comprising Tahiti, Moorea,
Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Taha’a.
Close behind in popularity are the Tuamotu
Atolls, or “Tahiti’s Strand of Pearls,” and the
Marquesas, or “Mysterious Islands.”
If you ask those who have visited what
makes Tahiti and its islands so special, you’ll
get a long list that includes the people, seclusion, over-water bungalows, cruising, Polynesian spas, snorkeling and diving, Tahitian
dancing, Tahitian black pearls, private island
picnics and romance. To discuss them all
would require far more room than I have
here, so I’ll just touch on a few.
Over-water bungalows. Unlike any other
hotel room you’ve stayed in before, these traditional thatched-roof bungalows are perched
above the turquoise lagoon waters. In many
of the rooms, tropical fish swim below as you
look through the glass floor. With all the
amenities of a first-class hotel room, on your
private balcony surrounded only by water
and sky, you can enjoy both breakfast—
often delivered by canoe—and sunsets that
are beyond spectacular.
Polynesian spas. Tahiti is a world-class spa
destination, with many of the resorts offering
new luxurious spas. Enjoy Polynesian spa
treatments at Mandera spas at the Sheraton
resorts throughout Tahiti and its islands. You
can also rejuvenate your spirit at the spas
aboard ships, including the Carita Spa aboard
the M/S Paul Gauguin. You’ll find no better setting for relaxation.
Tahitian cultured pearls. The world-renowned iridescent luster of these unique
gems can only be created in Tahiti’s warm
lagoon waters. Commonly known around the
world as black pearls, Tahitian cultured pearls
vary in size and shape, and the colors range
from the darkest black to shimmering shades
of green, blue, bronze, aubergine or even
pink. Visitors can tour a pearl farm on
Manihi, Rangiroa, Raiatea, Huahine, Taha’a
and Tikehau or visit one of the islands’ many
Whether it’s these reasons or something
else, such as a secluded, intimate getaway, a
romantic honeymoon or simply an escape
from the workaday world, Tahiti offers something for everyone, pleasures found nowhere
else on earth. C
The Costco Connection
Costco Travel offers a variety of vacations
and cruises to Tahiti, including a Kirkland
Signature™ Regent Seven Seas cruise,
hosted by Connection consumer reporter
Pat Volchok, on September 22, 2007. Visit
costco.com or call toll-free 1-877-849-2730.