Hotel Le Méridien Tahiti

Overwater Bungalows closed from this Monday 01 May 2017

Please note that Hotel Le Méridien Tahiti has decided to close down its Overwater Bungalows from this Monday, May 01st, 2017 for safety reasons.  (click here for the full announcement).
Dates of works and re-opening of these units will be announced at a later stage.
The hotel reservation department is presently working on relocation alternatives. Our teams will be in touch with you as soon as possible regarding the affected files.

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Hotel Tahiti Nui

Re-Opening scheduled on 02 October 2017

What a day!!  Another very last minute news… but a GOOD one this time:
Hotel Tahiti Nui has just announced its re-opening on Monday October 02nd, 2017.
Our teams remain at your service for all reservations requests.

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New! Haumana Cruises & Villa Ixora

Spotlight on the Leeward Islands

At last, an alternative to sailing catamaran mini-cruises… After a few years of rest, we are excited to announce that the Haumana  – or “Spirit of Peace” – is heading back to sea!
A vessel with a small capacity, refurbished & redecorated, with just 12 cabins for a maximum 26 passengers, from March to December it will offer 4Day/3Night Cruises to Bora Bora – Tahaa – Raiatea and the reverse, with the main focus on Polynesian Experience: bilingual staff speaking

English/French at a minimum, 100% local atmosphere and activities, such as dance, music, weaving, visit to a vanilla farm, a pearl farm, etc.

Fine food on board, served by a selection of wine, but also a Barbecue Lunch on a private beach, a Polynesian dinner-show ashore, and the much appreciated breakfast “feet in the water” so dear to Haumana Cruises. Find all the details HERE.

As a pre- or post-cruise on Raiatea, check out Villa Ixora, the latest adventure by Laure & Terence, the former managers of a high-end boutique hotel on Tahaa. Now established on Raiatea, they have taken over a modest pension, which they have fully remodeled in a contemporary, cozy style.
4 warm, well-appointed mid-range bungalows, with 3 Garden units & 1 Lagoon unit, located 10 minutes from the airport, and just 5 minutes from Uturoa pier.
As for your taste buds, Terence gives free rein to his creativity and offers gourmet French cuisine in the lovely setting of a covered patio overlooking the swimming pool. Also open to outside customers, this is one additional great dining spot to discover on the Sacred Island… so if you are just passing through or staying for a while, do not hesitate to visit them!

 

New! A Faré Spa on Vahine Island

Relax & Enjoy

The neighboring private motu Miki Miki, also property of Hotel Vahine Island on Tahaa, is right across the natural channel separating the motu from the hotel. It is in this exceptional environment that the Faré Spa has set down. Built in natural materials and completely open to the lagoon, it is a real haven of peace where you can enjoy a massage, soak in the jacuzzi, or receive a body treatment to the sound of waves and bird songs.
List of treatments in English HERE. Reservations and payment on-site only.

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa 5*

Renovations, latest news

The Resort is pleased to announce that the renovation works are progressing as  scheduled:

Brando Suites Bora Bora
The roofs are now installed on Suites 1 and 2.
The walls are being completed on Suite 3; and are currently being installed on Suite 4.
From May to November, interior work is scheduled: electrical, plumbing, paint, and furnishings, with very limited noise nuisance.
Opening of these Suites scheduled on December 1, 2017.

Pool Villas and Premium Pool Villas
Construction is also on schedule for these 10 units with private pool.
Opening for these units scheduled on July 1, 2017.

Latest Rates and Conditions Updates

Excursions, Activities – The latest changes

…applicable to all new bookings
Topdive Inter-Island Diving Pass – 6, 10, or 20 dives
Effective immediately, a supplement will be charged on the Inter-Island Diving Pass for any dive booked at Tikehau Plongée dive center. As a reminder, the reservation of the dives through our services is compulsory.
Moorea Daytours from Tahiti
Since the Aremiti ferry new schedule is no longer suitable for our Daytours in Moorea, the Terevau ferry is  now retained for all our Moorea Daytours, except the Moorea Dolphin Miti Daytour. Rates & other conditions remain unchanged.

Moorea, Exclusive Excursion – Initiation to Sky Diving
Now available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the initiation rate has increased by approximately 7%, and the former photo or video options has now been replaced by a combined package of 5min HD Video & 50 Photos minimum.
As a reminder, transfers from hotels are not included (quote upon request or taxi ride to be arranged on site) and the service is also available on Bora Bora, with a supplement for flying the aircraft from Moorea.

Bora Bora, Fascinating Encounters  – Pure Snorkeling
On a shared tour, the Child rate is applicable from ages 6 to 12 years inclusive (versus 4 to 11 years previously).
On a private tour, the Additional Person charge is increasing by 16% for Adults and there is no charge for Children up to 12 years inclusive.

Air Tahiti – Tax increase for departure from Moorea

Air Tahiti 35Effective immediately on all new reservations, for travels starting from 01 April 2017 onwards, please note that all flights departing from Moorea are subject to a tax increase of about 8 Euro.
Also affected by a tax increase (5 to 8 Euro) are the Airpass Discovery 230, Airpass Bora Bora 215, and Airpass Bora Bora–Tuamotu 213 which include the island of Moorea.

Z Class – limited availability
The number of seats available in Z Class (46kg of luggage allowance) is now limited to 6 per flight. The other seats are reserved for Y Class (23kg of luggage allowance).
As a reminder, Z Class is available on most flights serving the Society Islands, as well as the major islands of the Tuamotus, the Marquesas, and the Austral Islands.

Our documents are presently being updated. They will be available upon request to our services.

Hotel InterContinental Tahiti Resort

Renovation – January to June 2018

Please find below the announcement just received from Hotel InterContinental Tahiti Resort 4* regarding Renovation of  rooms scheduled from 10 January to end of June 2018.

Message received:
The InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa will be renovating the last three buildings of the resort to complete its full renovation project. These three blocks of rooms, a total of 81 rooms, are located on the north end of the property, isolated from the other rooms and hotel’s outlets with no visual or noise impact. Please see the map below for location details :

The renovation will start January 10, 2018, and will be completed by the end of June. This renovation is identical to the one that transpired in 2015.

During this period, standard, garden, and lagoon view rooms will not be available. However, the resort will be providing special price offers to maintain entry level rates.

Read the full announcement from InterContinental

Mini Marquesas Islands Festival 2017

The reawakening of the Marquesan people

Mata’vaa Iti, the Mini Festival of the Marquesas Islands, is held every 4 years, alternating with Mata’vaa, the main arts festival of the Marquesas Islands. The first edition of the Mini Festival was held in 2006 on Tahuata. Now, 11 years later, from 18 to 22 December 2017, the smallest inhabited island of the Marquesas will be once again be seething with excitement! Dances, traditional games, exhibitions, contests, etc. 600 members of various delegations, along with the public, are expected at the end of this year. While the Big Festival has gradually opened up to the other Polynesian archipelagoes, with groups coming from Hawaii, the Samoas, New Zealand, Tahiti, Easter Island, and elsewhere, the Mini Festival features only groups from the Marquesas Islands, with the goal to maintain the Marquesan culture alive around a common theme which, for 2017, is:

“Let us make what we planted bear fruit”.

Interested in the event?
Stay on Hiva Oa… there will be daily boat shuttles available to Tahuata. The family pensions Relais Moehau, Temetiu Village, and Kanahau still have rooms and bungalows available for these dates. Hotel Hanakee Pearl Lodge is offering a full-comfort 4-night package including accommodation, airport transfers, round trip boat transfers to Tahuata, daily access to the Mini Festival sites, full board, and drinks during meals.
The local airline, Air Tahiti, is featuring 2 additional flights on 20 and 22 December 2017 and the mixed cargo vessel Aranui has planned a special Festival cruise 14-27 December 2017, with a full day stopover on the island of Tahuata.

The detailed Festival program is presently being finalized by the organizing committee, and should be available soon. For those who cannot make it this year, see you at the Big Festival on Ua Pou in 2019!

Meet Tekura Tahiti Travel in Europe

For your information, we will be attending following tradefair :

Meet Mrs Patty Lussanat ITB Berlin – 08 to 10 March 2017

We will be happy to meet you there at the day and time of your convenience.

Please contact us to set up a meeting.

Family Pensions, new in our selection

100% local !

On Huahine,
Pension Meherio is back in our selection! Located next to Hotel Maitai La Pita 3*, just a stone’s throw from the public beach and 5 minutes walk from the village Fare and its conveniences, this little 7 room pension, each unit with private bathroom, breakfast included, offers its visitors an authentic and friendly atmosphere in a stylish, flowery setting. Bikes, kayaks, snorkel/mask/fins and WIFI free!

On Rangiroa,
Pension Tapuheitini, located by the lagoon between the village of Avatoru and the airport, offers 3 clean and spacious bungalows, each equipped with bathroom, mini fridge, fan, mosquito net, and a small private terrace. Half board is included; visitors will have the pleasure to taste Marguerite’s generous and renowned cooking, mainly based on fresh fish.

Tāvai Spas of Bora Bora & Taha’a

Since January 1, 2017, the new Pearl Resorts of Tahiti, associated with the real estate holding company, now provide full commercial management of the following hotels: Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge and the Hiva Oa Hanakee Pearl Lodge.

This change implies the de facto name change of the 2 Bora Bora and Taha’a Spas, which are both becoming Tāvai Spas, which in the Tahitian language means means “to anoint,” or “the caress of the water.”
Thus on Bora Bora, the menu already distributed for the former Manea Spa has undergone some changes:

  • +5% on the Maitai relaxation massage
  • +9% on the Coco Otemanu Deluxe Bora treatment
  • Plus a few new items, like the Vaipihapiha rain shower, the 100 min Romantic Rendez-vous treatment and the 3hr20 min Polynesian Delight full spa treatment.

The 2017 Spa Menu for Le Taha’a is also now available.

Moorea Beach Lodge , A Private Chef by request!

A Private Chef by request!
A new catering option for this establishment, combining style and “zenitude”: in addition to breakfast, the services of a private chef with reservations for lunch or dinner are now available.
The meal (main dish & dessert) combines French cuisine with local flavors, for the paltry sum of 55 euros per couple. A children’s meal is also available for around 10 euros.
Enjoy a plated meal on the patio of the Lodge, with a panoramic view of the Moorea lagoon.
Reservations and payment on-location only.

Ultimate honor for The Brando

Reader’s Choice Awards from Condé Nast Traveler

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its 29th annual Reader’s Choice Awards and it’s with great pleasure and pride that we received the news…The Brando is crowned Best Resort in the World! The ultimate title is another in a series of awards already bestowed on this exceptional private island.

Full article >

2016 ONO’U Graffiti Festival

Street Art in Papeete & Uturoa
The 2016 edition of the Ono’u Festival on Tahiti, which was held October 2 – 8 in Papeete, then until October 12 in Uturoa – Raiatea, transformed both cities, to the delight of all, into “Paradise Cities” of street art.  Traditional graffiti of the highest international level, 3D graffiti, anamorphoses, graffiti with projection and mapping, light painting, trash art… The 2016 slogan is a wink from the organizers to express, in particular, the metamorphosis of sad façades into true works of modern urban art by artists from around the world. In pictures…

The Ono’u Festival in pictures >

Tiki Festival at the Museum of Tahiti & Her Islands

Exhibition until March 19, 2017
Come discover the Tiki, those statues that are sometimes anthropomorphic, sometimes with human faces, or in an esoteric context, representing the phallus. Its history, its evolution, its various roles throughout the ages…  www.museetahiti.pf

The Ori Tahiti classified by UNESCO?

Traditional dance as a witness to Polynesian culture
Currently being examined, the classification of the Ori Tahiti as immaterial cultural heritage by UNESCO would be a real asset and a great source of pride for the Fenua, who have seen their traditional dance grow increasingly popular around the world…To be continued…

Meet Mrs Patty Lussan at WTM London- 07/09 November 2016

Meet Mrs Patty Lussan at WTM London – 07/09 November 2016 . We will be happy to meet you there at the day and time of your convenience. Please contact us to set up a meeting.

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Yatch Island Passage

New kid on the block, the yacht Island Passage, accommodating up to 24 passengers, offers All Inclusive cruises from May to October.
An entirely different concept targeting an affluent clientele of seasoned travelers seeking niche products and authentic experiences in small groups.

island passage cruise
In a stylish, relaxed atmosphere with high-end comfort, go where other vessels cannot, take advantage of carefully selected excursions included in the cruise rate. No extra expenses to worry about…
And the icing on the cake for the 7 night Bora Bora/Bora Bora cruise, is a free helicopter transfer from the airport to the yacht!

Tahiti Yacht Charter

A Pre-Cruise Day-Use available at Hotel Relais Mahana, Huahine
Guests can now take advantage of a day-use package at the Hotel Relais Mahana 3* before boarding from its pontoon, normally set at 1:00 PM, on their Tahiti Yacht Charter catamaran.

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This package includes the one way airport/hotel transfer, access to a transit room and to the hotel’s free activities (snorkeling, stand-up paddle, kayak), a 1 course lunch (fixed menu) + 1 drink, coffee + tea.

Rates and conditions available in the Cruises Rate Manual.