This year marks the 131st Heiva i Tahiti, an annual event that transforms the island into a spectacular celebration of Polynesian culture and dance. They just released the schedule and the performances are set to kick off on Thursday, July 4th at To’ata Square in downtown Papeete, and conclude on Saturday, July 20th. If you’re traveling to Tahiti during this time, we highly encourage you to attend! For more information about the event, check out our coverage from last year. Read more
To say that French-American actor Gilles Marini has a big heart would be an understatement. The loving family man took his wife, Carole, and their two children, Juliana and Georges, to Tahiti and Bora Bora over the Easter holiday to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. Super sweet, right? That’s not even the whole story. The devoted philanthropist took time away from his vacation to lend a helping hand to some of the locals in Bora Bora. Read more
Starting today, visitors to Tahiti can witness an impressive exhibition of colorful patchwork known as Tahitian tifaifai. The 15th annual Salon du Tifaifai is being held at City Hall in Papeete from now until May 5th. The event gathers over twenty Polynesian women from various islands in French Polynesia to display their artwork and demonstrate their knowledge, passion and creativity. It’s the perfect opportunity to purchase one of these beautiful Tahitian quilts directly from the source! Read more
Happy Earth Day! Since the purpose of today is to celebrate green initiatives around the world, we thought we’d highlight some of the more eco-friendly resorts in French Polynesia. Many are EarthCheck Certified, meaning they are recognized as leaders in environmental sustainability; but some have even gone above and beyond in their effort to go green.
Spring is in the air and so are the savings! From now until May 5th, receive up to 40% off your airfare when traveling in May or June. You can also earn a free activity credit of up to $500 on any qualifying package, which means it’s time to spend that tax refund!
Have you always dreamed of traveling the world? How about flying on a private jet? Perhaps you’re ready to cross those items off your bucket list, or maybe you’re simply looking for your daily virtual escape. Either way, this fantasy vacation is bound to get you day dreaming. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, a brand synonymous with luxury, is offering a 2014 Around the World tour that will take passengers to London, Turkey, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii, and of course, Bora Bora—all via private jet. Talk about the ultimate trip of a lifetime!
Tahitian dance, known as Ori Tahiti, is a strong and vibrant tradition in Polynesian culture. This captivating art form has been used for generations to pass on the tales and legends of the islands. If you’ve ever tried to keep up with the tamure (the fast hip-shaking motion), you know just how difficult it is. If you’ve always wanted to learn, here’s your chance! Read more