Tahiti is more than overwater bungalows and pretty beaches; and when it comes to uncovering the islands’ hidden treasures, Anthony Bourdain is just the right man for the job! In Season 3 of No Reservations, the celebrity chef and world traveler visits French Polynesia to try the local fare and discover the region’s lesser-known attributes. His adventures include riding horseback in the Marquesas, getting inked by a local tattoo artist, spearfishing for lunch in Rangiroa, and holding a shark with his own bare hands. Would you dare to do any of those things? Watch the clips below and you can decide! Read more
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Earlier this month, KING 5′s Evening Magazine headed for warmer weather and visited the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Hosts Meeghan Black and Saint Bryan took viewers along for the ride as they experienced a range of adventures—everything from swimming with sharks and stingrays in Bora Bora to eating from the local food trucks in Papeete, Tahiti. Check out the videos below! Read more
Did you catch the season premiere of The Amazing Race? Contestants went skydiving over the island of Bora Bora and the view was spectacular! If you missed it, you can watch it here. This Sunday is another exciting episode in Bora Bora, and here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come! Read more
Do you get WealthTV? Tune in this Sunday, October 21st to watch Private Islands as they explore French Polynesia. The show takes viewers to some of the 12,000+ private islands in the world, escaping the pressures of everyday life and finding secluded paradise—and this weekend, they’ll find it in Tahiti! Read more
Today is the fourth consecutive lay day for the 2012 Billabong Pro Tahiti. So what does that mean exactly? Unfortunately, the event is on hold due to smaller-than-normal surf conditions. However, the Surfline forecast shows a 10-foot swell on the radar soon, so the surfers are more than happy to be holding out. In the meantime, they are free to roam the island of Tahiti—and it looks like they’re definitely enjoying themselves!
Tahiti is not only a beautiful and exotic locale; it’s also a unique natural wonder. The destination itself covers over 1.5 million square miles of the South Pacific, but incredibly enough, its total landmass is only slightly larger than the small state of Rhode Island. This means that Tahiti is mostly made of water! Still, the country consists of 118 islands and atolls spread out over five island groups (archipelagos). But what exactly is an atoll and how is it really different from an island? Read more
We’re thrilled to be the first to bring you exclusive photos of the newly renovated Hotel Kia Ora on Rangiroa! The resort recently re-opened and they have been welcoming a number of guests ever since – including us! We can only echo the rave reviews it’s been receiving lately; the property is absolutely beautiful. But don’t take our word for it… see for yourself! Read more
Nina Dobrev, star of the hit show The Vampire Diaries, went to Bora Bora in December to complete her PADI Certification (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). She recently tweeted a photo of her certificate (see below) and announced, “Beyond excited to share that I’m officially an Open Water PADI CERTIFIED DIVER!” Congrats Nina!
Our clients, Barbara and Kevin Murphy, are avid travelers who love the South Pacific. They recently returned from Tahiti and they’ve shared with us a few photos and highlights from their trip. We sent them to Bora Bora, where they stayed at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, and to Rangiroa, where they stayed at the newly renovated Hotel Kia Ora. This was their second trip to the islands and they traveled over Valentine’s Day. How romantic! As Barbara wrote to us, “What a great way to spend Valentine’s Day… flying to Tahiti!”