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Surfing: Teahupo’o Part II

If you already read our post from last week, Surfing: Teahupo’o & Beyond, this is the perfect sequel. Now you can get a visual sense of just how thick and dangerous the waves at Teahupo’o can get. Yesterday, Billabong released their “Code Red” documentary on YouTube’s action sports channel, Network A, and you just have to see it to believe it. Read more


A Private Island Escape

Four Seasons Bora Bora announced in February that the resort is being made available for complete buyouts. In other words, some lucky guest can reserve the entire property and make it their own private island for a week. And by “lucky,” we mean $1 million lucky. Yep, a million U.S. dollars – that’s the price tag on their buyout package. Talk about the ultimate vacation! It got us thinking… what price would you pay for paradise?   Read more

Surfing: Teahupo’o and Beyond

Among its many other reputations, Tahiti is known for its big wave surfing. In fact, the famed Teahupo’o was recently featured as a top ten “adventure junkie” destination. Known to attract pro surfers like eleven-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater, the waves at Teahupo’o are some of the biggest and most challenging in the world. Read more

Meet ‘Pita’ from Huahine’s Maitai Lapita

Last week we introduced you to the new Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine. Isn’t it beautiful? Now that you’re familiar with the hotel, we’d like to introduce the resort’s conceptor, Peter Owen, in a new series we’re calling “Passionate About Polynesia.” We often meet many inspirational people that share our love for Tahiti, so we’ve decided to share their stories with you! Once you hear Peter’s, you’ll see that he’s absolutely one of those people. Read more

Introducing Huahine’s Newest Hotel

We’re very excited to introduce the new Maitai Lapita Village on Huahine! This charming hotel welcomed its first guests on August 1, 2011 and since then, quite a few of us have also visited the property. We love everything about it – the design, the amenities, the staff, the food – but we especially love the hotel for what it represents. It’s a place with character, a place with heart, and a hotel respectful of the environment and the unique history of the land and its people – both past and present. Read more