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2People1Life Wedding in Tahiti & Bora Bora

What if you could have your dream wedding at each of your bucket list destinations around the world? That’s exactly what Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant, the duo behind 2People1Life, have been doing since 2011. They quit their jobs, sold their house and vowed to get married in every country they visit. Their goal is to embrace the culture and local customs of each destination and discover what makes bringing two people together such a worldwide tradition.

Back in April, they flew to our islands and had their first inflight wedding aboard Air Tahiti Nui, followed by a traditional Tahitian wedding ceremony in both Tahiti and Bora Bora. Although the couple is still not legally married, they plan to return to their favorite place and officially tie the knot in 2014. Let’s hope Tahiti topped their list! Read more

Gilles Marini Vacations (and Volunteers) in Tahiti

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

Why Every Day is Earth Day in Tahiti

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.

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Tahitian Tiare Day

On Friday, December 7th, Tahiti will celebrate its annual “La Journée du Tiare Tahiti.” This day, known as Tahitian Tiare Day, is a special tribute to the country’s own emblematic Tahitian gardenia. It includes a contest in which the locals compete to see who can best showcase the national flower, and it typically causes the streets and public spaces to be covered in festive floral decor—making downtown Papeete a very fragrant place to be on this particular day! Read more

The Last Sail of the HMS Bounty

We’d like to preface this post by saying that our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Many people are still struggling to recover from the devastation, and we encourage you to donate what you can to the American Red Cross to help those in need.

One particular story that surfaced during Hurricane Sandy holds unique significance for the islands of Tahiti. The HMS Bounty—a replica of the historical ship known for the mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789—was caught in the storm and ultimately sank off the coast of North Carolina on Monday, October 29th. Fourteen of the crew members were rescued and brought to safety by the U.S. Coast Guard; however, many are now mourning the loss of the ship’s captain, Robin Walbridge, and deckhand Claudine Christian—as well as the historic vessel herself. Read more

Tahiti.com and the 4L Trophy

At Tahiti.com, we believe in giving back. We’re always looking for ways to get involved in environmental and humanitarian efforts, not only in Tahiti, but also around the world. We recently helped sponsor a team in the 4L Trophy, a charitable event that covers a lot of ground – as you’ll see here. Read more