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Featured Vacation: Land and Lagoon Honeymoon

Sail the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora with today’s featured deal. Our special Land and Lagoon Honeymoon includes three nights aboard a private catamaran with Tahiti Yacht Charter, followed by three nights in an overwater villa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

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2013 Liquid Festival in Bora Bora

Last year we introduced you to the Bora Bora Liquid Festival and posted ongoing coverage of the event. This year, in partnership with Wandermelon Media, we’re offering six exclusive travel packages to get you there! Each package includes full registration to the 13th annual Liquid Festival, scheduled to take place December 2-8, 2013.
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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

Roxy’s Summer in Tahiti

Excited for summer? Get ready with Roxy! Earlier this year we shared photos of the brand’s photoshoot in Tahiti. Now, read their blog and let surfer Sally Fitzgibbons inspire you with her top picks from the collection. Also, check out her interview with Fathom, where she raves about their experience on board a private catamaran with Tahiti Yacht Charter. Read more

Solid Update from the Liquid Festival

The 2012 Bora Bora Liquid Festival concluded this past weekend and we hear it was a huge success! Blogger Alyssa Roenigk from ESPN-W was there to experience it firsthand, sharing daily updates with her readers and graciously taking us all along for the ride. We definitely recommend reading her series, “The Road to IronMana,” while also checking out some of the photos on the event’s Facebook page and SUP Magazine. In the meantime, here’s a quick summary of what transpired last week! 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

Team EDT Wins the 2012 Hawaiki Nui Va’a

The 21st edition of the Hawaiki Nui Va’a concluded on Friday, November 9th and Electricité de Tahiti (EDT) was the winning team! A total of 86 crews and 126 rowers competed in this year’s grueling outrigger canoe race. Shell Va’a, who was favored to win the competition, won the final stage of the race but was beaten overall by EDT, who had won the previous leg between Raiatea and Taha’a. In second place overall was Paddling Connection, followed by Mataierea Ho’e in third. Congratulations to all the teams for completing this amazing feat! Read more

The 2012 Bora Bora Liquid Festival

This year marks the 12th consecutive year for the Bora Bora Liquid Festival—a fun and joyous celebration of water sports and Tahitian culture. The event is scheduled to take place from November 28th to December 9th, and we encourage you to dive in and experience the island of Bora Bora in a totally unique way!

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Tahiti Then and Now Part I

We recently stumbled on this blog post featuring vintage photos of Tahiti and it inspired us! We decided to show you side-by-side pictures of Tahiti from both the past and present, so you can see how very little the islands have changed over time. Tahiti remains a beautiful, pristine paradise with the warm, welcoming spirit of the Polynesian people still very much intact. Don’t just take our word for it—see for yourself! Then check out Part II. Read more

The History of Tahiti’s Hawaiki Nui Va’a

The Hawaiki Nui Va’a is an intense, three-day outrigger canoe race through the Leeward Group of Society Islands—from Huahine to Raiatea, Raiatea to Taha’a, and finally Taha’a to Bora Bora. This year’s race is scheduled to take place on November 7th, 8th and 9th. We’ll have your exclusive updates once it’s underway; but until then, here’s a little history behind the event!  Read more

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