PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES EXPANDS LAND-AND-SEA PACKAGE PROGRAM

BELLEVUE, WASH. – April 25, 2016Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, has expanded its land-and-sea packages so that guests have a choice of combining two nights at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa or the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa with a 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage. The package also includes roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles, Calif., and Papeete, Tahiti.

After arriving in Papeete, guests check into their lagoon-view room at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa or take a short ferry ride to the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, where a lanai room awaits. Then, they enjoy two nights with daily breakfast at the property. Upgrades to an overwater lagoon bungalow are also available for an additional cost. 

Following the luxury hotel stay, guests are transferred to The Gauguin for a 7-night roundtrip Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage. From Papeete, the ship sails to the scenic islands of Huahine, Bora Bora, and Moorea. A highlight of the cruise is a day spent at Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet off the coast of Taha’a, which features a barbecue feast, watersports, Polynesian activities, and cocktails from full-service and floating bars. Guests also enjoy exclusive access to a private white-sand beach in Bora Bora with stunning views of Mt. Otemanu. 

The hotel-and-cruise package is perfect for anyone who is looking for a longer stay in French Polynesia at a great value.  To book a land-and-sea package with Paul Gauguin Cruises, please contact a Travel Professional, call 800-848-6172, or visit www.pgcruises.com.

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Rates are per person, double occupancy and include roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles and Papeete; 2 nights’ accommodations, a day room, and daily breakfast (Fridays and Saturdays only) at an InterContinental hotel; transfers; and a 7-night cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa package also includes roundtrip inter-island ferry transportation and air/ferry/ship transfers. Port, security, and handling charges are additional.

About Paul Gauguin Cruises

Owned by Pacific Beachcomber S.C., French Polynesia’s leading luxury hotel and cruise operator, Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the 5+-star cruise ship, the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin, providing a deluxe cruise experience tailored to the unparalleled wonders of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Paul Gauguin Cruises accolades include being voted #2 in the category of “Top Small Cruise Lines” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards and recognition on the publication’s 2016 “Gold List.” In addition, the line was voted by Travel + Leisure readers “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line” and “#1 Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” in the Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards.  Recently, readers voted Paul Gauguin Cruises “#2 Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line” in the Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards.†

Editor’s Note:

Link to promotion: http://www.pgcruises.com/land-sea

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Windstar Air, Hotel & Cruise Package

Windstar Cruises has recently announced an air, hotel and cruise package for $3,999pp. This includes air from LAX, hotel stays and a seven night cruise! 
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Tahiti Pearl Beach Spring 2016

New Bay Bar 
Since its rebranding, the Tahiti Pearl Beach continues to offer improvements to its services and amenities including the makeover of the Bay Bar and new drinks menu guests can enjoy daily happy hour while enjoying the sunset over the bay of Matavai!

New Executive Chef
Tahiti Pearl Beach is pleased to announce that Allan Dupros has joined the team as the new executive Chef. Dupros is a professional caterer who began his career in the luxury hotel industry.  After working for international hotel chains in South America, French Antilles, France, England and China, Allan decided to continue his career in French Polynesia to offer guests a chance to enjoy his cusine inspired by his travels.  

Tahiti Homes- Summer 2016 Availability

Tahiti Homes vacation rentals in Tahiti and Moorea still have availability for this summer, at affordable prices. Travel agents are welcome to suggest the properties to their clients and there is a travel agent commission. The newest property in the Tahiti Homes Collection is Villa Paradisio in Moorea. 

Tahiti Homes

The Islands of Tahiti differently…

Luxury resorts, overwater bungalows, family pensions, of course all those accommodation facilities exist… and every tourist expectation can be met. But today, more and more tourists are eager to discover our magical islands and atolls in a different way … in complete freedom, privacy and comfort.

Tahiti Homes offers a new way of lodging and has become the reference in the vacation rentals industry in launching the first holiday home management company thanks to its team strong skills in hospitality.

Tahiti Homes offers a wide array of villas, houses and apartments in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora and other islands of French Polynesia. Carefully selected, vacation rentals are located in special places, offering real comfort, space and privacy with nice equipment, and high-quality service for a pleasant stay. With so many different styles to suit your mood: from traditional to contemporary, right on the beach or incredible views…

 

Relaxation & Leisure

 

Most properties have a private pool and/or a semi-private beach. Some of them are fully staffed. A true service to meet all customer needs. Tahiti Homes specialists coordinate rental car, activities and all other services upon client’s requests and wishes.
To enjoy your holiday without worrying about the schedule of the restaurant, or the bar or whether there will be a chaise longue by the pool… Waking up whatever the time and have cooking facilities like at home…

Flexibility

From the studio to the 12-room villa, couple vacation, with family, friends or even for special occasions such as a honeymoon trip or a wedding celebration, vacation rentals are suitable for all travelers alike. Some properties are close to each other and therefore can be perfect for groups. Private islands are also available.

Budget

Vacation rentals are more affordable when sharing than booking several rooms in a regular resort. Travelers will also save in cooking their own meals by taking advantage of the fully equipped kitchen rather than going to the restaurant. Internet is free, as well as home linens, parking and sometimes nautical equipments.

Saving on accommodation will allow our clients to spend more on activities and shopping !

Tahiti Homes is run by a professional team who perfectly knows and loves the Islands of Tahiti, and also wants to share the passion of their “fenua” (islands). They will propose valuable advice and useful addresses. Customers will be assisted and advised as thoroughly as possible according to their needs and expectations, before, during and after their stay. Ranging from organizing their trip, their excursions and activities: cultural visits, in home

special dinners, scuba diving, spa treatment, parachute jump, whale excursion and much more… Guest satisfaction is Tahiti Homes’ top priority in order to make its guests stay more enjoyable and unforgettable.

Perfectly suited for families, friends or couples, Tahiti Homes will provide to each and every customer a true “local experience” and allow a total immersion in the daily life of Polynesians.

Travelling with Tahiti Homes it’s making the choice of your own adventure …

The assets of Tahiti Homes

  •  Owners and clients satisfaction is their top priorities.
  •  Being established in Tahiti, the destination has no secrets for them, they have a realdesire to share their passion and to give advice and tips to enjoy a polynesian trip.
  •  Favouring a local and not global vision.
  •  Careful selection of each property and a perfect knowledge of each property.
  •  Tahiti Homes’ professional team has a huge tourism background and experience.
  •  Assistance before, during and after the stay.
  •  Services that go far beyond simple key handover at the clients’ arrival.
  •  Tahiti Homes proposes Quintessential Tahiti , a real concierge service offered toeach customer.

    Tahiti Homes offers property on the following islands: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa and Tikehau.

    http://www.tahiti-homes.com

Emily Biotteau-Colas
Managing Director
Cell: +689 87 87 44 83
Email : emily@tahiti-homes.com

Press contact:

Hinatea Revel-Gaudermen
Marketing & Communications Director Cell: +689 87 70 41 75
Email : hinatea@tahiti-homes.com

SPM Hotels- Spring 2016

Wi-Fi is complimentary in the guest room & public areas at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa and Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa.  It is also free-of-charge at the Tikehau Pearl Beach however, the area of coverage is limited to the restaurant and bar.  The resort fee at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti covers the Wi-Fi access in the public areas and internet access in the guest room via DSL.

The main swimming pool at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa has been fully renovated.  With the view of the lagoon, this infinity-edge pool is the center of activity at the resort. 

South Pacific Management we are pleased to announce that Carole Decarpentrie has joined SPM Hotels as the new reservation manager based in Papeete.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. 
Email:  carole.decarpentrie@spmhotels.pf
Telephone Number:  (689) 40 50 84 52

 

Paul Gauguin Cruises-Spring 2016

Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, has expanded its land-and-sea packages so that guests have a choice of combining two nights at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa or the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa with a 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands voyage. The package also includes roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles, Calif., and Papeete, Tahiti.
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Paul Gauguin Cruises is also pleased to announce a new global collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Throughout 2017, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will offer educational programming aboard the Paul Gauguin. For our Wildlife Discovery Series for adults, WCS will present lectures about marine science and wildlife conservation in the South Pacific and beyond.
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Recent Awards include-

travAlliancemedia Travvy Award: Diane Moore, Most Innovative Executive for Small Ship Cruises (2016)

Gayot Top 10 Cruise Lines for Specialty Dining (2016)

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2016: Favorite Cruise Lines (2016)

Cruise Critic Top 5 Winner in 6 Categories, Top 10 Winner in 3 Categories & Small Ships, Cruiser’s Choice Awards (2016)

 

Paul Gauguin Cruises Collaborates with Wildlife Conservation Society

Paul Gauguin Cruises is also pleased to announce a new global collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Throughout 2017, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will offer educational programming aboard The Gauguin. For our Wildlife Discovery Series for adults, WCS will present lectures about marine science and wildlife conservation in the South Pacific and beyond. For our Stewards of Nature program during the summer and holiday seasons, WCS will inspire families and children to value nature through experiential learning. WCS applies science to discover and protect the coral reefs and coastal forests of the South Pacific, which are home to thousands of precious fish, sharks, sea turtles, sea birds, plants, and other species. Paul Gauguin Cruises is proud to support the WCS mission to save wildlife and wild places worldwide.

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa- Spring 2016

The Taha’a Premium Overwater Suites :

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, the only Relais & Châteaux property in French Polynesia, is proud to present a new room category. As of April 1st 2016, travelers can now enjoy the Taha’a Premium Overwater Suites. These four Overwater Suites, feature large decks and direct access to the lagoon and clear views of the lagoon and the main island of Taha’a. They are positioned near the end of the pontoons, providing superior privacy for guests.  

THE SECRET GARDEN OF LOVE OPENS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA

“FIND YOUR SWEETHEART, GET A LOCK & SEAL YOUR LOVE”

 BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA – January 27, 2016 – Reminiscent of Pont des Arts in Paris, Rome’s Ponte Milvio Bridge, and the padlock trees of love in Moscow, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa has created a romantic secret garden of love in the resort’s botanical garden where sweethearts can symbolize their eternal devotion by sealing their love with a lock in Bora Bora in Polynesian style.

 Honeymooners, those celebrating a wedding anniversary, or amours, can leave their mark of love. In the quiet and intimate garden, guests can select between four Polynesian symbols—the turtle, the sun, the sea shell, and the lizard, which each correspond to a specific palm tree.  

The turtle is one of the most important and popular elements in Polynesian culture. It symbolizes many meanings including long life, wellness, fertility, union, family and harmony. 

 The sun in Polynesian culture often stands for riches, brilliance, grandness and leadership. Similar to other cultures, the sun’s periodic rising is regarded as eternity and connected to rebirth. 

Seashells often symbolize shields, protection and intimacy in Polynesian culture. The designs have many variations and styles. Bivalve shells symbolize couples and marriage.

Lizards are important part of Polynesian beliefs and regarded as forms of gods, who can speak to gods, watch the hidden world, and are regarded as ancestors of Polynesian people.

 Lovers can then attach their lock to the palm tree with their chosen symbol and throw away the keys in the garden’s Tiki, which symbolizes the protection of love forever. Guests are encouraged to bring their own customized lock. Locks are also available for purchase in the resort’s boutique.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora’s majestic Mount Otemanu. Known for its exemplary service to its guests, the resort features a number of unique attributes, including: 80 luxurious overwater villas each with a split-level terrace and sundeck for easy access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon; two of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia at its restaurants Reef and Corail; and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia.

The resort’s Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the very first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also the first resort in the world to produces its own air-conditioning from water extracted from the ocean.

Recently, Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was awarded “French Polynesia’s Best Hotel Spa” in the inaugural World Spa Awards. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also voted “Australasia’s Leading Spa Resort” and “French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort” at the 2015 World Travel Awards. The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also recognized as one of the “Top 25 Resorts in Australia and the South Pacific” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards and was honored by readers in the Travel + Leisure 2015 World’s Best Awards as one of the “World’s Best Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.”

For information and rates for the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, call 1-888 IC HOTELS (1-888-424-6835) or visit www.thalasso.intercontinental.com.

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About InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

Owned and operated by Richard H. Bailey and his company, Pacific Beachcomber S.C., there are four InterContinental Resorts in French Polynesia: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.  Each of the resorts has completed multimillion dollar enhancements over the course of the last five years and each partakes in IHG’s Green Engage program.

Media Contact:

Vanessa Bloy

InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

425-440-6255

vbloy@pgcruises.com