Online Media Coverage


The Huffington Post – January 2013
“Exploring Bora Bora And Tikehau In French Polynesia”

Blogger and freelance journalist, David Duran, featured the island of Bora Bora and the atoll of Tikehau in a recent Huff Post Travel blog story.

David highlights the crystal clear lagoons and leaves readers with tips and must-dos, including snorkeling, ray & shark feeding, and just lounging in the lagoon. He also shares great tips and best ways on how to book your next dream vacation to paradise.

Click here to view his post.

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Cruising World Magazine – January 2013
“Sail Polynesia in Tahiti Pearl Regatta”

Elaine Lembo writes about how a sunny day, emerald waters, and warm breezes are the perfect conditions for a downwind run amongst sails racing to the finish line in the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.

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Unique Visitors Per Month: 4,254


Houston Chronicle – January 2013
French Polynesia’s 50 Shades of Blue

Michelle Newman’s take on the “50 Shades of Blue” begins from the moment she boards Air Tahiti Nui to the moment she dips her toes in the lagoon!

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Budget Travel – February 2013
10 Islands to See Before You Die

It’s no surprise why Bora Bora is on everyone’s “bucket list” – the title of the article says it all!

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Travel Age West – February 2013
At first sight

Travel Age West editor Mindy Poder shares about her experiences staying at all four InterContinental Resorts in French Polynesia.

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Unique Visitors Per Month: 2,269


Travel + Leisure – February 2013
World’s Most Romantic Islands

The Islands of Tahiti captured the hearts of Travel + Leisure readers, who voted Bora Bora the No. 1 island for romance, Moorea the No. 8, and Huahine at No. 14 in this year’s World’s Best Awards survey.

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Houston Chronicle – February 2013
Meet the Mamas: Keepers of Polynesian Culture

Michelle Newman highlights her experiences with the local Mamas at Le Marché in Papeete, and at a Polynesian feast in Huahine.

She notes “These highly respected matriarchs and wise elders are the keepers of Polynesian culture and traditions.”

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Travel Channel – March 2013
The Daily Escape: St. Regis Bora Bora

The article opens with “Pinch yourself” – reassuring readers that your best dream comes true when you step foot at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

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The Huffington Post – March 2013
Honeymoon Destinations 2013

The Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa ranks on the “Top 10 Most Relaxing Trips for Newlyweds” list.

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Houston Chronicle – March 2013
Keeping up with the Kardashians in Bora Bora – or at least trying to

Blogger and freelance journalist, Michelle Newman, gets to live like a Kardashian during her stay at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa.

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Green Global Travel
First Impressions: Our Initial Thoughts on The Islands of Tahiti

Writers Bret and Mary Love share their initial first impressions of the Islands of Tahiti, and their dream vacation that they will be talking about for the rest of their lives.

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USA TODAY
TripAdvisor’s Top Islands for 2013

The island of Moorea ranked on TripAdvisor’s “Top Islands for 2013” and was covered by USA Today.

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Daily Candy – May 2013
Fathom Shares 13 Hot-Weather Escapes

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa was featured as one of the top 13 escapes for those looking for a hot-weather destination.

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Fathom Way to Go – May 2013
Most Romantic Hotels in Australia and the South Pacific

We are pleased to share that three hotels made it on this list! Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, St. Regis Resort Bora Bora, and the Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora.

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In addition, Fathom has also posted a Tahiti Guide page on their website where you can read other related Tahiti articles.

Click here to view the Fathom Tahiti Guide.

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Event Planning, a blog by Cvent – May 2013
50 Shades of Green: Venues Raise the Sustainability for Meetings and Events

Writer Julie Catalano states that although many hotels and convention centers have been on the sustainability track for years now, there are those that have taken green to a whole new level, such as the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

The resort is the first in the world to implement SWAC – sea water air-conditioning – which helps offset the cost and environmental impact of what is usually a property’s biggest electricity-guzzler: air conditioning.

Click here to view the full blog.


US Weekly.com – May 2013
Audrina Patridge shows off bikini body in Tahiti!

Audrina Patridge, from the hit MTV reality show The Hills, was recently spotted on the beautiful island of Moorea with her on-again off-again boyfriend Corey Bohan,

The couple stayed at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa.

Click here to view more photos of her romantic escape!

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Travel Age West – May 2013
Tahiti Yacht Charters

Editor Skye Marying traveled to the Islands of Tahiti, and experienced sailing from Raiatea to Rangiroa with Tahiti Yacht Charters.

“The French Polynesian cruise company specializes in private sailings and encourages guests to follow their impulses, whether that’s sunbathing on the bow’s mesh trampoline or getting PADI certified in the Leeward Islands,” says Marying of the charter company.

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Unique Visitors Per Month: 2,269


The Daily Escape – May 2013
Overwater Bungalow

The Travel Channel highlighted three hotels in Bora Bora – Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Le Méridien Bora Bora, and the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – for their overwater bungalows.

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New York Post – May 2013
Swimming with Sharks – Finning around Paradise

Writer Terry Ward shares what it’s like swimming with black tip reef sharks in Moorea and Bora Bora and notes that it’s not to be missed. However, for the daring ones, she recommends scuba diving 80 feet below the surface at the passages of Rangiroa or Fakarava, where one can spot hammerhead sharks, and grey sharks.

“It’s nothing short of an underwater Serengeti out here,” says Ward.

Click here to read the full article.

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MSN.com – May 2013
The World’s Best Sailing Destinations

Writer Robin Dalmas listed the Islands of Tahiti as one of the best sailing destinations in the world. Sunsail, The Moorings, and Tahiti Yacht Charters and their respective bases on the island of Raiatea and sailing packages were mentioned.

“If you’ve ever listened to ‘Southern Cross’ and heard Stephen Stills croon about ‘a downhill run to Papeete,’ you’ve sailed to Tahiti in French Polynesia … in your mind,” Dalmas writes.

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Houston Chronicle – June 2013
Moorea – The Island with Spirit

Michelle Newman describes the magical island of Moorea, teeming with “Mana” (spirit) as a romantic honeymoon haven set against a postcard-pretty setting.

“Moorea is like Maui on steroids. Breathtakingly beautiful, heart-shaped Moorea, the island of love, is everything that I expected a South Pacific island to be. Moorea never disappointed me for a second,” describes Newman.

Click here to read the full article.

Unique Visitors Per Month: 3,231,761
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Departure Magazine – June 2013
Memorable Hotel Arrivals

There’s no better way than being greeted by a red carpet when arriving at a hotel! Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was featured as one of the ten hotels that know how to put out a world-class welcome mat in this piece by Adam Graham.

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San Antonio Express News – June 2013
Hilton’s Heavenly Resort in Moorea

“From the moment I entered the open-air lobby I knew I was in a special place. Within seconds, I decompressed and just stood in awe absorbing all of the beauty surrounding me,” says Michelle Newman about the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa.

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The Vancouver Sun – June 2013
Island hopping aboard a luxury private catamaran in French Polynesia

Writer/blogger Mark Sissons boarded a 3-day all-inclusive trip aboard the Tahiti Dream Yacht charter in Uturoa, Raiatea, and imagined what it must have felt like being Captain Bligh and his mutinous crew of the HMS Bounty who navigated through these uncharted waters over two-centuries ago.

“For them, as for me, navigating the world’s most beautiful collection of far-flung exotic islands must have felt like paradise found,” says Sissons.

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Houston Chronicle – June 2013
Tahiti’s Voices of Angels

Writer/blogger Michelle Newman experienced a typical holy day at church on the island of Tahiti.

Newman says in her blog, “The choir started singing in heavenly harmony which quickly grew into a major crescendo. I could feel the intensity and knew this came from the heart.”

Click here to read the full article.

Unique Visitors Per Month: 3,231,761
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San Antonio Express News – July 2013
Le Taha’a – A Vanilla Odyssey

A beach villa at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, a private cooking class with Chef Antoine, a hands-on culinary experience with the F&B Manager, and a circle island tour on Taha’a to discover the vanilla plantations – were activities that writer Michelle Newman experienced while in Taha’a.

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Islands Magazine – July 2013
Best of Overwater Bungalows
Discover the most beautiful overwater bungalows, from Tahiti to Bora Bora.

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Travel + Leisure – August 2013
Best Gay Honeymoon Destinations
This honeymoon favorite delivers, regardless of sexuality, thanks to a winning formula of soft white-sand beaches, vanilla plantations, coconut groves, gin-clear waters, and some of the world’s sexiest hotels

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Sport Diver – September 2013
An Inside Look at Diving in Tahiti 
From the thrilling rush of its pass dives to the sedate island life, Tahiti offers a change of pace like no other island paradise.

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CNN.com – September 2013
Bye Bye Bora Bora – 15 Other Islands In French Polynesia
There’s a lot more to French Polynesia. The country is made up of 118 islands and atolls covering a stretch of ocean roughly the size of Europe.

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Sport Diver – October 2013
A Diver Guide to French Polynesia
Find out what there is to know before taking a dive trip to French Polynesia

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The Baltimore Sun – November 2013
Ravens’ Ihedigbo’s Bora Bora vacation 
Ravens’ James Ihedigbo shares his travel destination favorite, Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

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Travel Age West – November 2013
Water Sports in Bora Bora
The 2013 Bora Bora Liquid Festival takes place Dec. 2-8, 2013.

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Hotel Scoop – November 2013
Pension de la Plage: A Friendly and Affordable Guesthouse in Tahiti
We spent our first two nights at Pension de la Plage, a simple family-owned guesthouse in Punaauia on the west coast of the island of Tahiti, about 20-minutes’ drive south of the airport, and about 30 to 35 minutes from the capital city of Papeete…

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Huffington Post – November 2013
An Island You Can’t Even Find On A Map
Escape all that is holiday hullabaloo and head off to your own private island getaway on Motu Teta in Rangiroa, French Polynesia…

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Hotel Scoop – December 2013
Hotel Maitai Bora Bora: Paradise on a (Mid-Range) Budget
Find out about ways to fit a vacation to Bora Bora in your budget!

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Hotel Scoop – December 2013
Maitai Lapita Village in Huahine, French Polynesia: A Well-Designed Hotel with a Story to Tell
I love a hotel with a story. The Hotel Maitai Lapita Village on the island of Huahine in French Polynesia has two…

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Fodor’s Travel – December 2013
What to Pack: Tahiti
This French Polynesian isle, dotted with lush rain forests and intensely blue lagoons, has come to be regarded as practically synonymous with paradise…

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Fox News – December 2013
Top 10 remote hotels worldwide
With cell phones and social networking taking over the world, it can feel as if life is in your face 24 hours a day. But it’s still possible to escape — we promise! Simply catch a flight to Tahiti and make your way to the Rangiroa Atoll, where your own private nine-acre island awaits…

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