Printed Media Coverage

Bridal Guide – January 2014

Expert traveler and managing editor at TravelAge West, Skye Mayring tells the story of her wedding and honeymoon on these idyllic islands.

In her article, Skye shares all the details of planning her legal wedding in the Islands of Tahiti, and share tips with her readers on how to do it.

“To legally wed in Tahiti, all documents, including birth certificates, intention of marriage and the application, must be translated into French and apostatized (authenticated) and sent to the islands,” says Mayring.

Circulation: 151,440
Media Value: 77,508.13
Readership: 530,040
Facebook Followers: 342,781


Islands Magazine – January 2014
“Out of Touch”

Writer and photographer Matthew Miller describes what it’s like to discover an island beyond Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora – the atoll of Rangiroa. “This looks about as away from it all as a resort can get,” says Miller. A beautiful image of Le Sauvage Kia Ora’s beach bungalows is featured in the two page spread with cover mention.

“Life Here: From Bow to Bow”
In this same issue, a two-page spread photo by Jack Hollingsworth captures the beauty of the Bora Bora lagoon, canoe and Tahitian people in shot from above. “I wouldn’t dare stand up in a canoe for this shot. Instead, I used an overwater hut to shoot down on this Four Seasons staffer.”

“In Bora Bora, a canoe carries more than just people,” says Hollingsworth.

Circulation: 200,276
Media Value: 178,453.25
Facebook Followers: 293,102
Unique Visitors Per Month: 332,213

Travel + Leisure Magazine – January 2014
“Dream Beaches”
Written by Shane Mitchell and edited by senior travel editor, Jacqui Gifford, The Brando is described as a resort for “Castaway seekers with a willingness to splurge.”
The piece notes, the 35-villa property will focus on conservation, with an EcoStation, sustainable energy systems, and an organic orchard.

Just 30 miles northeast of Tahiti, the atoll of Tetiaroa has 12 motus (islets) so gorgeous they were once a retreat for Polynesian royalty.

Circulation: 988,648
Media Value: 186,003.00
Readership: 3.4 Million
Unique Visitors Per Month: 11,074,080


Us Weekly Magazine – February 17, 2014
“Honeymoon in Paradise”
“The Bachelor” star, Sean Lowe married his fiancé Catherine Giudici on January 26, 2014 (which aired live on ABC) and then jetted to the Islands of Tahiti for their honeymoon.

Their Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora honeymoon which was featured in an exclusive five-page spread, cover photo and headline, showcased their romantic getaway.

“It’s like something you’d see in the movies,” commented Lowe about the Islands of Tahiti

Circulation: 1,959,784
Readership: 6.9 Million
Media Value: $1,014,872.63
Facebook Followers: 2,543,791

Islands Magazine – March 2014
“Finds on the Ground/ A Hammock in Tahiti”

Photographer Matthew Miller shares his excursion to Motu Mahana off Taha’a to find a beautiful and private island with a feast arranged by the Paul Gauguin crew and a hammock waiting just for him.

Circulation: 200,276
Media Value: 37,663.5


Departures Magazine – May/June 2014

“Brando’s Lost Island”

Thanks to the amazing PR efforts of The Brando, this article, written by Ned Zeman, tells the story behind the now famous atoll. “The Tetiaroa atoll first caught Marlon Brando’s eye when he was scouting locations for Mutiny on the Bounty. In 1966, Hollywood royalty purchased the atoll. Brando paid $270,000 for the whole place, which he viewed in spiritual terms. It would be, in addition to his second home, the place where his ashes would one day be scattered,” noted Zeman.“Tetiaroa was Marlon’s way to get away,” says Producer Mike Medavoy of Mutiny on the Bounty.Circulation: Circulation: 1,111,423
Readership: 3.9 Million
AVE: $591,060 USD
Islands Magazine – June 2014
“Life Here: Nemo’s Nightmare”
Shot by Pierre Lesage, this two-page photo spread captures and magic and beauty of boats and Maupiti islanders as they form a stone fishing circle in the lagoon holding a 1½-mile-long vegetal net. As they move, they toss stones held by strings into the water to herd the fish. This event is held once every 10 years with all 1,300 residents participating.Circulation: 233,764
Media Value: 67,256.25
Readership: 818,174
Readership: 717,461

Facebook Followers: 293,102
Unique Visitors Per Month: 332,213
TravelAge West Magazine
“Setting the Bar in Tahiti”
This article written by Kenneth Shapiro highlights the caliber of luxury vacation on the Islands of Tahiti while staying at the St. Regis Bora Bora.”Tahiti is a perennially popular destination for luxury travel, and at the top of the islands’ up-scale offerings is the St. Regis Bora Bora, which many consider to be one of the best resorts anywhere in the world.” – Kenneth ShapiroConsidered to be the most beautiful island in the world. With a lagoon resembling an artist’s palette of bright blues and greens, Bora Bora is love at first sight. Romantics from around the world have laid claim to this island where the castle-like Mount Otemanu pierces the sky.Circulation: 21, 847
Media Value: 32,162.25
BRIDES Magazine – June/July 2014
Best Honeymoons
We are proud to announce that the 118 islands and atolls that make up the Islands of Tahiti were named the top pick in the 2014 BRIDES Best Honeymoons.This year marks the first time the Islands of Tahiti, officially known as French Polynesia, has taken the number one spot in this yearly listing.BRIDES conducted a survey in conjunction with Virtuoso, a network of thousands of luxury travel agents, to determine the most romantic honeymoon escapes in the world for 2014. Published by Condé Nast, BRIDES is the country’s leading bridal brand and most trusted resource for brides.Circulation: 315,955
Media Value: 610,185.40

FASHION Magazine – Summer 2014
Surf & Turf / Into the Blue
This 11-page spread features summer’s newest fashion trends in Canada.

Shot at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, whether your summer includes far-off travel or finding a sandy patch closer to home, FASHION magazine says to shake things up with 3D florals and other fashion trends.

Writer Elio Iannacci says, “it may take three planes and a boat to get there from most places in Canada, but Bora Bora’s beauty is well worth the travel time.”

Circulation: 315,955
Media Value: 610,185.40

The Knot Magazine – Summer 2014
“Annual Guide To The Best 50 Honeymoon Spots”
This article in The Knot showcases the 50 best honeymoon spots. Bora Bora was ranked in the top 10 most romantic!”WHY GO this is what honeymoon dreams are made of: thatched-roof, over-water bungalows; crystal-clear turquoise lagoons; and swirling schools of colorful fish.”Circulation: 138,369
Media Value: 371, 991.55
The Knot Magazine – Summer 2014
“Real Honeymoons”
In this article, a couple describes their honeymoon experience from the islands of Tahiti, Taha’a and Bora Bora.”It felt like we were sleeping in the middle of the jungle but in ultimate comfort,” in reference to Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa.Taha’a, with the rich aroma of vanilla lingering heavily in the air, offers a glimpse of the traditional, tranquil life of the Tahitians. The flower-shaped island’s simple beauty is charmed by soft mountain shapes and surrounded by tiny motu with bright sand beaches. In the fertile valleys cutting within the island, local farmers grow watermelon, vanilla, and copra.Circulation: 138,369
Media Value: 93,387.00 

C-Suite Quarterly Magazine
“A Fine String of Pearls”

This article published by CSQ captures the beauty and romance of the Islands of Tahiti and how it ties into the corporate incentive destination.
“If there’s one word that encapsulates French Polynesia, it is “romance,” and in a context more encompassing than our everyday use of the word,” writer, Elyse Glickman stated.

“Few other places can blend world-class, full-amenity resort comfort, and memorable adventure activities that abound in the verdant, rough-hewn surroundings outside the property,” in reference to the island of Bora Bora.


BELLA Magazine – July/August 2014
Under The Tahitian Sun
Freelance photographer, Kelly Fajack, shot this beautiful 10-page spread on the atoll of Tikehau at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort.

The photo shoot features the latest trends of bikini wear in this issue of BELLA Magazine, which is only sold in the tri-state area and at all New York City newsstands.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, Tikehau is a graceful oval crown of small islets with an interior lagoon 16-miles across and a pass for small boats through the coral reef – the perfect setting for a gorgeous photo shoot.

Circulation: 70,000
Media Value: 29,454.75


Islands Magazine – July/August 2014
Get Here: Goodbye Former Life
“Tahiti is beautiful, but a beach chair on my own private island defies all adjectives,” says John Whittle about Motu Mahana.Motu Mahana sits off the northern coast of the island of Taha’a and is usually the third destination of the seven-day Paul Gauguin Society Islands cruise.“I’m sitting in a living postcard. Would anyone notice if I just stayed?” says Whittle.Circulation: 200,276
Media Value: 37,663.5
Aisle to Isles
Modern Luxury Brides – Fall/Winter 2014
“Leave the blur of big-day events behind to relish in the relaxation and flat-out romance that only the South Pacific can deliver,” says writer travel journalist Patti Dickey.Dickey visited the Islands of Tahiti back in May on a SPM, Hotels, Resorts & Spa press trip, and had the chance to travel to the islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, and Tikehau.“Honeymooners can expect beautifully furnished surrounds with an outside terrace that – no surprise at this point – offers direct lagoon access,” says Dickey.Circulation: 50,000
Media Value: 77,625.00

Tahiti Honeymoon
DNA Magazine – August Issue

The island of Bora Bora is featured on the cover of the August issue of DNA Magazine – a gay magazine featured not only in the U.S., but also in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

This 30-page spread was shot at the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, and features a story about legal gay weddings in French Polynesia.

“During our shoot in Bora Bora, we saw gay couples walking hand-in-hand and comfortably expressing affection,” says photographer, Lewis Payton.


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