Category Archives: Public Relations Updates

Angeleno, January 2015, Print

“A Life Exotic” – Patti Dickey

In this lifestyle magazine, author Patti Dickey recounts her three-island hop journey in the South Pacific and engages the reader with her imagery of the islands and resorts on Tikehau, Moorea and Bora Bora. Patti was part of a SPM Hotels, Resorts & Spa press trip in May 2013.

“The South Pacific is, after all, every bit worthy of its legendary status—particularly for searching for much-needed rejuvenation and refreshing relaxation, all while escaping in picturesque surrounds and first-rate accommodations.

Instinct Magazine, February/March 2015, Print

“Tropical Treasures” – David Duran

This piece highlights how Tahiti and the islands of French Polynesia are a welcoming, luxurious destination for same sex couples and notes same sex marriages became legal in 2013.  The writer shares his experiences with Tahiti Yacht Charters and various activities on the islands he traveled.

“French Polynesia was an over-the-top vacation mixed with a bit of adventure, but mostly pampering.  And while it’s not a destination one can arrange and execute without serious financial planning, it is a destination that shouldn’t be dismissed just because of it’s cost. Because what you get in return for this trip of a lifetime can be truly transformative,” writes Duran.

Islands, March 2015, Print

The Islands of Tahiti are featured with two different full-page spreads. “Life Here” showcases Tahitian native Roe Hikutini Heiarii training for Tahiti’s Hawaiki Nui Va’a paddle race and provides background on the race. The second spread, titled “Going One Step Beyond” is a picture of island Tikehau and the reasons why it is worth the extra effort to add a leg to an already long trip.

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, April 2015, Print

Cover & Overwater Bunga-LowDown – Adam McCulloch
Adam McCulloch writes a honeymooners guide to the archipelago’s best retreats. He explores 12 resort favorites from the islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and the hidden gems such as Taha’a and Rangiroa.   Photographers Jon Whittle & Kim Kuhn captured the beauty and bliss of the islands in this eight page article and cover feature.

Cadillac Magazine, Winter 2015, Print

Your Own Four Walls – Drew Limsky

Cadillac Magazine surveyed the landscape of resorts to find the best in experiential travel: low room counts, high staff-to-guest ratios and service that leads to authentic interactions. What they found was Tikehau Pearl Beach to be the top.  Writer Drew Limsky describes the experience at Tikehau Pearl Beach, the sense of intimacy and “where the only sounds you hear on the other side of your own four walls are nature’s music.”

Nature Beckons in Bora Bora/The Province, Online


Journalist Andrew Dobson recounts his visit to Taha’a and Bora Bora and the nature that fills the islands.  He describes his visit to The Relais & Chateaux Le Taha’a Island Resort, pearl & vanilla farms, Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort and snorkeling along the coral and fish of Bora Bora.

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7 Ways to do Bora Bora, Yahoo! Travel, Online


Journalist Eric Hiss brings attention to the most popular activities to spend your time on Bora Bora with his piece about “7 Amazing Ways to Do Bora Bora.”

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Beauty Secrets From the Most Gorgeous Place on Earth, Online


Writer Emily Woodruff from TotalBeauty.com visited the Islands of Tahiti during Monoi week to cover some of Tahiti’s best kept beauty secrets.  TotalBeauty.com provides daily tips, advice and reviews beauty products with indepth information to enhance and refine overall beauty and health for their readers.

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2015 Travvy Award Winner

TravAlliance, a leading media company specializing in the travel agent sector and publishes Agent@Home, Vacation Agent and TravelPulse.com awarded Tahiti Tourisme North America the first Travvy Award for “Best Tourism Bureau Pacific Asia.” The Travvy Awards recognizes excellence in the travel industry and honored travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding accomplishments.
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2014 Awards

2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
Top 30 Islands in the World
#18 Moorea
#25 Bora Bora

Top 100 Hotels in the World
#83 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#89 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 40 Best Beach Resorts in the World
#11 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#12 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#35 Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
#36 Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa
#37 Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Top 10 Best Resorts in the South Pacific
#1 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#2 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#3 Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort
#4 Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa
#5 Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
#6 Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
#7 Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
#8 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
#9 Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa
#10 Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

Top 7 Small Ship Cruise Lines
#1 Windstar CruisesTop 30 Islands in the World
#18 Moorea
#25 Bora Bora

Recommend Magazine – 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards
Winner of the Sexiest Romance & Honeymoon Destination in the South Pacific
Bora Bora

2014 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
Top 5 Islands in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
#3 Moorea
#4 Bora Bora
#5 Raiatea

Top 100 Hotels Overall
#59 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 5 Lodges and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
#2 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#3 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
#4 InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

Top Hotel Spa in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
#1 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 5 Small Ship Cruise Lines
#1 Paul Gauguin Cruises
#2 (tie) Windstar Cruises

Top 5 Family Hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
#1 InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
#3 Le Méridien Tahiti

Top 5 Family Small Ship Cruise Lines
#1 Paul Gauguin Cruises
#2 Windstar Cruises

2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards
Top 10 Islands in the World
#3 Bora Bora

Top 10 Islands in the South Pacific
#1 Bora Bora
#3 Moorea

Top 10 Beaches in the South Pacific
#9 Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Top 25 Hotels in the World
#24 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 23 Hotels in the South Pacific
#1 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#7 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
#9 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#21 InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World
#18 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the South Pacific
#1 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#25 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the World
#23 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Top 25 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific
#2 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#5 Vahine Island Resort, Taha’a
#9 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#15 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in the South Pacific
#15 Tevahine Dream, Rangiroa