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Tahiti, Taoahere Beach House
Taoahere Beach House

From the coastal road ringing around the island of Mo’orea, you can glance down at the lagoon and take in postcard-perfect views of floating, traditional thatched-roof bungalows. This is the money shot; the reason why Tahiti’s 118 islands are narrowed down by many to just two: Mo’orea and Bora... Read More

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Bora Bora Resort Beach by Donna Heiderstadt
Bora Bora Resort Beach by Donna Heiderstadt

There’s no denying that the South Pacific is a dream destination, especially for couples seeking a romantic getaway and divers looking to explore some of the world’s clearest water. The region’s leading island nations — French Polynesia (Tahiti), Fiji, and the Cook Islands — as well as Australia and... Read More

 Tahiti/flickr/Mayumi Ishikawa
Tahiti/flickr/Mayumi Ishikawa

Tahiti is a place where romance thrives. French Polynesia’s popular Society Islands teem with honeymooners and anniversary celebrators, all happily paired off and in their own private worlds. But if you’re a solo traveler and still want to experience the incredible beauty of French Polynesia, you’re not alone. Here are five ways to... Read More

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Bungalows at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bungalows/Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Have you dreamed of inserting yourself into one of those classic magazine cover shots of a swoon-worthy overwater bungalow, straddling a turquoise sea? Us too! That’s why we’ve dreamily rounded up this list of the world’s five very best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to Belize and beyond; because if... Read More

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Intercontinental Thalasso

Make no mistake, collecting points to use for travel is a hassle. With black out dates and restrictions, actually using them for travel can be an even bigger hassle. That’s why loyalty programs are often overlooked as too conflated or difficult to actually enjoy, but those who put in... Read More

St. Regis Hotels and Resorts

Cold weather getting you down? Head over to our slideshow of Beautiful South Pacific Resorts and transport yourself to a Polynesian paradise. Featured resorts include the luxury St. Regis Bora Bora, where overwater villas feature private terraces and gazebos. ... Read More

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French Polynesia's Atolls

Situated in the middle of the South Pacific ocean – roughly halfway between San Diego and Auckland – French Polynesia is one of those postcard-ready locales that truly seems like paradise. Its collection of islands includes Tahiti (perhaps the most well known), which boasts the country’s only international airport. From there, however, a... Read More

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Summer Vacation Deals

Booking a summer vacation is so satisfying. Even more satisfying? Saving hundreds of dollars on it. Our deals experts have been scouring the internet in search of the hottest summer deals to help you save. Here’s what they came up with, from an incredible suite in Vegas to a... Read More

m/s Paul Gauguin in Moorea

As a writer specializing in honeymoons and romantic travel, I have been lucky enough to visit Tahiti five times (go ahead and hate me) and these magical South Pacific islands never get old – but cruise ships do. So I was happy to hear that the m/s Paul Gauguin... Read More


While we tend to think most of romance around Valentine’s Day, our favorite romantic getaways are guaranteed to rekindle a long-standing romance, or kick a new one up a notch, all year long. Whether you choose to cuddle up on a gondola ride in Venice; snuggle under a blanket... Read More

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Villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more quality time with the person you love, then I suggest you enjoy that togetherness someplace amazing! And what’s better or more romantic than a stunning, sun-kissed island? There’s something innately sexy and bond-inspiring about the sea – floating... Read More

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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

If you have a thing for H2O – you love to be near it, in it, over it, or under it – here’s a sampling of some of the unique water-centric features of a variety of resort and cruise ship spas in the U.S. and around the globe. All... Read More

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InterContinental Bora BoraLeave it to mastermind Philippe Starck to turn a Polynesian bungalow retreat in Bora Bora into a modern marvel at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

By: Donna Heiderstadt Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea. The names alone evoke daydreams of exotic, sun-soaked vacations deep in the secluded South Pacific – especially after this epic winter. When it comes to French Polynesia, there’s really no bad time to visit, but late spring in the U.S. marks the peak... Read More

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Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in French Polynesia

If your idea of the ultimate romantic getaway is the islands of French Polynesia, now is the time to make that dream a reality. The rainy season is ending and Tahiti Tourisme ( and Air Tahiti Nui ( are offering a variety of “Romance in Tahiti” deals to... Read More

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St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

It may only be entertainment, but the settings of movies and TV shows do have the power to transport. So it made me think that with the Oscars just a few weeks away, I should share my picks for the top 10 movies that capture both the romance and... Read More