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Rooftop Jacuzzi at The Bauer Il Palazzo in Venice

Alas, my stint as the Romantic Getaways blogger has come to an end: After 90-plus blogs, I am giving up this weekly freelance assignment to take a full-time job. But I want the romance to live on, so I thought I’d list a handful of my Ultimate Romantic Getaways... 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 (www.tahiti-tourisme.com) and Air Tahiti Nui (www.flyatn.com) are offering a variety of “Romance in Tahiti” deals to... Read More

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British Virgin Islands

In just a few days, the New Year will dawn – and we all know what that means: Many a resolution will be made. I am writing this now in hopes of urging all couples to make their number-one resolution for 2011 to get the most from their romantic... Read More

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Bora Bora View

Is there a more romantic fantasy than saying, “I do” on a white-sand beach beside a tranquil blue lagoon in Bora Bora? Dream no more as Tahiti has legalized destination-wedding ceremonies for U.S. and Canadian couples (in fact, for any overseas visitors over the age of 18 who are... Read More

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Bora Bora Lagoon

THE LUXURY Skip the holiday headaches this year. Paul Gaugin Cruises’ M/S Paul Gauguin, a luxury vessel formerly operated by Regent Seven Seas, departs from Papeete, Tahiti, on a nine-night voyage through French Polynesia over Christmas and New Year’s Day. Designed to navigate the shallow reefs surrounding Bora Bora... Read More


As Ali Fedotowsky’s search for love culminates in Tahiti next Monday (August 2, 2010) on the season finale of The Bachelorette, the scenery is just as easy on the eyes as her remaining two suitors: Chris and Roberto. And as someone who has been lucky enough to visit this... Read More


The ShermansTravel Deals team hand-picks the special breed of deals that promises free perks ? no strings attached. Air Tahiti Nui customers are being rewarded for booking round-trip flights from Los Angeles to New Zealand, with prices starting as low as $1130, by receiving a free, three-night stopover in... Read More

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In the quest for world peace and affordable jet-setting, ShermansTravel editors have spotted a common trait that unites the residents of Mexico, the United States, and Canada: They can all fly round-trip to Tahiti for the low price of $1,226! When booking by April 9, Air Tahiti Nui offers... Read More

Bora Bora Lagoon Resort

Exotic, romantic Tahiti often seems out of reach for newlyweds on a set budget. But if you can afford $500 a day (that’s just $3,500 for a week, not including airfare, which runs about $1,600 for two on Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles), an unforgettable honeymoon to this... Read More


The late Marlon Brando envisioned building a luxury eco-resort on his own private island of Tetiaroa, a French Polynesian atoll about 35 miles from Tahiti. With the help of friend and Tahiti Beachcomber CEO, Richard Bailey, the new resort, dubbed The Brando, will open in 2011 and will feature... Read More

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Savor a slice of Polynesian paradise with this affordable 5-night getaway to Tahiti and Moorea. Your trip begins with an overnight at the boutique Hotel Tiare Tahiti, which overlooks downtown Papeete’s waterfront. After a day spent discovering Tahitian treasures, a 45-minute boat ride will ferry you over to Moorea... Read More


The Luxury Seekers of paradise will be hard-pressed to find a closer definition than French Polynesia or a more perfect ship to sail when visiting its islands than Regent Seven Seas’ luxurious Paul Gauguin, outfitted entirely with oceanview or balcony cabins and specifically designed to navigate this area’s waters.... Read More

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By: Andrew Hickey, Amber Nolan & Elissa Richard Now, more than ever, travelers are seeking out vacation options that offer the best bang for their buck. And time and time again, a cruise vacation from a nearby “homeport” tops this list not only for its tremendous value, but for its... Read More