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Tahitian Islands trio takes Travel + Leisure top awards

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No argument here—Tahiti’s Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea took the lead three out of five spots in the “Top Islands” category in Travel + Leisure’sWorld’s Best Awards” – the magazine’s prominent annual readers’ survey. The islands were honored in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region category. The readers’ survey discloses favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and tour operators and are now listed on

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Other winners included the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in the Top 100 World’s Best Hotels category and Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific. The m/s Paul Gauguin, ranked number one in the World’s Best Cruise Lines/Small-Ship Cruise Lines category.

In the Top Lodges and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific category, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora came in at number two, followed by InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was number one on the Top Hotel Spa in the Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific category.

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One of the most magical places under the sun, Tahiti is blessed with balmy weather, beautiful lagoons, verdant jungle backdrops and a French/Polynesian ambiance. Everything is pretty expensive from lodgings to sundries, but once its magic grabs you, the cost is relative. Tahiti’s impressively unique landscape ranges from just-above sea level coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii. For more information, visit or call (310) 414-8484.