From November 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005, guests have the option of a free night or free meals when staying at this tropical paradise. With Te Tiare Beach Resort's "Escape to Luxury" offer, guests staying five nights at published retail rates receive their fifth night free. With the "Gourmet Escape" offer, guests who stay four nights at published retail rates receive a complete breakfast and dinner for two each day at no additional charge. Both programs are based on single or double occupancy and cannot be combined with each other.
Huahine Island, notably etched in history as the last stop for the HMS Bounty before the fateful mutiny in 1789, is just a 35-minute plane ride from Papeete's Faaa International Airport on the island of Tahiti. On arrival at Huahine, Te Tiare guests are driven to the village of Fare, where a shuttle boat takes them to the exclusive enclave of Te Tiare Beach, an Outrigger Resort. The sounding of a conch shell and a tropical beverage, the resort's hallmark of island hospitality, greets each guest upon arrival at the pier.
Te Tiare Beach Resort
A turquoise lagoon and white sand beaches surround the five-year-old resort village. Accommodations at this island getaway include 41 air-conditioned over-water, beach and garden bungalows in a spectacular South Pacific setting. The 16 over-water bungalows include Jacuzzi-tubs and outdoor showers, and all accommodations include a phone, color television, wet bar, refrigerator, luxurious bathroom and classic island architecture. All bungalows face the west for spectacular views of the sunset and the neighboring islands of Raiatea and Taha'a.
Ari'i Restaurant is the resort's signature dining room, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a breeze cooled setting overlooking the lagoon. Executive Chef Jean Frederic Markacz offers dishes that are a unique blend of French, Polynesian and International cuisine with an emphasis on abundant fresh local fruits, produce and seafood. Authentic Tahitian music, demonstrations and dance are provided daily in the restaurant and bar.
Recreational activities include scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, shark-feeding, jet-skiing, deep sea fishing, sunset boat cruises, water skiing, sailing, bicycling, picnic excursions, scooter rentals, horseback rides and tours of the many rich historical and cultural sites located throughout the island. Other services include babysitting, nightly turn down service, room service dining, Internet access, tour assistance, complimentary boat shuttle to the nearby village of Fare, and 24-hour security.
Rates and Packages
Nightly rates at the Te Tiare Beach Resort range from US$285 for a garden bungalow to US$500 for a beach bungalow. Over-water bungalows start at US$520 per night, with deep over-water bungalows at US$650 per night. Rates quoted are based on single or double occupancy and do not include taxes or gratuities. Some restrictions apply. All rates and packages must be requested at the time reservations are made and are fully commissionable at 10% to travel agents.
For reservations or information, call your preferred travel professional or Outrigger Hotels & Resorts toll-free at 1-800-OUTRIGGER (688-7444) within the U.S., Guam and Canada. Elsewhere call 303-369-7777. For online information or reservations, Internet users can log onto www.outrigger.com. Outrigger's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.