You’ll be met when you arrive in Tahiti and taken to your hotel – one of the most luxurious on the island – just a few minutes’ drive from the airport. The Beachcomber is a fitting start to your family’s French Polynesian escapade; it has a choice of overwater villas that will wow the kids – inspiring the younger ones to dream of Robinson Crusoe-type adventures – not to mention a gorgeous lagoon and beach, a dive centre and great evening entertainment.
Stay: Two nights at the Beachcomber InterContinental Resort.
Today it’s time to set sail to the beautiful island of Moorea with its towering mountains, tropical forests, coastal meadows, fruit trees and whispering palms. Who would have thought that mighty volcanic eruptions could have produced such perfect beauty? And in the midst of it all is your resort, offering you a relaxing spa and the family a pile of activities, including a full action kids’ club and the opportunities to visit a turtle sanctuary and a dolphin orphanage.
Stay: Four nights at the Hilton Moorea.
Tahiti or Bora Bora
Today you can return to Tahiti, the island that so inspired painter Paul Gauguin. Or you could hop over to the strikingly colourful island of Bora Bora – known for its seas ranging from cobalt to turquoise and tropical forests full of flowering plants. There’s also plenty to do for the family on Bora Bora; the gang can experience the thrill of water sports, swim with turtles in their natural habitat and stay in beachside or overwater bungalows.
Stay: Two nights at the Intercontinental Resort plus the option of four nights at the Meridien’s sister hotel on Bora Bora.
The accuracy and efficiency of the whole trip was outstanding. My specific requests were closely observed.- AM, India, 2014