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The Islands of Tahiti & Partners Honored in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards
July 6 2016

The Islands of Tahiti & Partners Honored in
Travel + Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Islands of Tahiti were honored by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the highly anticipated annual World’s Best Awards 2016.  Readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine, T+L tablet editions, newsletters, social media, and
The beautiful and culturally rich island of Moorea was recognized in the “World’s Best Islands - Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific” category. Moorea, one of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise The Islands of Tahiti is just a 30-minute catamaran ride from the main island of Tahiti and is famous for its rich cultural traditions, soaring mountain peaks, lush valleys and stunning twin bays.  
Hotels and resorts in The Islands of Tahiti claimed all five spots in the “Best Resort Hotels in the South Pacific” category. Taking the top spot is The Brando on the spectacular atoll of Tetiaroa, followed by Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. “The South Pacific often lands high on travelers’ bucket lists. The views of the ocean, the fresh cuisine, and the simple ease of accommodations are hard to beat,” noted editors.
The Brando was also recognized in the prestigious “World’s Best - Top 100 Hotels” category.
Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, took the top spot at in the “Best Ocean Cruise Line – Midsize Ship” category.  Also honored in the small and midsize ship category was Windstar Cruises, Seabourn and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. In the “World’s Best Large Ship Ocean Cruise Line” category, partners Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises were included. 
The magazine’s prestigious annual readers’ survey reveals favorite cities, hotels, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, airports, and more. The list of World’s Best Awards winners is available at and in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Follow the Travel + Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards conversation on Twitter with @travlandleisure #tlworldsbest.
About The Islands of Tahiti
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from Los Angeles. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Each island offers a variety of accommodation experiences from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be embraced by mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti. 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 further information, visit or call (310) 414-8484.
About Travel + Leisure
The world’s most influential travel brand, Travel + Leisure, offers insider access to destinations around the globe with a signature mix of smart advice, immersive photography, expert reporting, and award-winning coverage of hotels, food, design, style, culture, and trends.  Travel + Leisure® features news, finds, and opinions that empower its readers and users to travel better. With a global reach of more than 5.8 million readers, the Travel + Leisure print portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and five international editions in Mexico, Turkey, China, India/South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L that launched in 1971, is also available on tablet. Travel + Leisure has an authoritative website,, and an extensive social media following of more than two million. The T+L brand also encompasses newsletters, clubs, retail stores, and media collaborations.



Contact Information
For further information, please contact the Tahiti Tourisme Public Relations Team:

Cait Langley
Communications Coordinator
Ph: (310) 414-8484 ext 222
Fx: (310) 414-8490


For all articles, please list the following contact information for the official Destination Marketing Office for the islands of Tahiti in North America:

Tahiti Tourisme North America
9841 Airport Blvd, Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 414-8484
Fax: (310) 414-8490

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