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The Islands of Tahiti Honored by Readers in 2016 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
November 10 2016

The Brando on the Private Atoll of Tetiaroa Takes Top Honor in

“Best Resorts in the World” Category


Several Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines Throughout the Islands Featured

LOS ANGELES – Tahiti, known as “Queen of the Pacific” and the largest island within the 118 islands and atolls of The Islands of Tahiti, was honored as one of the “Best Islands in the World” in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 released this week. 
The Brando received top honors as the “Best Resort in the World” with the highest overall score of 99.80.  The Brando is a luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private atoll of Tetiaroa—an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles north of Tahiti. 
Several hotels, resorts and cruise lines throughout The Islands of Tahiti were represented in various Readers’ Choice Awards including “Top Resorts in Australia & the South Pacific”:
#1 The Brando
#5 InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
#11 Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
#12 InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
#13 St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
#14 Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
#15 InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
#16 InterContinental Resort Tahiti 
#18 Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
#20 Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort  
Cruise partners in The Islands of Tahiti 2016 Readers’ Choice “Best Cruise Lines in the World: Highlights” included:
Small Ship Cruise Line #2 : Paul Gauguin
Small Ship Cruise Line #3 : Regent Seven Seas
Small Ship Cruise Line #4 : Windstar
Medium Ship Line #1 : Crystal Cruises
Medium Ship Line #3 : Regent Seven Seas
Medium Ship Line #5 : Ocenaia Cruises
Large Ship Line #3 : Princess
Large Ship Line #4 : Celebrity Cruises
Large Ship Line #5 : Norwegian Cruise Line  
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.
“We are thrilled our islands, resorts and cruises partners were recognized by esteemed Conde Nast Traveler readers. Congratulations to all of our partners for their ongoing hard work and exceptional service that creates the ultimate experiences for travelers to The Islands of Tahiti,” states Jonathan Reap, Managing Director, Tahiti Tourisme North America.
Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year -- cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, and 236 islands, in an average survey time of 8.4 minutes. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.
The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016. The full list is published exclusively online, at
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 Condé Nast Traveler
As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015.



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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