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  • From fine French dining to private dinners on the beach, Tahiti is full of international culinary delights. Experience European-Polynesian fusion cuisine and seafood straight from the sea. Whatever tempts your palate most you’ll find it here – in French Polynesia.



  • Days 5-6 | Explore Bora Bora’s pristine waters and tropical landscapes, then unwind with a decadent dinner at LAGOON by Jean Georges – featuring unsurpassed French and Asian-infused cuisine created by famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Savor fresh seafood enhanced with indigenous components, in a surreal lagoon setting with views of Mount Otemanu. Pair your meal with a signature St. Regis “Bora Mary” – a unique concoction of Bloody Mary mix and vodka infused with fresh watermelon and lime juice, garnished with a watermelon cube.

    Days 7-8 | Immerse further into the island experience with the Lagoonarium Excursion and Motu Picnic, where you will enjoy barbeque fish and chicken, poisson cru with coconut milk, poe and other favorite Tahitian specialties. Snorkel alongside the ocean’s graceful creatures in a unique lagoonarium, learning intriguing facts from well-trained experts. You’ll have the opportunity to encounter turtles, rays, tropical fish and even docile sharks – nearly all sea life native to the lagoon. On your last day, board your comfortable flight home.

    Day 1 | Arrive at InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa and relax in your premium overwater suite bungalow for three nights. During your stay, peruse the pearl boutique or view the dolphins at Moorea Dolphin Centre, then indulge in Polynesian culture with a theme night buffet offering exotic island flavors, enticing textures and inspiring Tahitian dances.

    Day 2 | After a day of refreshing watersports, indulge in the Romantic Fine Bouche Dinner at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Experience your evening meal at Fare Nui Restaurant, or on the private terrace of your bungalow. You’ll be pampered with superior service, gourmet cuisine and French champagne.

    Day 3 | Celebrate your last evening in Moorea at the Tiki Village Dinner and Tahitian Show – the largest Tahitian feast and dance show, featuring up to 60 talented artists and captivating fire dancers. After a refreshing welcome drink, enjoy a guided excursion of the traditional Polynesian village, and during dinner, enjoy Tahitian specialties such as fei (wild banana eaten cooked), uru (breadfruit), taro (root vegetable), poulet fafa (chicken with fafa, cooked with coconut milk), and poe (fruit pudding fused with coconut milk).

    Day 4 | Transfer to The St. Regis Bora Bora for four nights in a deluxe overwater villa. You’ll be pampered with signature St. Regis butler service as you enjoy the 44- acre oasis - including fine dining, a saltwater lagoon and breathtaking coral reefs. Awake to a serenade by ukulele as your sumptuous breakfast arrives via canoe, to enjoy in the privacy of your villa, with inspiring views across the lagoon.

    Culinary Journey through Moorea + Bora Bora


    • Some of the world’s best vanilla comes from Tahiti. You’ll find vanilla in a variety of dishes – from shrimp in a coconut-vanilla sauce to vanilla cake or delectable crème brulee.

    Your enchanting evening includes French champagne and a decadent menu such as foie gras with hazelnuts and marmalade peach or pan-fried scallops and pumpkin risotto.

    MOOREA Alfredo’s | Set on a mountain-side location at Cook’s Bay, this popular restaurant has some of the finest Italian and French gastronomy in the islands. Enjoy delicious pizzas, pastas and local lobster (in season).

    La Villa Des Sens | This gourmet restaurant is considered one of French Polynesia’s best. Experience an innovative menu full of market-fresh fare, locally caught seafood, tropical fruits and organic vegetables. Plus food connoisseurs can choose the VIP chef ’s table for private seating with a special view of the kitchen.

    BORA BORA Bloody Mary’s | Experience a magical evening at this world-famous 1976 restaurant, featuring a thatched roof, sandy floor and array of fresh seafood and meats. Pick your own catch-of-the-day and indulge in a delectable four- course dinner, paired with a tropical drink such as vanilla rum punch.

    La Bounty | Situated on breathtaking Matira Beach, this casual thatched-roof restaurant features delicious pizza, spaghetti, pies and French-Italian dishes. Choose from delectable menu items such as smoked salmon, tagliatelle, steak and fish with creamy French sauces.

    La Villa Mahana | Book at least three months in advance to experience the decadent blend of European and French Polynesian flavors at this boutique six-table Tuscan-style house. Located on a quiet lane, the unique venue serves dishes from a Mediterranean menu that changes every other month. Enjoy gastronomy such as royal seafood salad, caviar, seared ahi tuna, and mahi mahi in a banana-curry crust.

    Romance Turquoise Dinner at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa | Be pampered with a four-course dinner for two in the private section of Le Reef Restaurant.



    CULINARY TIPS • While in Tahiti, be sure to sample the fresh seafood - tuna, mahi

    mahi, bonito and grouper.

    • Tahiti’s national dish, poisson cru, is a must. Similar to ceviche, this dish comprises raw red tuna marinated in coconut milk and lime juice.


  • Linareva Floating Restaurant and Bar | Experience fine dining on the ocean, aboard the refurbished original ferry Tamarii Moorea – located between Moorea and the Tahiti islands. Chef Eric Lussiez delights guests with true Polynesian ambiance and the freshest seafood with a French flair, including dishes such as parrotfish in vanilla sauce and shrimp in a curry and milk sauce.

    Romantic Dinner on the Beach at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa | Perfect for a sensuous evening, this private dinner on the beach features tantalizing cuisine under the calming night sky. Listen to the soft sound of the waves against the shore as you relish everything from Polynesian cocktails and red tuna tartar to roasted red snapper or fresh mahi mahi.

    TAHA’A Le Vanille Restaurant, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa | Suspended high among the banyan trees upon a spacious veranda with captivating views, discover a culinary paradise. Greet the morning with a delectable French “pain perdu” (gourmet French toast) and an inspirational buffet spread. As the sun sets, savor a tantalizing traditional Polynesian dinner buffet, complete with Tahitian delicacies, fresh fish, international offerings and an extraordinary crème brulée, made with island-fresh vanilla. Lively native fire dancers entertain on Tuesday evenings.

    TAHITI L’O a la Bouche | Sophisticated ambience, traditional French cuisine along with original masterful creations are dominant at this highly-rated restaurant. Begin with a premier French wine and sample delectable moon fish steak with passion fruit and ginger sauce, scorched tuna splashed in a light curry sauce or other succulent seafood dishes.

    Les Roulottes – On the Waterfront | When the sun goes down, Les Roulettes or “Restaurants on Wheels” roll in along the Papeete waterfront in Vaiete Square. After a busy day of island exploration, enjoy casual dining, from Italian cuisine to Chinese delicacies.

    Le Lotus Restaurant at InterContinental Tahiti Resort and Spa | Set under a dramatic thatched roof, the glowing lights over tranquil lagoon waters and views of distant Moorea make this the perfect surrounding for a romantic dining experience. Choose from tempting meat and fish specialties, including citrus scallops, seared tuna, Sichuan pepper duck breast or truffle crust lamb.

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