Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Location and how to get there: Tahiti, French Polynesia. The resort is set approximately 9 km from Papeete and six miles from Faa’a International Airport. Taxis and traditional truck transportation are available from the hotel. Direct flights from NY and LAX on Air Tahiti Nui.

Number of rooms:
138 garden-view and lagoon-view bedrooms and suites, 12 over-water bungalows. In room amenities include individual air conditioning, Wifi internet connection, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV, bathrobes & slippers, hairdryer, direct dial phone and tea and coffee makers.

Price range: Starting from $404 to $1,050 USD per night.

Time of year to go: June – November

Oh, how we all dream of Tahiti and the magic of her water wonderland. The mountainous interior shelters deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in the green iridescence of Mother Nature’s light. The flat coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island’s population. Papeete, the invigorating capital city and gateway of the territory, boasts world-class resorts, spas, fine restaurants, nightclubs, and endless shopping at the vibrant markets, pearl shops, and boutiques… perfect for a Diva escape!

Situated in the heart of the Punaauia region, Le Méridien Tahiti overlooks white sand beaches, calming blue waves, and commanding mountains. Papeete, the capital of Tahiti, is a cultural hub of the South Pacific, featuring colorful markets, distinguished art and history museums, and lush botanical gardens. Immerse yourself in the rich history and contemporary luxury of the Tahitian islands at the stunning Le Méridien Tahiti.

Why is this location so great for women?
Beautiful white sand beaches and gorgeous scenery make for a great, relaxing vacation. For Divas who love art, the resort’s newly opened L’Atelier artist’s space is perfect. Guests can take a class with the artist-in-residence and peruse works of art from artists around the island and the world.

Services: Room service 24-Hour Front Desk Laundry Shuttle to downtown Papeete Multilingual staff Travel Services Currency Exchange Car Rental Desk News Stand

Hotel Restaurants and Bars:
Le Méridien Tahiti offers surprising culinary variety through diverse restaurants featuring local and European cuisines. Unique in Tahiti: Le Méridien is the first hotel on the island whose guests can enjoy the flexibility of an “all-inclusive” package featuring buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks during the day and non-alcoholic beverages. La Plantation is located near the pool surrounded by the exotic gardens of the hotel. It presents a mix of Polynesian and international specialties and seafood dishes.

Le Carré gourmet restaurant offers refined and creative cuisine before an exceptional panorama of Tahiti’s sister island Moorea. Le Carré is unique on the island, with an atmosphere that combines contemporary design, comfort and a touch of the exotic. Guests enjoy elaborate cuisine complemented by a lengthy wine list.
The Pool Bar is situated near the beach and the pool serves drinks and light fare.
L’ Astrolabe hotel bar is the place to sip exotic cocktails and catch live music.

Spa, health club, gym, pool:
In-room spa treatments, sandy-bottom swimming pool (the largest in the South Pacific), snorkeling, kayaking/outrigger canoes, ping pong, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and L’Atelier – new artists space.

Bath products in rooms: Le Meridien’s own brand.

Specials for women/girlfriends:
There are many offers available year round, including: Reveal Your Artistic Talent Package:
Le Meridien Tahiti offers a unique opportunity to discover culture and art by interacting directly with artists and learn techniques for creating your own works of art. Become one of our “creative guests,” express your talent at Le Meridien Tahiti and receive these inclusions:
Garden view accommodations, Buffet breakfast for 2, Room upgrade to lagoon view (based on availability), 2 hour painting course per day for 4 days (2 persons), Shuttle truck for 2 to Papeete to visit galleries, Fifth night free (minimum 4 night stay), Great rates starting at $ 365.00 USD,
Offer valid through December 15, 2007.

Le Méridien Tahiti, Tamanu, P.O. Box 380595, Tahiti, 97718 – French Polynesia

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