The island of Bora Bora, located in the famed islands of Tahiti in the South Pacific and known for its world-renowned blue lagoon, will be featured in three episodes of E!’s hit show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The two-part finale airs Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th at 10pm ET/PT on E! Keeping Up with the Kardashians is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions.
The Kardashians began their dream vacation on Air Tahiti Nui, Tahiti’s luxurious, award winning international airline. Officially known as French Polynesia, the islands of Tahiti are much closer than many people think. Only eight hours from Los Angeles, located in the same time zone as Hawaii, and the same distance below the equator as Hawaii is above the equator. Covering a vast area of the South Pacific – about the same size as Western Europe – Tahiti is comprised of 118 islands and atolls broken up into five distinct archipelagoes.
Bora Bora is one of the main islands in the Society Islands archipelago. Other islands included in the archipelago are Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine and Taha’a. Featuring some of the most romantic, beautiful and adventurous locations on earth, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians season finale episodes were shot on the breathtaking Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, built above what author James Michener coined as “the most beautiful lagoon in the world.”
The Kardashian family experienced some of Tahiti’s top adventures including swimming with sting rays, being pampered in a world-class hilltop spa while enjoying a view of majestic Mt. Otemanu, dining on exquisite international renowned Tahitian cuisine, enjoying breakfast delivered to their overwater bungalow by outrigger canoe bedecked in flowers and jetskiing through the lagoon of Bora Bora.
The family also enjoyed dinner at Bloody Mary’s, where they dug their feet in the sand floor and enjoyed charbroiled seafood. The island of Bora Bora is just under an hour flight from the main island of Tahiti , where all international flights arrive in the capital city of Papeete. Arriving by air to Bora Bora is a unique experience, visitors land on the airstrip that was built by U.S. troops during World War II. The runway is on a motu (small islet) and guests are met by hotel boat shuttles that transport them to their resort.
As one of the top-rated honeymoon destinations in the world, Bora Bora has long been a location for filming and the playground for many celebrities. Air Tahiti Nui and its partners have launched the “Vacation Like a Celebrity” package, a value-driven six-day luxury Bora Bora vacation that makes it easy to turn a dream family vacation into a reality.
“Vacation Like a Celebrity” package includes:
- Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles on award-winning Air Tahiti Nui
- One night at Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti in a deluxe ocean view room
- Four nights at Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa in a lagoon view suite (including one free night)
- Free American breakfast daily
- Round-trip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti, Tahiti’s domestic airline
- Meet and greet and shell lei upon arrival
- All transfers and baggage handling
Book “Vacation Like a Celebrity” package for $2699 per person for departures between November 1 – December 14, 2011 or $2799 per person for travel between August 16 – October 31, 2011 and January 7 – March 31, 2012. For additional information, restrictions and terms of this package, please visit Air Tahiti Nui online at www.airtahitinui-usa.com or call Travelscene at 888-819-7460. Tahiti is located 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. To learn more about Tahiti and her islands, visit www.tahititourisme.com