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Romance requires certain ingredients and The Islands of Tahiti have them all.

What do you want from a romantic escape?

Maybe it’s indulgence—lying on a table at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui, suspended over the Bora Bora lagoon while enjoying a spa treatment incorporating Tahitian cultured pearl powder or detoxifying ocean algae. You might indulge yourself  in five straight mornings of yoga on an open platform cooled by sea breezes. Or later, kicking back in an overwater bungalow on the island of Taha’a at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, sip a golden, cool mai tai as you wash the warm sun setting into the sea.

Maybe it’s exuberance—days of sun-sparkled surfing, sea-kayak adventures, or swimming alongside giant manta rays. You could opt instead for a seaside bike ride to an island village where artisanal woodcarvers draw on centuries of tradition to create works of art that you can hold in your hand. You’ll find that same spirit of exuberance watching traditional dancers, the exaltation of men glistening in the torchlight and the whisking of women’s skirts syncopating a song of longing and enchantment. It’s hard not feel the drumbeats thumping on your skin.

Maybe it’s immersion—the cool emerald splash of a waterfall plunge pool, the Matisse blue embrace of Tuamotu lagoon, and the verdant green cloak of a Marquesan mountain forest. Surrounded by hibiscus, frangipani, poinciana, and bougainvillea, it is hard to imagine any setting more appropriate for romance.

Romance has a way of heightening our senses—colors seem brighter and more likely to swirl and songs grow more dulcet and lyrical. Fragrances gain depth, and tastes become richer. The Islands of Tahiti tug at each of your senses in much the same way. The powerful force of life—mana—courses through every moment you spend here, creating new possibilities of what a couple can become.

The Islands of Tahiti invite discovery—of a new land, an ancient culture, a beautiful people, a sea of revelations—and also of each other as you explore the islands together. Here you and your partner will, together, be alternately thrilled and deeply contented as adventures are followed with meals of mahi mahi steamed in vanilla leaves and drizzled with vanilla sauce or time paddling about a lagoon followed by a nap in your bungalow, overlooking the same lagoon.

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At the end of a day here, and at the end of your visit, you’ll be left with memories that are as vibrant as the blue sea of a lagoon, and as luminous as the moonlight shining down on palm trees. In the sounds of the surf rolling against the shore, there is a message of romance waiting for those who take the time to listen to it with their loved one.

Begin your escape to romance on Air Tahiti Nui, which has daily nonstop flights to Tahiti from Los Angeles. Thanks to its codeshare program with American Airlines, the tropical paradise of Tahiti is easy to reach from everywhere in North America.

Spin and explore your own adventure in The Islands of Tahiti.