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Air Tahiti Nui Launches “Couples Retreat” Vacation Package With Stay at St. Regis Bora Bora, Where Film Was Lensed

The earthly paradise of Bora Bora shines in Universal Pictures’ No. 1-hit comedy “Couples Retreat,” filmed at the luxurious St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.  Air Tahiti Nui launches its “Couples Retreat” vacation package, the airline announced today.

Currently in theaters , the film stars Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Kali Hawk and Jean Reno – and Bora Bora, which director Peter Billingsley noted was another character in the film. 

Set against the turquoise hues of Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon, the comedy follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun.  They soon discover that participation in the resort’s couples therapy is not optional.  Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price.  What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples.

In addition to its A-list celebrities, the comedy showcases Bora Bora’s magnificent scenery.  As Jon Favreau’s character, Joey, says as the four couples arrive in Eden—an idyllic island resort of overwater bungalows and aqua-blue ocean—Bora Bora ''looks like a screensaver!''

In real life, Peter Billingsley, who during an interview called shooting in Bora Bora “heaven on earth,” said, ”Not only is it beautiful to look at, but the people are friendly, talented and made it very easy to work there.”

Couples can follow in Hollywood’s footsteps and enjoy their own Bora Bora retreat at the St. Regis (minus required therapy sessions), with Air Tahiti Nui’s “Couples Retreat” vacation package. 

Less than eight hours from Los Angeles, Air Tahiti Nui’s daily nonstop service jets travelers from Los Angeles International Airport to Papeete, Tahiti’s Faa’a International Airport, in acclaimed comfort with a Polynesian flare.  Upon arrival in Bora Bora, an overwater villa awaits at the five-star St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.  Here, five nights are spent luxuriating in a private bungalow with tropical fish swimming below.  The resort boasts personalized service, a private lagoonarium for snorkeling and a Miri Miri Spa featuring Tahitian and Pacific Rim treatments.  The Lagoon Restaurant, suspended over water with breathtaking views of Mount Otemanu, offers a Jean-Georges Vongerichten menu and is noted as one of the finest gastronomic experiences in all of French Polynesia.

Prices for the “Couples Retreat” package start at $3,549 per person, double occupancy, for travel November 1 – December 10, 2009, and include roundtrip economy air from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, inter-island flights to Bora Bora, airport transfers, five nights accommodation in an overwater villa at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort (including one night free) and daily breakfast. 

For more information on Air Tahiti Nui and to book these specials, call 1-877-824-4846.

Air Tahiti Nui, with a route network linking the South Pacific to four continents, is the leading carrier to French Polynesia featuring daily non-stop service from Los Angeles. Air Tahiti Nui was named the “Best Airline – Pacific Region” and recognized as having the “Best Cabin Staff – Pacific Region” in the 2008 Skytrax World Airline Survey® for the sixth consecutive year; it was also named one of the “World’s Best” international airlines by Travel +Leisure in 2008. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. The company was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998.

The web site helps travelers plan and book flights and vacation packages to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Rangiroa, the Marquesas, and Tuamotu.  In addition to featuring special honeymoon, cruise and diving packages, flights to Paris, Auckland, Sydney and Tokyo are bookable online or by calling Air Tahiti Nui toll-free at 1-877-824-4846.


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