Virtuoso Traveler - February/March 2012 - (Page 14)
Travel Two Ways
Bora Bora or Bermuda
Two superb beach retreats, regardless of your budget
You and your significant other need a sun-soaked rendezvous. Will it be a trip of a lifetime to a Polynesian paradise, or a quick, cost-conscious getaway to the pink sands of Bermuda? Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy Virtuoso exclusive amenities and completely customized experiences.
Ten-night, $30,000 splurge
Four-night, $3,000 steal
FLy Sip a Polynesian cocktail while flying First Class with air tahiti nui. Bora Bora from Los Angeles; typical fares from approx. $15,600 per couple. TRAnSFERS Hop aboard your boat transfer — discounted 50 percent for Virtuoso guests — to the hotel. From XPF7,800 (approx. US$90) per couple, round-trip. STAy Watch your cares float away from your Overwater Villa at the St. regis Bora Bora resort, French Polynesia’s most desired retreat. Virtuoso guests receive a room upgrade upon arrival, if available; daily full breakfast for two; 20 percent savings on spa treatments; and late checkout, if available. From XPF111,000 (approx. US$1,280) per night.
FLy Think sun and sand as your two-and-a-half-hour jaunt in Economy Class with US airways flies by. Bermuda from Washington, D.C.; typical fares from approx. $800 per couple. TRAnSFERS Share direct transfers to your choice of Fairmont hotels (see below) and save. From $40 per couple, round-trip. STAy Pick your paradise: Retreat to the sophisticated Fairmont Hamilton Princess or the relaxed Fairmont Southampton while enjoying the amenities of both, including a complimentary water ferry between the two. Virtuoso guests receive a room upgrade, if available; daily full breakfast for two; and a $100 food and beverage credit per stay. Stay three nights through July 2012, and enjoy your fourth night free. From $249 per room, per night. SPA TREATMEnT Slip away for 60 minutes of serenity during your Side by Side couples’ massage at Fairmont Southampton’s Willow Stream Spa. From $389 per couple. TAILoR-MADE TouR Discover homes of the rich and famous, as well as other hidden treasures, with destination Bermuda, Ltd. Your jovial driver, a.k.a. “Bermuda’s Goodwill Ambassador,” will also arrange a romantic picnic for two. Four hours; from $850 per couple.
SPA TREATMEnT Share an 80-minute, island-inspired couples’ massage in the resort spa. XPF32,000 (approx. US$370) per couple (includes 20 percent savings). TAILoR-MADE TouR Let tahiti nui travel sweep you away to a private motu (island) for a magical Polynesian sunset, followed by a white-linen feast for two on the beach. Four hours; from EUR480 (approx. US$661) per couple.
totaL: From $29,521 (ten nights) per couple.
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totaL: From $2,826 (four nights) per couple.
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