Great vacations in French Polynesia and Tahiti are all we do. Whether it's a honeymoon you're planning or a relaxing once in a lifetime trip, we can make it happen. I've spent 11-1/2 years traveling around Tahiti.
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We both just wanted to thank you for planning such a wonderful honeymoon for us. Tahiti and her islands were absolutely gorgeous. From our diving in Manihi, to our safari trip in Bora Bora, to exploring Tahiti - all of it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for all your help, suggestions, and great service.
-- Daniel and Rebecca
I wanted to touch base and let you know our trip was incredible!
-- Steve and Carey
You were very knowledgeable about Bora Bora and the travel information you provided really helped us learn about our trip. Thank you for being so professional and timely with our honeymoon travel plans.
-- Katerina and Jeff
"You made our honeymoon truly a dream!! With no worries to even think about....it was an absolute dream come true, thanks to our amazing travel agent! We'll write words of appreciation on Sun or Monday with a picture!"
-- Daniel & Rebecca Schumacher
"Sal and I just want to thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful honeymoon you arranged for us. Everything from the day we left our house went just absolutely perfect. We were met at the airports, transferred to the hotels, met at the hotels, etc. The hotel was beautiful and our deep-over-the-water bungalow was the best. We went scuba diving, snorkeling, sight seeing on a jeep safari, quad riding, and more. It was absolutely gorgeous there and we could not have imagined a better honeymoon. Having everything pre-arranged by you let us enjoy every minute of it without worry! We will definitely tell all our friends about The Art of Travel and will come back when we are planning our "2nd" Honeymoon."
-- Ester & Sal Bagnasco
"We have been meaning to write to you to let you know how much we enjoyed our honeymoon, but things have been pretty crazy since we returned. We had a wonderful time! It was so beautiful and we really enjoyed seeing both Moorea and Bora Bora. Our bungalows were very nice and even the flight was great. I'd highly recommend that airline as it was the best service and food we have ever received traveling. The hotels were great and the food was wonderful everywhere we went. We were so glad to have the deluxe beachbungalow in Moorea as we met people who thought their bungalow had a/c but didn't. Those details were very nice. It was cloudy everyday but two days, but it didn't bother us since we were able to snorkel and get around just fine without feeling like we were burning up.
First off, flying in at six in the morning gave us a spectacular view of the Tuamotu Atolls. (I assumed that was those coral islands were from the maps) Tahiti was very pretty the 6 hours we were there. The Beachcomber seemed very nice, but we were glad to stay in bungalows instead of a large hotel.
The ferry trip was a great way to come into Moorea. We rented a car the first full day there and did some hiking to a waterfall and the
archeological sites. Beautiful island. We also stopped by the distillery and enjoyed the pineapple coconut liqueur they make there. The food was just a mazing. Since we love fish and pineapple, it was perfect for us. We didn't do any excursions but we snorkeled everyday since our bungalow was about 15 feet from the water.
Bora Bora was absolutely the most beautiful place we have ever seen! Those colors and the clarity of the lagoon, just amazing. We sat on the left side of the plane, as instructed, and since our flight had a stop on Huahine plus it was a clear day, we had some amazing views. We had such a great time there. We rented bikes one day and went around the whole island, we did a lot of snorkeling including out in the coral gardens. The motus were spectacular!
Thank you so very much for planning us the perfect honeymoon. We met a number of couples who planned their own trips and were disappointed that they didn't know about the lack of a/c in some of the bungalows and the over the water bungalows on Bora Bora weren't exactly over the water. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything. The hotels were great and the transfers were always on time. The people of Tahiti were great, so pleasant and helpful. After all of the work we put in to our wedding, it was great to relax and have everything planned. The luxury was really nice, too. We had never stayed in such nice places.
Thank you so much for the work you put in to give us a great honeymoon! We will highly recommend you to anyone looking for a travel agent and we'd love to talk with you about our future trips. I think we fell in love with the South Pacific and would like to see more, maybe Fiji but certainly New Zealand. Our travelling experience was so nice we really just want to travel around the world. But, since we are on the west coast for now we think we will keep with destinations west for awhile.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and the best of luck to you in< the new year!"
"I just wanted to let you know that earlier this year I read CNT's recommendation for the top travel specialist for French Polynesia. You had recommended Kleon Howe of Art of Travel. We had been thinking of planning a trip this year so I contacted Kleon.
He was absolutely fabulous! Although we live in PA and he was in CA, there was no problem with communication. He started out the process by taking the time to call and discuss just what it was we were looking for in our trip. Then he described the islands in so much detail I felt I was there. He talked about the culture, the accommodations and the sites and actives on each. Based on his descriptions and follow up email links to each of the hotels he recommended, we were able to decide which islands we wanted to visit and where we wanted to stay.He gave us great tips on where to eat and what we should see and do. Most importantly, he reminded us not to miss the best part which was just taking the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.
We flew into Tahiti, and transferred to Moorea to the Intercontinental for four days. Then we left Moorea and flew to Huahine and stayed at Te Tiara Pearl Beach for four days. Then we flew to Bora Bora and stayed at Hotel Bora Bora for five days. Then we went back to Tahiti for 2 days before heading home. All of the transfers were very timely went incredibly smooth. All we had to do was show up and everything was taken care of. The accommodations were fabulous...our two favorites were the deep water bungalows at Te Tiara (fabulous view)
and the premium beach fare's at Hotel Bora Bora (incredible bungalow!)
Dealing with Kleon was like having a friend in French Polynesia. His descriptions of the people, the culture, the resorts and the people were right on the money.We could not have been more pleased with our trip and most certainly support your recommendation of Kleon as the premier Tahiti
"To whom it may concern: I wanted to provide a quick recommendation to our wonderful travel agent Kleon Howe who helped us plan our fabulous honeymoon to Tahiti and the surrounding islands. Kleon and David at the Art of Travel are not only attentive but they provide personalized service. Aside from the numerous conversations we had prior to our travel, Kleon provided us a very detailed itinerary for our travel that was customized to our schedule and events. Kleon also has great insight to provide on e ach of the islands and provides superb recommendations for not only hotels and restaurants but to the must-see spots on the islands. It really made a difference in our planning and our overall experience to have someone be so knowledgeable on all these aspects. I highly recommend Kleon and David for their professionalism as well as service that he provides to travelers. His service goes beyond most travel agents I've worked with in the past."
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