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Mice Net : August 2008
tahiti incentives pure azure water is promoted the world over. But few destinations really live up to the hype. Tahiti, however, is one that cuts through the clutter and continues to deliver an image of unspoilt, island serenity. As an incentive destination it offers so much. And, if for taxation purposes you have to do a little bit of conferencing while your group is there, then Tahiti can certainly accommodate that too. Tahiti as a whole is composed of 118 islands and coral atolls. Tahiti is in fact one of these island – indeed the largest. The other large islands are Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Taha ‘a, each offering something special for visitors. These islands are home to majestic mountains rising out of crystal clear blue waters, providing a backdrop for what can only be described as inspirational meeting places. The country’s heritage is a blend of Polynesian culture and French sophistication. Together with the ancient volcanic landscape they create a hard to match mystique and innocence rarely found in other island destinations. Planners considering Tahiti for an extraordinary event are spoilt for choice with more than 50 first-class hotels providing luxurious accommodation and first-rate conference rooms. State-of-the- art technology keeps business travellers in touch with the rest of the world while the quality of local produce, usually prepared with French influences, and the variety of seafood, guarantees every meal is a memorable affair. One of the most popular resorts for the convention and incentive market is the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, located right on the stunning Lafayette Beach. The property provides flexible, well-appointed meeting and banquet space for up to 380 people, the largest in Tahiti. Set in lush gardens and exotic black sands of Lafayette Beach, T 126 mice.net here is a mystique surrounding Tahiti that is hard to beat when it comes to destination marketing. Images of lazy days spent on sun-drenched lounges on white sandy beaches metres from When you really Want to motivate your team is there anywhere better than tahiti ? the 165-room resort is the idyllic retreat only seven kilometres from town (Papeete City), and features four categories of deluxe accommodation with large covered balconies and stunning views of Matavai Bay. Guests can soak up the warmth of the Tahitian sun, laze around the lagoon pool and outdoor jacuzzi, sip fresh tropical juices at the pool bar, or simply graze on contemporary cuisine infused with French Polynesian fare at the alfresco Hiti Mahana restaurant, which hosts a Tahitian dance show each evening. The chic open-air Lafayette Bar is the perfect spot for cocktails and canapés overlooking the water and the spectacular colours of a Tahitian sunset on the horizon. The resort’s 520-square-metre pillarless Grand Ballroom seats up to 380 people banquet-style, and is divisible by two to cater for smaller functions and conferences. The pre-function area overlooks tropical gardens and the ocean, perfect for pre-dinner drinks or small tradeshows. Complementing the Grand Ballroom are three smaller meeting rooms, all with natural light, which are ideal for break-out sessions or boardroom-style meetings. In-between meetings, guests can revitalise and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul at the resort’s “Le Spa” day spa and health club. Indulge in traditional treatments using natural local products while taking in the stunning beach and garden views. Whether you want to relax by the pool, or explore one of the many options at the activities desk, Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti has the choice of facilities for you, including windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling, paddleboards and kayaks and sailing. Or for something a little more adventurous, take a diving trip, a 4x4 island excursion, hike in the local mountain areas with majestic waterfalls, or simply visit the colourful local markets in Papeete. The resort is a convenient 15 minute drive from Tahiti Faa’a International Airport.