Take Your Sweetie to Tahiti aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin

January 31, 2012

Bora bora beachThe premier luxury small ship in the South Pacific, m/s Paul Gauguin is celebrating Valentines day by offering an exclusive gift package for guests celebrating romance.

From January 30 through February 18, 2012, guests booking any seven-night sailing will receive a special gift package, including Leonidas chocolates, flower turndown service, and a $100 per person credit at the Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm, compliments of Paul Gauguin Cruises (a $230 value)*.

As with all 2012 sailings aboard The Gauguin, guests also receive 50% off standard cruise fares and FREE airfare from Los Angeles.

There is no place as tranquil and romantic as the picturesque islands of French Polynesia. Designed and decorated to sail the seas of the South Pacific, the cozy 332-passenger ship offers the perfect setting to celebrate love or commemorate a wedding, renewal of vows, anniversary-or simply each other.

Couples can take in the beauty of the South Pacific from the privacy of their suite or stateroom, sway to the sounds of a chanteuse at La Palette Lounge, explore paradise on island excursions, dine al fresco under a starry sky, and enjoy a Polynesian blessing ceremony.

With one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios at sea, The Gauguin is renowned for the extra touches and attention to detail that make every occasion special.

Paul Gauguin Cruises also offers a Gift Registry, where guests celebrating their honeymoon, anniversary, or other milestone event can choose a “wish list” of gifts, ranging from shore excursions to dining and spa options.

**One Valentine’s Day gift package per booking. New bookings on 7-night sailings only.

Please refer to promotion code: Valentine’s Package - call the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net for more details.  Offer expires February 18, 2012. Call for details.

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Australia Here We Come!

January 28, 2012

It is the year to discover Australia - From the dramatic silhouette of the Sydney Opera House, the arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, waterfront dining and vibrant nightlife, the city will leave you captivated.

There are plenty of things to do and see in Australia - here is a sample itinerary for 5 nights but I highly recommend planning your trip for at least 10 nights if possible.

Experience Sydney in 2012 Package Includes:
Roundtrip flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
5 nights Sydney, 3-star hotel
Sydney City sightseeing tour
Sydney Harbour lunch cruise
Blue Mountains World Heritage full day sightseeing tour
Entrance to Wild Life Sydney at Darling Harbour
Roundtrip transfers Airport/Hotel
Qantas Vacations 24 hour emergency travel assistance
Air taxes
Optional hotel upgrades available: Choose from The Menzies Hotel Sydney,
Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney Harbour Marriott or Shangri-La Sydney.
Add from $100pp*

Travel Dates

  • Valid for travel departing between 15 Apr - 8 Jun 2012 or 15 Jul - 21 Sep 2012.
  • Other travel dates may apply
  • Give the Travel gal a call at 800 644-6659 and lest get packing!

Travel Gal Tips: Australia’s summer falls during North America’s winter. The warmest months are November through March. You’ll find the best travel deals between April and August, the start of fall. This time of year is ideal for an Outback adventure-the cooler weather is just right for a walkabout.

Flight Times

  • Sydney: 21 hours from New York (via L.A.); 14 hours from L.A.
  • Sydney to Melbourne: 1.5 hours
  • Melbourne to Cairns: 2.5 hours
  • Sydney to Perth: 2 hours
  • Sydney to Darwin: 3 hours

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Let Qamea Resort & Pick up your Bar Tab!

January 18, 2012

Yes this is correct! For the first time ever, Qamea Resort is offering free wine, beer & soft drinks (by the glass)

The owners of Qamea Resort & Spa have sourced a large shipment of quality New Zealand wines, and will offer them FREE by the glass to all guests staying from 1 April 2012. In addition to the wine, the resort will also offer FREE Fijian draft beer on tap by the glass and a selection of FREE soft drinks by the glass. This will be offered to all of our valued guests at Qamea Resort & Spa beginning 1 April 2012.


EVERY Guest staying from 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 will receive unlimited and COMPLIMENTARY selected wines, draft beer on tap and soft drinks (all by the glass) served from the bar between noon and 10pm daily.

Qamea Resort and Spa is located in the Eastern side of the Fiji Islands, just a short speed boat ride from Taveuni Island.

Qamea is an exclusive tropical destination for discerning travelers seeking a truly unique and authentic Fijian experience without sacrificing luxury or service.

From the moment you step onto the island, you will feel as if you have entered a Fijian village set in a South Pacific tropical paradise.

Travel gal note: This is a fantastic adults only, luxury resort that offers privacy, jungle experience, private beach picnics and more!

This fantastic offer was just announced a few days ago - contact the Travel Gal for more details at 800 644-6659 or teresa@luxuryhideaways.net

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Cheap Airfare to Hawaii-Start Packing your Bags!

November 19, 2011

Take Advantage of Low New Year’s Fares to the Hawaiian Islands! Plan an informative, active and fun trip for your family and spend a week this winter in paradise. Assign your kids to write a report on their educational adventures in Hawaii.

Oahu - There is only one Royal Palace on U.S. soil and its located on this island. ‘Iolani Palace entertained Heads of State, including Queen Elizabeth.  ’Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation, and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built it in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls.

After experiencing your educational walking tour, have you secretly wanted to visit surfers paradise out at Pipeline? The winter waves are the biggest and best of the year!

Maui - The islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai create a “perfect craddle” for the Humpback Whales to frolick, play and birth their new baby calves.  How about taking your kids on a whale watch and view the Humpback whales teaching their baby calves how to breach?  Lets plan a cruise where they will be able to listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females!

Hawaii - The volcanoes on the Big island of Hawaii are still erupting - this would make a great science report! The island called Hawaii is larger than all of the other islands combined, big enough to include 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones—from sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains. Here you can experience accessible waterfalls and rainforests in Hilo or view Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Kauai - The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is known for its dramatic, natural beauty. Adventure lovers, those seeking romantic locales, and family vacationers all can find what they are after in Kauai — from the spectacular sea cliffs on the North coast to the amazing Waimea Canyon.

Give your family the gift of travel this Christmas and yourself a little soul-rejuvenating vacation this year? The mild climate and relaxed lifestyle make winter a wonderful time to visit Hawaii.

With Hawaiian Airs’ special low fares, you can enjoy an Island adventure to kick 2012 off with a dose of aloha spirit.

Booking Period - 11/14 - 11/21/2011
Hawaii Flights from $298* RT

These are just a few ideas - give us a call for more ideas as we know the islands best!  Call 800 644-6659 or Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net

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Incredible Paul Gauguin Cruise On Sale until Oct. 8, 2011

September 30, 2011

snorkeling in TahitiAre you dreaming of the islands of Tahiti? Are you having visions of seeing crystal clear blue water and pretty little fish thru your snorkle mask? Lazily kicking your fins around a secluded lagoon with the only sound you hear is the waves lapping the shoreline. You are completely relaxed knowing all of your vacation expenses are covered because you have a stateroom aboard the m/s Paul Gauiguin - the all inclusive small ship cruise that is more like a large yacht with its swim step off the back of the boat, filled with all the water toys you need for a week?

Welcome aboard!
Reserve your stateroom by October 8, 2011 onboard the Paul Gauguin sailing around the South Pacific.  The Gauguin is offering unbelievable savings on select sailings of two of their most popular voyages.  While you reap the benefit of these exceptional savings, you’ll also enjoy the highest standards of luxury, quality and service in the most exquisite destination on Earth.

TAHITI & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS | 7 NIGHTS Fares from $3,647 per guest for the dates of March 31, 2012/ April 21, 2012/ April 28, 2012 and May 5, 2012 Plus FREE airfare from Los Angeles


MARQUESAS, TUAMOTUS & SOCIETY ISLANDS | 14 NIGHTS Fares from $4,997 per guest for April 7, 2012 sailing Plus FREE airfare from Los Angeles

Space is extremely limited and filling up fast - call the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or

email Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net for more details & restrictions

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Cruise French Polynesia on the Paul Gauguin & Check out the Savings!

September 10, 2011

NOW is the time to reserve your winter cruise vacation to the islands in the South Pacific.  Do not miss the boat - take advantage of these great savings on all of the Tahiti and French Polynesia cruises. Right now the Paul Gauguin is offering 50% off plus FREE Airfare From LAX! Choose from these intoxicating itineraries aboard a ship that carries only 320 lucky passengers:

*  Tahiti & the Society Islands (7 nights)

*  Society Islands & Tuamotus (10 nights)

Cook Islands & Society Islands (11 nights)

Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands (14 nights)

*  The South Pacific (20-night- 2012)

* Fiji Islands (12 or 13 nights - 2012)

Australs & Society Islands (11 nights - 2012)

Your Polynesian experience begins the moment you step onboard The Gauguin. The Paul Gauguin is an excellent value - see what is included with your fare:

• Spacious, all-oceanview suites and staterooms, nearly 70% with balconies
• All onboard gratuities included
• Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship
• In-suite bar setup and butler service in categories B and above
• Complimentary 24-hour room service
• Refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
• Space ratio of 58 - among the highest at sea
• Complimentary use of our exclusive, private white sand beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and great snorkeling.
• Complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana-off the coast of Taha’a featuring snorkeling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service, and Polynesian hospitality.

Contact the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@Luxuryhideaways for more details

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Maui is Calling You - 50% off Oceanfront Condo Packages!

August 4, 2011

Kaanapali Alii new swimming poolTwo of my favorite West Maui oceanfront condominiums are on sale.  Both properties qualify for my “luxury hideaway” criteria and are perfect for the romantic beach holiday or a relaxing and affordable family vacation.

The luxury Kaanapali Alii condominium resort is located centerfront on Kaanapali Beach is the place to be if you are looking for miles of white sand beach, walking distance to shops, bars & restaurants but still want your own little beachside oasis.  It also boasts the newest oceanview swimming pool.

If you are wanting to enjoy watching the dramatic Maui ocean sunsets, Kaanapali Alii offers ocean views that overlook the pool as well as unobstructed oceanfront views of the blue Pacific while sipping your maitai from your private lanai.

The packages begin pricing and include:

1 Bedroom Garden View
5 day compact car
Free parking

Stay 08/15/11 - 12/17/11
5 nights from $1770 for up to 4, “Super Saver 3 Promo”


Lahaina Shores Beach Resort is the smaller sister condominium located in the heart of old Lahaina town.Lahaina Shores Located direct oceanfront, along historic Front Street where Hawaiian royalty and Yankee adventurers once strolled - a quietly elegant oasis in an unbeatable location.

Pass through arched colonnades into an airy lobby, opening into the sea, and you’re struck by her old-fashioned charm.  Casually stroll along the beach to your dinner reservation at a different restaurant every night or enjoy a bottle of wine an plate of pupus (appetizers) on your lanai while taking in the gorgeous sunset and listening to the beautiful South Pacific live entertainment from Feast at Lele located just below you.

Hula dancersNote from TravelGal: Always ask for the North end/highest floor so you will be able to watch the hula dancing complete with fire knife dancers performed nightly beachside at 505 Front Street.

Studio Mountain View
5 day compact car

Stay 07/27/11 - 01/01/12
5 nights from $755 for 2, “Super Saver 3 Promo”

For more details contact the Travelgal on island at 800 644-6659 or Teresa@luxuryhideaways.net

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50% off Sale at Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa Resort

July 11, 2011

Add on to your fantastic cruise around the islands of Tahiti by ending your amazing holiday and enjoy Incredible savings at the one of Tahiti’s premier luxury resorts!   Stay 7 nights stay at Le Taha’a Private Island and Spa Resort.

Designed to be one of the most luxurious hotels in French Polynesia; it is the only one of its kind in the archipelago. Le Taha’a is a proud member of Relais & Châteaux association which confers on it the symbol of quality known as the 5C’s: Courtesy, Charm, Character, Calm & Cuisine.

Superbly located on the coral reef of Motu Tautau and facing the island of Taha’a on the lagoon side, it offers an unsurpassed view of the island of Bora Bora. In addition to a wide range of activities & excursions available in Raiatea & Taha’a, the resort has its own scuba dive center. It also offers a wide variety of unique treatments in the onsite Manea Spa - ranked among the top 3 spas in the world according to the Robb Report Magazine.

Package Includes:
* Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui
* Meet and greet and assist by local operator
* Inter island flights
* Roundtrip hotel transfers
* 7 nights stay in a Sunset Overwater Suite
* All taxes and service fees

Prices begin at $4,129.00 per person depending on occupancy.

Valid for travel from 1 October - 14 December 2011 and from 7 January - 31 March 2012)

Call your Luxury Hideaways Travel Gal for more information at 800 644-6659

or email Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net today!

Ask for SSPOT 2011

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American Safari Cruises Offering Travel Credit

June 25, 2011

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands will receive $150.00 per person or $300.00 per couple travel credit aboard the Safari Explorer if the cruise is purchased by 29/July 2011.

Experience 5 star luxury resort living aboard the 36 passenger Safari Explorer and see the Hawaiian islands in a different light.  Sailing 7 - 10 night active, adventure itineraries between Maui and the Big Island from November 2011 through April 2012, visiting Moloka’i, Lana’i and Molokini. The credit is intended to help guests defray air costs to the Hawaiian Islands where they will embark on their adventure cruise.

“We are confident guests will be thrilled with the experience of seeing and experiencing Hawaii up close on an upscale yacht,” said Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “This is a brand new vacation option in the Hawaiian Islands, and we hope the travel credit aids in the decision-making process to try an adventure un-cruise in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.”

Jacox says the un-cruise defines the active, up close and personal style of adventure travel that makes American Safari Cruises different from other cruise vacations. The Safari Explorer is the only small-group expedition yacht offering overnight cruises in the Hawaiian Islands.

Flexible yacht itineraries focus on the leeward side of the eastern-most Hawaiian Islands. The unstructured itinerary allows time for seeking wildlife such as Manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales. Outfitted for active adventures, the yacht’s well stocked water sports equipment includes kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, wet suits, sailboats and inflatable skiffs for up-close excursions. Guided snorkeling tours are a highlight throughout the trip. Two knowledgeable expedition leaders guide hiking and kayaking tours. Bicycles are also available for guest use on Moloka’i and Lana’i.

Exclusive cultural tours have been arranged for guests in Moloka’i including guided hikes, visiting and restoring a family’s ancient taro terraces, “talking story” with native Hawaiians and a private, authentic Hawaiian pa’ina (feast).

The Safari Explorer has an on-deck hot tub, sauna, exercise equipment, a wine library and two large-screen TVs in the main salon. Exceptional cuisine is prepared with fresh, local ingredients and the complimentary bar offers premium spirits, fine wines and microbrews. The active spa environment includes a complimentary massage and yoga classes. All staterooms offer Tempur-pedic mattresses, flat screen TV/DVD players and iPod docks. Upper category staterooms feature Jacuzzi tubs and suites have private step-out balconies.

Fares start at $4,995 for the seven-night cruise and $6,495 for the 10-night cruise, both per person, double occupancy. Itineraries include exclusive excursions as well as all from-the-yacht activities and equipment; transfers; exquisite meals; fine wine, premium spirits and microbrews; and all port charges, taxes and fees. An all-American crew has a guest-crew ratio of 2 to 1 and includes Hawaii residents who have personal knowledge of the islands.

Posted Originally by American Safari Cruises/Innersea Discoveries

For more information contact Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net or call 800 644-6659

Note from Travelgal:
I personally experienced life onboard one of American Safari Cruises for a few days, it is a floating all inclusive luxury resort. If you were to break down the cost of hotel, meals, transfers, alcohol and activities - this is a deal!

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Kids Fly Free to the Fiji Islands! Ultimate Cultural Experience/Family Vacation!

June 24, 2010

fiji childrenThe Islands of Fiji is the perfect holiday choice for a family with children of all ages. The Fijians will embrace your children while teaching them about the Fijian way of life. Not only will it be a relaxing and memorable vacation, your children will be receiving an education on a different culture. No amount of schooling will give them this ultimate life experience.

The 333 islands of Fiji, located approximately 10 hours from Los Angeles and offer a wide selection of family friendly resorts that are perfect to keep the kids entertained and active all day. In fact the kids have so much fun that they won’t want to leave! Fijians are known as some of the friendliest people on earth and Fiji offers a true Polynesian experience. No chain restaurants and no mega-malls. This is what getting away from it all is really about and investing in family time is more important than ever.

To celebrate and inspire family travel to the South Pacific in 2010, we have just launched a special offer - ‘’Kids Fly FREE to Fiji”. This incredible offer includes flights from just $679pp* each way based on roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles for two traveling adults and two children will fly free. The savings on flights can be used to upgrade resorts or enjoy additional experiences at the resort.  It is incredible and only available for a limited time.

By the way - my children have traveled to Fiji twice with me and its their most memorable holiday!

For more information call the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net

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