Operator offers newlyweds a honey of a deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Islands in the Sun, based here, is offering honeymoon packages featuring Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti.

The six-night Hidden Paradise and Tahiti Pearls of Paradise plans include roundtrip air fare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui, interisland flights and accommodations.

Hidden Paradise

There are two Hidden Paradise plans: the Bora Bora Hidden Paradise, which features both Bora Bora and Moorea stays, and Moorea Hidden Paradise, focusing on that island.

The Bora Bora plan offers three nights in a garden suite at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and three nights in a garden room at the Moorea Pearl Resort. Rates for Bora Bora's Hidden Paradise start at $1,929 per person, double.

Moorea's Hidden Paradise package features garden room accommodations at the Moorea Pearl Resort. Rates start at $1,299 per person, double.

Both plans are valid through Dec. 31.

The Moorea Pearl Resort.Pearls of Paradise

Stays in overwater accommodations highlight the six-night Tahiti Pearls of Paradise package.

Guests stay three nights at the Moorea Pearl Resort in an overwater bungalow and three nights at Taha'a Pearl Beach Resort and Spa in an overwater suite. Breakfast is delivered by canoe.

The package also includes a bottle of champagne, all transfers, a flower lei on arrival and a shell lei on departure.

Rates for the Tahiti Pearls of Paradise plan start at $2,795 per person, double, through Dec. 25.

Use of kayaking, outrigger canoes and snorkeling equipment is free at most of the Pearl Resorts.

Discounts for brides

Islands in the Sun also is offering a special rate for brides in some of its packages.

In the Tahiti Pearls of Paradise package, the bride receives a discount of $400 off the package price on departures through June 24 and from Nov. 1 to Dec. 25.

Brides also receive discounts on Islands in the Sun's Tahitian Interlude package and its Magic Memories plan on departures through June 21 and from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.

On the 10-day Tahitian Interlude, the bride saves $700.

Tahitian Interlude prices begin at $4,485 per person, double, and include air fare from Los Angeles, eight nights in overwater bungalows at InterContinental Beachcomber resorts -- three on Moorea, four on Bora Bora and one on Tahiti -- and interisland transportation.

On Moorea, features include breakfast delivered by canoe, snorkeling and an evening Tiki Village Theater show and dinner.

On Bora Bora, the package includes a moonlight dinner on the beach and a shark-feeding excursion.

The seven-day Magic Memories plan offers the bride a savings of $300 on a package that features first- and last-night stays in an overwater bungalow at the InterContinental Tahiti and four nights in an overwater bungalow at the InterContinental Moorea.

On Tahiti, the first morning's breakfast is delivered by canoe and the last night's treat is a candlelight dinner.

Snorkeling along a small islet is included on Moorea.

Prices for Magic Memories start at $2,445 per person, double, and include air from Los Angeles via Air New Zealand and interisland transport.

For reservations, call Islands in the Sun at (800) 828-6877 or visit www.islandsinthesun.com. For a free planner, call (800) 854-3413.

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