Jan. 28, 2020, marks the second annual National Plan for Vacation Day, an idea that encourages Americans to plan their vacations early in the year and take them throughout the next 365 days. The Day is a leisure industry response to a curious trend that has seen Americans forego their vacation days, in many cases out of guilt, to work more often. In a nation of laborers who wear their work ethic like a badge of honor, vacations are well deserved but not often taken.
Did you know 662 million vacation days went unused by American workers last year?
Were you aware approximately 55 percent of Americans do not use their vacation time in a given year?
Can you believe 60 percent of millennials and 40 percent of people 35 and older actually feel guilty for using their vacation time?
Don’t be a statistic.
Our year-round aquatic attractions and new Tiki Cove arcade were also a hit with the Lanes, as they were with readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal who voted Tahiti Village the Best Family Friendly Pool and Best Family Friendly Hotel in the last year’s Best of Las Vegas contest.
If you’ve never been to Tahiti Village, you simply have to experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat. Featuring a sand-entry beach pool, lazy river, condo-style accommodations, two 24-hour hot tubs, an onsite restaurant and spa, and shuttle service to the Strip, Tahiti Village has everything you need to relax, unwind and get away from it all. In-room amenities in larger one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a fully stocked kitchen, washer-dryer, jetted tub, steam shower and private balcony for your convenience and enjoyment.
Book a visit this year to Tahiti Village Resort & Spa by the end of January 2020 and you’ll receive 20 percent off your stay!
New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas comes with a license to party. Inhibitions, already in short supply on any garden variety visit to Vegas, are shed in even greater numbers when party animals of all stripes descend upon the city by the hundreds of thousands to celebrate the birth of another year. Resolutions? Those are for Jan. 1. On New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas it’s all about reveling in excess and wringing every last ounce of fun out of the remaining hours, minutes and seconds of the 365th day.
How one chooses to celebrate is up to the individual, but whatever your preference – dining with friends in extravagant restaurants on the Strip, dancing till dawn in the ubiquitous casino nightclubs, attending one of the numerous hotel parties, or braving the cold to watch the midnight fireworks spectacular blazing from the hotel rooftops – Las Vegas has no shortage of options.
Las Vegas is where the world (or maybe just Los Angeles) goes to party on New Year’s Eve, and tropical resort paradise Tahiti Village on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip is the lodging choice of many New Year’s Eve visitor to Vegas. Our condo-style accommodations, with their private bedrooms and full kitchens in select units, offer uncommon space, comfort and privacy you won’t typically find in a standard Strip or downtown hotel room.
24-HOUR HOT TUBS!
And what could be better after a long night of celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Strip or downtown than returning to Tahiti Village in Las Vegas and sinking into one of our two 24-hour hot tubs, including one exclusively for adults? Not much, we tell you. Think of it as a renewing baptismal of body, mind and soul, a relaxing ritual that cleanses you of previous night’s party patina and primes a born-again you for the year to come.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SHUTTLE TO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
If you’re staying at Tahiti Village and planning to spend New Year’s Eve on the Strip, but wisely want to avoid the traffic and parking complications that come with driving yourself, be sure to hop aboard our Strip shuttle. It will be making deliveries from the front of Tahiti Village to the Tropicana Hotel all night long, depositing you into the heart of the action for an evening of fun, celebration and an eight-minute midnight fireworks display that will ring in 2020 with a breathtaking blast of shock and awe. We will also be picking you up from the same location and returning you to Tahiti Village all night until 1:45 a.m.
WATCH THE FIREWORKS
If you’re staying at family friendly Tahiti Village and prefer to enjoy a more sedate New Year’s Eve experience in Las Vegas, you can spend the hours leading up to midnight enjoying tempting menu items and lubricating beverages in our 17 South Booze & Bites, playing fun arcade games in our new Tahiti Cove, or simply relaxing in front of the TV in your comfortable guest suite. Just before midnight, be sure to head up to our 10th floor Sky View lounge in Tower 5 to witness an unobstructed view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the Strip. It offers the best view in town, if we do say so ourselves.
Click here and here for a comprehensive list of Las Vegas’ New Year’s Eve events and activities, including featured parties at TAO nightclub and the Stratosphere, concerts by Third Eye Blind and Christina Aguilera, and the popular Fremont Street Experience block party in downtown Las Vegas.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo superstar Luke Brown is back at family friendly Tahiti Village on Saturday, Dec. 7. Join us from 12:30-2 p.m. and watch Luke demonstrate the skills that have made him a 12-time NFR qualifier, a three-time average champion and the winner of more than $2 million in career earnings. He will sign autographs and pose for photos in addition to performing a roping demonstration.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the great Luke Brown at Tahiti Village’s Manihi Isle. It is conveniently located between the pool and lazy river. There will also be a drawing for a pair of Durango boots to be given away at the end of the meet and greet.
We hope to see you here at Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise.
Family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise, is home to 50,000 happy vacation owners who return year after year to enjoy our relaxing lazy river, tropical beach pool, two 24-hour hot tubs, condo-style accommodations, convenient amenities, numerous onsite activities, and tempting menu choices at 17˚ South Booze & Bites.
In our new monthly feature on the Tahiti Village blog, you will meet a Tahiti Village owner who has embraced vacation ownership and discover the reasons our Polynesian-styled resort on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip is like a second home. We’re sure you’ll relate!
For this, our premier owner profile, we present Saundra Dexter , an original Tahiti Village owner from Minnesota.
When you live in the coldest city in the contiguous United States, as Saundra Dexter does, visiting tropical Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in sunny Las Vegas is like going from an icebox to an oasis.
Saundra is one of the 6,000 or so inhabitants of International Falls, Minn., the so-called “Icebox of the Nation” where the temperature dips below freezing more than 100 days a year.
So it always time to rejoice when she and her husband, Sandy, pay their twice yearly visits to family friendly Tahiti Village in Las Vegas.
Out Of The Cold
“We absolutely love it here,” Saundra says of Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise. “It’s just beautiful. Everyone’s so kind, and I like being away from everything yet having access to it all. We met a guy on the shuttle last night. He was staying at another resort and said he hadn’t slept in three nights. I said, `Honey, trust me. You’ll sleep here.’ That’s what I like about Tahiti Village. It’s peaceful; you can go into Vegas if you want to and still get away from the hustle and bustle. It’s like being away from everything yet having access to everything.”
Original Tahiti Village owners, the Dexters bought into vacation ownership here at Tahiti Village in 2003, three years before our grand opening. “It was just a lot of gravel,” Saundra says. She, Sandy and their two children were visiting Las Vegas and staying at Circus-Circus when they came across a vacation ownership booth in the casino.
“They asked us to take a tour. We said, `Sure, who not?’”
The following day they visited Club de Soleil, a sister Somerpointe Resorts property that had an architectural model of the proposed Tahiti Village property.
“They showed us where it would be,” Saundra says, “and we bought the Bora Bora sight unseen. Later on we bought a second Bora because we have two children, and when we pass each of them could have their own. Then we made it two Royal Tahitians to get the most out of our time. With two Royals we can do a week in a Moorea and a week in a Bora. I could have four weeks if I wanted.”
For the Dexters, it has been nothing but good times ever since. Before they became Tahiti Village Vacation Club members, they rarely if ever left International Falls. As owners of Sandy’s Place, a 38-seat mom and pop restaurant, time away was almost nonexistent.
“When you own a restaurant you don’t take vacations,” Saundra says, citing all the responsibilities on her plate. “I cook, I waitress, I do the books.” If she doesn’t do it, it may not get done.
After years of staying close to home, Sandy made a corporate decision for the both of them. “He finally said, `We are buying a condo so it will force you to go on vacation’.”
And it worked, Saundra says. “If I have the weeks to use I’m not going to lose them. We’re definitely going!”
The Dexters typically split sides with their two grown children, who take the Moorea while mom and pop get dibs on the larger Bora Bora.
“That way we can all be together yet still have our own space,” says Saundra, who brought the entire Sandy’s Place staff to Tahiti Village as a Christmas bonus (“they had so much fun”) and her mother and sister on another visit. It was not only their first trip to Las Vegas, but her sister’s first time on an airplane.
“It’s very nice to be able to bring your family and friends to Las Vegas without it costing a huge amount,” she says.
Outdoor Dining at 17° South
As a restaurant owner, Saundra naturally compares other eating establishments to her own. She enjoys the tropical ambiance and spacious patio dining at 17° South Booze & Bites, Tahiti Village’s popular onsite restaurant.
“I love that it opens up to the outside, especially when we’re here over the holidays and the temperature is in the 50s or 60s,” she says. “We can’t eat outside at home in December, so it’s a nice treat.”
As original owners, the Dexters have witnessed numerous positive additions to the property over the years, including 17˚ South, an adults-only hot tub, comprehensive room renovations, a complete lobby remodel, a coffee and snack bar addition to the Wiki Wiki gift shop, and most recently an all-new game arcade in Tower 1.
“We’re always excited to see what they’ve done since the last time we were here,” Saundra says. “It’s one of the things that keep us coming back, in addition to the resort staff and management. Everyone is so nice.”
Sandy, a former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam, plays golf when he comes to Las Vegas, and the Dexters always see the sights, including the Fremont Street Experience, the Bellagio Fountains and Red Rock Canyon.
“We always have to go to Fremont Street to see the lights.”
But mainly, Saundra says, “we like to kick back and relax. It’s just so peaceful.”
Thank you, Saundra! We truly value your ownership.
Escape to paradise at family friendly Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas’ premier tropical retreat. Situated on 27 acres at the south end of the world famous Strip, Tahiti Village offers a welcome respite in a gorgeous island setting. With three residential guest towers surrounding a lushly landscaped courtyard, Tahiti Village has numerous desirable amenities and attractions.
Guests can lounge by a sandy beach pool, float down a relaxing lazy river, or unwind in guest suites offering uncommon space, convenience and privacy. Each of Tahiti Village’s three unit configurations has separate bedrooms, with the one-bedroom Bora Bora and two-bedroom Royal Tahitian featuring full kitchens, washer-dryers, steam showers, jetted tubs and private balconies. The Bora Bora and one-bedroom Moorea can accommodate four people, while the deluxe Royal Tahitian – a combination of the two – can sleep eight.
The resort also offers enticing food and drink options at 17° South Booze & Bites, our onsite bar and bistro, and Wiki Wiki convenience store-gift shop with an adjacent food and beverage counter.
Whether you’re staying for a week or a weekend, Tahiti Village has everything you need for the time of your life.
We’ve always believed it, but now we can actually say it.
Tahiti Village is the Best of Las Vegas!
We sincerely thank Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for voting us Best Family Friendly Hotel and Best Strip Hotel Pool in the newspaper’s 38th annual Best of Las Vegas contest.
BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY HOTEL
We truly appreciate all the voters for naming Tahiti Village Las Vegas’ number one family resort destination. We have been catering to families on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip since 2006. They enjoy our spacious, condo-style suites and numerous kid friendly activities.
Tahiti Village’s heated, 250,000-gallon tropical beach pool sits like a gleaming jewel at the center of our property. It is surrounded by fashionable palapas and Tahitian torches. Visitors enjoy aquatic activities like volleyball, poolside movie nights, live music and weekly summer visits from our very own mermaid!
The Tahiti Village pool area also boasts a heated lazy river that features four waterfall features and contains more than 185,000 gallons of water. At 1/8th of a mile, it is one of longest lazy rivers in Las Vegas.
We are truly honored to receive this recognition. We will do our utmost to justify the faith of all the people who casts votes on our behalf. Thanks again!
Family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort, is celebrating the spooky season with tricks and treats for the little kids and discount food and adult beverages for the big kids.
HALLOWEEN PARTY OCTOBER 30
Our Halloween party is more about the fun and less about the fright, so be sure to join us at 17˚ South Booze & Bites in the Tahiti Village main lobby for a festive evening of food and drink, live music (including select Halloween jams) and prizes for best costume. So come dressed to impress and spend a couple of fun-filled hours with all the guys and ghouls.
TRICK OR TREATING OCTOBER 31
Halloween at Tahiti Village begins with trick or treating around the property and concludes with a Halloween Social at the Haunted Manihi Isle, where our little goblins will enjoy spooky snacks, play themed games and participate in a costume contest. We’ll begin passing out treat-or-treat bags, maps and goodies at the front desk at 3:30 p.m. Trick or treating begins at 4:30 p.m. for kids 11 and under and 5 p.m. for kids 12 and older. Unlike other Halloween attractions that try to stop your heart with terrifying shock tactics, our Halloween Social offers wholesome fun time for the entire family.
Join us for a day of fun and tempting treats at our Food Trucks & Booze Festival Saturday, Oct. 26, at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ tropical resort paradise. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the north side of the property off East Arby Avenue. Our annual food truck event is always a great time and draws foodies from all over the city to our island-themed resort. You’ll enjoy delicious food, adult beverages and live music. If you’re inclined to get your face painted or pose for a caricature by our character artist, you can do that, too!
The following Las Vegas food trucks will be attendance:
CROCK & ROLL
A popular purveyor of Crock-Pot-inspired entrees.
Cheese heads from all over Las Vegas flock to this truck for savory grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni and cheese egg rolls.
MEOWEE WOWEE SHAVE ICE
This owner’s passion for cats and Hawaiian shave ice resulted in a feline-themed food truck that is parked right here at Tahiti Village.
If you’ve never been to Tahiti Village, you simply must experience a getaway to Las Vegas’ tropical resort retreat. Featuring a sand-entry beach pool, lazy river, condo-style accommodations, two 24-hour hot tubs, an onsite restaurant and spa, and shuttle service to the Strip, Tahiti Village has everything you need to relax, unwind and get away from it all. In-room amenities in larger one-bedroom and two-bedroom units include a fully stocked kitchen, washer-dryer, jetted tub, steam shower and private balcony for your convenience and enjoyment.
Don’t miss our Food Trucks & Booze Festival at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa! We’re a Tahitian-themed resort on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
Two of the fastest straight line vehicles on Planet Earth and their adrenaline-fueled drivers will be at Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise, for a meet and greet on Oct. 30. NHRA drivers Terry McMillen and Chad Green will chat with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Guests can enter a free raffle for tickets to the Dodge NHRA Nationals, take home racing swag, and enjoy refreshing Meeowee Wowee Shave Ice.
Terry has competed on the NHRA circuit since 2007. He drives an 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragster capable of reaching 330 miles per hour. He won the prestigious U.S. Nationals for the first time in 2018, and earned his first career win, in Las Vegas, in 2017.
Chad is a NHRA Pro Mod driver. His 3200-horsepower vehicle can reach speeds of more than 250 miles per hour. Chad made his NHRA debut in 2018, qualifying for all 12 national events and finishing fifth in the championship points to cap an impressive rookie campaign.
The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Tahiti Village front entrance beneath the porte cochere. Tahiti Village is located at 7200 Las Vegas Blvd. South and Warm Springs Road.
Family friendly Tahiti Village in Las Vegas is proud to be the hotel partner of Terry McMillen and Chad Green. We wish them the best of luck at the NHRA Las Vegas event. We encourage Tahiti Village guests and Las Vegas residents to stop by for the meet and greet. This will be Chad’s first visit to the property, and we have been hosting meet and greets with Terry on his twice yearly visits to Las Vegas since 2013.
He’s even been known to let fans sit in his Amalie Oil dragster, the Xtermigator!
October in Las Vegas is notable for the final blessed break with summer and the at-last arrival of autumn. With mild days offering a welcome respite from triple digit temperatures and a pleasant chill beginning to permeate the night air, fall in Las Vegas is the favorite time of year for many residents and visitors. Here at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ tropical resort paradise, we celebrate the changing mood of the season with a fun-filled activity schedule that is sure to make your October stay a Hallo-winner! Book your fall visit today.
We’re making steady progress on our luau tent cover project here at family friendly Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical resort paradise. The expected completion date is sometime this month. Have a look!