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Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas at Tahiti Village

Our Love Is An Island

In case the sight of your stale Christmas tree morphing rapidly from holiday cheer to crispy fire hazard wasn’t enough of a reminder, any jaunt to your local drugstore festooned in conversation hearts and Russel Stovers Nuts and Chews heart boxes will remind even the most unlovable that Valentine’s Day is rearing upon us. Of course, this year has done less for the libido than your freezer full of Hungry Man microwaveable dinners but unfortunately this defense will not stand up in the court of love. To avoid the peril of a bow and arrow shooting your heart- and not cupid’s by the way- we’ve employed our master’s of seduction at Tahiti Village to help you shine as the true Casanova you are. Remember, if your love is blind our concierge can always lead your way back to the heart of the matter.

Lazy River of Destiny

Heated to a balmy 82 degrees, the lazy river is fully optimized to bring warmth back into your cold cold heart. Try floating into the abyss with your special someone early AM when the steam from the water covers the air in an oh so sultry romantic mist. And don’t forget to ask our concierge to set up some champagne and desserts delivered poolside for the ultimate true love flex.

Steaming Pool in the winter in Las Vegas

Burning Flames of Love

Ditch the masks and CDC rigmarole and opt for some romantic outdoor solo time where you can gaze at each other’s pouty lips next to the burning flames of love (and shish kabobs) by ordering one of our BBQ kits through the concierge just in time for the sunset. The weather forecast predicts sunshine with a slight breeze. We predict a good excuse to put your arms around her…

Untie the Knot

What’s all the fuss with tying the knot when you can undo them instead at Mahana Spa. Our serenity headquarters are equipped with private couples suites and spa services for those who don’t always have the magic touch. Mahana is offering some romantic Valentine’s packages like The Couple’s Escape and Berries and Champagne Facial. With high demand and limited availability, make sure to book now! True love won’t wait…

Two Spa Beds at Mahana Spa in Tahiti Village.

Retie the Knot

Now that our healing hands at Mahana have undone the knots that have shackled you to muscle aches let us help you tie some of those knots back together in our exclusive Vow Renewal ceremony. Relax, unlike your exorbitant wedding bill- this one is on us!! Oops you did it again!!! We want your love to last so much we’re willing to renew your vows on the house! Just ask your concierge for details on how but sign up fast as slots are limited!

Couple renewing their vows, wearing leis.

The Traditionalist

Sometimes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… Our popular Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner at 17 South Booze & Bites is a savory return to form for couples who prefer doing things the old fashioned way. Contact our concierge to book your spot in this gastronomical love fest but save some room for dessert in the bedroom…

Cheesecake at 17 South

Let Me Entertain You…

They don’t call us the entertainment capital of the world for nothing. The city is teeming with activities flavored for every palate and luckily for you, we have friends in all the right places. Since our guests always come first, we’ve saved all the good seats for you. Make sure to take advantage of our concierge team who know all the latest and greatest connections to leverage for your entertainment whims. From magic to mayhem we’ve got something to pepper your romance.

Celebrate Love in Las Vegas

Celebrate love all month long in Las Vegas. Whether you are celebrating with your significant other, family member, or friend this year, we’ve put together a list of activities you can enjoy with any loved one.

Enjoy a massage at Mahana Spa:

Schedule an appointment at Mahana spa and chose from a variety of offerings. Schedule a couple’s Basic Mahana Relaxation Massage, which starts at $105 per person. The team sanitizes and sends laundry out for washing to ensure each guest has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Watch the Bellagio Fountains:

A truly romantic and also free activity. Watch the synchronized music and water show from Las Vegas Boulevard. With the fountains being outside, there is plenty of fresh air and space to enjoy the show safely. The show typically plays every 30 minutes in the afternoon and every 15 minutes in the evening.

Paris Eiffel Tower light show:

Another fantastic free light show that all can enjoy. Walk over after watching the show at the fountains and enjoy the romantic Parisian lights. The show typically commences at sunset and plays about every 30 minutes

Take in the city lights from the High roller:

Take a 30 minute spin 550 feet above the strip in your own cabin. Each cabin provides a 360-degree view of the city. Tickets start at $20.50 per adult.

Float along the lazy river:

Grab your drink from 17 South and float along the lazy river. The river is heated to over 80 degrees in the winter.

Enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian:

Cuddle up and cruise along the canals of the Venetian. Adding to the romance, each gondolier serenades you through the voyage. There are indoor and outdoor rides with tickets starting at $29.

Visit the Neon Museum:

Explore the signs of Las Vegas past and walk through the boneyard area. The boneyard is outside and has plenty of space to socially distance. Tickets start at $20.

All of these romantic activities are just minutes away from your room at Tahiti Village. Wind the day of excursions down and relax in your room. With full kitchens, semi-private to private patios/balconies, and jetted tubs in our Bora Bora and Royal Tahitian rooms, we won’t blame you if you don’t want to leave your room. There are so many ways to celebrate love in Vegas, from venturing out on the strip, or just having a romantic meal on your patio, we hope you share Vegas with your loved ones this year!

Meet Ava Gomez From Mahana Spa ☀️

Meet Ava Gomez From Mahana Spa!

Mahana Spa has been such a beautiful and relaxing part of our tropical resort for years and we are so happy to introduce our new massage therapist, Ava Gomez. Gomez has been in the massage therapy industry for over 10 years and has had the pleasure of working in some really amazing places such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Waldorf Astoria, and many more before joining the Mahana Spa team.

Gomez attended and completed the massage therapy program from Kingston University in 2008, has been a licensed message therapist since 2010 and a licensed esthetician since 2015. Her experience and knowledge is diverse and focused on a more holistic approach to treatment.

Being a massage therapist means that it does not matter how long you are in the industry, there is always something new to learn. With different cultures, specializations and teachings, the knowledge is vastly open to new realizations.

Gomez recalls whenever she was sick as a child, her mother rubbing vapor rub on her back, chest and feet or her grandmother’s scalp massage accompanied with a prayer to feel better. It was these experiences that drove the initial love of massage therapy.

“Massage therapy has allowed me to fill a void of cultural identity. In Mexico and various Latin American villages they often had a healer who treated various conditions. These special individuals were called a “Curandero(a)” many of whom specialized in massage therapy or some type of bodywork who they identified as a “Sobador(a)”. Similarly, the Polynesian culture has a vast history of massage techniques and traditional healing practices that I hope to implement into our spa menu at Mahana Spa,” Gomez said.

Gomez likes to take her guests on a sensory journey during their chosen service and specializes in making memories. Engaging guests in senses from the aroma of the essential oils to the sound of the music, it is meant to make them feel better not only physically but also giving them a chance to connect with themselves mentally and spiritually, which provides for a one of a kind experience.

The question is almost always asked of which massage service is recommended. Gomez would recommend that everyone try the Island Blend. It is a great service for those who can’t decide between a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone treatment. It allows the guest to pick two of the modalities and blend them into one.

Mahana Spa is Gomez’s sanctuary and plans on researching the different healing practices and traditions of the indigenous Polynesians as well as the indigenous Native Americans of Nevada to incorporate into services.

“In some ways it feels like I was always destined to be a healer, I love that I can pull ideas from various schools of thought to treat one individual but also can connect with the how they used to treat people back then,” said Gomez.

Ava Gomez is certainly an amazing individual and addition to our family at the resort. We are so excited to learn more from her, her wisdom, knowledge and connections with guests and owners!

COVID-19

COVID-19: Tahiti Village Update

covidThe COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed everyone’s lives. That doesn’t stop us from doing everything we can to give our guests and owners the best experience and vacation possible. At Tahiti Village Resort, we care deeply about the well-being and safety of our owners and guests and wanted to provide you with an update on the steps we are taking at the resort to ensure your safety!

Just recently, the Governor stated that in order for Nevada to stay safe and remain open during COVID-19 it is mandated to wear face coverings in all public areas. This Declaration of Emergency Directive was announced on June 26, 2020.

With that, all guests must wear face coverings while indoors, while walking around the property outdoors and while at the pool and lazy river areas. This is for not only your safety but for everyone at the resort. If you have further questions about the new directive, please click here.

Nevada entered Phase Two of reopening on May 29, since then there have been many positive changes in regards to what we can have open on property. After careful consideration of the Phase 2 plan and guidance from the CDC and state directives, we were able to make these further changes–

  • Our pool, lazy river and hot tubs will be open but operating at 50% capacity. Pool admittance will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Wristbands are required to access pool, hot tubs and lazy river.
  • Our gym will officially be opening for use.
  • Wristbands are required to access our pool, lazy river and hot tubs for all registered guests except for children less than 5 years of age. Visit Concierge for these!
  • BBQ area will be open for use.

 

We are accepting reservations at the resort for guests and owners to come and stay with us. We have taken these additional precautions –

  • The Front Desk and Concierge areas will be fitted with plexiglass acrylic screens. Social distance markers are on the floor for everyone’s reference.
  • Keys, lobby access doors, stairway banisters, elevator buttons, desks, door handles, and all other high contact areas will be disinfected regularly by our staff.
  • In your room, we will be placing “Cleaned and Sanitized” stickers in all high contact areas to let you know we got it.
  • Room assignments will be done so in a way that will allow for better social distancing.
  • Enhanced cleaning of the gym.
  • All employees will be participating in ongoing training to ensure health and safety measures are upheld.

 

covidWhile you are at the resort we recommend you only ride the elevator with people in your party. Please continue to practice social distancing between each other and in all public areas on our property. Such as our walkways, hallways, lobby areas, etc.

We intend to operate as set forth for as long as possible; however, please realize that these are dynamic and rapidly-evolving circumstances that require day-to-day decision making with COVID-19.

If you need to adjust retail reservations, please contact our Reservation Team at 1-855-386-4658. Adjusting a retail reservation made through an online travel agency (OTA) or another third party, please contact them directly.

For those who are taking advantage in our Complimentary Stay offer and need to change your dates or cancel, please contact us at 1-877-751-8444.

Rest assured that we will contact you in the event that we are required to further change course due to updated health and safety guidance. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as our team navigates what is truly new ground. This is a fluid situation with local, state, and federal jurisdictions issuing guidance and/or restrictions continuously.

covidWe understand that your vacations with us are not what any of us are used to and we apologize for that. The new rules and restrictions that have been placed upon us from State of Nevada’s Directive 024 are one’s we need to follow so we can get back to the Vegas everyone loves! We are doing everything we can to comply with these rules while still maintaining the level of enjoyment that you have grown to expect. With your help, we can navigate through these unchartered territories together and shed those masks! We would like to thank our owners, guests and employees that have been so understanding and cooperative during these times so we can be the Tahiti Village we all want!

 

Tahiti Village Resort wants to thank you for your continued support and love as we do everything we can to provide you with the best vacation possible!

Chefs4Vegas

Chefs4Vegas: Executive Chef Jason Diaz

Chefs4VegasThis pandemic has been taxing and stressful on everyone, that is no secret. In this time of unknowing, it is nice to shed light on the good happening, as well; especially right here in the Las Vegas community. A beam of light is the creation of Chefs4Vegas.

During the state shut down, there was a surplus of food and products that many chefs and restaurants were sitting on. As a result, many were reaching out to venders and colleagues for advice on where to try and appropriately dispose of the items. Tahiti Village’s Executive Chef, Jason Diaz and other local chefs gathered together on April 18th in a dirt lot off of Tenaya and Warm Springs to find a solution.

After brainstorming, talking, and creating a blue print it was there in that dirt lot that Chefs4Vegas was created. “It even rained on us that day but that didn’t stop us from doing what we felt was right,” said Daiz.

That following week they set up a food bank with the help of other vendors and local chefs, in that day they were able to feed over 300 families in need. “Whenever you can give to your community and provide for them, it is heartwarming,” said Diaz.

This was supposed to be a one-time deal, however the demand grew, the families in need increased and Chefs4Vegas continued helping the community for 10 consecutive weeks. To date, the chefs as a group along with other community partners have provided sustenance to over 10,000 local Las Vegas families.

On June 16th, Chefs4Vegas was awarded a Proclamation from the City of Las Vegas for helping the local community in time of crisis. Chefs4Vegas has now been granted a 501C3, which acknowledges them as a full-fledged nonprofit organization.

“I grew up with not a whole bunch and I relied on food pantries. I know how much that means to a community and I know how much that means to a lot of people. If I could give back and do that, try to do right for them, that’s all this is really about,” said Diaz.

June 24th was another big day for Chefs4Vegas as they traveled to McGill, Nevada to set up a food pantry for that community. “This pandemic really hit hard in that area and there were lots of reports of people not having a lot to survive on. It is very sad times we are in,” said Diaz.

In the midst of all of the sadness, it is heartwarming to know that there are good people in our community that care and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure that everyone has what is necessary during these times.

“The thank you’s and the social media posts from some of these people that really, really needed it is amazing. There is no better feeling then to give back to your community,” said Diaz.

Be sure to give Chef Jason a social distanced high-five or say hello the next time you see him. He and many others have done so much for Las Vegas inChefs4Vegas such a short amount of time. We are extremely proud of our Chef and all that he has done and continues to do every day.

 

We would also like to say thank you to the other chefs and some of the vendors involved in Chefs4Vegas!

  • The President of the American Culinary Federation and the Executive Banquet Chef of Tropicana, Justin Franco
  • The Corporate Executive Chef of Welbilt, Patrick Simon
  • Executive Chef of YourPandas Food Truck, Jonathan Batista and owner, Janelle Batista
  • Executive Chef of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott, James Pate
  • Get Fresh
  • Cisco
  • Nicholas and Company
  • And so many more!
Mahana Spa

Mahana Spa Is Officially Re-Opened!

Mahana Spa

Relaxing and pampering yourself is a huge part of every vacation and that is no exception with your stay at Tahiti Village. We are proud to announce the re-opening of our onsite spa, Mahana Spa.

 

Picture yourself in a tranquil, candlelit treatment room with the light fragrance of luxurious essential oils filling the room allowing your  stress and tension to melt away. Our skilled artisans at Mahana Spa will use the perfect combination of light and medium pressure to relax tired muscles, promote relaxation and create a calming sense of tranquility and well being.

Currently we are offering are all of our signature massages (except the couples massage) and our Paradise Classic Facial and Men’s Facial.

 

We are following the strictest recommendations and guidelines set by the CDC and local/state Government to ensure that your experience at Mahana Spa is enjoyable, safe  and relaxing.

Mahan Spa will be open Friday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.

You can make your appointment by either calling x6855 and leaving a voicemail or head over to Concierge and they can help you schedule it, as well. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and leave all valuables in your suite!

Mahana Spa can’t wait to welcome you back and give you a peaceful  and soothing spa day!

Mahana Spa adds another appealing treatment

Just in time for 2020, after wrinkles, blemishes and those strange skin tags have waged another yearlong war with your appearance, Mahana Spa inside Tahiti Village Resort in Las Vegas is pleased to offer chemical peels to its menu of rejuvenating treatments.

Chemical peels are the lab’s answer to nature’s ongoing battle with your looks – and the ideal solution for those of us who refuse to grow old gracefully.

Mahana Spa’s mild chemical peels will restore a smooth, youthful sheen to your face and boost your confidence to pre-AARP levels.  They will treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and dryness. If you’ve been avoiding the mirror because you don’t like what’s staring back, stop by Mahana Spa for a treatment on your visit to Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical paradise.

Tahiti Village Resort Las Vegas Mahana SpaOur highly trained Mahana Spa therapists can have you looking and feeling better in no time, and at a very reasonable price. Chemical peels treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars that can mar your face as you age. They can be performed alone or in tandem with other procedures.

Mahana Spa inside Tahiti Village Resort in Las Vegas also offers an array of other rejuvenating treatments and services. Please click here to be directed to the Mahana Spa page on the Tahiti Village website for a complete list of services and descriptions.

Tucked away in an intimate setting on the ninth floor of Tower 5, Mahana Spa is a relaxing sanctuary where worries and stress melt away. Tahiti Village’s intimate boutique spa and esthetic treatment center offers a variety of services in beautifully appointed, candle-lit treatment rooms.

Stop in on your next visit to Tahiti Village Resort, Las Vegas’ favorite tropical paradise. We are located on the south end of the world famous Strip.

Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week at family friendly Tahiti Village!

 

We live in a time when even the unlikeliest of subjects can receive a day commemorating their importance. In May alone we have Scurvy Awareness Day, Hug Your Cat Day* and National Lost Sock Memorial Day in addition to the traditional Cinco de Mayo. Here’s our take on the subject: If a lost sock can bag its own offbeat holiday, why can’t something as important to Americans as travel and tourism have an entire week to itself?

With the advent of National Travel & Tourism Week, now it does!

Spread over seven days in May, we’re celebrating the occasion at Tahiti Village, Las Vegas’ family friendly island paradise and home to more than 40,000 satisfied vacation ownership practitioners.

The theme of this year’s National Travel & Tourism Week is Travel Matters, whereby each of the seven days from May 5-11 is assigned a reason why Travel Matters (as determined by those high priests of the local tourism industry, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority).

If you want to read in-depth analyses on why Travel Matters, please click here. You’ll learn why getting off your sofa and going places is so vital to our economy, jobs, health and families among other important reasons.

Sound good? Book a stay at family friendly Tahiti Village during National Travel & Tourism Week – or whenever you can get away!

*A close relative to National Hairball Awareness Day, which falls on April 29.

Book a visit to Tahiti Village and suffer no more from Guilty Vacation Syndrome!

The lazy river at Tahiti Village is one of our cures for Guilty Vacation Syndrome.
The lazy river at Tahiti Village is one of our cures for Guilty Vacation Syndrome.

Are you suffering from Guilty Vacation Syndrome, the nagging urge to cancel or delay vacations due to guilt? Based on the results of a recent family vacation survey, you probably are. It is especially likely if you’re a Millennial, 59 percent of which report feeling ashamed for taking or planning a vacation in a time when vacation-shaming in offices nationwide and around the word is growing at an unprecedented rate.

Of those 59 percent that reported having unused paid vacation days, 40 percent said they left five or more vacation days unused because they did not want to deal with the guilt associated with taking a vacation.

Neither are older individuals immune from the guilt. In the same survey, 41 percent of individuals 35 and older felt the same symptoms of Guilty Vacation Syndrome, or GVS. Symptoms (misplaced emotions, indecisiveness, sadness) often go undetected or are mistaken for other, less serious ailments. GVS can also have the ironic side effect impacting your work productivity.

Recent research also shows that an astounding 55 percent of Americans didn’t use all of their time off in 2015, and 65 percent say that their company discourages, sends mixed messages, or says nothing about taking personal time off.

With vacation-shaming growing in offices across the world, there has been a surge in diagnoses of GVS. Many feel that despite wanting a vacation, they shouldn’t take one.

Proven remedies for GVS include:

Realizing that vacations are a necessity and not a luxury.

Commit to an annual vacation—a recipe for stronger ties with families and friends, less stress and better health.

Learning from those that have never suffered from this malady (specifically, timeshare owners who have continued to make vacations a priority).

It’s proven that one to two weeks away from the daily routine leads to better job performance and productivity—perhaps helping to make your job even more secure when you return to it.

Our advice? Book a visit to Tahiti Village as soon as you can. Las Vegas is a number-one doctor-recommended cure for GVS. You certain to feel like a new you!

Representation of a spa with towels and candles.

What to Expect From a Luxury Spa Experience

A luxury spa experience should do more than just pamper your body. It should indulge all of your senses and restore your well-being. A luxury spa experience is an escape from the stresses of a busy lifestyle and provides the opportunity of self-renewal. Considering the fact that Las Vegas is the land of indulgence, it should come as no surprise that luxury spa experiences here are unparalleled. From the opulent decor and spa etiquette to the relaxing aromas, the secret to unwinding is in the details. A luxury spa experience in Las Vegas is so blissfully mind-blowing that it will remain painted in your memory long after you’ve turned in your robe.

Common Spa Treatment Options

It’s easy to get lost in all of the spa jargon, but let’s focus on the essentials. Popular spa treatments include massages, facials, and body treatments like scrubs and body wraps.

Massage

Woman getting a full body massage at the spa.

The most popular spa experience and treatment in the United States is a massage. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years and offers numerous health benefits like reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension. Different types of massages use different techniques and therefore provide different benefits.

Swedish massage is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

Deep tissue massage uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and is used to help ease muscle damage from injuries.

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with essential oils that are absorbed through the skin. Inhaling essential oils is thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system.

Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat helps relax you and loosens your muscles so your massage therapist can get a deeper massage in less time.

Facials

Woman getting a facial at the spa.

Facials are the second most popular spa experience and treatment. Facials usually include cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, massaging, and masking. With more options for facials than ever before, how do you know which is right for you? The best way to determine what type of facial you need is to consult with an esthetician. However, here’s a general breakdown of what you can expect before you make an appointment:

-A Microdermabrasion Facial exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells to achieve a healthy, youthful glow.

-A Lymphatic Facial Massage helps stimulate the lymphatic glands in the face to relieve any excess fluid, tension and puffiness.

-An LED Facial is a non-invasive skin-care treatment that has multiple benefits, including stimulating collagen and treating mild to moderate acne and redness.

-An Anti-Aging Facial uses collagen to treat mature skin that shows aging symptoms such as sagging. An anti-aging facial focuses on cleansing the pores, which can get congested easily and cause large pores to be more visible. If you are 30 years old or older, we would recommend this facial for you.

Body Treatments

Woman getting a full body treatment at the spa.

Body Treatments are like a facial for your body. They leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth. It is equally as important to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin on your body as it is the skin of your face.

-A body scrub is the most popular exfoliating treatment.

-A detoxifying treatment is when you’re covered with mud, algae, or seaweed and wrapped in a thermal blanket. Detoxifying treatments stimulate your metabolic system and speed up its ability to get rid of waste.

-A hydrating treatment is when you hydrate your skin with cream or lotion.

-A body wrap is used to treat cellulite and may have a diuretic effect that aids in temporary weight loss.

Spa Etiquette

Woman checking in at the front desk for her spa appointment.

The whole point of having a spa experience is to feel liberated from the stresses of your everyday life. However, if you’re a first timer, you may encounter a new set a problems (like how to undress or tip) that can stress instead of relax. If you’re going to indulge in a spa experience, it’s best to know spa etiquette before you go.

-Arrive Early. Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment so that you have enough time to get checked in. This is also a good idea so you can take advantage of the spa amenities like the sauna or steam room before AND after your services.

-Avoid Heavy Meals and Drinking Alcohol. We suggest having a small meal to maintain your conscious level. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water before and after your services so you stay hydrated. Drinking alcohol beforehand can dehydrate you and take away from the entire spa experience.

-Shower Beforehand. Take a shower before going to the spa to rid yourself of any odors. It is best for your body to be fresh and clean -while detoxifying.

-Wear What Feels Comfortable. While it’s best to go nude to avoid any massage oils staining your clothes, you are more than welcome to keep your undergarments on if you so choose. Keep in mind, if you are getting a massage, you will be covered with sheets the entire time.

-Turn Off Your Phone. Completely. Even take it off vibrate. Those around you have come to get away from the distractions of everyday life and relax. A buzzing or ringing cell phone will likely get you a few evil glances from fellow patrons. Plus, many spas have a strict no photo policy.

Indulging in a top-of-the-line spa experience is a must when visiting Las Vegas. No matter what your reason is for visiting, make sure you leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and revived!