Going on vacation is fun and helps increase your overall health and happiness. Vacations typically mean venturing off to a new location. Traveling presents an opportunity to gain a new perspective on life and your surroundings. Providing the chance to meet new people, see new places, and have new experiences.
Owning a timeshare is a great way to ensure you are regularly taking time off to relax and create unique experiences with your loved ones. Some of the many benefits of timeshare ownership include:
Resort & home-like accommodations
Resort amenities such as hot tubs, pools, tennis courts, fitness center, spa services, activities on site for children, room service and so much more. Some resorts have so many amenities you may never want to leave!
Laundry units for longer stays.
Full kitchens, and refrigerators for ability to have family meals right in your unit!
Spacious dining and living rooms plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy the vacation.
Gifting your timeshare to family and friends.
Keep the memories alive, by passing down your timeshare to your family during your estate planning.
Timeshare resorts are some of the most beautiful resorts on the planet!
Where else can you own a piece of paradise and not have to do any of the upkeep? The maintenance of the property is taken care of, always being in the best condition for your arrival.
As an owner, you have the opportunity to participate in the vacation exchange membership program called RCI. RCI allows you the access to over 4,300 resorts in nearly 110 countries, just by being a timeshare owner! As a member of the program, you also receive special rates on cruises and last-call vacations, saving you money on that dream trip you have been wanting to take. Other perks include discounts on airfare and car rentals.
When you become an owner with Somerpointe Resorts, you enjoy all those perks and have access to the various locations throughout Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Florida.
Don’t just take our word for it either, see what other happy owners have said on social media.
To learn more about becoming a timeshare owner, please call us at 877-751-3888. Take advantage of our 4 day | 3 night complimentary stay offer by clicking here.
March is a great time to plan your visit to Tahiti Village! With spring officially starting on March 20th, the weather begins to warm up a bit. Temperatures typically hover around the high 60’s and low 70’s. Additionally there are many celebrations to be had in March. It is a great time for basketball fans and anyone who enjoys celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. There’s plenty to do in the city during this time. We’ve put together a list of activities to help you plan your itinerary.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration’s
Whether you want to celebrate by going sightseeing, catching a show, or grabbing a drink, we’ve got you covered. Sightseeing
The 1,149-foot hotel tower is lit green at sundown. There will also be Celtic music and beer specials.
Some shows have also come back with limited seating. Absinthe returns with shows at 7pm and 9pm on March 17th, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets start at $149. Tickets can be purchased online.
Drinks& Special events
17 South Booze & Bites – Conveniently located inside the resort, you can celebrate with a drink before taking a dip in the pool.
Shamrock Frappuccino from Starbucks
The rumor is this green frap is offered on the secret menu on St. Patrick’s Day.
Stay off strip
For a more laid-back atmosphere and stop by PT’s Tavern. They are offering holiday-themed food and drinks.
The fun does not stop here, there is still March Mayhem to look forward to! Catch all the basketball games from the comfort of your room and order pizza from Arturo’s Village. If you’re in the mood to watch the games at a sports book or outdoor bar consider visiting the spots below:
Watch the game while also having a great view of the Bellagio fountains
The 3 story sportsbook is brand new and was completed fall of 2020
The D Las Vegas
Take a short trip to downtown Las Vegas for their March Hoops viewing party. Book your own private man cave for 6 or 12 hours.
With so much excitement in March and wonderfully mild weather, a trip to Tahiti Village is a must!
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.
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 thelazy river. The river is heated to over 80 degrees in the winter.
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!
National Plan For Vacation Day is here once again! Take action and plan out how you will enjoy this year’s vacation time.
In 2015 the U.S. Travel Association uncovered an unfortunate finding. Through working with travel industry partners to collect data on vacation time usage, they found out American’s were not using their vacation time. In fact, in 2018, more than 55% of American’s had let their vacation time go unused for the year. Taking time off to unplug helps decrease stress, uplifts moods, and allows you to strengthen connections with others. This is why we emphasize the need to plan out how you will be using your vacation time. You earned it, don’t miss out on this crucial benefit.
Although it is tempting to procrastinate on planning, those who plan tend to use more of their vacation time than those who don’t. To further entice you, we are currently offering 30%off at Tahiti Village when you book for 3 nights by February 28, 2021. Our rooms come equipped with the comforts of home, including a full-sized kitchen, dishwasher, and more. Our resort also has a heated lazy river, sand entry pool, and other features we are sure will help you relax.
With COVID-19 remaining a significant concern in many places, holiday plans are changing for many. From cooking family recipes over Zoom calls or shuttling dishes and gifts between households, your holidays will likely look quite different this year. Use this guide to help your family cope this holiday season, whether it’s signing on for family video chats over turkey dinners or opening presents on Zoom.
Safe travel tips and considerations
While many are opting to stay home and avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19, others are choosing to travel to see family or for holidays. The CDC recommends that people stay home, but if you choose to travel, be sure to heed the following advice.
First of all, it’s wise to ask yourself whether your travel is necessary. If you’re thinking of traveling to see family members who may be considered at-risk, it’s probably better to avoid making the trip. Even if your plans include traveling to a family-friendly resort and having a mini-holiday, it’s still vital to consider the risks before booking your travel.
If you do choose to travel, first check travel restrictions. Some states require a quarantine period, especially if you’re coming from a high-risk area. Get your flu shot before you travel, and wear a mask in all public settings, when using public transportation, and around people you don’t live with. Keep a six-foot distance from others, and wash and sanitize your hands often.
Virtual celebration tips
For those who choose to stay home and reduce the risk of transmission, you can still celebrate the holidays with your immediate household and have virtual celebrations with loved ones who live far away. You can get together virtually through Zoom, but ensure you have the right equipment to make the most out of your virtual get-togethers.
One item that will improve your video calls is a new laptop or tablet. You can get great deals on both tablets and laptops online from a number of different manufacturers, so do your research before buying. Another great product is a webcam, which can make your video chat feed much clearer for the rest of the family.
If you have a big family, it might make more sense to use a projector so all your family members can see friends and family easily while chatting. Along with allowing you to view your family and friends on the big screen, a projector will be great for family movie nights. Be sure to read reviews, study project features, and learn about the various resolution options before buying.
Holiday survival tips
In the absence of gatherings, people are getting really creative this holiday season. Thanksgiving is usually a time for families and friends to cook together, and some are planning to do so online. From learning how to make your mom’s favorite stuffing to getting the turkey just right, you can video chat with your friends and family throughout your meal prep. It’s the next best thing to being in person, and it will likely be more fun than you expect.
While it may be difficult to imagine celebrating Christmas without your extended family, you can still exchange gifts by shipping presents to one another and agreeing to open them together via video chat when the time comes. If you’re buying gifts for kids in your life, some of the hottest holiday toys will be available online at heavy discounts, so do your research before you buy.
In a year filled with difficulty and uncertainty, managing the risk of COVID-19 through the holidays may feel challenging. If you’re traveling, be sure to wear your mask in public settings and quarantine yourself as necessary. If you’re staying home, make use of video chats to spend time with your family online. It might not be the same as you’re used to, but it will help keep your family safe during the dangerous pandemic season.
Are you looking for a winter getaway? Check out Tahiti Village’s vacation packages for great family fun in the sun! Contact (855) 386-4658 to book.
Are you unsure what to expect on your next trip to Vegas? Is everything you love about Vegas still open? We got you covered with, what is open as of July 28, 2020. Please note this is an ever developing situation and the below can and most likely change. The list is just meant to be used as a guide. We strongly encourage you to check directly with the attraction, restaurant or casino for the most up to date opening protocols. Vegas is still here waiting for you!
Being entertained is the name of the game in Vegas. People are always looking for something to ‘Wow’ them, laugh with, or capture their attention. During this pandemic, Vegas is striving to give you the same level of amusement that you have grown to expect.
The Mob Museum encourages people to buy tickets ahead of time and has limited entry for visitors.
The Neon Museum encourages people to buy tickets ahead of time and has limited entry for visitors.
Kenny Davidsen’s Celebrity Piano Bar at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino, there is fitted plexiglass that will separate the audience from the stage. Shows start at 8:45 PM on Friday’s.
Big Elvis is back at Harrah’s . Performing Thursday through Saturday at 2, 3:30 and 5 PM and it’s free!
The High Roller at the Linq Promenade is open with a limit of 10 people per cabin for social distancing.
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is partly re-opened with limited hours (11 AM to 7 PM)
Luxor’s and Mandalay Bay’s Shoppes are open, including Luxor’s HyperX Esports Arena.
Shark Reef Aquarium
Fly Linq Zip Line
The Eiffel Tower
Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
The dice are rolling once again at some of your favorite gambling spots. Your health and safety are the top priority at the casinos, all have been equipped with Plexiglass screens, increase sanitation protocols, social distancing and have strict enforcement of wearing masks on the casino floor at all times.
Please know that when they are open (times, days of the week, unexpected closures, etc.) could change rapidly so we encourage you to go to their website for more detailed information!
The Strat- AKA the Stratosphere
New York-New York
Tuscany Suites and Casino
Plaza Hotel and Casino
Golden Nugget Las Vegas
We all look forward to good food and Las Vegas has no shortage of restaurants that have just that! Famous Chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Bobby Flay have places here and then there are hidden gems like Secret Pizza inside the Cosmopolitan that make the choices absolutely endless! Here are a few examples of what is open currently (please visit their website for reservations and open times).
Hash House A Go Go
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Wolfgang Punk’s Spago
Elio at Wynn
The Buffet at Wynn
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Catch at Aria
Jean Georges Steakhouse
Salt and Ivy
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill
Mesa Grill by Bobby Flay
Please know that for more information on anything mentioned above, our Concierge staff is always available to help you in any way they can! Especially when it comes to making reservations at some of these wonderful places to eat, they will be able to assist you and your family make that happen.
We are so excited to see you and your loved one’s back in Vegas for more memorable vacations and experiences!
Christmas lights are almost redundant in a place like Las Vegas, the eternally glowing city whose preternatural radiance is visible even from outer space. Nevertheless, the holidays are a festive time in the Entertainment Capital of the World, and the city feverishly celebrates the occasion with seasonal events that are fun for the whole family.
If you’re spending Christmas with us at family friendly Tahiti Village Resort, a South Pacific-themed property on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip, you should take the time to sample the many wondrous attractions throughout the city – attractions that belie the notion of Las Vegas as nothing but an adult playground.
LAS VEGAS STRIP
Bellagio Fountains and Conservatory
The dancing waters outside the Bellagio, just four miles north of Tahiti Village on the Las Vegas Strip, put on a special holiday show featuring classic holiday tunes on the half and quarter hours throughout the Christmas season. While you’re there, step inside the hotel and marvel at the awe-inspiring Christmas display at the Bellagio Conservatory. It’s a spectacular winter wonderland that features abundant lights, poinsettias and a 40-foot Christmas tree!
Cosmo, Mandalay Bay, LINQ
While you’re on the Strip be sure to take in the holiday attractions at the Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay and the LINQ. Nothing is more emblematic of the holiday season than the Cosmopolitan’s rooftop ice skating rink overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll find fire pits, plenty of places to sit, and a menu of warm cocktails, comfort foods and hot chocolate. Snow showers fall every 30 minutes to complement the wintry holiday atmosphere. There is also a 65-foot digital marquee showing holiday movies while skaters navigate the 4,200-square foot rink.
Not far from kid friendly Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, the sweetest holiday attraction on the Strip resides at Aria, in whose lobby resides a 15-foot tall gingerbread house. The three-tiered display is seven feet wide, 12 feet deep and comprised of more than 400 pounds of gingerbread in addition to more than 60,000 peppermints, 200 pounds of icing, 80 pounds of chocolate and more than 1,000 pounds of candy. It is accompanied by a 5-foot-tall gingerbread man who tips the scales at a svelte 120 pounds. Please resist the temptation to sample. The gingerbread house is for viewing only.
Venetian and Palazzo
These center Strip sister properties celebrate the holidays with thousands of lights, towering Christmas trees and nightly shows.
The Venetian’s 65-foot-tall Christmas Tree is lit with 50,000 programmable LED lights, adorned with more than 5,000 ornaments and weighs more than 12,000 pounds. It takes approximately 12 people nearly three days to install.
The Palazzo’s winter gardens feature white poinsettias, ice branches and glittering frosted trees courtesy of the resort’s horticulture team. Hand-crafted white and pearl peacock statues overlook the guests.
Located in suburban Henderson, about eight miles east of tropical Tahiti Village Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolates Holiday Cactus Garden is one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday attractions. The three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden, adjacent to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, is a sight to behold during the holiday season and features more than one million lights. Open through January 1, 2020, the annual event is free to attend. Visit us on select nights for choir performances in the garden and photos with Santa.
Celebrate the holidays with a cherished Southern Nevada tradition – the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village! The Magical Forest, approximately five miles northwest of Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, is filled with sparkling lights, nightly entertainment, great food and endless holiday cheer. Every year through Dec. 31 Opportunity Village’s Las Vegas grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring hundreds of trees lit with millions of bright LED lights and fun activities. Don’t miss it!
Every year Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, approximately nine miles east of Tahiti Village on Boulder Highway, transforms its pioneer-themed Mystic Falls Park Light and Water Show into a Winter Wonderland experience. The holiday display gives visitors a peek inside Santa’s workshop, where the elves are busy making toys and loading the sleigh. A nine-minute holiday laser light show features classic holiday tunes and runs daily every hour.
Each holiday season Las Vegas’ Sand Dollar Lounge transforms from a hard drinking blues bar to a swank pop-up cocktail spot serving Christmas-themed drinks amid a landslide of blinking lights and kitschy decorations. As an allusion to such an unlikely transformation, and a reference to the lounge’s street location, the Sand Dollar owner calls this annual metamorphosis the Miracle on Spring Mountain. If you’re a Tahiti Village visitor who is looking to enjoy a holiday experience that is typically the purview of Las Vegas residents, be sure to visit the Sand Dollar Lounge for the Miracle on Spring Mountain.
Book a visit to family friendly Tahiti Village Resort & Spa, an island-themed timeshare property on the south end of the world famous Las Vegas Strip.
There’s a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving: friends, family, good health – but especially turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie!
If you’re staying with us at Tahiti Village on Thanksgiving Day and looking for a turkey dinner with all the fixings, join us from 4-10 p.m. (or until quantities last) at 17˚ South Booze & Bites. Our onsite restaurant is serving slow roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, house made sage stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables, and two kinds of pie (pecan and of course pumpkin!).
This dine-in only feast can be all yours for only $21.99 per person! We’ll also be showing all the games on our nine widescreen TVs. Don’t miss a minute of the action while you enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. We wish you all a happy and filling Thanksgiving!
In defiance of a day when fifty-eight people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded, including the groom, 1 October survivors and Tahiti Village guests Todd Wienke and Oshia Collins-Waters are marrying this Monday in Las Vegas, on the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, also in Las Vegas. The reception occurs in the evening at Tahiti Village in the intimate Kahiko Room. Step onto the patio and in the distance, shrouded by palm trees, you can see the towers of Mandalay Bay, where a gunman on the 32nd floor reigned down automatic weapon fire for approximately eight minutes on a crowd of concertgoers across the street.
The proximity isn’t lost on Todd and Oshia, but it holds no power over them, never once made them consider a different location.
“In April,” Oshia said, offering insight into their resolute mindset, “we saw Kid Rock at Mandalay Bay. It was my way of saying, `You’re not winning. You’re not taking this away from me’.”
Now, a year later, following an interval marked by group therapy sessions, doctor visits for Todd and emotional ups and downs highlighted by a marriage proposal, they find themselves reconciling the darkest day of their lives with one of the happiest.
“It was very important to both of us (to marry on October 1),” Oshia said. “When Todd proposed, we both knew the day it would be on.”
“We are turning the memory of this day from a negative to a positive in the hopes that all survivors do the same,” said Todd, who was shot three times. “Together we will heal with each other’s help and prove that love will always prevail.”
SHOT THREE TIMES
Country music fans from California City, Calif., Todd and Oshia were staying at Tahiti Village for the Route 91 Harvest festival less than three miles away. Todd was shot once in the left lower back shielding Oshia as they lay on the ground; once under the left arm as they fled their location near the stage; and once more on the left side during their desperate dash for cover.
Oshia survived without a physical scratch but Todd has shrapnel imbedded, perhaps permanently, on his left side from the shoulder to lower back. The pain he endures is a constant reminder of the senseless tragedy that changed their lives forever but also brought them closer together.
CHANGE OF PLANS
Weeks prior to the concert Todd had planned to propose on Dec. 12, 2017, the fifth anniversary of the day he met Oshia. But if the 1 October tragedy taught him anything, it’s that another day is never guaranteed. Back home in California after the shooting, Todd proposed 12 days later on Oct. 13, 2017 (a Friday the 13th).
“We survived this tragedy together and I never wanted us to be apart,” he said. “For twelve days following the concert I had many thoughts, feelings, and concerns. None of those changed the fact that I wanted to marry her. On Friday, October 13, we went to dinner with the person who drove to pick Oshia up after the shooting and her husband.
“During that meal with those friends I asked her to marry me. I had not planned to do it then; in fact I still was planning to ask her on December 12, but in that spontaneous moment I knew in my heart that it was the right time and place. I had not even purchased a ring yet. She said yes and by the next evening we were both sure we wanted to get married in Las Vegas on October 1st, and we were sure that we wanted our reception to be at Tahiti Village.”
Todd, a State of California Department of Corrections sergeant, describes Tahiti Village as his go-to place in Las Vegas. He recuperated here for three days after he was discharged from the hospital the morning after the shooting, the doctors determining his injuries were not severe enough to warrant a longer stay. Oshia is a front and back office medical assistant for Aventura Health in California City.
VEGAS VISITORS AGAIN AND AGAIN
Their wedding weekend marks the fifth time the couple has visited Las Vegas since the tragedy.
“We’ve been to the (shooting) site each time we’ve come back and even taken people with us,” Oshia said. “They’re curious about the path we took to get out of the venue, the distance we traveled, just to get a feel for where we were and where we exited. The first time we went, we retraced our steps to see if we had the same recollections of that night.”
That initial return visit, over Thanksgiving, was the most difficult.
“The grass was still there, the stage was still up,” she said. “The last time we were here we looked through the fence and could see that everything was down. It gets easier each time.”
“We had hoped to see the crosses at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, but they had already taken them down,” Todd said, recalling their first visit. They have also visited the memorial and remembrance garden in downtown Las Vegas.
RETURN TO NORMALCY
Neither Todd nor Oshia are experiencing any existential dread over the looming anniversary, but acknowledge the ceremony will undoubtedly carry more emotional weight than it would have otherwise “just because we’ve been given the opportunity.”
Between family, friends and approximately 15 survivors who are making their first visit to Las Vegas since the shooting, the couple is expecting more than 90 guests for the wedding. For those who can’t make the Monday wedding because of conflicting work schedules, Todd and Oshia are holding a special Sunday pre-reception just for them.
In the year since the shooting, life has begun to slowly find its natural rhythm, and the couple has once again settled into a familiar routine.
“We’re just normal people,” Todd said. “We get up, go to work, come home, pay our bills, see family and friends as much as we can. It hasn’t stopped us from our daily living. It doesn’t mean you don’t have bad days where you don’t want to get out of bed.”
He added: “Before October 1, 2017, I was not a big proponent of group therapy. Now I see the value in sharing things with people who have experienced similarly traumatic things.”
A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE AFTER THE FACT
Certain triggers can still elicit an emotional response that take them right back to 1 October. For Oshia, it is sudden loud noises and fireworks. For Todd, it was the occasion of his Medal of Valor ceremony at the California Department of Corrections, a portion of which included video of Jason Aldean singing at the Route 91 Harvest festival. The footage shows Aldean finishing his set opener, “Any Ol’ Barstool,” just as the first burst of gunfire sounds. No one paid it much attention, Todd said, thinking it was fireworks or an isolated incident on the Strip. When a second volley of gunfire goes off as Aldean starts his second song, “When She Says Baby,” there is no doubt what is happening.
“Basically you get desensitized over time to seeing video footage of everyone running during the shooting,” he said. “But to see the video moments prior to the shooting was something I wasn’t expecting. It hit me in a way it hadn’t in quite a while. It put me in a place where I knew what the future was.”
For Todd, that future included three bullet wounds and a run for his and Oshia’s life as he ushered her and two wounded women out of the venue to safety.
“I’ve played back every scenario and thought, `What could I have done differently?’ And I would have made the same decisions in exchange for the same outcome. We feel very lucky.”
“You’re never going to forget,” he continued, “but you are going to move on and it’s just a memory. I have many positive memories up to and including the shooting. I saw hundreds of examples of selflessness by untrained people risking their own safety to help others. When you see those things you can’t help but be absolutely inspired.”
We at Tahiti Village are honored that Todd and Oshia are holding their reception with us, and we wish them many years of happiness as they make new and joyful memories in their life together.
If you’ve seen him here at Tahiti Village, you know Seth makes a special connection with all visitors but especially our younger guests, whom he often invites on stage and amazes with his mindboggling magic. Need more convincing to vote for Seth for Best Family Friendly Show? Read a recent review on Seth’s TripAdvisor page from a very satisfied guest:
“Staying at Tahiti Village and saw the show with my husband and twin 14 y/o daughters. We all loved it! Great family show for kids of all ages. There was lots of audience participation – he was engaging and funny and I would definitely go and see him again! He even signed a deck of cards for my daughter after the show!”
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