There is good news and sad news regarding our 2016 summer luau season. The sad news? This Sunday’s is the last show of the year. Not for another nine months will you delight in the hypnotic hips of our hula girls, marvel at the courage of our brave fire twirler, and enjoy our authentic Polynesian buffet.
The good news? To accommodate our sold-out Labor Day weekend crowd, we’re adding an extra performance on Saturday. Both shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Island Courtyard and will offer wonderful entertainment from Hot Lava and delicious island fare straight from our 17° South kitchen.
Please see our concierge for tickets or call 702-440-6915.
This year’s luau has been a massive success, and we look forward to another great season starting next May. It’ll be here before you know it!
One of the keys to running a successful resort gift shop is the ability to meet a variety of practical needs while getting you to buy a snow globe. Striking the proper balance between necessities and souvenirs requires insight into what is required and what is desired, a professorial understanding of vacation buying psychology, and a keen eye for inventory presentation.
Las Vegas gift shops satisfy those criteria better than any in the world. In a one-of-a-kind city that attracts millions of visitors, they get a lot of practice. But it’s more than that. They have an uncanny capacity to draw in customers without even trying, acting as a Field of Dreams strewn with dice clocks.
Here at Tahiti Village, the Wiki Wiki transcends the narrow definition of gift shop through its dual function as a minimart and snack bar. We say that with the understanding that, for some of you, a Cup O’ Noodles or a frozen burrito may constitute a gift. Therefore, in the interest of clarity, we hereby consign inventory items to their traditional categories: food, groceries and remedies under Essentials; apparel, costume jewelry and flasks under Novelties.
The ratio of one to the other within Wiki Wiki’s inviting retail space appears roughly 50-50 to the naked eye – a virtual even split between stuff you need and stuff that wages war with your resistance and magically opens your wallet.
You know what we’re talking about: the myriad alluring items waiting on shelves and hanging on racks for you to discover, some of them loud and verbose (BUY ME! BUY ME!), others quiet and unassuming (buy me! buy me!).
So go ahead and splurge. Grab that coconut coin bank hand-carved as a jungle savage. Take home a Tiki tumbler or two. And what would a trip to Tahiti Village be without a hula girl shot glass? These and so much more can be yours at the Wiki Wiki. And don’t forget about our new online store, where you can purchase a selection of Tahiti Village apparel items that are also available at the Wiki.
As the onsite store for a timeshare resort, the Wiki Wiki’s primary function is to provide you with a facsimile, albeit in miniature, of your home supermarket (minus a meat counter and produce aisle). Any practical human need, want or desire that can possibly arise, be it pharmacological, biological or technological, the Wiki Wiki has thoughtfully provided for.
And that’s a very comforting thought, particularly when you’ve just split the inseam on your favorite pair of pants before a night out in Vegas and could sure use a travel sewing kit.
Packing for Vegas used to be so simple when you were single. Usually a change of clothes would do, and maybe not even that if you weren’t planning to ever leave the craps table.
But those days are over. You’re respectable now, which means you’ve probably procreated. And yet you still make time for Vegas. If this summer marks your first trip with the kids to Sin City, and therefore to Tahiti Village, you may be wondering what you should pack.
Trust us, you’ll need more than you think.
How many to bring? This question has bedeviled travelers making their first trip to Las Vegas with children since the early `90s, when Sin City officially became a family destination. Don’t sweat it: We’ve devised a foolproof formula to help you determine how many bags to pack.
First, subtract the number of children you’re bringing from the number of days you’re staying. Do the reverse if the number of children exceeds the number of days.
Next, divide the difference by the number of spots on a roulette wheel, multiply the result by the number of seats at a blackjack table, then add by the number of times you’ve left Vegas in the red instead of the black.
Now take that number and subtract it by Las Vegas’ daily average July temperature and you’ll have the answer.
Or to put it simply – one suitcase per child.
Yes, bring it. Las Vegas, believe it or not, has the same mandatory clothing expectations as your own hometown. Use the length-of-stay metric as a barometer for determining how much to pack, but be sure to include two extra shirts per child (in the event of profuse sweating), sleepwear, an extra pair of shoes per child if you’re planning on walking a lot – not recommended in 100-plus degree temperatures during the day – and of course bathing suits for our beautiful tropical beach pool and lazy river!
Whatever products contribute to your kids’ personal hygiene at home will also suffice in Las Vegas. See? We’re not that different after all..
We stressed in a previous article the importance of keeping kids occupied on vacation and suggested that nothing does that better than gadgets. See our recommendations here.
Think of this as extra clothing. Unlike regular clothing, you’ll want to wear more in summer.
Click here for a handy guide to age-appropriate transportable toys. You’ll need `em.
Things For Baby
If you’re planning on making your children lifelong Vegas visitors, you have to start them young. We recommend no later than two weeks postpartum just to get their little lungs acclimated to smoky casinos. Here’s what you should bring with you:
Five diapers per day per child
One full package of wipes
Sippies and microwave sterilizing bags
Transportable toddler snacks
Disposable diaper sacks
Now that you know what to pack, just remember to bring your kids.
Have you ever wanted to take home Tahiti Village souvenirs but didn’t because you couldn’t fit them all in your suitcase? Or have you ever flipped a coin to decide between two equally desirable items from the Wiki Wiki because even one more shirt in your bag would exceed the maximum allowable weight limit of most airlines?
Compromise no longer!
The launch of our new online store means you can buy as much Tahiti Village gear as you like, whenever you like. Just visit shop.tahitivillage.com for a selection of attractive hats, shirts and accessories – all with our sleek new logo. With our fast shipping, your purchase will probably beat you home.
Happy shopping, and check back often for even more Tahiti Village logo items coming soon!
As a Tahiti Village timeshare owner, you know Las Vegas in summer heats up like a nuclear reactor on the fritz. So with temperatures expected to climb to near record levels early next week, now is a good time to review some common sense tanning tips if you’re on property or soon will be and planning to lay out by our tropical beach pool or lazy river. Take the following precautionary measures to ensure you don’t get toasted!
The most obvious. Apply a sunscreen with enough SPF to keep you from burning but not so much as to prevent you from tanning.
Know when – and when not – to tan.
Avoid outdoor tanning between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun is at its hottest.
Know your limits
To avoid the risk of skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun, it is best to limit your tanning time to two hours. It can be helpful to use a timer when you’re tanning outside in the event you fall asleep.
Protect your eyes
Always wear sunglasses with UV protection to prevent the sun’s damaging rays from burning holes in your corneas.
The best way to cook
When you think about it, sunbathing humans aren’t too terribly different than a pig on a spit. For best results, the slow rotation method is advisable for even tanning.
Our first official Sunday Summer Luau on May 29 drew a sellout crowd for an evening of great food and wonderful entertainment. With 320 tickets sold over the busy Memorial Day weekend, it was one of the most successful opening nights in the event’s history.
The following week’s, on June 5, attracted another large crowd to the Island Courtyard, where attendees enjoyed a delicious Polynesian buffet and authentic island music and dance from Hot Lava. Our popular summer luau is 7 p.m. every Sunday through Labor Day. Don’t miss it!
For pricing and tickets please call (702) 440-6915.
With winter receding in the rearview mirror and triple-digit temperatures still a month or two away, now is the perfect time to hold your event here in the tropical desert paradise of Tahiti Village. Whether it’s a wedding, vow renewal, reunion, birthday, anniversary, banquet, meeting or merriment of your own making, our professional event planners can help you have a wonderful experience.
Our multiple unique spaces are just the right setting for small- to medium-size events, and our features and amenities offer your guests the perfect getaway destination for the celebration of a lifetime. And with Las Vegas temperatures presently hovering near a perfect 80 degrees, you’re certain to enjoy your visit in comfort.
For more information, please call us (702) 639-8330 or fill out a form at the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!
We invite you to meet Terry McMillen beneath the porte cochere of the main lobby building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Wednesday as the NHRA drag racer makes the first of his two yearly appearances at Tahiti Village. You can talk to and pose for pictures with Terry, marvel at (and maybe sit inside of) his awesome 8,000-horsepower Amalie Oil dragster, and enjoy free popcorn. We are proud to host Terry and his crew during the NHRA Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway every spring and fall. Good luck, Terry!
The annual Easter egg hunt, the most anticipated event on our spring activities calendar, returns to Tahiti Village this Sunday. Young collectors and their parents should meet at the Island Courtyard for the 9 a.m. start time. We will have hidden a bounty of more than 3,000 plastic candy-filled eggs throughout the lazy river for our intrepid searchers to poach. Following the hour-long hunt we’ll have music, games and a craft station set up in the Island Courtyard for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss it!
Positive affirmations are like gold in social media, and we struck it big when our Tahiti Village Facebook page recently received its 100,000th like. We would never have believed it when we launched in December 2013 or even as recently as September 2014, when we got just our 5,000th. The fact we have achieved 100,000 likes in just over two years is a testament to the efforts of our staff, the enthusiasm of our fans, and above all the influence of social media. As we rocket past 100,000 on the way to what we hope will be many more, we thank all our valued owners for taking the time to visit our Facebook page and click “Like.”