Insider's Tour of Tahiti    
   January 2006

The fourth "Insider's Tour to Tahiti" is now history.  Fourteen people met in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006 and boarded a night flight to Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui, arriving at Faaa airport in the early, early hours of the 17th.  The group returned on January 26th.  Once again we were led by Dierdra McElroy, a well-known quilter who specializes in the Tahitian quilt known as "tifaifai", and her Tahitian husband, Henui Hanere.   Didi was, as always, a wonderful guide, recalling her life growing up in Tahiti and introducing the group to a side of Tahiti that tourists rarely see.   Click on the Tahiti button above to see a  photo journal of our 10 days in Paradise!  Our thanks to Don, Patty, and Sandy for contributing photos to this project.


Beth settles in for the 7 1/2 hour flight to Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui!

A musical welcome began our day!

Connie and Mary Anne arrive at the Faa'a airport.  Heinui's family from Moorea greeted us at the airport in the traditional Tahitian manner.  They made all the beautiful flower leis for our group.

Kaaren and Patty arriving in Tahiti!

Left to right:  Heinui's sister, Heinui, his mother, Didi & Heinui's daughter, Victoria, & Didi.

After checking into the InterContinental, our bags were delivered to our rooms by handsome bellboys!

The staff at the InterContinental went out of their way to accommodate our early arrival!

For more  information about the "Insider's Tour with Dierdra McElroy please contact Chris Meny at or call (800) 597-0594.   CST #:  20378740-40

Getting acquainted at lunch at the InterContinental Tahiti Tiare restaurant.