Hotel stays in overwater bungalows and romantic dinners under the stars are just two of the ways Turrini’s itineraries highlight the stunning scenery of French Polynesia. During her 15-plus years specializing in the region, the California-based advisor has made a point of helping preserve its abundant natural beauty. Each Tahiti-bound client she works with, for example, “adopts” coral through the conservation group Coral Guardians — one of her favorite discoveries of the past year — to help rebuild damaged reefs and maintain local biodiversity. She always goes the extra mile to add special touches, too, such as arranging for a guest’s mini bars to be stocked with specific requests procured from Tahiti.
She always keeps a close eye on accommodations to ensure she matches the right client with the right hotel. “Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa is always a gem,” she says, citing its excellent leadership and ability to consistently awe guests. Newer properties on her radar include Nukatepipi Private Island and the forthcoming Bloody Mary’s hotel.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Italy
Languages Spoken: English and Italian
Minimum Daily Spend: From $250 per day
Trip Planning Fees: $100
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"I cannot imagine a better person than Christina Turrini to introduce us to Tahiti and the Society Islands. What an amazing resource she is! From the moment we stepped on the boat — the Paul Gauguin — we knew we were in great hands. Her knowledge and expertise in this part of the world is second to none. From our personal excursions, to recommendations for dining and shopping, it truly was a most memorable trip. And, it couldn’t have happened without her." - Marti Ziegelbauer