Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Robin Turner

Robin Turner


Turner caters to travelers seeking the picture-perfect Polynesian vacation, whether it’s for a group getaway or a romantic honeymoon. To help a husband who wanted to surprise his wife during a 25th wedding anniversary on Bora Bora, she arranged for a romantic visit to Tupai, one of five heart shaped atolls in the world. “The couple was able to walk on a sugar white beach and share a glass of champagne, with a private photographer recording it all with the palm trees as their witnesses,” says Turner.

Her extensive knowledge of the aviation space, including Air Tahiti Nui and low-cost carrier French Bee, coupled with connections to local operators, enables her to fluidly coordinate itineraries that string together multiple destinations in the region, including Tahiti and the ever-popular Maldives. She’s also plugged into offbeat accommodation like a stunning solar-powered floating option from Elyt Charter Tahiti that’s available to book on Bora Bora.


Languages Spoken: English, French, and German

Minimum Daily Spend: From $1,200 per day

Trip Planning Fees: Varies

Contact Info | 877-407-4566 ext. 83207 | Chicago


"Last year I turned 50 and decided to plan a milestone trip to French Polynesia for a group of family and friends. I went online and found Robin Turner. I honestly had no idea how lucky I was to find Robin. She made the trip a true experience of a lifetime. She was extremely easy to work with, accessible, knowledgeable, and just a pleasure to speak with. She listened to our needs and our budget and crafted an itinerary that exceeded our expectations. Robin clearly lives up to the billing of travel insider. She was passionate about the islands and has tremendous connections at all the resorts. She sent us the most helpful email that detailed her favorites by stop on our itinerary. Her advice was spot-on, especially on the restaurants and activities. The only bad meal we had was at the one place that Robin did not recommend. By the end of the trip, we just followed Robin’s email advice as we knew it would not steer us wrong. I should note that I worked with a credit card concierge to help book the restaurant reservations and they completely failed me; it also took over a week to learn they could not help. Robin, on the other hand, made the reservations happen in two days. She delivered for us on so many levels including arranging birthday treats for me at all the hotels. My family and I felt so special throughout the entire trip." — Joseph Bihlmier