Travel advisor Christina Turrini has been a frequent presence on our A-List for her unparalleled expertise in the South Pacific. Her main area of focus is French Polynesia. She has been a certified Tahiti Tiare Specialist since 2006, and regularly visits the islands — this year, she’s visited the Marquesas (one of the five archipelagos in French Polynesia) and the Tuamotus. Her connections there allow her to set up exclusive experiences for clients: ahi fishing in the Tuamotus archipelago, a private barbecue lunch on a motu (a very small island), swimming with black-tipped sharks, and more. For a recent trip, she partnered with a hotel in Bora-Bora to design a creative menu for a vegan family.
Turrini also has extensive experience arranging travel in other parts of the Pacific, particularly Fiji and the Cook Islands. Whether you want a culinary adventure or a tranquil beach honeymoon, Turrini can put together a Pacific island itinerary unlike any other. Her language proficiency also gives her a leg up on her secondary specialty: Italy.
"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 (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