Is staying in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti on your bucket list? Make the trip truly authentic by including a three-day yacht cruise in this nation of islands to your resort stay. Follow the routes of the ancient Polynesians who rode the surf with ease on the 12-cabin yacht, the Haumana. It’s the antidote to winter blues and to the idea of a large ship with a foreign crew pulling up to different ports of call. The Tahitian crew will share with you their love of their islands — as well as its music and crafts — while the chef and his culinary team prepare sophisticated cuisine to complete this feast for the senses.
While on this comfortable, barefoot style cruise, explore Taha’a and Raiatea, with its velvet green hills and a cloud-capped peak, and learn why it is the most sacred island in the archipelago; the homeland of ancient Polynesians and set sail as they did to explore the South Seas. See first-hand why author James Michener called Bora Bora’s “the most beautiful lagoon in the world” and why this coral reef fringed set of islets is a bucket list luxury destination for travelers the world over.
With rates starting at Euros 1,500 per person, the trip includes: three nights; all meals and a selection of complementary wines; a half-day excursion to Taha’a, the Vanilla Island; and activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, a barbeque on a motu and other aquatic & cultural experiences.
“Bookend” your cruise with stays at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti – with domestic flights available from Tahiti Faaa Airport to Raiatea or Bora Bora to meet the yacht for embarkment – and then unwind after the cruise at SPM’s lovely Manava Beach Resort & Spa on Moorea.
There is simply no better way to get to know Tahitian island life than by truly “over” water!