Secluded black-sand beaches. Sparkling turquoise lagoons. Coral reefs rich with sea life. Tahiti is a yachter’s paradise – unmatched in natural beauty, remoteness, and cultural charm.
One of French Polynesia’s largest islands, the island offers a complete luxury travel experience. Around every corner and in every port of call, you’ll be welcomed by a new site, smell, taste or experience. The island is home to its fair share of world-class spas, five-star Polynesian restaurants, jewellers offering exclusive black pearl creations, and panoramic vistas.
Yet, although there’s plenty to do by land, Tahiti is best experienced by sea, aboard a superyacht.
French Polynesia is made up of 118 islands – including gems like Bora Bora, the Tuamotu Atolls, and “The Mysterious Islands.” And Tahiti – one of the region’s largest islands – offers the perfect jumping off point to cruise the republic’s five archipelagos. Bottom line, yachting Tahiti (and the nearby islands) offers an exclusive and unforgettable luxury vacation experience.
Looking for some inspiring reasons to consider chartering a yacht in Tahiti? From postcard-worthy moorings, to unforgettable sea adventures, here are five reasons to consider experiencing Tahiti by superyacht:
1. World-Class Snorkeling Awaits
Tahiti – the largest of the Society Islands – and the nearby Leeward Islands boast some of the world’s best snorkeling. Nowhere else on Earth will you find such rich, rare and abundant marine life. Nearly every lagoon – dazzlingly with that world-renowned aquamarine color – is dotted with coral reef. And dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles, neon-hued reef fish and vibrant corals call these reefs home.
Simply stated, Tahiti is the world’s best destination for an unforgettable snorkeling adventure.
Fortunately, all these world-class snorkeling spots are, quite literally, at your doorstep. Wake up. Enjoy a breakfast of exotic fruit prepared by your personal chef. Then, your day of snorkeling begins.
Your crew know the region’s dive spots like the back of their hands. That means you can avoid the overcrowded lagoons in favor of hidden, off-the-beaten-path reefs, coves and diving hotspots. Not to mention, all your equipment is onboard – so you can take a dive whenever you please.
2. Private Black-Sand Beaches
Imagine dropping anchor in a crystal-clear lagoon. A secluded black-sand beach – shrouded in palm trees and vibrant flowers – beckons you for a day of respite. You spend the day relaxing to a symphony of surf, wind and wildlife, while you feast on Polynesian-inspired eats and cocktails. You and your guests are the only souls for miles.
Sounds like paradise, right?
Well, in Tahiti and French Polynesia, this blissful scene can occur every day. The French republic is home to 118 islands, including more than 80+ atolls, and many of these islands remain isolated and untouched.
Choose to relax beachside for the day with drinks and a chef-prepared lunch, or ask your captain about other unique, one-of-a-kind jungle adventures. Beyond the beaches, many of French Polynesia’s atolls feature hidden waterfalls, ATV adventures, and panoramic vistas.
Fortunately, you don’t have to plan ahead. Choose your adventure as you travel — your own expert guides will make sure you experience the region’s untouched, secluded and postcard-worthy beaches.
3. Mouth-watering Polynesian Cuisine
Fancy yourself a foodie? Well, there’s nothing quite like dining aboard a superyacht. A personal chef is ready to design a Polynesian-inspired menu (with hints of French cooking) that will awaken all the senses. Try Poisson cru, a Tahitian twist on ceviche, featuring lime juice and coconut milk marinated red tuna, that will literally melt in your mouth.
Or sample the region’s exotic fruits like breadfruit, a sweet, starchy fruit unique to the region. (Of course, pineapple, banana, coconut and fresh seafood are available in abundance in Tahiti, too.)
Want to experience a tasting menu? Or a Tahitian pairing? Let your chef craft a culinary tour of the islands that you’ll remember for ages – and feast on deck as the sun sets.
Plus, your crew can help you explore Tahiti’s numerous five-star eateries when you reach a port of call. Your crew will be happy to offer Tahitian recommendations for fine dining – like L’O à la Bouche, a gourmet eatery serving up unique island dishes – or romantic waterfront restaurants like Le Coco’s. Whatever food is on your mind, your chef will be happy to create or guide you to it.
4. Tour Tahitian Culture
Every island, atoll and port of call in Tahiti and French Polynesia has its own unique flair. From exclusive black pearl jewellers – (Tahiti is the world’s black pearl capital) – to spas and outdoor adventures, seeing all of French Polynesia would take a lifetime.
But that’s an advantage of touring Tahiti by superyacht. You and your guests can experience more of Tahiti and the region’s sights, sounds and tastes.
Every itinerary is personalized to create a unique luxury vacation. You might tour the Society Islands, which includes the cosmopolitan Tahiti, the ultra-exclusive Bora Bora and scenic Moorea, for a taste of Polynesian culture, cuisine and charm. Or choose to tour the entire region – from Tahiti to Fiji – stopping to explore undiscovered beaches and lagoons, hidden restaurants and spas, and the region’s stunning vistas along the way.
Simply stated, Tahiti is the perfect basecamp for a French Polynesian vacation. There’s a large yachting industry here – with superyachts available for hire in Tahiti’s major ports – and the island’s airports provide daily service to major hubs around the world. Once you land, be whisked away to one of Tahiti’s ports – in as little as 20 minutes – and step aboard a luxury yacht.
5. Enjoy Tahiti’s Supreme Luxury
Tahiti’s remoteness has prevented the island from becoming a crowded tourist hangout. Instead, Tahiti and French Polynesia remain exclusive and uncrowded – the perfect destination for a relaxing, isolated vacation.
Thanks to this remoteness, Tahiti has also cultivated a bustling luxury tourism industry. Five-star spas – providing Polynesian-inspired massage – world-class resorts, and of course, the island’s luxury charter yacht industry are waiting to provide an exclusive vacation experience.
Schedule a personal masseuse for pampering on board. Visit the region’s fine dining establishments. Tour private islands. French Polynesia offers supreme luxury at every port of call, and aboard a charter yacht, you can live your wildest travel dreams.
Tahiti – Visit a Luxury Travel Paradise
Tahiti offers a travel experience unlike any on Earth. It’s stunningly beautiful, exclusive, and rich with culture, nightlife and luxury experiences. Yet, yachting offers the best way to experience the island and French Polynesia.
Just imagine: Stunning sunsets every night. Fresh mahi mahi every day. Untouched beaches around every corner. By sea, French Polynesia offers travelers a chance to bathe in the region’s supreme isolation, enjoy its stunning splendor and experience a truly one-of-a-kind adventure.