Sailing French Polynesia with stops in Huahine, Taha’a and Bora Bora, this holiday includes a 4 day yacht charter to enjoy the best of these paradise islands. Start in Tahiti, where you can wander along the black sand beaches and explore the lush interior before flying to Huahine, a peaceful island with beautiful beaches and a crystal-clear lagoon. Relax here for a few days, exploring the island at your leisure before boarding your private yacht charter, sailing for four days through the nearby islands towards Bora Bora. Finish your trip on this iconic island with a private pool bungalow and drinks on the beach watching the sun set into the ocean. Sailing French Polynesia is the perfect way to discover this idyllic group of islands.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and greeted with a flower lei, before being taken to your hotel by shared transfer, where you’ll check in for a one-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy your first day in French Polynesia in Tahiti - spend your day wandering along a black sand beach, hiking one of the several volcanoes that offer amazing views and jumping into the clear waterfalls to cool off. If you want to explore further, why not book a helicopter tour over the island - it's a fantastic way to see the lush interior from a unique perspective. If you want to add this, just ask.
After breakfast, you’ll be taken back to the airport and fly to Huahine, a beautiful neighbouring island. All of these islands are so close together and, on a clear day, you can see Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Maupiti from the beach in Huahine. When you arrive, you’ll check into your hotel for three nights.
On your first day in Huahine, we’ve added a full-day tour around the lagoon. During the trip, you’ll learn how to crack open a coconut, how to make poisson cru (the national dish – raw fish with lime juice), and how to tie a sarong. You’ll snorkel alongside stingrays, blacktip reef sharks and clouds of silvery fish before eating freshly barbecued seafood with your feet dangling in the warm water. It’s a wonderful way to spend the day and get to see the best of the lagoon.
The second day is yours to enjoy the island, whether you want to go snorkelling again or relax on the beautiful beaches.
After breakfast, you’ll spend the morning enjoying the hotel before checking out and boarding your catamaran at 1pm. Spend the next three days exploring the islands, taking in areas you might not reach when staying at hotels. In your first evening you’ll stay in Huahine, sailing through the lagoon and enjoying kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. The following day you’ll sail across to Taha’a, visiting a vanilla plantation and snorkelling in the turquoise lagoon, before watching the sun set over Bora Bora from Motu Tautau. The next day will be more snorkelling and a visit to a black pearl farm before sailing over to Bora Bora, finishing your trip on the most iconic island in French Polynesia.
The yacht charter includes all of your meals, with a skipper/guide/cook and is a private boat just for you.
At the end of Day 10, you’ll be dropped at your hotel in Bora Bora, checking in for four nights. Get ready to kick back and relax, soaking up the views and atmosphere of this iconic island.
You now have two full days to explore the world-famous island of Bora Bora. Spend your time discovering this volcanic island and its stunning turquoise lagoon. The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and provides excellent diving, as well as the opportunity to see manta rays and reef sharks in their natural environment.
During your stay, you can explore the lagoon by yacht, canoe or glass-bottomed boat. Alternatively, book a picnic lunch on a private motu (sand islet) or take a 4WD safari around the island. If you want to book any tours here, ask, and we can include them in your holiday. One of the most romantic places on earth, your time in Bora Bora will certainly be memorable!
After breakfast, you’ll be taken by boat back to the airport for your flight back to Tahiti, where you’ll board your international flight home.
The best time to visit French Polynesia is during the dry winter period between May and October when the weather is fresher, and there is much less rainfall. From November to April temperatures rise and the summer rainy season begins, bringing humid, cloudy weather and lots of rain. Over this period, it’s not uncommon to experience brief violent storms or rains lasting a few days at a time. Peak season is July and August, as well as Christmas and the Easter school holidays so expect prices to be at a premium.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.