With its beautiful people, beaches and exotic flowers, Polynesia is the very definition of a South Sea paradise and a lovely yacht charter destination.
In the South Pacific between South America and Australia lies Tahiti, the largest island in French Polynesia, which comprises a colourful collection of smaller islands, atolls and archipelagos. Together they form an area the size of Western Europe.
Together with Moorea, Raiatea, Bora-Bora and Huahine, Tahiti belongs to a group of islands called the Society Islands. Seeing them is simply spectacular. The islands of volcanic origin majestically rise out of the water, some up to 2,000 metres above sea level. The steep mountains are thickly covered with tropical forests. Off the coasts of the islands are beautiful coral reefs, which provide habitats for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, colourful corals and countless species of fish.
Apart from natural beauty, on land you’ll also find elegant resorts offering a variety of sports activities and culinary delights.
Once an important harbour along the route of Polynesian yacht charters, Raiatea harbours a rich treasure of must-see archaeological and historic sites. It also offers a fascinating glimpse of Polynesian culture.
Famous as a port of longing for sailors who are circumnavigating the globe, Bora-Bora is also a popular destination for yacht charters. The atoll is surrounded by a coral reef; from your anchorage you can enjoy a spectacular view of the basalt face of Mount Otemanu and the peak of Mount Pahia.
Swimming or snorkelling in the ever-changing aquamarine, turquoise and emerald-green waters in Bora-Bora’s lagoon is a truly unique experience. On land, luxury resorts, galleries and charming shops await you.
Tahaa is only three kilometres north of Raiatea. The island is renowned for both its “black gold” on land and in the water. 80 percent of the vanilla from French Polynesia is produced in Tahaa.
Under the water grow the famous black pearls of Tahaa. Elegant black pearl jewellery can be found all over the island.
Tahaa also boasts many superb anchorage spots and sandy beaches for your yacht holidays.
Less frequently visited than Bora-Bora or Tahiti, Huahine is also known as the “Garden of Eden”.
Like the other islands of the Society Islands, Huahine-Nui, the larger northern part, and Huahine-Iti, the smaller southern part, are surrounded by a protective belt of coral reefs.
Yachts can sail through many safe passages to discover picturesque bays, reef islands and underwater worlds.
French Polynesia remains a true paradise o