Sail away through the magical world of Tahiti
Day 1: Escape the rat race
Take flight from Eastern Australia on Air New Zealand to the Tahitian capital of Papeete, where you’ll be welcomed for an early 1.30am check-in at the Papeete InterContinental Hotel Resort & Spa. Following a well-deserved sleep-in and first sun rise in the tropics, enjoy a scrumptious complimentary American breakfast, leisurely relaxing at the property, and winding down with a spectacular Marquesas cultural show, buffet meal and complimentary Tahitian cocktail at night.
Day 2: Papeete
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check in aboard the Wind Spirit, and get in the ‘cruise spirit’ with a cocktail party serving tasty hors d’oeuvres before setting sail into the sunset from French Polynesia’s largest island early that evening. “Papeete – which means water basket – used to be a place where local people would congregate to fill their calabashes with fresh water."
Day 3: Moorea
Spend the day and night exploring Tahiti’s gorgeous sister island, Moorea (or ‘yellow lizard). A natural kaleidoscope of mountainous, jungle-like interiors; coral-framed lagoons teeming with marine life and quaint, hibiscusframed villages dotted around the island, this is the place to find happiness and serenity in the simple things in life. There’s a Tahitian saying, “La vie heureuse”, which means “a happy life”. Nowhere is this more applicable than when experiencing the simple beauty of Moorea and its people.
Day 4: Raiatea
Our next stop is Raiatea, which means “faraway heaven” and is considered the birthplace and heart of the Polynesian civilisation. Indulge your
spiritual side by tapping into the sacred energy of Taputapuatea marae, marvel at the beauty of majestic Mount Temehani rising above the clouds and fill your senses with the exquisite aroma of tiare apetahi, the five-petalled flower native only to its slopes.
Day 5: Taha’a
A highlight of the journey is our stopover inTaha’a, known as the Vanilla Island where60% of the world’s vanilla is sourced from.Revel in the slow pace of life on thisenchanting, picture-perfect tiny motu withits crystal-clear waters and white-sandbeaches; enjoy the fragrant air and explorethe spectacular coral gardens.
Day 6 & 7: Bora Bora
We spend two days in Bora Bora, the islandof romance and ‘blues’, abundant withturquoise lagoons and lush tropical slopesvalleys and palm-dotted motu surroundingMount Otemanu. On Night 6, you’ll wineand dine on a private island in this aquatichaven, and on Night 7, expect to be blownaway by award-winning musician KateCeberano as she entertains guests with hercaptivating voice during a full moon ‘sailaway’ extravaganza.
Day 8: Huahine
We spend the day in the lush ‘Garden of Eden’Island of Huahine, showing off Tahiti’s greenerside in all its splendour. Take time exploring therich forests, tropical landscapes and peacefulvillages, before enjoying another evening ofmusical delights courtesy of Kate.
Day 9: Papeete
Upon arrival back in Papeete you’ll have half aday to explore (and opt for a spot of retailtherapy) in this bustling township, abundantwith markets, boutiques and black pearl shops,or stop at a brasserie for a local French beertasting experience. In the afternoon you’ll beescorted back to the InterContinental Hotel tobe spent at your leisure, topped off by a grandfinale farewell dinner performance by KateCeberano before your midnight sojourn home.
Your Pre- and Post-Cruise Experience in Papeete
Your Windstar Cruise
Your Optional Extras
|Departure City||Twin Share||Solo Occupancy|
|Sydney||AUD$9,587* per guest||on application*|
|Brisbane||AUD$9,587* per guest||on application*|
|Melbourne||AUD$9,587* per guest||on application*|
|Adelaide||AUD$9,787* per guest||on application*|
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