Tiare & Vanilla
Sailing French Polynesia

Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a and Bora Bora
March 03 - 10, 2022
7 Nights, Starting at $5,619 /person

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2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Sailing
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

Paradisiacal French Polynesia is best experienced upon its calm turquoise waters, which is why we have selected the luxurious 6-cabin Catamaran as our home base for this curated journey. Pampered by our very own Art In Voyage crew, discover intriguing traditions and awe-inspiring scenery revealed by just four out of the one hundred and fifteen islands of French Polynesia.
On this island-hopping adventure, encounter welcoming island communities, dramatic volcanic scenery, and incredible oceanic wildlife along the way. Dive the reef circuit surrounding Raiatea and neighboring Taha’a and come face to face with Polynesia’s remarkable marine life. Indulge in rejuvenating massages, embark on mountain adventures in Huanine, and treat yourself to a collection of sought-after black pearls, hand-crafted rum, or Tahitian vanilla.
Join us in exploring the endlessly alluring French Polynesian islands, the Art In Voyage way.

Your Host

Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert

Nights

5 nights on board our Catamaran Ensuite cabin (full bathroom)

2 nights in an over-water Bungalow

Meals

7 breakfasts on board and at the resort

5 lunches on board and on shore

6 dinners on board, on shore and at the resort

Open bar on board the catamaran

Activities

On board, access to snorkeling, paddle board, kayaking and more.

All activities listed on the itinerary. Additional activities may be set up for a small supplement

Pearl and Vanilla farm visits as well as an Agriculture sugar cane rum distillery

One 60-minute massage/spa treatment

And More

Services of an AIV host, a Chef and crew of two on board

Luxury transportation (road and sea) throughout

Domestic tickets (between islands)

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

Highlights

Experience Unpretentious Luxury

French Polynesia should be experienced without the disruptions of daily packing and unpacking, which is just one of the benefits our luxury catamaran offers. Onboard, our crew is at your service to provide carefully curated dining experiences and world-class hospitality to ensure the ultimate sailing journey.

Immerse Into Local Cultures

Each French Polynesia Island boasts its own, unique culture that locals take pride in sharing. Immersive travel experiences feature throughout the journey, from socializing with our very own local crew to vanilla plantation visits, and learning first-hand about the black pearl culture formed over generations.

Indulge In Pampering Throughout

Our hosts and crew on this journey focus on providing pampering opportunities for both body and soul. Meticulous attention to detail and ultimate comfort, accompanied by fun and laughter, is the Art In Voyage approach to pampering. Spa treatments, delightful cuisine, and exclusive activities are just some of what you can expect.

All-Inclusive, Worry-Free Experience

From arrival to departure, your wallet will not be required. All meals onboard, all activities, and all pampering is taken care of on this journey. just as described. As we disembark for a two-night crescendo in your very own over-water bungalow, that too is covered.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to French Polynesia

Welcome to French Polynesia

Day 1

On arrival in Papeete, you are met and greeted at the airport the Polynesian way (should you already be on the island, we will make arrangements to pick you up at your hotel, and give you the same treatment). You then board a short flight to Raiatea where our host awaits. There, settle aboard, enjoy a welcome lunch and bubbly, and get comfortable as we set sail for Opoa Bay and its surrounding lands steeped in history. The lagoon was once a major staging area for long-distance Polynesian voyages that led to the settlement of New Zealand and the establishment of the Maori. Tonight, our welcome dinner is traditional, simple yet festive, and served on the catamaran

Crossing and Huahine Island

Crossing and Huahine Island

Day 2

After a lovely breakfast and morning swim in the lagoon, we depart for Huanine. The crossing takes us into open seas and outside the protection offered by lagoons and makes for the perfect time to catch up on reading, or simply join friends on the top deck to learn how to sail with our captain. On arrival, we enjoy a beautiful sunset on a private beach followed by dinner around a bonefire.

Huahine Island

Huahine Island

Day 3

This morning, after some early kayaking or snorkeling, we are met by our local guide. From there, we make our way to uncover some of the most ancient traditions in French Polynesia. Our journey first takes us to a Vanilla farm where we learn and ancestral traditions that have made the local fruit world-famous. We then board a small traditional outrigger for the most incredible local coral gardens where some exceptional snorkeling awaits. We end our journey with a traditional picnic on a private motu (small island). The rest of the afternoon and evening is spent enjoying sailing into the sunset for our last night in Huahine.

Raiatea and Taha'a

Raiatea and Taha'a

Day 4

This morning, we start our journey towards Raiatea and Taha'a, which will take about 4 hours. On arrival, we enjoy lunch in the lagoon before we take a swim with the rays, blacktip sharks, and stingrays. We continue our journey towards Pari Pari, the award-winning Rum distillery on the island, and close the day with a visit to the local Pearl farm where you are showed the process of the black pearl culture. We anchor off the stunning Taha'a Private Island Resort & Spa.
Dinner is served on board.

Pampering in Taha'a

Pampering in Taha'a

Day 5

Waking up to the sight of incredible white sand beaches and blue lagoons takes on a whole new definition. After a morning enjoying one of the most incredible coral gardens in French Polynesia, and lunch on board, we are expected at the Taha'a Private island for an afternoon of pampering where a spa treatment awaits. Tonight, adorn your best island casual white attire for the property's beach restaurant, privatized for the occasion, awaits to deliver a traditional dinner, dances, and music. Overnight on board, in Taha’a lagoon.

Day at leisure in Bora Bora

Day at leisure in Bora Bora

Day 6

This morning must say our goodbyes to our crew. We are transferred to the airport where we catch a short direct flight to Bora Bora. On arrival, our private speedboat awaits to whisks us to our home for the next two nights, the Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora. Settle in your overwater bungalow, treat yourself to a spa, enjoy some of the property's activities or simply relax on the beach.
Evening and dinner is at leisure (own account)

Soak up the sun

Soak up the sun

Day 7

Enjoy another day at leisure. Pick from one of the many activities we have included in your package (from ATV across the main island to jet skiing the lagoon or sailing). Tonight, we host our farewell dinner on the beach, once again enjoying local cuisine, dances and music.

Time to say farewell to the islands

Time to say farewell to the islands

Day 8

With a late evening departure, enjoy a full extra day at the property. Late afternoon, you are transferred to the Bora Bora airport for a short flight to Papeete where you catch your flight home You may also decide to extend your Polynesian adventure by venturing out to the Marquesas islands, or the atolls of Tuamotu and their famous hammerhead sharks or pink sand beaches. Whatever it might be, the Art In Voyage Travel Experts would be delighted to customize an extension to this epic journey.

Accommodations

Beyond Tiare

Beyond Tiare

French Polynesia

Complete with your very own captain, gourmet chef, and hostess, a Crewed charter aboard The Beyond Tiare 5800 (Master Edition) treats you to a getaway at sea most can only dream of. This six-cabin Sail catamaran is our largest and newest, providing an equally spacious and exclusive cruising experience for up to 10 guests.

The main deck includes two Deluxe Patio en-suite cabins, each with doors to the covered outdoor forward cockpit.
Below deck, our catamaran boasts 3 Superior en-suite cabins (including one with a larger bathroom which will be assigned on a first-reserved basis). All cabins include a variety of...

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Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora

Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island epitomizes the French art of elegant hospitality in a unique experience on a private retreat. The hotel is nestled on its own private island, surrounded by a beautiful turquoise lagoon, and just minutes by private shuttle from Bora Bora. This unique boutique hotel combines luxury French style with local Polynesian decor. To feel even more at home, the hotel is pleased to offer complimentary WIFI and daily refilled mini bar.
Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located on Motu Piti U'uta, a short private boat ride from the main island of Bora Bora. Conjure up...

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Overwater Bungalow | Bora Bora

Your Choices

Deluxe Cabin | Beyond Tiare
Deluxe Cabin | Beyond Tiare

Superior Cabin & Overwater

$5,619 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Suite | Beyond Tiare
Master Suite | Beyond Tiare

Deluxe Patio Cabin & Overwater

$5,926 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

5 nights on board our Catamaran Ensuite cabin (full bathroom)

2 nights in an over-water Bungalow

Meals

7 breakfasts on board and at the resort

5 lunches on board and on shore

6 dinners on board, on shore and at the resort

Open bar on board the catamaran

Activities

On board, access to snorkeling, paddle board, kayaking and more.

All activities listed on the itinerary. Additional activities may be set up for a small supplement

Pearl and Vanilla farm visits as well as an Agriculture sugar cane rum distillery

One 60-minute massage/spa treatment

And More

Services of an AIV host, a Chef and crew of two on board

Luxury transportation (road and sea) throughout

Domestic tickets (between islands)

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

What other guests have said

TIARE & VANILLA
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Kimberly Koon

Art in Voyage knocks it out of the park! What an incredible trip to the French Polynesia. We did 6 nights on a catamaran between islands and lagoons then 2 nights in an Over-water Bungalow in Bora Bora. They planned everything perfectly. We got to experience things that we wouldn’t if we had planned on our own. This is our third trip with them and definitely not our last!

February 2020
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Good to know

The itinerary listed may be subject to modifications to accommodate weather conditions

All listed activities are optional in attendance, yet included.

Alcoholic beverages other than onboard (non-premium) and during the farewell dinner are extra

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights to and from French Polynesia may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

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Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All journeys booked before December 31, 2021 are subjected to special, more flexible booking terms and conditions. click here to learn more

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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