Tiare & Vanilla
Sailing French Polynesia

Raiatea, Huahine, Taha'a and Bora Bora
November 18 - 25, 2023
7 Nights
Starting at $6,598 /person

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2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Sailing
Group size
Max
14
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Group size : 14
Maitai Bora Bora Hotel, by Art In Voyage

Paradisiacal French Polynesia is best experienced upon its calm turquoise waters, which is why we have selected two luxurious catamarans as our home bases for this curated journey, celebrating thanksgiving among friends. 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.
2 hotel options to choose from in Bora Bora

What is Included

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 during the sailing portion

6 dinners (5 during the sailing and 1 at the propoerty)

Open bar on board the catamaran
(non-premium - guests welcome to bring their favorite brands)

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 Hosts, a Chef and Crew

All land based transfers and required transportation

Coach domestic tickets as per itinerary

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 catamarans offer. Onboard, our crew & Chef are 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
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Tahiti and Huahine

Day 1- Welcome to Tahiti and Huahine

Day 1 : Welcome to Tahiti and Huahine

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Upon landing in French Polynesia, you are greeted by our team and quickly whisked onto a domestic flight for Huahine, our first island. Lunch is organized at a local eatery, introducing you to some of the island's culinary delights. Upon embarking, become familiar with your cabin and floating home for the next 5 nights, before we set sail to one of the island's best-kept secrets. Enjoy cocktails and dinner around a bonfire (weather permitting).

Vanilla and a special garden

Day 2- Vanilla and a special garden

Day 2 : Vanilla and a special garden

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This morning, after some early kayaking or snorkeling, we are met by our local guide. Our first stop takes us to Our journey first a Vanilla farm where we learn ancestral traditions that have made the spice a "must-have" in almost every kitchen. We then board a small traditional outrigger for the most incredible local coral gardens where some exceptional snorkeling awaits, hosted by a unique and witty local. 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. Dinner is served on board.

Raiatea and Taha'a

Day 3- Raiatea and Taha'a

Day 3 : Raiatea and Taha'a

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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 shown 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

Day 4- Pampering in Taha'a

Day 4 : Pampering in Taha'a

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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 astonishing coral gardens surrounding the Taha'a resort, and lunch on board, we are expected at the Taha'a Private island for an afternoon of pampering where a spa treatment awaits. Guests will also have a chance to enjoy the pool and their beach. Tonight, adorn your best island casual white attire for the property's beach restaurant, privatized for the occasion, and awaits to deliver a traditional dinner, dances, and music. Overnight on board, in Taha’a lagoon.

To Bora Bora we go

Day 5- To Bora Bora we go

Day 5 : To Bora Bora we go

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This morning, we start our journey toward the island of Bora Bora. It will take about 4 hours. On arrival, we experience diving with the sharks swimming right outside the lagoon, a memorable experience for all guests eager to check it off their bucket lists. We enjoy lunch on board and make our way towards one of the smaller motu in the lagoon where we drop the anchor for our last night on board. Our crew has prepared yet another traditional dinner we enjoy in the water as sunset gives us yet another incredible show.

Day 6-

Day 6 :

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This morning, we must say our goodbyes to our crew. We disembark at your property of choice where you check in and enjoy a full day at leisure. Tours and Activities may be organized for you, such as 4X4, Quad, hiking, scuba diving, private sunset sailing, and much more.
Evening and dinner are at leisure (own account)

Soak up the sun

Day 7- Soak up the sun

Day 7 : Soak up the sun

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Enjoy another day at leisure in paradise. Allow our Guest Experience experts to book some of our favorite activities on the island, or simply enjoy a massage in your room or at the property's spa facilities. Tonight, we host our farewell dinner on the beach of Le Bora Bora hotel (guests staying at Le Maitai will be transferred accordingly), once again enjoying local cuisine, dances, music, and new friendship.

Time to say farewell to the islands

Day 8- Time to say farewell to the islands

Day 8 : Time to say farewell to the islands

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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

Master Suite | Beyond Tiare
Deluxe Cabin | Beyond Tiare

Beyond Tiare I & II

French Polynesia

Complete with your very own crew aboard, The Beyond Tiare (Master Edition) treats you to a getaway at sea that most can only dream of. This 5-cabin Sail catamaran is our largest and newest, providing an equally spacious and exclusive cruising experience for up to 10 guests.
These beautiful catamarans each boast 4 deluxe ensuite cabins and 1 master (slightly larger). All cabins include a variety of amenities in a stylish, air-conditioned interior.

The saloon features plush wrap-around seating, a large dining table, and a full entertainment center with an HDTV and audio input wired to speakers throughout the yacht....

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Complete with your very own crew aboard, The Beyond Tiare (Master Edition) treats you to a getaway at sea that most can only dream of. This 5-cabin Sail catamaran is our largest and newest, providing an equally spacious and exclusive cruising experience for up to 10 guests.
These beautiful catamarans each boast 4 deluxe ensuite cabins and 1 master (slightly larger). All cabins include a variety of amenities in a stylish, air-conditioned interior.

The saloon features plush wrap-around seating, a large dining table, and a full entertainment center with an HDTV and audio input wired to speakers throughout the yacht. Outside, the sweeping aft cockpit offers a beautiful outdoor dining space alongside a hydraulic swim platform perfect for wading in the water or wetting your toes with a chilled cocktail in hand.

Venture up to the flybridge for a breathtaking view of your surroundings made all the more comfortable with stylish lounge seating, a table, a wet bar, and a grill. Just imagine feasting on fresh-grilled hors d’oeuvres, sipping a world-class wine, and soaking it all in as the orange sun sinks into the horizon.

Maitai hotel

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

The lovely 3 stars Maitai Polynesia hotel is found on the main island of Bora Bora near the beautiful Matira Point, offering convenient access to the shops and restaurants around Vaitape. This boutique hotel is located beachside and hillside, with a small road separating the main building from the shore. The hotel rooms ascend the mountain, giving the upper units a spectacular lagoon view. Across the way is the beach and overwater bungalows, which offer shoreline access and incredible views of the lagoon and beyond.
To best accompany the hotel's unique layout, Maitai Polynesia features both a hillside and beachside...

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The lovely 3 stars Maitai Polynesia hotel is found on the main island of Bora Bora near the beautiful Matira Point, offering convenient access to the shops and restaurants around Vaitape. This boutique hotel is located beachside and hillside, with a small road separating the main building from the shore. The hotel rooms ascend the mountain, giving the upper units a spectacular lagoon view. Across the way is the beach and overwater bungalows, which offer shoreline access and incredible views of the lagoon and beyond.
To best accompany the hotel's unique layout, Maitai Polynesia features both a hillside and beachside bar and restaurant. The garden-based Haere Mai serves a combination of French and Polynesian fare with live entertainment once a week, while the Manuia Bar (which means "cheers" in Tahitian) is the ideal place to lounge and enjoy an exotic cocktail near the main lobby. The beachside Tama'a Maitai, acting as both the bar and restaurant on the lagoon's edge, serves Polynesian and seafood dishes.

Le Bora Bora

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

This 5-star Relais & Chateaux property delicately set on a coral islet is surrounded by the crystalline waters of one of Polynesia’s most beautiful lagoons, opposite the iconic Mount Otemanu. Not a neighbor in sight, the horizon boasts only lush nature and the immense, soothing expanse of the deep blue ocean. Here, three types of fare (traditional houses) covered with plaited pandan leave welcome guests: villas nestled in the coconut grove, suites opening onto the beach, or bungalows mounted on stilts in the lagoon. Creating an archipelago of tranquillity, their elegance is matched only by their comfort: you need simply...

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This 5-star Relais & Chateaux property delicately set on a coral islet is surrounded by the crystalline waters of one of Polynesia’s most beautiful lagoons, opposite the iconic Mount Otemanu. Not a neighbor in sight, the horizon boasts only lush nature and the immense, soothing expanse of the deep blue ocean. Here, three types of fare (traditional houses) covered with plaited pandan leave welcome guests: villas nestled in the coconut grove, suites opening onto the beach, or bungalows mounted on stilts in the lagoon. Creating an archipelago of tranquillity, their elegance is matched only by their comfort: you need simply venture out onto the terraces or to the private swimming pools to discover the Tāvai Spa’s magical treatments, explore coral gardens with a mask and snorkel, or take a trip aboard the Okeanos Pearl, the property’s solar-powered catamaran. At this extraordinary site, every detail has been designed to satisfy the senses.

Your Host

Doran Dennis
Doran Dennis
Journey Host and CEO of The Chronic Explorers

On Offer

Deluxe Cabin | Beyond Tiare
Deluxe Cabin | Beyond Tiare

Deluxe Cabin + Overwater

$6,598 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,249/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Suite | Beyond Tiare
Master Suite | Beyond Tiare

Master Cabin + Overwater

$6,982 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,249/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

What is Included

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 during the sailing portion

6 dinners (5 during the sailing and 1 at the propoerty)

Open bar on board the catamaran
(non-premium - guests welcome to bring their favorite brands)

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 Hosts, a Chef and Crew

All land based transfers and required transportation

Coach domestic tickets as per itinerary

Concierge assistance throughout

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Upgrade to Le Bora Bora - Overwater

$678 /person
Stay at Le Bora Bora 5 star property in Bora Bora (instead of Le Matai) in an overwater bungalow.

Upgrade to Le Bora Bora - Pool Overwater

$1,311 /person
Experience the incredible pool overwater bungalow at Le Bora Bora Resort. You may never leave that room!

What 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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Important Information

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

All listed activities are optional in attendance, yet included.

Our Catamarans are privately owned. This means that, on rare occasions, they may be sold. In such cases, we will accommodate our guests on catamarans of a similar or higher comfort level, in the same cabin sizes or type as originally booked.

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
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, 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 $500 per person administrative fee.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $500 per person administrative fee.
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