A yacht charter vacation through the exotic islands of the South Pacific is enchanting, romantic, mysterious and seductive. The beauty will exceed your imagination.
Here you will find volcanic mountains, tropical rainforests, barrier reefs with astonishing marine life, and thatched villages with friendly people.
Yachting conditions are superb; calm seas, fair winds, and stunning, protected anchorages. Old traditions are seamlessly intertwined with new.
Five star resorts are made up of thatched cottages, old bohemian bars serve trendy cocktails, and everyone meets on the beach to marvel at the sunset. Take your luxury yacht in the South Pacific and lose yourself in Paradise.
Imagine the landscape from your bow as you approach Tahiti by boat, the same view as Captain Cook’s upon entering French Polynesia. Jagged volcanic peaks take on a bluish hue against the deep carpet of lush green rainforest.
Find your own private anchorage along the shores of powder-white beaches and transparent lagoons. Launch the yacht toys and enjoy perfect water conditions for Sea Bobs and Jet Skis, tubing and surfing with kites, sails or boards. There are snorkeling and diving spots for all skill levels, from shallow reefs to deep water wrecks, and even fresh water springs.
In Papeete, the island capitol, visit the Robert Wan Pearl Museum before selecting your own iridescent black pearl jewelry.
Explore the Municipal Market for sarongs and souvenirs. Dine on Tahitian poisson cru paired with a fine French wine. Evening entertainment is a moonlight adventure that can take you anywhere, from classic Polynesian rhythms to waterfront rock n’ roll.
James Norman Hall’s Home Museum
This kingdom of fertile, low lying islands is an intricate patchwork of fruit and vegetable fields that fragrance the air and thrill the palate.
Sweeping sandy beaches slip under the waves to meet colorful coral reefs waiting to be explored. Tonga is the main urban center of some 170 surrounding islands.
Nearby the island group of Vava’u has a topography of gentle hills. The breathtaking harbor sits beneath soaring limestone cliffs. It is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the South Pacific. Anchor out or dock in at the well-equipped marina to explore the town.
Attend a local feast, sample food wrapped in banana leaves and cooked under hot stones. Cruise to the Ha’apai island archipelago, little changed since 1789 when the crew of HMS Bounty staged their mutiny just offshore. Picnic on a deserted beach, splash about on the yacht toys and snorkel or dive tropical reefs that are home to over 100 species of fish, sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales.
Comprising over 300 islands, the nation of Fiji is a much-prized yachting destination in French Polynesia, an elegant mix of French infrastructure and South Pacific allure. Only about one third of the islands are inhabited, making this archipelago an eco-tourists’ Eden. The Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef have some of the best soft coral dives anywhere on the planet.
In Suva, the capitol of Fiji, museums, shops, restaurants, ceremonies and celebrations reveal the richness of the culture. Make the only footprints on the beaches of Moniriki. Nadi and Denarau beckon a bit of island-style indulgence. Spend a few hours at a world-class spa, or sample traditional specialties at a gourmet restaurant at one of numerous deluxe resorts.
The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands are perfect for a week or two of island hopping. Despite exposure to the world in the feature films “Castaway” and “Blue Lagoon”, the archipelago remains unspoiled. Here gorgeous interior landscapes beckon exploration, and transparent waters are an opportunity for unparalleled fishing, diving, and snorkeling.
Kalevu South Pacific Cultural Center
Encircled by the world’s largest lagoon, and home to the second largest coral barrier reef, New Caledonia is a wonderland of underwater life and interior flora and fauna.
The tropical rain forests support an extraordinary number of botanical species. The enchanting Isle of Pines is home to the capitol of Noumea. Wander the charming streets and poke about a variety of French influenced restaurants and designer boutiques.
The Northern Province includes remote Melanesian villages that are sparsely populated and culturally unique. The Loyalty Islands Province includes three deserted pristine palm fringed islands. Reefs, greatly appreciated by divers and anglers, surround the outer islands.
The Melanesian heritage is present in daily life, evident in the architecture, arts and crafts, songs and belief system. Influenced by the French, the result for guests is a uniquely elegant and memorable experience.
The volcanic islands of Vanuatu lie between Fiji and New Caledonia, and can only be reached by boat. The scenery is ancient and pristine. The island population has a rich cultural heritage that is kept alive through extraordinary traditional ceremonies of story, song and dance.
Spend a half-day exploring the capitol, Port Vila, which has a variety of restaurants, bars, shops and upscale resorts.
Hike to the rim of the active volcano on the island of Tanna. Colorful coral reefs surround the islands, especially off the northern shores of Vanuatu. Plunge into the ocean amidst turtles, sharks and shipwrecks, or brace yourself to battle tuna, Wahoo, Walu, and Marlin.
With such extraordinary scenery, you might prefer to sip cocktails on the sundeck, snap some amazing photographs, and leave your crew to troll for the fresh catch of the day.
A luxury yacht charter in this fairytale realm of spectacular beauty will surpass your imagination, and the genuine warmth of the people of these South Pacific islands extends a welcome you will never forget.