Located in the South Pacific, Tahiti, also known as French Polynesia, is admired for its colorful reefs, turquoise waters and romantic white-sand beaches. Tahiti consists of 118 islands spread across five archipelagos. In total, Tahiti covers over two million square miles. While staying in an overwater bungalow or at a local resort is certainly a great way to spend your vacation, the best way to experience this enormous paradise is aboard a sailing yacht. Windstar Cruises’ luxurious Wind Spirit guides you to locations other cruise ships cannot reach, giving you an exclusive look at the real Tahiti. This is the way the islands were meant to be seen.
Still not convinced? Here are five reasons why you should sail Tahiti with Windstar Cruises.
Exclusive ports and hidden gems
As mentioned before, Windstar Cruises will take you to the must-see sites, as well as the hidden jewels of Tahiti. Dive in the stunning waters of Bora Bora, with a kaleidoscope of colors unlike anything you’ve ever seen; explore the ecosystem of Fakarava, one of the world’s most beautiful and rare places home to unique species of birds and marine life; and sail to the heaven that is Tiputa, Rangiroa, where you can swim with dolphins, rays and colorful fish.
Informative Port Lectures and Local Entertainment
You’ll never be bored when sailing with Windstar. Some itineraries include educational lectures from guest speakers knowledgeable on the environment and culture of the islands; while others offer secluded evening feasts, beach parties and Polynesian dance lessons. Through these experiences, you’ll discover more of the Polynesian culture and traditions than you ever imagined.
Small Ship Cruising: It Feels Like Your Own Private Yacht
Windstar’s ships accommodate around 300 people, and it’s sailing yachts hold an even smaller number of guests. The Wind Spirit sails with just 148 guests in 74 staterooms. Even though the yachts are significantly smaller than your average cruise ship, you’ll never feel cramped or crowded. You can enjoy a quiet afternoon on the teak deck or an elegant evening at one of two dining venues, all while feeling as if you’re the only one aboard. If you’re looking for an intimate cruise setting, you really can’t beat it.
All 74 staterooms have ocean views, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your queen-size bed fitted with Egyptian cotton linens. The bathrooms feature granite counters and a spacious shower, and every guest receives waffle-weave robes and slippers in which to relax. If you should ever be seeking a night in on your Tahitian journey, each stateroom is equipped with flat-screen televisions and wireless internet.
High-End Services and Amenities
Windstar treats you in more ways than the stunning destinations you’ll visit. Onboard, you’ll enjoy first-class service and amenities to make your cruise even more spectacular. Relish in unlimited beverages throughout your voyage, including cocktails, wine, room service and refreshments from your stateroom. Have a sweat session in the fitness center, pamper yourself in the Windspa, take a dip in the deck pool or kick back in the lounge. The Windstar yachts offer a luxurious environment for you as you sail between beautiful Tahitian ports.
Want one more reason to travel to Tahiti with Windstar Cruises? The rates are unbelievable! AAA Travel’s partner, Pleasant Holidays, offers air-inclusive packages that include 7 nights’ onboard accommodation and a pre- and post-cruise hotel stay in Papeete. If you’re interested in cruising the waters of Tahiti with Windstar and Pleasant Holidays, contact a AAA Travel Agent today for more information!