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Tahiti and the Society Islands

A 7-night luxury cruise holiday around beautiful French Polynesia and Society Islands from Tahiti on board award-winning small ship, Paul Gauguin, also with Christmas and New Year departures

Luxury Holiday
  • Bora Bora with Paul Gauguin
  • Motu, Bora Bora
  • Raiatea
  • Society Islands
  • Bora Bora

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Discover the unmatched beauty of these magnificent volcanic islands, with their tranquil lagoons, turquoise seas and pristine white-sand beaches. This luxury cruise takes you from Papeete, the modern capital of Tahiti to the stunning Society Islands including Bora Bora, Moorea and Huahine.

Explore the verdant peaks, crystalline waters, and pristine beaches of these magnificent volcanic islands, from dolphin-watching at Moorea to snorkelling off Bora Bora. Discover the Polynesian antiquities of Huahine, then enjoy an unforgettable day on Paul Gauguin's own private motu (islet) off Taha'a.

After two days relaxing and exploring on Bora Bora, catch your first sight of Cook Bay on Moorea, an entrancing vision of dramatic jagged peaks on either side, and long sand beaches backed by trees stretching along the coast. The coastlines of these islands are dotted with tiny 'motus', small islets for picnicking in true Polynesian tradition.

The award-winning Paul Gauguin offers just 332 guests the ultimate Tahitian experience with all-inclusive pricing, luxury amenities and unparalleled service. Superb on-board facilities include a choice of dining venues, an on-board watersports marina, luxurious spa and live evening entertainment.

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Tahiti and the Society Islands Itinerary

Day 1 - Papeete (Tahiti)

Embark Paul Gauguin in Papeete

Day 2 - Huahine (Society Islands)

Huahine is one of the most beautiful of the Society Islands and is composed of two islands, Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti, separated by a narrow channel. Both parts of the island arr rich in vegetation, with white sandy beaches and small hidden coves. Enjoy snorkelling or SCUBA diving in the expansive lagoon.

Day 3 - Taha'a (Motu Mahana)

Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.

Day 4 - Bora Bora (Society Islands)

Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or 'firstborn', because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

Day 5 - Bora Bora

Explore more of this magical isle on your own or on a choice of optional shore excursions. Choose from a 4-wheel-drive safari, or a glass-bottom boat ride. Set sail before dinner, enjoying a relaxing evening on board.

Day 6 - Moorea

Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, Moorea's awesome beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist, or try out some of the local pineapples. An overnight here affords us two full days on Bora Bora's gorgeous sister island.

Day 7 - Moorea - Papeete (Tahiti)

Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps trek on the 'Trails of the Ancients' or snorkel in one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. Cruise back to Papeete later in the day.

Day 8 - Papeete

Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won't be the same as when you first set sail - these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive accommodation on Paul Gauguin
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Complimentary beverages including select wines and spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship
  • Refrigerator replenished daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • All on-board gratuities
  • Complimentary day on our private islet, Motu Mahana, with snorkelling, watersports, barbecue with full bar service
  • Complimentary use of our exclusive, private beach in Bora Bora with bar service, volleyball, and snorkelling.

Price Does Not Include

  • Return international flights from the UK - we can arrange these for you, please contact us
  • Optional excursions which can be booked on board
  • Port taxes
Map for Tahiti and the Society Islands