Enjoy an 11-day dream vacation in the Polynesia. This combined cruise offers you the opportunity to combine land discovery with the sailing adventure of a lifetime. Spend the first 4 days in the heart of Avea Bay at hotel Le Mahana on the small island Huahine. This enchanted island with its lush forest and untamed landscapes is one of Polynesia’s best kept secrets. Your stay will continue in the surrounding lagoons for 7 days aboard a sleek catamaran especially privatized for you. Sail between the Leeward Islands and enjoy the scenery!
During your 3-night stay at the Mahana 3* (local standards) hotel in Avea Bay, southwest of Huahine Island. You will quickly be enchanted by the authenticity and charm of this hotel whose name means "sun" in Tahitian. Enjoy its white sandy beach to relax, and its coral garden to swim in turquoise water, among a myriad of brightly coloured fish.
The hotel's staff is from the island.
The hotel has the following services and facilities:
• Swimming pool• Coral garden at the pontoon• Free wifi connection in the lobby• Restaurant• Bar• Paddle & Kayaks• Palms, masks and tubas• Transats
With a surface area of 26m² and a terrace of 6m², your garden bungalow allows you to relax in complete serenity. It is air-conditioned and equipped with a king size bed (200 x 200 cm), an air brewer, a television, a telephone, a refrigerator, a tea/coffee set, a hairdryer and a bathroom.
During your cruise, you will stay in one of the two hulls of the catamaran, which will be entirely reserved for you. The cabins are bright and spacious. They are all equipped with a double bed, storage space, and a privcate bathroom wiht adjoining toilets. The crew has its quaters in the other hull.
A place where charm meets seclusion, Polynesia is known for its ambiance and scenery. Discover its rich local culture preserved with traditions such as song and dances. Enjoy the tasty cuisine like hibiscus salad and Tahitian raw fish. This destination has water and land activities abound around the islands. Snorkel the rich underwater landscape renowned for its amazing flora and fauna. Your adventure awaits!
DAY 1 : Hotel Le Mahana (Hauhine)
Check-in begins at 2pm.
A collective transfer awaits you at Hauhine airport to take you to your hotel, Le Mahana. After a welcome drink you will be led to your garden bungalow. The Mahana provides you with paddles, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Explore the sublime lagoon with its turquoise waters, and the coral gardens populated with thousands of vibrant fish.
DAY 2 & 3 : Hotel Le Mahana
This morning, you awake to a green paradise. Enjoy breakfast on the beach admiring the lagoon and plan your exploration of the island. There are only 8 villages scattered throughout the island,they local have managed to preserve and protect their historical and cultural heritage. During a hike at the foot of Mount Mou’a Tapu, you will discover the Maeva village and its archaeological site. Mingle with the locals to learn about their culture and listen to some of their legends. We recommend taking a day to discover the island of Huahine by 4x4, bicycle or car to experience it at your own pace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4 : Hotel Le Mahana - Village de Fare (Huahine)
After breakfast, you will have a few more hours to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beach and its crystal-clear water. You are scheduled to board your catamaran from 1pm. Your skipper will be waiting for you in an annex on the hotel pontoon. Once on board, you will meet your hostess/cook and take a seat in your cabin. Before you weigh anchor, you get a brief on the itinerary and safety instructions. Afterwards, head to Hana Iti Beach, for a quiet swim and amazing snorkeling sites. You then lead and head and anchor in Fare’s pass. Stroll between the fruit stall and village shops. For dinner, we suggest the Te Marara restaurant where you can taste local specialties. Overnight on board.
DAY 5 : Fare Village - Fa'aroa Bay (Raiatea)
The skipper heads for Raiatea, the sacred island of the archipelago. You reach the bay of Fa’aroa in the late morning and have lunch on board the Tahitian dishes prepared by your hostess. In the early afternoon, hike up the Fa’aroa River. While hiking you will pass through a tropical forest that has Purau flowers that are white in the morning and change during the day. Dinner and overnight at anchor.
DAY 6 : Fa'aroa Bay - Opoa Bay (Raiatea)
You leave anchorage in the morning and travel a few miles to Opoa Bay. This stopover will allow you to explore the Taputapuatea marae to Oro, god of war and fertility. This former political, ceremonial and funeral centre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017. It is considered as one of the most important and emblematic marae of Polynesia. Back on board, you continue your journey and anchor at the motu Nao Nao. This small island covered with coconut trees, offers a magnificent white sandy beach, ideal for a golden tan. Snorkeling enthusiast will quickly be seduced by the amazing marine life. Dinner and overnight at anchor.
DAY 7 : Motu Nao Nao - Apu Bay (Taha'a) - Motu Mahaea (Taha'a)
You set sail along the west coast of Raiatea to reach the volcanic island of Taha’a, also known as Vanilla Island. The skipper drops anchor in Apu Bay and takes you to visit a pearl farm. Your guide, on site, will teach you everything you need to know about pearl farming and the famous “Black Tahitian Pearls”. After lunch, you head back to the sea to reach the motu Mahaea. You can take advantage of this Eden to relax in the shade of the palm trees or go around the islet in a paddle. Dinner and overnight at anchor.
DAY 8 : Motu Mahaea - Motu Tautau (Taha'a)
What would a stopover in Taha’a be without a visit to a vanilla plantation? Your guide will explain to you the specifics of growing these vines. At the end, you can buy pods directly from the farmer. Your tour of Taha’a continues to the motu Tautau. Snorkel and swim alongside stingrays and then enjoy the sunset on Bora Bora. Dinner and overnight at anchor.
DAY 9 : Motu Tautau - Motu Topua (Bora Bora)
Equipped with fins, mask and snorkels, the skipper will accompany you to explore the sublime coral garden. Get back on board and enjoy the delicious dishes prepared by your hostess. You sets ail early in the afternoon to reach Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific. You arrive at the motu Toopua at the end of the day. You will enjoy the view of Bora Bora and its Mount Otemanu. For your dinner, we recommend Bloody Mary’s restaurant, which will offer you an American cuisine as well as seafood and fish. Night as anchor.
DAY 10 : Bora Bora Lagoon
Today you sail along the “Route des motus” and discover beautiful landscapes. During the crossing, stops are planned so that you can swim, paddle or kayak. For your lunch and inner (not included) we propose you to set foot on land. The crew will advise you according to your wishes. Take advantage of your free time to stroll around the island and discover its lush vegetation. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 11 : Bora Bora Lagoon
Take the time to enjoy your breakfast in front of this dream setting. The skipper weighed anchor and head south for Bora Bora. You can swim one last time among thefish or relax on a floating hammock. Disembark no later than 1pm in Vaitape. A shuttle, included in the flight price, will take you to the airport.
Le Mahana (hotel in Huahine) > Village of Fare > Fa'aroa Bay > Opoa Bay > Motu Nao Nao Nao > Apu Bay > Motu Mahaea > Motu Tautau > Motu Topua > Bora Bora
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