The South Pacific offers exceptional diving and snorkelling out of this world surfing and incredible hiking through tropical rainforests.
Standing at the bow of your charter yacht on a cloudless night gazing up at the stars is an incredible feeling. It is easy to capture the sense of voyage and adventure that must have driven men like Captain Cook to first brave these waters.
Fondly known as the Queen of The Pacific, this magical destination has much to offer to those considering luxury yacht charters in French Polynesia.
Made up of more than 100 islands and atolls spread over five archipelagos and spanning more than 4,000,000 square kilometres, French Polynesia is equivalent in size to Europe. And with so much area to be covered, there is truly something for everyone. French Polynesia’s picturesque landscape has inspired generations of novelists and artists, such as the celebrated French painter Paul Gauguin.
The turquoise cruising waters are abundant with marine life, whilst the landscapes on the volcanic islands are amongst the most spectacular in the world. Hike through lush rainforest to reach the dramatic peaks of the volcanic rock faces or dream the day away on the sun-kissed, palm-fringed beaches of this enchanting destination.
Discover the ancestral heart of French Polynesia with its mountainous peaks and beautiful waterfalls which punctuate the thick rainforests. Here you will find thick swathes of river, where the indigenous population set sail on canoes to Hawaii and then on to New Zealand. The island is blessed with some stunning beaches on which to totally relax and unwind.
A visit to the vanilla-infused sister island of Raiatea, Tahaa, is also highly recommended on luxury yacht charter in French Polynesia. Only accessible by boat, the island is dotted with vanilla plantations and is picture-perfect. Pay a trip to one of the island’s pearl farms, where some of the world’s most beautiful and rare pearls have been cultivated in oyster beds just off the coast. The island is also very popular with divers, who come to explore the marine life darting in and out of the coral reefs which lie off the shore.
French Polynesia, often referred to as “Tahiti and her Islands”, wears a particular atmosphere blending French sophistication with local joyful and party-like spirit. The native people combine the XXIth century way of life with ancestral rhythms of sun and the sea. At first glimpse, the 118 islands of French Polynesia seem to inspire as little activity as possible – lounging on the beach, taking a dip in warm, turquoise oceans and napping in an overwater bungalow – but this archetypal island paradise presents plenty of adventures to entice you away from more sedentary pursuits.
Bora Bora, perhaps the most well-known of the Society Islands islands, should not be missed off any luxury yacht charter itinerary in the South Pacific, so breathtakingly beautiful are its turquoise lagoons fringed by white sandy beaches. Here you can swim with turtles, sharks and rays by day, feasting on exquisite French cuisine by night at the famous Bora Bora Yacht Club.
A luxury Fiji yacht charter opens up a relatively undiscovered yet simply spectacular cruising ground to superyacht clients. Often referred to as a tropical paradise on earth, Fiji is comprised of more than 300 islands extending across 18,000 kilometres-squared of unspoiled nature. With warm ocean temperatures all year round, fantastic island cultures and world-class scuba diving and snorkelling spots, Fiji is fast proving to be one of the most sought after luxury yacht charter destinations for clients looking to get off the beaten track.
The paradisiacal shores of Fiji are found in the South Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Fiji’s capital city, Suva, is located on the island of Viti Levu. With an estimated 80% of Fiji’s local population residing on just two of the main islands – Viti Levi and Vanua Levu – the opportunity for a refreshingly private Fiji yacht experience abounds. Fiji is the ultimate destination to find peace and serenity in the exclusivity of remote islands and a unique underwater world – without the usual Mediterranean traffic. On land, Fiji offers superyacht charter guests a setting just as idyllic as at sea, with ancient volcanoes and thick rainforest dominating the lush landscapes of the archipelago.
Luxury yacht charters in the Solomon Islands go off the beaten track. Unspoiled and all relatively untouched by the influence of the modern world, this undiscovered paradise remains much as it has for centuries. On land, the topography is visually stunning.
The diving found around the islands is unrivalled – from WWII wrecks found deep beneath the surface; to an abundance of sea life that gives the Solomon’s a world-class reputation.
You will explore the volcanic islands, croc-infested mangroves, huge lagoons, tropical islets and emerald forests that are scattered with WWII relics. The region is also rich in culture and renowned for its relaxed and happy way of life. You will combine your time ashore with visits to local communities to immerse yourself in their lifestyle.