TAHITI ISLAND CRUISE
10 Days / 9 Nights

Picture yourself aboard a luxury yacht sailing just off Bora Bora. The sun is hot, the tropical breeze is warm, and the captain is about to drop anchor for you to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters… though it’s just a daydream now, you can make it a reality on this amazing 10 day Tahitian escape!

Soak up the island magic of Papeete with a night at the four-star Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort before embarking on a seven night cruise through French Polynesia aboard the luxury Wind Spirit yacht. Discover the jaw-dropping beauty of Moorea, soak up the rich history and culture of Huahine, relax with two days at leisure at stunning Bora Bora, experience a full day on a private island with beach BBQ lunch included, and dock at the sacred island of Raiatea - considered to be the homeland of the ancient Polynesians.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Visit the incredible islands of French Polynesia
• Experience the welcoming island culture of Papeete
• Discover the dramatic beauty of Moorea Island
• Dock at beautiful Raiatea Island, known as ‘The Sacred Island’
• Spend a full day on a private island with beach BBQ lunch
• Relax with two unforgettable days at leisure in Bora Bora
• Soak up the rich history and culture of Huahine Island

INCLUDES
• Return economy flights from either Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth# to Papeete, Tahiti
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel accommodation at 4-star Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort
• 7 night Windstar Cruise through French Polynesia - Sail aboard the ultra-luxurious ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht
All non-alcoholic beverages, including espresso and other speciality non-alcoholic drinks
Daily fresh fruit and flowers delivered to your stateroom
L’Occitane bath amenities for use in your stateroom
Participate in Windstar’s ‘open bridge policy’ - see what the Captain sees
Unlimited use of all non powered water sports equipment on board ‘Wind Spirit’
Nightly informative port talks and destination briefings
All onboard entertainment
• 22 meals including daily breakfast and all meals while cruising
• Early check in and day use at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort after the cruise
• Return airport and cruise port transfers
• Airline, resort and cruise taxes and surcharges

ITINERARY
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA - PAPEETE, TAHITI
Today depart from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne or Perth# for Papeete, Tahiti. Please note that due to crossing the international date-line, you will arrive the day before you departed. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the resort.
Overnight: Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, Papeete
Meals included: In-Flight

DAY 2 BEGIN YOUR 7 NIGHT TAHITI WINDSTAR CRUISE
After breakfast, check out and be transferred to the cruise port in time for embarkation and lunch on board the stunning ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht. The cruise departs at 6:00pm.
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 3 MOOREA - 6:00AM TO 5:00PM
Welcome to paradise! Moorea possesses some of the most dramatic and awe-inspiring scenery in French Polynesia - take time to discover its jagged volcanic mountains, deserted sandy beaches and atmospheric rainforest, as well as its excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. 
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 4 RAIATEA - ARRIVE AT 8:00AM
The island of Raiatea, known as ‘The Sacred Island’, is totally surrounded by a reef but has several navigable passes and the only navigable river in French Polynesia. The island features lush green valleys and numerous waterfalls, as well as pineapple and vanilla plantations. 
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 5 RAIATEA - DEPART AT 6:00AM - MOTU MAHAEA (TAHAA) - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
Spend the day on the private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters of the sheltered lagoon. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore the reef and discover the beauty of its multi coloured lagoon, or ride a four-wheel-drive in the mountains and through the vanilla plantations (not included). 
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 6 BORA BORA - ARRIVE AT 9:00AM
The two days docked at Bora Bora allows plenty of time to explore the beauty of this volcanic island. You’ll have lots of options for exploration. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches or dive and swim in brightly coloured seas.
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 7 BORA BORA - DEPART AT 9:00PM
With another full day to enjoy Bora Bora, perhaps wander the cute shopping areas, great for trinkets and local craft. Or drive, ride or pedal some of the road that curves around the island (not included).
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 8 HUAHINE - 7:00AM TO 5:00PM
Huahine is the oldest settlement in French Polynesia, so it’s a great place to soak up some of the nation’s history and traditions. Take your time to perhaps explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia’s best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle.
Overnight: Windstar Cruises - ‘Wind Spirit’ yacht 
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 9 PAPEETE - ARRIVE AT 9:00AM - TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
After breakfast and disembarking the Wind Spirit, be met and transferred to the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort where you will enjoy early check in and day use of the resort and facilities. Enjoy the day at leisure at the resort, or soak up the laid back Polynesian island culture across Papeete and Tahiti island. Late this evening you will be transferred to the airport for your early morning flight tomorrow.
Day use: Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, Papeete
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 10 PAPEETE, TAHITI - AUSTRALIA
Depart Papeete early this morning (approx. 2:30am) for your return flight back to Australia, via New Zealand.
Please note: due to crossing the international date-line, the flight will arrive the day after.
Meals included: In-Flight

2019 DEPARTURE DATES
4 April^
30 May
20 June

PRICES
Forward/Aft Ocean View from $5,599*
Mid Ship Ocean View from $5,699*
Upper Forward/Aft Ocean View from $5,999*
Upper Mid Ship Ocean View from $6,299*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until 22 November 2018 unless sold out prior and for departure as specified. Interstate surcharge ex Perth: add an extra $475 per person. ^Flight high season surcharge: add an extra $200 per person. Gratuities/tipping: Recommended Land: €2 per person/day and Mandatory Cruise: $13 USD (approx. $17 AUD) per person /day. Offer is only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes, surcharges or currency fluctuations. Saving amount has already been applied to the advertised prices. Prices correct at October 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.