There’s no feeling quite like the moment you set eyes on the shores of a South Pacific island, where sugar-white sands are marked only by swaying palm fronds and thatched bungalows. Aboard m/s Paul Gauguin, effortlessly access tropical islands and motus (islets) that larger ships can’t reach in a vessel that is purpose-built for the shallow waters. Discover private destinations in Bora Bora and Tah‘a and feel pure awe, wonderment and tranquility.
Visit Paul Gauguin’s Private Island Retreat Motu Mahana
With its many deep bays and craggy hills carpeted with vegetation, the Society Island of Tah‘a reveals the unspoiled essence of French Polynesia. Off its coast lies the islet of Motu Mahana, their unique island retreat. You’ll spend an idyllic day in this tropical paradise, doing exactly as you please. You can relax onshore or spend some time snorkeling or kayaking in the lagoon off shore.
Consider exploring the flavors of Tahiti with an island barbecue on a private motu formed of coral and sand. Begin your day by picking out the perfect beach chair under a palm. Then feast on traditional fare such as poisson cru — a Tahitian specialty of raw fish marinated in lime and coconut milk paired with an ice-cold Hinano, the local brew. After lunch, learn to tie the traditional pareo (sarong) worn by locals and harvest coconuts from the palms that dot the island. Delve into the Tahitian culture with this exclusive experience only available aboard Paul Gauguin French Polynesia itineraries.
Visit Paul Gauguin’s Private Beach in Bora Bora
Paul Gauguin Cruises also welcomes you to their secluded beach on a motu off the coast of Bora Bora. Swim or snorkel, paddle board, bask on white sands, engage in a game of volleyballs, or grab a beverage from the bar and admire picture-postcard views of Mount Otemanu towering over the main island in this exclusive getaway.