Luxury Charter Group have been fortunate to spend considerable time in this beautiful and charming area. Here we share some of our highlights, any of which would make the perfect destination for your next luxury yacht charter.... and the one after that!
Now is the perfect time to relax and savor life's simple joys. A South Pacific adventure serves as your personal retreat, a chance to appreciate the world's enduring beauty.
The Leeward Islands of Tahiti
Probably one of the most popular and recognisable destinations, the Leeward Islands are majestic volcanic landscapes covered in lush tropical vegetation. Each island rises steeply from its lagoon and is circled by a protecting outer coral reef. Dotting the reef, small uninhabited motus (islets) are fringed by white sandy beaches and lush green coconut palms.
The island of Raiatea lies in the heart of the Leeward Islands. According to legend, Raiatea is the sacred home of the gods, and the ancestral heart of French Polynesia. It is a magical island paradise with mountainous peaks to the south home to waterfalls that cascade to the sea. Raiatea shares her lagoon with the lush island of Tahaa; a tranquil island where sweet tropical aromas of vanilla and frangipani permeate the air.
Bora Bora to the north is the fabled island where they make movies. Enjoy secluded anchorages in places accessible only by yacht. Venture to the east and lose yourselves in the blues, greens and turquoises of this beautiful lagoon. Pluck up the courage to swim with the turtles, sharks and rays you'll likely announce this a highlight of your charter! For a less commercialised experience head further southwest to Huahine, a deeply spiritual island with a deep turquoise lagoon.
The Tuamotu Atolls in Tahiti
The Tuamotu Atolls stretch for 800 miles from East to West; small islets in the making, each a circle of coral, most with a pass entrance; some have small local communities existing quietly in paradise. Others are attracting tourists to new 5-star resorts. The Tuamotus are understandably becoming more sought after for the luxury crewed yacht charterer seeking that unique ultimate paradise offering a dream South Seas snapshot.
This is an immense, untouched marine area offering exceptional opportunities to encounter the vast menagerie of underwater life, while ashore, fun and fantastic lagoon expeditions beckon. There is silence and starry skies, indigo blue ocean lapping coral beaches and life is always unhurried.
BABAC in Tahiti
At 77ft (23.28m) and 36ft (11m) wide, BABAC, is the largest sailing cat ever built by Lagoon and a true superyacht. Ideally configured for a luxury charter vessel, BABAC features free-flowing spaces from aft deck through the saloon with a door through to the foredeck, offering multiple social and relaxation areas, sculptural lines and luxurious details.
For her fortunate charter guests, BABAC also has a massive forward deck with plenty of room for relaxing including two lounge areas and a large trampoline for relaxing above the water and catching the tropical breezes day or night.
BABAC has been designed and styled with absolute consideration for onboard relaxation and harmony. Interior décor is characterised by a palette of soothing cream, beige and brown tones, timber paneling in grey oak, darker oak for flooring, and an interesting mix of textures and decorative elements such as cushions and furnishings in deep red and some touches of blue.
BABAC comprises all the features of a 5-star vessel and so much more. Her main distinguishing feature is the master suite, independent of the rest of the vessel with the magnificent balcony unique for a sailing vessel and allowing sea breezes, scintillating views and access to the water. The remaining guest accommodation is just as airy and spacious, with three lavish cabins each with ensuite, and the fully-equipped professional galley from which the onboard Chef will create gourmet menus entirely personalised for you and your guests.
BABAC is available for charter in Fiji in 2023 and Tahiti, including the spectacular remote atolls of the Tuamotus in 2024.
GINETTE in Tahiti
Sailing catamaran GINETTE is a 2021 Sunreef 70 with a range of luxury features and accommodation for up to eight guests. At close to 75ft (22.77m), GINETTE has a wide beam of 35ft (10.84m) and is a stable, spacious and luxurious choice for charter in the tranquil azure waters of the South Pacific.
On deck, guests can enjoy the wide lounge space on the foredeck, accessed from the saloon, with a bow terrace sunken lounge area, sunpads and concealed diving gear storage. The generously-sized aft deck comprises dining table, seating, bar, grill, sofa seat overlooking the huge swim platform and a cosy day bed for long afternoon slumbers as the tropical scenery glides by.
The flybridge is yet another excellent space for guests to while away the days enjoying 360-degree views and sea breezes. There’s plenty of undercover seating, sunpads and space for early-morning yoga if that’s on the agenda!
GINETTE provides charter guests with four well-appointed double cabins, each with private ensuite and large windows for panoramic views. The cabin configuration is one king bed cabin, two queen cabins and one twin convertible into queen, to suit various family and friend charter groups.
GINETTE is permanently based in Tahiti for your luxury yacht charter exploring the picturesque island and azure waters of French Polynesia.
The Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
The Yasawa Islands offer charter guests the opportunity to visit Fijian villages and experience the traditional way of life through cultural performances, welcome ceremonies, handicraft demonstrations, sampling local delicacies such as kava and even share a 'lovo' feast – smoked meat and seafood barbecued in the earth.
Your charter crew will know the precise locations of the best moorings to behold the volcanic mountains of the Southern Yasawa Islands and where to swim and snorkel in the spectacular crystalline lagoons of the Northern Yasawa Islands, a garden of coral and teeming with sealife.
The Mamanucas have a wide range of world-class resorts and onshore and on-water activities accessible to the more active charter guests.
AIX in Fiji
Experience unrivaled luxury aboard AIX, a top-tier motor yacht offering unparalleled comfort and adventure. With room for 10 guests and a cruising season spanning East Coast Australia (November to April) and Fiji (May to October), AIX is your gateway to indulgence. As part of Sanlorenzo's esteemed Alloy series, AIX is a 44.5m masterpiece, combining striking design with cutting-edge naval architecture.
AIX offers exceptional outdoor spaces, including sunbeds, a balcony with a Jacuzzi, and a flybridge with panoramic views. The hydraulic swim platform connects you to the sea, ensuring a comfortable and adventurous experience.
Her elegant interiors exudes elegance and sophistication and features a cinema room. AIX accommodates 10 guests across 5 suites, including the expansive master suite. Two cabins feature queen beds, and two twin cabins offer their unique charm, creating the perfect luxury yacht experience. The three-deck master suite sets new standards for privacy and luxury.
AIX's watersports equipment includes Williams Jet Tenders, Seabobs, paddleboards, and more. With a professional crew of up to 9, AIX ensures a safe, satisfying, and carefree journey, allowing you to savor every moment.
DE LISLE III in Fiji
DE LISLE III, 42.00 m (137' 10"), is a world-class superyacht that allows you to explore Fiji in 5-star comfort with a classic interior with luxurious furnishings, the finest Italian marble and 24-carat gold fittings.
Accommodation is for up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms: on the main deck a full-beam VIP king stateroom has an additional pullman berth; on the lower deck are the full-beam master stateroom, a queen and a twin stateroom all with ensuites.
On the main deck a spacious saloon. with separate dining area, enjoys panoramic views through large full-length windows. The sprawling aft deck flows down to a large swim platform, which is the hub for an endless array of watersports activities.
The upper deck has an outdoor lounge area forward of the bridge, providing commanding views of the yacht's forward movement. A second saloon on the upper deck opens out to a large bar and dining area - perfect for relaxing or al fresco dining by day or night. A fourth exterior lounge area, complete with large Jacuzzi, is located on the vessel's sun deck.
DE LISLE III is based in Airlie Beach in the Whitsunday Islands May to September, cruising Fiji October to April 2024, before heading to South East Asia later in 2024.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
It's the world's largest coral reef, comprising over 3,000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands. Charter guests to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins, among many other experiences.
IMPULSIVE in Australia
IMPULSIVE, a remarkable 132ft (40.2m) luxury charter yacht, graces Sydney Harbour and journeys to the Whitsundays from July to October.
Her expansive decks and semicircular glass entrance create the perfect atmosphere for memorable gatherings. The aft deck is perfect for dining and entertainment, while the sundeck boasts a jacuzzi and versatile Panorama Sunroom for 12 guests. The foredeck is a delightful spot for sunset cocktails.
IMPULSIVE boasts chic interiors with a modern palette of white furnishings and dark timbers. up to 10 charter guests in five palatial staterooms. There’s a lavish full-beam master suite on the main deck along with two VIP cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck.
This remarkable luxury charter yacht is well equipped with a formidable array of watertoys and the dedicated crew of eight is passionate about watersports and fishing and can arrange rendezvous diving with local operators.
AURA in Australia
The 90' Yacht AURA, a 2023 model tailored for the Australian charter scene, boasts an inviting and spacious interior accentuated by the vast saloon windows. It offers multiple entertainment areas across various levels and luxurious cabins, making for a well-rounded design.
The yacht's beach club is a highlight, featuring an outdoor shower, an expansive swim platform perfect for water access, and a forward seating area with optional shading.
With a roomy on-deck Master suite and four ensuite-equipped guest staterooms, AURA delivers comfort and style. This sought-after FD series from Horizon Yachts has earned a strong reputation and is now available for charter, promising a memorable experience exploring the northern Great Barrier Reef and the Kimberleys from May to September, and from October to April the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and Tasmania.
INTRIGUE in Australia
INTRIGUE, a 28m/95' motor yacht by Jade Yachts, is tailor-made for extended voyages and luxury charters across Australia. With its steel hull, this purpose-built vessel delivers both comfort and the spirit of adventure.
From the moment you step aboard, INTRIGUE's spacious cabins, generous entertaining areas, and welcoming design will delight you. The interior's heated marble floors add a touch of luxury and warmth, enhancing your cruising experience.
She offers accommodation for 8 in 4 well-appointed cabins. The huge master suite with king bed is located on the main deck, while the three queen-sized VIP ensuite bedrooms are on the lower deck.
INTRIGUE is your gateway to epic adventures, offering charters along the enchanting East Coast of Australia.
The Bay of Islands, New Zealand
New Zealand, and most especially the Bay of Islands is a truly unique yacht charter destination with sparkling island studded bays, cobalt blue seas, edged with long silvery beaches, pockets of subtropical forest, towns immersed in history and charm. The ideal way to explore this area is in your very own private crewed luxury charter yacht.
The Bay of Islands has attracted sailors from around the world for over a century, with its sheltered anchorages and temperate sub-tropical climate. Aptly named, this area is studded with islands providing an area of varied geographic beauty and unspoiled sailing grounds. There are innumerable anchorages, great fishing and diving and white sandy beaches within sheltered waters. With anchorages in close proximity, it is the ideal charter destination where you can decide your itinerary as the mood takes you.
PERSEUS ^3 ("Perseus Cubed") in New Zealand
PERSEUS^3 (pronounced "Perseus cubed") is a sleek and alluring sloop built by Perini Navi. Measuring 60m (197ft), she's the second of Perini Navi's 60M Series, created with Ron Holland Design with a brief to boost volume and performance.
PERSEUS ^3 can accommodate up to 12 guests in sheer luxury within five or six staterooms and marble ensuites. One of the interior highlights is a convertible master suite. The full-beam stateroom contains a sliding wall that can split it into two cabins. It boasts a King sized bed, lounge area, desk and ensuite Jacuzzi bath and steam shower.
The interiors are a stimulating blend of traditional timber with sophisticated urban details. The spacious main saloon comprises a theatre-screen lounge area, formal dining for 12 around a magnificent table featuring patterned inlay, and even a piano! Guests will enjoy sumptuous dining and entertaining on deck as well. The undercover aft deck is ideal for informal meals and cocktails. An extended aft platform gives easy access to the water. On the flybridge, more seating and sun pads for soaking up the rays by the Jacuzzi.
PERSEUS ^3 will be available for charter in New Zealand February & March 2024.
PACIFIC MERMAID in New Zealand
The 105ft custom-built motor yacht PACIFIC MERMAID, currently stationed in Auckland, is a luxurious vessel designed for private luxury charters in New Zealand. From May to October, guests will also have the opportunity to explore the idyllic island paradise of Fiji.
PACIFIC MERMAID boasts traditional charm, contemporary luxuries, and is ideal for both families and groups of friends. A favored itinerary takes you from the Hauraki Gulf to the picturesque Bay of Islands, rich in marine life and scenic anchorages.
The yacht features four spacious social spaces: the aft deck for alfresco dining, the bridge deck with an outdoor dining area and lounge, the lounge and wheelhouse, and the sundeck with seating. The interior showcases classic mahogany paneling, an inviting atmosphere, and underwent a refresh in 2022. The main saloon, dining area for 10, and upper lounge provide ample space for relaxation.
PACIFIC MERMAID accommodates eight guests in four opulent cabins with private ensuites. The master and VIP cabins feature queen beds and flatscreen TVs.
With more and more luxury yachts in this area there has never been a better time to explore this magical, alluring paradise. In the South Pacific, you will not just find a destination; you'll encounter peace, adventure, and an opportunity to recharge. It's a chance to explore, reflect, and embark on a journey brimming with unforgettable moments.
For further details of the South Pacific charter destinations and luxury yachts available there please contact the specialists at Luxury Charter Group. Plan your escape and experience the enchantment of these incredible islands.