There are five main island groups from the Marquesas in the north, the Tuamotu atolls, Society and the Leeward Islands to the more remote Australes in the south. They each have their own character and charm with the most well known being the Society Islands of Moorea and Bora Bora.
Geographically 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 most popular charter itinerary is between Huahine and Bora Bora.
In total contrast are The Tuamotu Islands, which are a collection of low atolls. Each island encircles its own lagoon with a ring of coral and beneath the clear waters are spectacular underwater gardens and a myriad of marine life.
Most of these small islets in the making have a pass entrance with some having small local communities existing quietly in paradise while others are attracting tourists to new 5-star resorts. The Tuamotus are becoming more sought after for the luxury crewed yacht charterer seeking that unique ultimate paradise.
The French Polynesian islands enjoy a year round tropical climate but it's best to charter when the trade winds are blowing between April and October. Between the months of November and March it's the hot wet season, when it's very hot and humid with less breeze, so you'll enjoy the air-conditioning on board!
On land and in the sea, there is a plethora of natural wonders to enchant visitors and welcoming locals that embody the Polynesian and French influences in a beautiful blend of culture and cuisine.
Authors rhapsodise about the 118 islands that are cast over the crystalline sea like jewels and you too can experience the vacation of your dreams on a luxury charter yacht such as DREAM.
Here are just five of the stunning luxury charter yachts available here:
SURi is a magnificent 63 metre expedition yacht built by Halter Marine and designed by Kirilloff & Associates (refit) and Stan Antrim of YES (refit). It was originally launched in 1978 and converted in 2007, with her most recent refit in 2016. The steel hull and superstructure with the added benefit of extended range, made possible through a vast amount of fuel reserve onboard, makes SuRi the perfect choice for venturing into exotic and demanding areas of the globe.
There is plenty to do onboard, in the water, and also on land with a diverse range of toys and features including a Jacuzzi, helicopter, sea plane, speedboat, dune buggy and hovercraft. Excitement, adventure and luxurious comfort all rolled into one amazing yacht: experience the world like no one else.
Comfortably sleeping up to 12 guests and 10 crew members, SURI and its professional team will ensure your journey is a memorable one.
Right from the start, HEMISPHERE is in a league of her own. The world's largest luxury charter catamaran, HEMISPHERE boasts the ultimate fusion of extravagance and dynamic performance. This stunning 44.2m (145') sailing yacht commands unrivalled presence whether sailing or at anchor.
Her imposing size allows ample room for all the luxuries her charter guests could desire. HEMISPHERE accommodates up to 12 charter guests, and no two staterooms are identical. Her interior concept by Michael Leach Design can be described as "Polynesian Six Star Luxury": 15 varieties of stone, 18 different leathers, a soothing palette and blend of finishes including walnut soles, brushed oak and wengé, make HEMISPHERE a charter connoisseur's dream.
Outside, the flybridge affords massive deck space for recreation, and an inviting seating area surrounds the spa pool. As for water sports and toys, HEMISPHERE'S options are nearly limitless for charter guests.
SILENTWORLD, 39.6m (130ft), is built for adventure and complete relaxation onboard. She boasts that distinctly Australian style of laid-back luxury, with 5-star amenities and all the comforts of a boutique hotel, with the freedom and warm welcome to put you and your guests entirely at ease.
She has spacious and elegant accommodation for up to 12 guests, with several outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxation. Open plan and airy, the saloon on SILENTWORLD is decorated in a blend of traditional and contemporary styling, with immaculate cherry wood furniture and flooring, and furnishings in a soothing palette of cream.
The bridge deck of SILENTWORLD provides plenty of space for dining alfresco and soaking up the sunshine. The sun deck too is a great place to dine, day or night, complete with sensational views and sea breezes, sunbathe on a comfy teak lounge, or revive all your senses in the large Jacuzzi.
Designed as much for luxury and comfort as for adventure, ASKARI (32.9m/107'11") offers fabulous itineraries in the remote Tuamotus and the magical Leeward Islands. ASKARI crew continue to receive simply glowing references from clients for their superb service.
Accommodation for up to 10 charter guests is in 1 master king with jacuzzi TV/VCR/DVD-CD and private study, 3 queen and 1 double stateroom with pullman.
ASKARI is based in Tahiti all year round, and her loyal crew have uncomparable local knowledge. They ensure that their charter guests can relax and enjoy every available pleasure from water sports and outdoor activities to sightseeing and shopping for exotic treasures.
Luxury charter yacht ORION is an immaculate 74ft (22.56m) sailing catamaran with spectacular style, spacious living areas and brilliant seaworthiness, ideal for up to eight charter guests. A wide-bodied multihull, ORION is blessed with generous space on her decks for leisure and lazing about.
ORION’S ultra-modern interiors are sleek and streamlined, fresh white with jewel coloured soft furnishings to match the scintillating water views. From the aft deck, the saloon comprises a fully equipped galley, adjacent to a spacious saloon with comfortable seating and a coffee table convertible into a large dining table for eight guests.
Charter guests of all ages will be thrilled by ORION’S collection of watertoys and sports equipment.
Tahiti is the place that so enchanted and beguiled artist Paul Gaugin, the backdrop for so many classic films and easily the most picturesque cruising ground in the world.
The locals, along with the professional crews onboard the luxury charter yachts here, are eager to welcome you to their glorious slice of heaven.
These are just a small selection of the range of luxury charter yachts available in Tahiti. Contact your Tahiti expert at Luxury Charter Group now about your next charter in paradise. We will be happy to find the perfect yacht for you to experience this exceptional destination.