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Amazing Horses from Marquesas - Tahuata

Tahuata

Tahuata is accessible by boat from Hiva Oa, a short stretch of sea separates the two islands.

Marquesas archipelago

Tahuata is the smallest of the inhabited Marquesan islands, just 61 km².

In the shadow of its imposing mountain, Mt. Tumu Meae Ufa, standing nearly 1200 m above sea-level, deeply divided by four steep valleys, Tahuata hides a rich heritage of ancient stone carvings.

Little visited by tourists, the island is a haven of serenity and willingly reveals its history and creativity to the lucky few. The island has many attractions, both natural and cultural. On the east coast you find beautiful white-sand beaches. In Vaitahu, a visit to the church is well worthwhile for the eclectic blend of European and Marquesan decoration. The abundant archaeological remains alone justify the journey.

Tahuata’s sculptors are true artists, superb objects such as lances, war clubs and bowls are finely carved from bone and hardwoods growing on the island or rosewood. The crafts’ center in the quaint little village of Hapatoni and the museum at the village hall in Vaitahu exhibit these pieces of art.

TAHUATA, the island of Mono'i

Tahuata is also known for the quality of its’ mono’i , produced using secret ancestral methods. Mono’i is a tiare-flower infused coconut oil, often scented with other fragrant plants. Marquesan mono’i  is rich and intoxicating with sensual perfumes such as vetiver, sandalwood and ylang-ylang. The oil is essential for use in Polynesian massage, another skill transmitted orally from generation to generation.

Highlights
  • An island of preserved natural beauty
  • Its plunging valleys
  • The small bays of white-sand with crystalline water, ideal for bathing
  • The small historic port Vaitahu
  • Exceptional encounters with the Marquesan people
  • The village of Hapatoni with its « royal road»
Accommodations
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My Relentless

My Relentless

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Apataki, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva

MY Relentless is a super luxurious expedition yacht based in the South Pacific waters which offers chartered expedition in French Polynesia. Referred to as an explorer vessel, she provides very sea-worthy and stable cruising while still having the benefits of a shallow draft. The ability to tuck in to hidden bays for shelter or exploration and cruise longer distances between anchorages provides adventurers with much more flexibility when planning their itinerary.
MY Relentless sleeps as many as 9 guests in four staterooms, including a master suite, two double cabins, a twin cabin and a Pullman berth.
The overall design of MY Relentless is one very elegant and luxurious, classically styled with Chinese influences of the four elements of wood, water, fire and soil. Her interior spaces are warm and welcoming, with a clear focus on relaxation. Her salon is ultra-spacious with comfortable seating options.
Her spacious top deck is the ideal entertaining space. Large loungers provide space for sunning or relaxing. It also boasts a full bar, outdoor TV and large Jacuzzi. She offers stunning views wherever guests are located of the emerald-green peaks of the South Pacific's most renowned cruising areas. Enjoy sunset cocktails or al fresco snacks while taking in the spectacular surrounding views!

Yachts / Motoryacht

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Utimate Lady

Utimate Lady

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Apataki, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva

The Ultimate Lady is a sport fishing boat based in the capital island of Tahiti (Society Islands). She offers the very best in stability, comfort and of course, style! Ultimate Lady was designed specifically for long range sport fishing and enjoys fishing all the marlin species in Tahiti year round. Cruising the Islands of Tahiti on board Ultimate Lady is both for those wanting to have a serious fishing holiday of a lifetime, and for those simply seeking adventurous luxury.
She has a top speed of 32 knots and a range of 5500 nautical miles so she is a great boat for traveling long distances in a fraction of the time.
Ultimate Lady features two identical master cabins, forward, port and starboard. Each cabin has its own queen size bed, flat screen TV, a DVD player, a desk, a cupboard and bed side drawers. Both have en suites and individually controlled air conditioning. In the forepeak, there is a third cabin with two single beds and an en suite bathroom. There is an additional double berth aft with a private bathroom just next door.
For larger groups there is also an additional cabin with twin bunk beds and a shared bathroom with the twin, however this is better suited to more casual charters and / or groups traveling with small children (so up to 8 people + 2 small children) as then crew numbers go down to 3.
There is plenty of space available to relax indoors and lounge in the sun on deck, and Ultimate Lady is fitted with a Bose and Sony entertainment system throughout.

Yachts / Motoryacht

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Miss Kulani

Miss Kulani

Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a, Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Apataki, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva

Miss Kulani, luxurious motor yacht based in the island of Tahiti, offers private cruises. Cruising on clear waters of Polynesian lagoons on board this sumptuous yacht, is an incredible experience. With so much to do, see, taste, touch and feel, Miss Kulani prides herself to have assembled the best of the best, now offering a selection of custom-tailored itineraries to ensure you experience our islands’ paradise in your own unique way.
This beautiful motor yacht features 3 (eco-powered air-conditioned) cabins with individual en suite bathrooms, as well as another guest stateroom that is best suited for very small children. The main deck contains a huge saloon and a dining area, boasting panoramic views of the surroundings.
The fly bridge is very comfortable and well-appointed with a large sofa, a wine cooler, a fridge and an ice maker. It is the ideal spot to chill out while cruising. The sundeck offers ample sunbathing space with lounge chairs. The shaded aft deck provides a private place to relax and gives you access to the swim platform. Thanks to Miss Kulani’s low draft, anchoring close to shore in shallow crystal-clear waters will truly immerse you in the magic of the islands.
The crew on board Miss Kulani can arrange everything from diving with a personal instructor, going on a safari ashore, or organizing a spa and massage in the most prestigious resorts in Bora Bora. Their expertise will make your dreams a reality.

Yachts / Motoryacht

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Aqua Tiki II

Aqua Tiki II

Rangiroa, Tikehau, Fakarava, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Apataki, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva

Catamarans designed for scuba diving are rare: The Aqua Tiki II is one of them and is 18 meters (59 feet) long with 5 cabins. The boat leaves from Fakarava, offering ideal and optimal conditions for maximum enjoyment of the marvelous diving in the Tuamotu.
Two long dives are organized daily. The sea life is especially rich in this archipelago of French Polynesia, with an abundant concentration of grey sharks, as well as white tipped, black tipped, sleeping sharks, pointed snouts, big hammer head sharks, and sometimes tiger sharks. We regularly see barracudas and bonitos in the passes. Manta rays and napoleons are also present all year in the Tuamotu, as well as dolphins and a multitude of various schools of fish: red globe-eye priacanthus, barracudas, bec-de-canne emperor fish…
The on-board comfort is worthy of a small floating hotel with a spacious saloon and dining area, and a lounge near the bar where delicious cocktails are served each evening. Meals are prepared by a hostess and served in the sheltered cockpit, where plancha grilled dinners are on the menu for some evenings. Trampolines on the forward deck of the catamaran provide two sunbathing areas where idleness is encouraged with sun protection. On board: stereo, HD TV with LED Blue Ray DVD player, library…
You cruise in total security with a professional crew and you dive with certified BEES diving instructors. Nautical activities proposed : water skiing, wake board, kayaks… Numerous shore excursions are possible by zodiac or kayak.
All the Aqua Tiki II team is at your service to make this cruise a great experience in optimal safety conditions.

Catamarans / 4 cabins