As many islands have very limited tourist accommodation, the option of luxury cruising is becoming increasingly popular. Rather than the mass tourism of “super cruisers”, travellers are able to charter a large variety of private yachts for large or small groups.
A Tahiti sailing vacation offers balmy easterly trade winds averaging between 15 and 20 knots throughout the year, virtually guaranteeing a relaxing sail every day in the calm waters behind the reefs and spirited sailing on open-water passages. Companies such as Tahiti Yacht Charter or Dream Yacht Charter – Tahiti have a broad choice of options. The M/S Paul Gaugin is also a great way to visit islands while not having to “pick up stakes” every day (see also our page on cruising).