Brought to you by: Sharon Hando, Windstar Crusies

Ship: Wind Spirit
Sailing: 7 x nights, January 2017
Destination: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Itinerary: Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Motu Mahaea, Bora Bora, Huahine


  • Wind Spirit. A cruise onboard Wind Spirit is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti, whilst visiting one legendary island after another!
  • Overnight in Bora Bora. The romantic overnight stay in Bora Bora – wow – the stunning turquoise lagoon left me speechless!
  • Drift snorkeling to harvest your own Tahitian black pearl. Drift snorkeling in the crystal clear Tahitian waters and being lucky enough to have the opportunity to snorkel down into the depths of the Tahitian waters to harvest my very own black pearl in Raiatea.
  • Beach BBQ on a secluded motu. My family loved the exclusive beach BBQ on a Bora Bora secluded motu (very small island) with performances by local fire dancers.
  • Moorea. The visit to Moorea, had really resonated with me as it reminded me of the South Pacific musical mystical Bali Hai
  • Tikis and tiare flowers. I loved the immersion into the Polynesian culture from tikis – large or small wooden or stone carving in humanoid form, to tiare flowers – Polynesian culture’s symbol of harmony
  • Unique sailing experience. Watching the sails unfurl as the voyage sets sail on the first night
  • Water activities. Guests can look forward to swimming, kayaking and paddling off the back of the yacht throughout the voyage

Top Tips

1. No crowds and no lines. Perfectly sized yacht with fewer than 148 guests and 100 crew to spoil you

2. Life onboard. Wherever your mood and appetite leads you, you will enjoy beautiful scenery and the freedom of open-seated dining and no formal dress codes

3. Onboard signature BBQ. Among the many alfresco dining opportunities, the onboard Signature BBQ is a crowd favourite for guests who love to sit back and enjoy a special performance by the crew during their meal

4. Chart reading with the Captain. Guest’s can drop by the Open Bridge for an impromptu lesson in chart reading with the Captain

5. The crew. Get ready to be spoilt by the incredible Wind Spirit crew who will get to know your name, anticipate your needs and memorise your favourite drink

6. Locally inspired culinary cuisines. You won’t be dieting on this voyage, as all meals are included and you won’t be able to resist the fresh local dishes often selected by the ship’s chef on a visit to the local market

7. Intimate outdoor spaces. Enjoy the abundance of wide open decks and intimate outdoor spaces to view the awe inspiring sunrises and magical sunsets

8. Watersports platform. Swim, sail and kayak from the ship’s Watersports Platform in some of the world’s clearest waters

9. A Pool deck MUST DO. Be on the pool deck at sunset when leaving port, with your favourite beverage to enjoy the unfurling of the sails to the sounds of Vangelis’ 1492 Conquest of Paradise, a truly magical and unforgettable moment