Today we headed back from Huahine on a 4 hour sail for the two main islands for another free day.
By 1pm we reached Taha’a island where life slows down; this charmingly quiet island sweeps you deep into the typical Polynesians’ easygoing life.
If you fancy a swim, the Jardin du Corail aka “Coral Gardens” is the most renowned snorkeling spot in Tahiti.
Let yourself drift over colorful corals and be mesmerized by brightly colored fish and great giant clams sunbathing right under the surface of the sea! Bring some food as they are not at all intimidated by humans here.
If you want to get more active, head to Tahiti’s only navigable river, the Na Fa’aroa River, by kayak with an expert guide leading the way through Raiatea’s verdant interior. For those who like sights should visit Mare Taputapuâtea, the most important archeological site in French Polynesia and a UNESCO Heritage site. There you can take a wander amongst the ruins and learn about the history of the Polynesian people and their customs here.
Alternatively you can visit to the famous Rum Factory, the local Pearl Farms, or find yourself a Motu (uninhabited island) and spend the day snorkeling with tame sharks.
In the evening we anchored up and enjoyed the scenery of a secluded spot before cooking dinner by sundown on the bow of our yacht.
The stillness and tranquility of being within the protected reef laid us out on the deck while we watched for shooting stars.
A truly magical and a great way to unwind after a busy few days.
The next morning was when we got dressed in our regatta outfits for a sailing contest like no other, as we danced our way across the sea from Taha’a to the mythical island of Bora Bora. Our theme this route was roaring ’20s/flappers:
After an epic one hour run, we made sure to recreate what has now become a TYWxTMD tradition thanks to Sabrina:
- At time of posting in Taha'a, it was 27 °C - Humidity: 79% | Wind Speed: 21km/hr | Cloud Cover: sunny