The 118 islands and atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs) of French Polynesia, shimmer like a string of prized Tahitian pearls. Tahiti and the Society Islands have inspired generations of artists and writers seeking to capture their magical allure. Among countless others, Herman Melville, James A. Michener, Henri Matisse—and of course painter Paul Gauguin himself—were transfixed by these islands. You will be, too.
Where will you find your inspiration? Vanilla-scented Taha’a? Rugged Moorea? Or perhaps even just watching the Technicolor sunset from your balcony onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. The perfect introduction—or reintroduction— to the picture-perfect charms of the South Pacific, this 7-night sojourn whisks you away to destinations that played muse for authors, painters, musicians and photographers.
• Slow down and let stress float away on secluded Huahine, where relaxation is the only item on your To-Do List. Explore the local village on foot. Wander through lush rainforests. Float in crystal-clear lagoons. It’s all at your fingertips.
• Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.
• Enjoy an overnight in Bora Bora, which gives you ample time to explore this laid-back destination’s dramatic mountain peaks, romantic lagoons, and impossibly turquoise waters.