Bound for Paradise: Tahiti #CruiseUnexpected

We’re bound for paradise, a.k.a. Tahiti! It’s not often that you get the chance to realize a bucket list dream, so when the opportunity presents itself you pack faster than you can say maururu!

When Windstar Cruises makes that dream of going to Tahiti a reality you pinch yourself all the while perusing photos of tropical white sand beaches, palm trees, and the crystal clear turquoise blue lagoons.

This will be a trip of many firsts for us:

This will be our first time flying on Air Tahiti Nui. We’ll be traveling on one of Air Tahiti Nui’s super quiet Airbus A340-300 fleet from Los Angeles to Papeete whose cabin colors evoke the feel and essence of the Tahitian Islands. We’re excited to experience Air Tahiti Nui’s legendary hospitality.

We’ll be staying at Le Meridien which offers a unique and traditional Polynesian experience. It is said to be a sanctuary for those seeking paradise and after a long day and night of travel, the signature Le Méridien bed will be a welcome sight. Not to mention how much we’re looking forward to the white sand bottom pool, complimentary snorkeling, kayaking, the L’Atelier du Chef cooking lessons and art gallery.

We’ll board Windstar’s Wind Spirit, a 148-passenger 4-masted sailing yacht with four wide-open teak decks. All staterooms have ocean views, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, L’Occitane® bath products, comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers, flat-screen TV with DVD player, a Bose SoundDock speakers and fresh fruit and flowers.

With sails billowing, we’ll island hop, starting in Papeete, then on to Moorea, Raiatea, Motu Mahaea (Tahaa), Bora Bora, and Huahine. We’ll swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, hike through lush rainforests, and experience Polynesian culture throughout this bucket list experience. We’ll be sharing our adventures using #WindstarCruises and #CruiseUnexpected hashtags. We hope you’ll follow along on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Insta-Stories as we explore the south Pacific for the very first time! 

What would you most like to do with a week in Paradise? 

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