Motu Mahana, Society Islands via Paul Gauguin

Motu Mahana, Tahaa in the Society Islands via Paul Gauguin

Discover Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises private islet in the Tahaa, Society Islands. A day at the beach was never so luxurious and relaxing. Voted #1 Private-Island Experience by Cruise Buzz.

At anchor in Tahaa

Yesterday after my third round of snorkeling off the clear waters of Motu Mahana, I decided that Paul Gauguin’s islet ranked #1 cruise line owned prvate beach.

Crystal clear South Pacific waters.

Although the motu is not large, there was plenty of space for all guests to enjoy a a drink from the  floating bar, dine on freshly grilled burgers, fish kabobs and assorted salads, swim, relax, and idle the day away.  At one point, I was having so much fun I contemplated ways to be left behind by the ship.

Most cruise visitors that have been to Paul Gauguin’s motu rave about their time  on the islet, I know why now. Tip: skip the shore excursion and spend all your time at Motu Mahana.

Enjoying a beachside barbeque on Paul Gauguin’s  own private island of Motu Mahana is like waking up in a dream. The motu is uninhabited except for fellow guests, and those wonderful  Les Gauguines who welcome all arriving guests with a song.

Motu welcome from Les Gauguines

Monday, February 27, 2012

  • Port of call: Taha’a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Motu Mahana (private islet) features snorkeling, watersports and lunch barbecue
    •  Dinner: Le Grill
Lunch is served.

Virtual Voyage

Happening Now: virtual voyage on Paul Gauguin Cruises

Join me as I journey to Tahiti, French Polynesia  & The South Pacific.  I set sail for a 7-night cruise aboard the M/S Paul Gauguin on Feb 25, 2012. Follow along on Twitter, I will be posting to the #Tahiti12 hashtag.

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