Motu Mahana, Society Islands via Paul Gauguin
Fancy drinks served in freshly opened coconuts gathered from the motu.

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.


Carrie Finley

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