In a series of three videos, chief stewardess Kate Chastain gives some insight into the magical islands of French Polynesia, the latest charter destination on hit reality TV show Below Deck.
Showcasing the region’s incredible natural beauty and distinctive culture, chief stewardess Kate Chastain gives us a glimpse into what guests can expect from a yacht charter vacation in Tahiti and the surrounding islands of French Polynesia.
The video opens in Tahiti, the largest island of the archipelago. The chain is composed of 118 islands in total, and although remote, Kate informs viewers it is only an eight-hour flight from California to Tahiti.
Viewers are treated to stunning shots of the island’s natural waterfalls, crystal-clear lagoons and aquamarine oceans which are home to some of the most exquisite coral reefs in the world. The waters are perfect for snorkelling and scuba-diving, but there are also plenty of spots to enjoy other water activities such as surfing and canoeing.
Kate Chastain gives us a glimpse into what guests can expect from a yacht charter vacation in Tahiti and the surrounding islands of French Polynesia.
Back on shore, Kate and new chef Adrian Martin head to the island’s capital of Papeete to visit the markets and shop around for traditional Tahitian souvenirs. Kate explains that the island has a thriving pearl industry, and the markets often sell rare black pearls harvested locally at one of the island's pearl farms.
The second video of the mini-series gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the crew’s favourite party spots around Tahiti. Kate reveals that Morrison’s Cafe and Bora Bora Lounge were the most popular places to party after a long day's work.
"Best to order anything with coconut, pineapple or vanilla as these are indigenous to the islands," Kate recommends, before joking that "anything’s better than a mojito", in reference to her disastrous attempt to mix a mojito in season 2.
We are then given a glimpse of Mo’Orea, Kate’s personal favourite of the island chain. Known as nature’s playground, Mo’Orea is coated in lush tropical forests with eight mountain summits offering breathtaking vistas over a slice of paradise.
‘Best to order anything with coconut, pineapple or vanilla as these are indigenous to the islands.’
According to Kate, the island is also home to some of the best private anchorages of the season. Secluded bays, sandbars and atolls can all be found in the waters of French Polynesia, and the video shows the charter party enjoying a meal in the water at low tide.
The video then takes us to the lagoonarium off the coast of Mo’Orea, where charter guests can swim in a protected area and see mesmerising marine life up close. With two feedings per day, the spot is popular with anyone keen to get up close to sharks and stingrays.
The third and final installment in the mini-series takes viewers back on shore for a dose of culture. Serving up fun facts about the history of local traditions, Kate shows us the different types of Tahitian dance, from fire-dancing to choreographed group dances.
“Tahitian dance is vibrant, passionate and a significant part of Tahitian history,” says Kate.
With so many islands in French Polynesia to choose from, you can read our article to help you find your perfect island on a Tahiti yacht charter.
The three videos paint a picture of serenity in Tahiti, and are sure to entice anyone to visit the island chain on a luxury yacht charter vacation.
To find out more about chartering anywhere in French Polynesia, speak to your preferred charter broker.
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