SAIL AWAY FROM THE CROWD

Travel Bulletin - - WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS -

Honey­mons should not be spent squished into a tow­er­ing deck, wait­ing in lines or sur­rounded by bustling crowds. Float away from group travel and in­stead step aboard the world of small ship cruising. Wind­star’s grace­ful yacht – Wind Spirit, caters to hon­ey­moon­ers by show­ing fewer than 148 guests around Tahiti with small, hand­crafted shore ex­cur­sions. Boast­ing state­rooms and suites in clas­sic con­tem­po­rary style, the seven-night Dreams of Tahiti voy­age can take new­ly­weds away from the or­di­nary, to the pris­tine wa­ters of French Poly­ne­sia. If a week doesn’t hit the spot, ex­plore the less trav­elled area of the Tuamotu Is­lands on an 11-day voy­age fea­tur­ing Fakar­ava, which is a UNESCO Bio­sphere Re­serve known for some of the best div­ing in the South Pa­cific. Fakar­ava is a place that has only re­cently ap­peared on the radar of trav­ellers with un­in­ter­rupted co­ral gar­dens, two tiny vil­lages and rare species. There are no banks or ATMS, no casi­nos or duty free shops, just clear, shal­low wa­ter, white sand and Wind Spirit. The 11-day Tahiti and the Tuamotu Is­lands voy­age also takes in the ports of Ran­giroa and Takapotu, where pris­tine atolls and crystal la­goons hold a hid­den par­adise. Thou­sands of peo­ple, or tran­quil­lity – which would you pre­fer?

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