SAIL AWAY FROM THE CROWD
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?