Over 100 islands, strung across four million square kilometres of ocean… French Polynesia is an island idyll, the perfect castaway’s retreat. Meet the locals of Tahiti and Moorea, dive with the incredibly abundant wildlife around the Society Islands, or spot the brightly coloured birds of Tetiaroa: this is escapism at its best.
Cruising this awe-inspiring, National Geographic landscape this summer is 54 metre Tiara built by Alloy in 2004.
Her optimised rig makes her one of the most powerful sailing yachts in the world. Handsome Art Deco interiors include a full-beam, duplex master suite, while moveable walls allow for a flexible guest cabin arrangement.
Of course, in such sensational scenery, guests will want to spend as much time as possible on deck. Large amounts of deck space aft cater for sunbathing and sightseeing.
A double-sided cinema screen can be viewed from a Moroccan- style deck marquee or the cockpit. With a spa pool on the foredeck, the transom pivots into the sea so that guests can practically swim onto deck. And once you are in these waters, one of the most incredible diving locations on the globe.
Tiara is said to be the only sailing yacht in the world to have a fully-certified PADI scuba diving centre.
This great sailing superyacht carries 10 guests, from €180,000 per week and is available from Edmiston