The dark green mountains of Bora Bora rise out of a crystalline blue lagoon, while neighbouring Raiatea is known for its sacred temple, dedicated to the god of war and a previous site of human sacrifice. Tahitian culture was isolated for many years and the local people developed beautifully complex, expressive dances as a means of communication and expression. Take the chance to visit a Marae in the company of locals and hear tales of the people’s seagoing ancestors and all the ocean legends they inspire. The yacht will be provisioned with some of the bounty these islands produce including pineapple, over 300 types of banana and the national dish, poisson cru. Once you’ve had your fill of French Polynesia’s best-known islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea, venture to the Marquesas and Tuamotus for a South Seas idyll of glistening white sand, turquoise waters and beaches laced with soft palms.