Bury your toes in the pristine white sand of Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s private South Seas paradise near the island of Taha’a. At Motu Mahana, your to-do list should start with relaxing under the palms and letting the warm tropical breezes carry you away. You can also spend the morning working up an appetite by snorkeling with brightly colored sea life, and then emerge from the crystal-clear water to a tropical BBQ spread. Grab some lunch—perhaps a serving of the famous poisson cru—and a cold cocktail before heading to the secluded beach for a picnic, or you can hang out with fellow passengers and listen to local musicians. After lunch you can choose from excursions into the island’s interior, various water sports, or simply soaking up some tropical sun.
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