Tahiti is often thought of as the world’s paradise and considered one the most romantic places on Earth. These exotic islands seem to have it all — sandy white beaches, glistening turquoise lagoons, vanilla-scented breezes, and velvety green mountains. If you have a South Seas voyage booked aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin and are looking for some romantic ideas in the islands, here are 10 to consider.
Take Your Love to New Heights
Invite your amour on a breathtaking Helicopter Flightseeing Tour of the islands of Bora Bora and Tupai. As you fly over Bora Bora, you’ll discover spectacular views and photo opportunities of the world's most beautiful lagoon and reefs, along with manta rays and sharks — an adventure some call heli-snorkeling. Imagine saying “I love you” or asking “will you marry me?” as you enjoy a bird’s-eye view over the famous heart-shaped Tupai.
Do You Love Long Walks on the Beach? So Do We.
Enjoy a romantic stroll along the beach at our private beach in Bora Bora or our private islet — Motu Mahana. Walk hand in hand as you admire scenic views of majestic mountains and count the shades of blue in famous lagoons. Feel the warm, white sand between your toes and gentle waves washing away your footprints. Romance in the islands is simple, but it’s unforgettable. And as the sun fades in the distance, make a wish that tomorrow will be as perfect as today. It will likely come true!
Relax in Pure Bliss
Treat your loved one to an unforgettable spa experience. French Polynesia is home to many world-class spas. With its unrivaled approach to beauty and rejuvenation, Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm, on board The Gauguin, combines the art of gentle pampering with services that are uniquely tailored to the needs and wishes of each individual. If you’re looking for something truly special, splurge on a relaxing overwater massage during the day on Motu Mahana, our private South Pacific paradise. The InterContinental resorts in Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea offer luxurious spa treatments such as: fresh-flower baths for couples, herbal rain showers, and signature massages. What could be more romantic than spending the day together at a tropical spa?
Romance on the Water
Tahiti is full of romantic excursions, and Paul Gauguin Cruises offers a variety of optional shore excursions that allow you to indulge your senses. Discover one of the world’s most beautiful locales during the Sunset Blue Lagoon Escape as you watch the afternoon sun fade on the horizon in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors. To view our full list of shore excursions, click here.
Some Enchanted Evening
Treat your amour to a romantic date night at sea aboard The Gauguin. We make it easy for you to wine and dine your loved one. Start with a pre-dinner cocktail at the Piano Bar. For dinner, embark on a five-star culinary adventure in one of our three dining venues. Perhaps you’ll dine al fresco, taking in ocean views, or request a table for two and enjoy a private evening. Your tantalizing meal will be perfectly paired with complimentary wines. After dinner, take in a lively show at Le Grand Salon or try your luck in Le Casino. Finish your memorable evening at La Palette lounge — the perfect place to grab a nightcap and dance under the stars to live music. Or, for an even more intimate experience, take advantage of complimentary room service and dine on your private balcony under the stars.
The Most Important and Romantic Meal of the Day
Surprise your love with a romantic breakfast in bed aboard The Gauguin. Wake up to the smell of a fresh, gourmet breakfast including delicious island fruit, fresh-squeezed juice, and waffles with berries covered in whipped cream. For the ultimate experience, order our Champagne Breakfast in Bed Package, which includes a half-bottle of Champagne, toast points with caviar (20 gr paddle fish), pastries, coffee/tea, and orange juice. A cruise vacation is the perfect excuse to indulge while still wearing your pajamas. Sleep in, cuddle, savor your lavish breakfast – you’re on island time!
Adventures in Love
One of our favorite romantic adventures is a full day spent exploring Bora Bora’s glittering neon lagoon on a Lagoon Cruise & Polynesian Feast optional excursion. Discover coral gardens where you can snorkel amid colorful fish. See the elegant stingrays as they glide effortlessly around you. You’ll never forget the thrill of observing black-tip reef sharks in their natural habitat. What better way to end your lagoon tour than with a Polynesian feast on a private motu? Take a seat at your table in the lagoon under umbrellas and dine on fresh grilled specialties. Exhilarating, blissful, sumptuous — this is romantic paradise!
Breathtaking scenery awaits romantics looking to explore the island of Tahiti off the beaten path. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island by spending the day exploring tropical gardens and lush rainforests as you hike to cascading waterfalls. Couples will enjoy cooling off in the natural pool below the towering falls. One look at these spectacular falls, and you’re sure to be mesmerized.
Memorable Celebrations of Love
Commemorate a marriage or anniversary with a unique Polynesian blessing ceremony aboard The Gauguin. Honeymooners receive a complimentary package featuring a celebratory bottle of sparkling wine and more, or upgrade to an optional package with many extras, including a private dinner with the Captain or Hotel Director. For a list of our Special Occasion Packages, please click here.
Just the Two of Us
There are lots of activities in the islands that allow you to spend time as a couple. Enjoy a romantic afternoon exploring the crystal waters of the lagoon as you depart from our watersports marina on a kayak for two, admiring the towering mountains as you glide through the water. Or take your love off-road on an optional ATV Guided Tour by two-seated ATV. Moorea's spectacular valleys, bays, and vistas are yours to discover. You’ll definitely feel the magic as you venture past pineapple fields, stop for real Tahitian vanilla ice cream, and visit the Belvedere lookout for magnificent views and photo opportunities over Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and Mt. Rotui.
Come see for yourself why Tahiti & the Society Islands are the ultimate romantic destination. There simply is not a more unforgettable setting than aboard The Gauguin, and we are renowned for the extra touches and attention to detail that make every occasion special. Come sail with us in this dream paradise!