Sample Itinerary – 10 Days
Day 1 – Your Adventure Begins
Your holiday aboard Sv ALIZÉ starts with being met a Vavaʻu (Lupepauʻu) International Airport by your Captain and Host, before being whisked away to meet ALIZÉ.
You will be welcomed aboard with fresh fruits, Champaign, Drinks, and Hors-d’oeuvre, where you can wind down with the scent of tropical flowers and the relaxing sounds of the distant waves on the reef.
Next, your Captain will show you around the yacht so you can get to know ALIZÉ and you will be given a safety briefing. Then we will cast off and watch the sunset at Port Maurelle.
Your personal chef and host will prepare dinner. Together we will plan your personal itinerary.
Day 2 – Port Maurelle
Wake up to a hearty breakfast and the warm ocean breeze of the South Pacific.
While in Port Maurelle you can snorkel on swim in the clear water (if we are lucky a manta ray may swim by to welcome you), you can paddle board, go for a ski tube behind our 3.5-meter Rib or just lay around and soak up the rays of the sun.
After lunch, it’s a short sail around to ‘Swallows cave’ if the weather is calm we can drive the Rib into the mouth of the cave. Explore the cave, snorkel, read the inscriptions in the wall dating back to the late 1800’s.
Day 3 – Nuapapu Island
Nuapapu Island and the village of Matamaka. Spectacular diving and snorkelling, especially on the northwest coast. When the sun hits the natural reefs below in the afternoon it is a real sight to see. Explore the island or just kick back on board ALIZÉ with a good book.
Adjacent to Nuapapu Island is the small island of Naku; arguably, Tonga’s most beautiful. Just across passage is an excellent snorkelling and swimming spot for beginners.
Enjoy the wonderful beaches before enjoying Tonga at its most traditional with Polynesian dancing and feast under the stars.
Day 4 – Vaka’eitu Island
Vaka′eitu Island is linked to Nuapapu by a stunningly beautiful reef, forming a giant horseshoe-shaped bay. The small island of Lape rises 180 feet and serves as a picturesque backdrop to this scenic anchorage. Vaka′eitu cruising is a pure delight. Take the dinghy ashore and climb to the top of the hill. The view is magnificent. From July through November watch the humpback whales and calfs swim.
Day 5 – Hunga Island
In the west sits the island of Hunga, home to a massive lagoon created by the crater of an extinct volcano. Also worth discovering is a tiny, still traditional village as well as a large luxury resort.
Day 6 – Lauhaipu Island
We sail to Lauhaipu for the day; an uninhabited island, which, besides being undeniably beautiful, is also a tranquil escape. We will move ALIZÉ just around the point so you can have lunch and drinks on your own private Island.
Day 7 – Olo’ua Island
Olo′ua Island extends south from the eastern side of Vava′u, on the edge of the cruising grounds. A magnificent reef fronts the east side of Olo′ua. Sailing the waters of Olo′ua is a high point of any tropical Yacht Holiday.
Day 8 – Kenutu Island
Kenutu Island is a volcanic rock Island with beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and surf rolling into high cliffs. Hike to the eastern side of the island to look across the ocean from towering cliff tops.
Day 9 – Tapana Island
Tapana Island projects west from a beautiful reef that runs north to Pangiamotu. The two islands and the reef form a scenic bay with a well-protected anchorage.
In this beautiful natural bay is the Floating Ark Gallery. Run by an American who settled in Tonga more than two decades ago. The studio is in a colorfully painted houseboat. Sheri’s artwork includes paintings of local scenes, hand-painted T-shirts, greeting cards, and other intriguing handicrafts.
If you fancy a meal ashore dining ashore, La Paella Restaurant is a great opportunity to relax in a pleasing island ambience and enjoy a delicious meal.
Day 10 – ‘Nofo a’ – Goodbye
Perfect ending as we sail back to Neiafa.
Time to say ‘Nofo a’ – Goodbye.