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A Sneak Peek At This Summer’s Dodecanese Debauchery

When you’ve lived the life of a hundred seafaring party-unicorns, it can take a lot to get your nerves jangling, your heart fist-pumping through your vest, and your hedonistic brainwaves tripping the light fantastic – but we’ve gone and done it. Ladies and gentlemen, mischief-makers and dream-chasers, next summer we’re heading to the Dodecanese (Doh-de-kuh-nee-sa) islands of Greece to send it places it’s never been sent before – woo woo

 

Now ya’ll are probably thinking you know what to expect from the Greek islands, and to a certain degree we’re guessing you be right. It’s basically a bunch of rocky terraces, blinding-white villas with flag-blue shutters, lots of grey footpaths where each stone is outlined with white paint, and the uber-Pinterest-y vibes of Santorini and Mykonos. 

 

But we’re not doing that kind of Greece. Hell no. We’re doing Greece The Bucketlust way. That means boarding an armada of yachts, hoisting the sails high, and leaving the island of Kos so that we can spend seven days hitting up all of the best spots in the Dodecanese for nothing less than nautical AF debauchery. Heck. We’re going to smash so many plates, party in so many crazy places, and serve up a cocktail of adventure, tradition and parties so strong, this route will be written into local folklore with an asterisk that reads, “Now that’s how you live your best life.”

 

As with most places, it would take a lifetime to discover all of Greece, but it only takes a Bucketlust week to fall in love with her. Lip-biting and d**k-hardening love. The way the Spartans probably enjoyed it. Or not. Either way, let’s crack on with a sneak peek of this route, shall we?

Sneak Peek 1: Go Crazy For Kos

Apart from dishing up the best week of your lives and delivering them on spray-painted platters, if there’s one thing TBL has become notorious for, it’s kicking off your wildest dreams in style – and this time it’s going down on the crazy island of Kos. We don’t want to give too much away, but you’ll see melt-your-mind ruins everywhere you look, hear ouzo flood out of bottles and into mouths, and feel the sun boogie across your skin as our resident DJs turn it up until you’re fist-pumping in your Aegean-soaked bathers. And it only gets better from there as we take to the seas, slip into formation, turn it up to eleven, and set out on our love-spreading voyage. Yeehaw.

 

Sneak Peek 2: Seas The Day

pen the history books, flick through the spine and pick a page at random: you’ll find the Greeks have always been known for their parties. But why moor-up at Mykonos, find a place to run ashore on Ios, or follow the crowds of whistle-blasting, dayglow-ers to the long strip of strip joints in Laganas when you can strip down to your bikinis and dance around a yacht-mast in the middle of the sea. Yup. We’re talking about our epic AF raft parties. Trust us: our motley crew of misfit skippers love nothing more than dropping their anchors, rafting their yachts together in a good-time circle, and passing the mic over to our DJs because there’s not a shindig on the planet that can rival one of our pop-up parties. Inflatables bob up, champagne rains down, fists pump in every direction, and bedroom eyes find one another across the liquid dancefloor. It’s partying 2.0 and, Greece, we’re gonna show you how to send it. Big.



Sneak Peek 3: The Sights And Stuff

It’s true. We’re not just about the ocean breeze, salty hair, pop-up parties and music-madness. We like to explore the sights too. We just like doing it the TBL way, which means filling our water bottles with ouzo, doing a fancy dress conga to the summit of Symi, setting up speakers in the ancient ruins, lounging on black sand beaches, checking out the badass underwater caves, fin-fiving the barracudas, and racing up the volcanoes of Nisyros in beach buggies ‘cos, if there’s one thing we’ve learned in life, why the f**k would you walk up a volcano when you can jump in a beach buggy, yell “this is what I live for” and tear off in a cloud of dust? As the raucous adventure-hunter said himself, “life shouldn’t be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, you wanna skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up and totally worn out, with the words, “Wow! What a Ride!” etched into your eyes.” And that’s how we do “the sights”.



Sneak Peek 4: A Moment Of Culture

You’ve probably guessed by now, nothing we do falls within the realm of normal, boring, everyday or samesy. It’s just not us. We prefer throwing the Vs up to convention, putting our madcap thinking-hat on, and finding a way to spray the TBL special sauce all over the place. So when we say, “we’ll be going on a cultural tour of a Greek village,” what we actually mean is: we’ll point our bows toward Tilos, scream full steam ahead, crash into a mouthwatering beach, uncover an abandoned village and party there from sundown to sunrise, which is when we’ll tell our DJs to turn it up some more. Like we said, it’s a cultural expedition, it’s just been so remixed you’ll be transfixed. And merry. You’ll be oh-so-merry



Sneak Peek 5: Shangri La Got Sexy

There’s nothing sexier than stepping off the stern of a yacht with a bunch of bikini-clad beauties and budgie-smuggling hardbodies, covered in beads of sweat, as you run up the beach of an under-the-radar island whose shorelines are decorated with old villas, tower houses, vivid villages and sky-tickling mountains. That’s how to live your best life, and why we’re pitstopping on Halki. It’s sun, sand, sea and sexy vibes. Culinary wizards and ouzo-making magicians. It’s tavernas made for table-dancing and dishes that will make your taste buds dance. Views for days and memories for life. It’s the perfect place to take our floating amphitheatre of awesomeness and let our life-loving pirates commandeer all the good times they can. 



Sneak Peek 6: #SquadGoals

You can forget the Taylor Swift Clan and stuff the Seattle Seahawks team in a sack because, statistically speaking, the greatest squad of all time will be uncovered next summer, in Greece, when you meet a gaggle of legendary unicorns just like yourself. It’s what we’re good at. No. It’s what we’re f***king great at. It’s a matter of science. When you pull together as many unique moments, nutty events and batshit-crazy-adventures as we do, pop them into a mixer and then toss in a medley of pop-up parties, starlit dinners and melt-your-mind locations, you’re bound to meet your squad for life because no one else will be able to understand the mad sh*t you got up to on our route. So stop dealing in the ordinary and come join us and your new herd of spirit animals instead. 



Sneak Peek 7: We Can Throw A Party

Actually, the Guinness Book Of World Records just called and gave that subheading the award for Most Underrated Statement Of All Time. And rightly so ‘cos we send it bigger than any other pirates on the planet. We throw parties that erupt from nowhere like underwater volcanoes. Parties that will make you rip your shirt off by the buttons and swing it around your head like the blades of a chopper. Parties that pop-up a mile offshore. Parties where the music blares so loud they make the sands jump, the waves turn tidal, and your clothes fall off. Parties that will make you put your hands in the air, your head tilt up to the skies, your eyes close, and your brain spark with holy sh*t lightning bolts. Parties you won’t believe are real, but won’t be able to forget. Ever. And we’re going to Greece to send it bigger than we’ve ever sent it before. So big it will see the myth that is Dionysus step down from the heavens, bow to us and then hand over the hard-earned title that is God of wine, fertility, madness and ecstasy. 

 

Oh, and if you’re worrying that this much partying could wreck your beach body – don’t – you’ll be surprised at how many calories hedonism burns. And swimming in the Aegean. So what are you waiting for? Drop everything you’re doing in, rush to our website, and secure your spot on the debauched adventure you’ve been craving. 

 

Thanks for reading! For more BucketLust madness and crazy adventure ideas, follow us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s the first step in joining our global community of unicorns, and who doesn’t want to be a unicorn?

A Sneak Peek At This Summer’s Dodecanese Debauchery

That’s right: we’re going to Tahiti, baby. We’re packing 786 crates of BucketLust special sauce onto a flotilla of good-time yachts and sting sail to this French Polynesian gem where every clichéd scene is born out of the most melt-your-mind-truth ever!

Surrounded by a sh*t load of Pacific Ocean, this island paradise is basically 50 shades of outriggers, thatched bungalows, pristine beaches that are whiter than Pablo Escobar’s favourite pick-me-up, and emerald lagoons everywhere your eyes dart; lagoons you’ll want to dive into at first glance (probably leaving your swimmers on the deck of your party palace just so you can tell everyone you, “skinny-dipped in f***ing paradise!”)

And this ring-shaped reef is just one moment on a coral reef made up of 118 epic atolls. Basically, your Instagram is going to blow up like an old testament volcano and cover everyone who follows you in lip-biting jealousy.

There’s Bora Bora, Taha’a, Ra’iátea, and Moorea. Huahine-Nui, Huahine-Iti, and Tetiaroa — which is so frickin’ epic Marlon Brando went there once and then said, “yeah, I think I’ll buy it,” and then slapped the cash on a table, smiled his Hollywood smile, and picked up the keys to his brand new Pacific island (*could he get any more Brando?).

To sum it up: Tahiti is that one bucket list entry that everyone scribbles down first, in their thickest Sharpie, and then circles in red pen a dozen time with the words “must go here” — and we’re taking The BucketLust there to SEND IT with our FOREVER SQUADS to create the sort of good-time memories that will rock and roll in local folklore for next hundred years and beyond.

The bad news is: this route is already sold out.

The good news is: we’re doing this route again in 2020. So start saving, start planning, start dreaming and dancing, drinking and raving, and start filling your fancy dress box because we’re taking a debauched AF seafaring adventure to the remotest part of the Pacific Ocean, and it’s going to be EPIC.

1. Grip It And Rip It

Tahiti is one of those places you could crash land onto any white sand beach and then gawp at the three-sixty vistas of mind-puddling paradise. But when you mix paradise and our lust for life, you’ll find your official gawping time is limited to the ten minutes it takes you to munch through a bacon sandwich on the bow of your boat before the day kicks off. Why? Because we’ve got too much epic sh*t planned.

Big fin snorkelling with the local sea turtles, scuba diving over the bright light coral reefs, swimming with sharks, paddleboarding along the palm-lined shores from a pop-up party to a beach rave, high-fiving each other in the mysterious Mara’a cave grotto, and swan-diving (okay, knee-tuck bombing) into the turquoise water — one hand holding onto your bikini top and the other gripped tight to a bottle of tequila, because if we’ve learned anything, it’s tequila makes every story better.

2. Rock The Boat

Our motley crew of misfit skippers might be the best sailors you’ve ever adventured with, but they’re also the most life-loving pirates you’ll have ever partied with too. They’re party pirates. Salt-licked seadogs that love nothing more than dropping their anchors, rafting their yachts together in a wild-time circle, and giving our world-famous DJs the nod because there’s not a party on the planet that can rival our offshore raves. And each night, a different boat gets to host a yacht-rave for the other unicorns in their squad. Themes are set, inflatables bob about, champagne makes it rain in paradise, fists pump, shapes get thrown, and bedroom eyes fill the liquid dancefloor. It’s partying 2.0 and Tahiti, you beautiful beast, you deserve something special.

3. Badass Beach Landings

We might have built a reputation for celebrating the ocean breeze, running fingers through salty hair, and making waves through the medium of circle-raft parties, but we like to take in the on-shore sights too. We just like doing it the BucketLust way and, in Tahiti, that means filling our rucksacks with cold beers and rosé vino, and taking to the tourist spots in giant panda heads and sexy costumes.

We’ll be taking the party to the pearl farms of Ra’iátea, doing a fancy dress congo to the long black sands of Venus Point, raising our hip flasks of who-knows-what to the ancient temples, strapping Soundbok speakers to our backs and hiking through the hillside vanilla plantations, galloping through the small surf on the backs of stallions, and then hopping into jeeps to race through the rainforests and valleys, up mountains thick with sh*t that will make you go wow, past waterfalls so awesome they look fake and down all the dirt tracks this volcanic Shangri La has to offer as the words “I live for this sh*t” get ripped out of your mouth and left if the dust cloud of euphoria in your rearview mirror.

4. Sundowners And Resting Beach Faces

There’s a reason you’ve ditched whatever mainland your from, blitzed through three packs of batteries using your Walkman on the flight to Tahiti, and boarded one of our good-time galleons on the other side of the planet — and it’s to have a good time. No. It’s to have the best time of your life. The sort of time that won’t fade with the years. The sort of time that will make your belly do more flips than sugar-filled pancakes on Shrove Tuesday every time you think back to this route. And that’s what we’re f***ing groovy at.

We bring the fun to the water – and the island – and turn the entire landmass into your hedonistic playground where every unicorn lives their best life and every fantasy loses its sh*t in the best way possible. We scout the best beaches, ready the sails, hand out expensive AF booze, drop our anchors in the bright blue lagoons and head to shore armed with all the Soundboks you need for the sundowner rave of the century; your eyes glistening with love and lust as you dance on the soft sands, staring out at a sea of stunning vistas and beautiful people — volcanic mountains and pacific panoramas, bikini-clad babes and hard-bodies in squad boardies.

That’s what we do better than anyone, anywhere. We turn parties into epiphany trips. The sort that will make you rip your shirt off by the buttons and swing it around your head like helicopter blades, as the sand jumps in time with the heavy bass line and an assault of life-affirming moments hit you like a cluster of lightning bolts.

5. Mora Mora, Bora Bora

We don’t care if you’ve slipped into a sparkly thong and raved in Rio or danced on the tables of Elvis’ Beach Bar in Anguilla — you’ve not lived the life of a thousand partycorns until you’ve danced up the beach to Bloody Mary’s. It’s like nowhere else on the planet. Founded by the mad maverick, Barren Jerzy Hubert Edward Von Dangel, this place has been making jaws hit floors since 1979. It brought the party to the Pacific. Charm, romance, lust, love, jungle vibes and signature cocktails. Anything can happen on any night at this place — that’s its allure.

And that’s just one of the places we’ll take the party when we get to Bora Bora — the other is The Yacht Club. It’s as exclusive as it is elusive. A place everyone wants to walk into and order a drink from the bar. It’s an icon of the island. A place that steals oooooos and awwwwws and celebrates all the best things about this island’s spirit. But the real f**k yeah moment here is the wooden deck that salutes the lagoon — either you’ll shed a tear, or you’ll grab your crush by the elastic and make the move you’ve both been waiting for.

6. Your “Coming Home Never” Resort

If The BucketLust is party-hard proof that not all vacays are created equal, then La Tahaa proves that not all 5-star resorts know how to make your hips shake, souls quake and lips whisper the word WOW — but that’s exactly what this SEXY AF Tahitian hideaway does. It’s in a freakin’ world of its own, with the lush shores of Taha’a kicking back on one side and the slinky silhouette of Bora Bora on the other, it’s voluptuous curves making you bit down on your lip as you and your squad share this once in a lifetime moment together.

7. Food Fit For Poseidon

What the heck can we say to do this middle-of-the-ocean lump justice – it’s foodie heaven, especially if you’ve got taste buds that celebrate seafood like you’d celebrate a festival. But here’s the real smile-maker: you don’t even have to step of your floating fun house to enjoy meals so good you’ll have a million cutlery down moments, because every other night we’ll be cooking the freshest fish onboard. Can we get a “HELL YEAH!”

But that doesn’t mean we’re letting our standards slip in between because we’re doing anything but, baby. We’ll be swimming ashore to chow down at the swankiest places in town to Instagram with a #nofilter eat all the local F**K YEAH FOODS you can imagine — Poisson Cru (which is red raw tuna in an epic marinade), coconut cooked a thousand ways, parrotfish, barracuda, sea urchin and octopus, and if that ain’t making your mouth trip the light fantastic, you’ll probably get to enjoy a Hima’a too. They’re insane – in the most awesome way. It’s a feast of chicken fafa, fish, suckling pig, shrimp, lobster, banana, breadfruit, taro, and yams all cooked in underground ovens (go suck it Gordon Ramsey!).

8. Take A Chance With Teahupoo

What’s the point in travelling halfway around the world – to a speck so small you can’t even see on Google Maps – if you’re not going to pop a board under your feet and try to take on Te-a-hoo-po, which is only the heaviest wave in the ocean. It’s SO EPIC it actually means “Severed Head”. And you can say you surfed this B*TCH. Don’t freak out, though.

This stunning stretch of bright blue water doesn’t always scream, swirl, twist and torment into a beast wider than it is tall — it usually peels perfectly across this badass reef with total freakin’ awesomeness. But it would be cool to fluke an attempt and ride in on the gnarliest barrel in surf history and have one of the unicorns from your FOREVER SQUAD catch it on the ‘gram. Hell, it would be hard to deny anyone entry to our Hall Of Heroes if that went down.

9. Do It Like A Local

Do you know what the coolest f**king thing about our routes is? We revel in the local traditions and must-see moments — we just spice them up a bit. We raise the sails, yell YEEHAW and take-off like jumbo jets, bouncing from paradise to paradise so that our motley crew of misfit life-lovers get to see all the local spine-tingling wows and hair-raising charms. Why? Because every far-flung pocket of the planet is bursting with stories; stories that are ready to explode across the night sky like a New York City fireworks finale. So rip off your clothes, chuck on your squad swimwear and pull down your explorer’s hat because we’re going to make your brain fizz with unusual adventures and madcap memories. Hell, you might even find yourself sat in a bamboo chair as an ink-covered bone taps into your skin. After all, Tahiti is the home of the tattoo.

Thanks for reading! For more BucketLust madness and crazy adventure ideas, follow us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s the first step in joining our global community of unicorns, and who doesn’t want to be a badass, Bucketlust unicorn?

10 BADASS Things We Learned On Our St Martin Route

That’s right: we’re going to Tahiti, baby. We’re packing 786 crates of BucketLust special sauce onto a flotilla of good-time yachts and sting sail to this French Polynesian gem where every clichéd scene is born out of the most melt-your-mind-truth ever!

Surrounded by a sh*t load of Pacific Ocean, this island paradise is basically 50 shades of outriggers, thatched bungalows, pristine beaches that are whiter than Pablo Escobar’s favourite pick-me-up, and emerald lagoons everywhere your eyes dart; lagoons you’ll want to dive into at first glance (probably leaving your swimmers on the deck of your party palace just so you can tell everyone you, “skinny-dipped in f***ing paradise!”)

And this ring-shaped reef is just one moment on a coral reef made up of 118 epic atolls. Basically, your Instagram is going to blow up like an old testament volcano and cover everyone who follows you in lip-biting jealousy.

There’s Bora Bora, Taha’a, Ra’iátea, and Moorea. Huahine-Nui, Huahine-Iti, and Tetiaroa — which is so frickin’ epic Marlon Brando went there once and then said, “yeah, I think I’ll buy it,” and then slapped the cash on a table, smiled his Hollywood smile, and picked up the keys to his brand new Pacific island (*could he get any more Brando?).

To sum it up: Tahiti is that one bucket list entry that everyone scribbles down first, in their thickest Sharpie, and then circles in red pen a dozen time with the words “must go here” — and we’re taking The BucketLust there to SEND IT with our FOREVER SQUADS to create the sort of good-time memories that will rock and roll in local folklore for next hundred years and beyond.

The bad news is: this route is already sold out.

The good news is: we’re doing this route again in 2020. So start saving, start planning, start dreaming and dancing, drinking and raving, and start filling your fancy dress box because we’re taking a debauched AF seafaring adventure to the remotest part of the Pacific Ocean, and it’s going to be EPIC.

1. Grip It And Rip It

Tahiti is one of those places you could crash land onto any white sand beach and then gawp at the three-sixty vistas of mind-puddling paradise. But when you mix paradise and our lust for life, you’ll find your official gawping time is limited to the ten minutes it takes you to munch through a bacon sandwich on the bow of your boat before the day kicks off. Why? Because we’ve got too much epic sh*t planned.

Big fin snorkelling with the local sea turtles, scuba diving over the bright light coral reefs, swimming with sharks, paddleboarding along the palm-lined shores from a pop-up party to a beach rave, high-fiving each other in the mysterious Mara’a cave grotto, and swan-diving (okay, knee-tuck bombing) into the turquoise water — one hand holding onto your bikini top and the other gripped tight to a bottle of tequila, because if we’ve learned anything, it’s tequila makes every story better.

2. Rock The Boat

Our motley crew of misfit skippers might be the best sailors you’ve ever adventured with, but they’re also the most life-loving pirates you’ll have ever partied with too. They’re party pirates. Salt-licked seadogs that love nothing more than dropping their anchors, rafting their yachts together in a wild-time circle, and giving our world-famous DJs the nod because there’s not a party on the planet that can rival our offshore raves. And each night, a different boat gets to host a yacht-rave for the other unicorns in their squad. Themes are set, inflatables bob about, champagne makes it rain in paradise, fists pump, shapes get thrown, and bedroom eyes fill the liquid dancefloor. It’s partying 2.0 and Tahiti, you beautiful beast, you deserve something special.

3. Badass Beach Landings

We might have built a reputation for celebrating the ocean breeze, running fingers through salty hair, and making waves through the medium of circle-raft parties, but we like to take in the on-shore sights too. We just like doing it the BucketLust way and, in Tahiti, that means filling our rucksacks with cold beers and rosé vino, and taking to the tourist spots in giant panda heads and sexy costumes.

We’ll be taking the party to the pearl farms of Ra’iátea, doing a fancy dress congo to the long black sands of Venus Point, raising our hip flasks of who-knows-what to the ancient temples, strapping Soundbok speakers to our backs and hiking through the hillside vanilla plantations, galloping through the small surf on the backs of stallions, and then hopping into jeeps to race through the rainforests and valleys, up mountains thick with sh*t that will make you go wow, past waterfalls so awesome they look fake and down all the dirt tracks this volcanic Shangri La has to offer as the words “I live for this sh*t” get ripped out of your mouth and left if the dust cloud of euphoria in your rearview mirror.

4. Sundowners And Resting Beach Faces

There’s a reason you’ve ditched whatever mainland your from, blitzed through three packs of batteries using your Walkman on the flight to Tahiti, and boarded one of our good-time galleons on the other side of the planet — and it’s to have a good time. No. It’s to have the best time of your life. The sort of time that won’t fade with the years. The sort of time that will make your belly do more flips than sugar-filled pancakes on Shrove Tuesday every time you think back to this route. And that’s what we’re f***ing groovy at.

We bring the fun to the water – and the island – and turn the entire landmass into your hedonistic playground where every unicorn lives their best life and every fantasy loses its sh*t in the best way possible. We scout the best beaches, ready the sails, hand out expensive AF booze, drop our anchors in the bright blue lagoons and head to shore armed with all the Soundboks you need for the sundowner rave of the century; your eyes glistening with love and lust as you dance on the soft sands, staring out at a sea of stunning vistas and beautiful people — volcanic mountains and pacific panoramas, bikini-clad babes and hard-bodies in squad boardies.

That’s what we do better than anyone, anywhere. We turn parties into epiphany trips. The sort that will make you rip your shirt off by the buttons and swing it around your head like helicopter blades, as the sand jumps in time with the heavy bass line and an assault of life-affirming moments hit you like a cluster of lightning bolts.

5. Mora Mora, Bora Bora

We don’t care if you’ve slipped into a sparkly thong and raved in Rio or danced on the tables of Elvis’ Beach Bar in Anguilla — you’ve not lived the life of a thousand partycorns until you’ve danced up the beach to Bloody Mary’s. It’s like nowhere else on the planet. Founded by the mad maverick, Barren Jerzy Hubert Edward Von Dangel, this place has been making jaws hit floors since 1979. It brought the party to the Pacific. Charm, romance, lust, love, jungle vibes and signature cocktails. Anything can happen on any night at this place — that’s its allure.

And that’s just one of the places we’ll take the party when we get to Bora Bora — the other is The Yacht Club. It’s as exclusive as it is elusive. A place everyone wants to walk into and order a drink from the bar. It’s an icon of the island. A place that steals oooooos and awwwwws and celebrates all the best things about this island’s spirit. But the real f**k yeah moment here is the wooden deck that salutes the lagoon — either you’ll shed a tear, or you’ll grab your crush by the elastic and make the move you’ve both been waiting for.

6. Your “Coming Home Never” Resort

If The BucketLust is party-hard proof that not all vacays are created equal, then La Tahaa proves that not all 5-star resorts know how to make your hips shake, souls quake and lips whisper the word WOW — but that’s exactly what this SEXY AF Tahitian hideaway does. It’s in a freakin’ world of its own, with the lush shores of Taha’a kicking back on one side and the slinky silhouette of Bora Bora on the other, it’s voluptuous curves making you bit down on your lip as you and your squad share this once in a lifetime moment together.

7. Food Fit For Poseidon

What the heck can we say to do this middle-of-the-ocean lump justice – it’s foodie heaven, especially if you’ve got taste buds that celebrate seafood like you’d celebrate a festival. But here’s the real smile-maker: you don’t even have to step of your floating fun house to enjoy meals so good you’ll have a million cutlery down moments, because every other night we’ll be cooking the freshest fish onboard. Can we get a “HELL YEAH!”

But that doesn’t mean we’re letting our standards slip in between because we’re doing anything but, baby. We’ll be swimming ashore to chow down at the swankiest places in town to Instagram with a #nofilter eat all the local F**K YEAH FOODS you can imagine — Poisson Cru (which is red raw tuna in an epic marinade), coconut cooked a thousand ways, parrotfish, barracuda, sea urchin and octopus, and if that ain’t making your mouth trip the light fantastic, you’ll probably get to enjoy a Hima’a too. They’re insane – in the most awesome way. It’s a feast of chicken fafa, fish, suckling pig, shrimp, lobster, banana, breadfruit, taro, and yams all cooked in underground ovens (go suck it Gordon Ramsey!).

8. Take A Chance With Teahupoo

What’s the point in travelling halfway around the world – to a speck so small you can’t even see on Google Maps – if you’re not going to pop a board under your feet and try to take on Te-a-hoo-po, which is only the heaviest wave in the ocean. It’s SO EPIC it actually means “Severed Head”. And you can say you surfed this B*TCH. Don’t freak out, though.

This stunning stretch of bright blue water doesn’t always scream, swirl, twist and torment into a beast wider than it is tall — it usually peels perfectly across this badass reef with total freakin’ awesomeness. But it would be cool to fluke an attempt and ride in on the gnarliest barrel in surf history and have one of the unicorns from your FOREVER SQUAD catch it on the ‘gram. Hell, it would be hard to deny anyone entry to our Hall Of Heroes if that went down.

9. Do It Like A Local

Do you know what the coolest f**king thing about our routes is? We revel in the local traditions and must-see moments — we just spice them up a bit. We raise the sails, yell YEEHAW and take-off like jumbo jets, bouncing from paradise to paradise so that our motley crew of misfit life-lovers get to see all the local spine-tingling wows and hair-raising charms. Why? Because every far-flung pocket of the planet is bursting with stories; stories that are ready to explode across the night sky like a New York City fireworks finale. So rip off your clothes, chuck on your squad swimwear and pull down your explorer’s hat because we’re going to make your brain fizz with unusual adventures and madcap memories. Hell, you might even find yourself sat in a bamboo chair as an ink-covered bone taps into your skin. After all, Tahiti is the home of the tattoo.

Thanks for reading! For more BucketLust madness and crazy adventure ideas, follow us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s the first step in joining our global community of unicorns, and who doesn’t want to be a badass, Bucketlust unicorn?

Nine EPIC Reasons To Do Tahiti The BucketLust Way

That’s right: we’re going to Tahiti, baby. We’re packing 786 crates of BucketLust special sauce onto a flotilla of good-time yachts and sting sail to this French Polynesian gem where every clichéd scene is born out of the most melt-your-mind-truth ever!

Surrounded by a sh*t load of Pacific Ocean, this island paradise is basically 50 shades of outriggers, thatched bungalows, pristine beaches that are whiter than Pablo Escobar’s favourite pick-me-up, and emerald lagoons everywhere your eyes dart; lagoons you’ll want to dive into at first glance (probably leaving your swimmers on the deck of your party palace just so you can tell everyone you, “skinny-dipped in f***ing paradise!”)

And this ring-shaped reef is just one moment on a coral reef made up of 118 epic atolls. Basically, your Instagram is going to blow up like an old testament volcano and cover everyone who follows you in lip-biting jealousy.

There’s Bora Bora, Taha’a, Ra’iátea, and Moorea. Huahine-Nui, Huahine-Iti, and Tetiaroa — which is so frickin’ epic Marlon Brando went there once and then said, “yeah, I think I’ll buy it,” and then slapped the cash on a table, smiled his Hollywood smile, and picked up the keys to his brand new Pacific island (*could he get any more Brando?).

To sum it up: Tahiti is that one bucket list entry that everyone scribbles down first, in their thickest Sharpie, and then circles in red pen a dozen time with the words “must go here” — and we’re taking The BucketLust there to SEND IT with our FOREVER SQUADS to create the sort of good-time memories that will rock and roll in local folklore for next hundred years and beyond.

The bad news is: this route is already sold out.

The good news is: we’re doing this route again in 2020. So start saving, start planning, start dreaming and dancing, drinking and raving, and start filling your fancy dress box because we’re taking a debauched AF seafaring adventure to the remotest part of the Pacific Ocean, and it’s going to be EPIC.

1. Grip It And Rip It

Tahiti is one of those places you could crash land onto any white sand beach and then gawp at the three-sixty vistas of mind-puddling paradise. But when you mix paradise and our lust for life, you’ll find your official gawping time is limited to the ten minutes it takes you to munch through a bacon sandwich on the bow of your boat before the day kicks off. Why? Because we’ve got too much epic sh*t planned.

Big fin snorkelling with the local sea turtles, scuba diving over the bright light coral reefs, swimming with sharks, paddleboarding along the palm-lined shores from a pop-up party to a beach rave, high-fiving each other in the mysterious Mara’a cave grotto, and swan-diving (okay, knee-tuck bombing) into the turquoise water — one hand holding onto your bikini top and the other gripped tight to a bottle of tequila, because if we’ve learned anything, it’s tequila makes every story better.

2. Rock The Boat

Our motley crew of misfit skippers might be the best sailors you’ve ever adventured with, but they’re also the most life-loving pirates you’ll have ever partied with too. They’re party pirates. Salt-licked seadogs that love nothing more than dropping their anchors, rafting their yachts together in a wild-time circle, and giving our world-famous DJs the nod because there’s not a party on the planet that can rival our offshore raves. And each night, a different boat gets to host a yacht-rave for the other unicorns in their squad. Themes are set, inflatables bob about, champagne makes it rain in paradise, fists pump, shapes get thrown, and bedroom eyes fill the liquid dancefloor. It’s partying 2.0 and Tahiti, you beautiful beast, you deserve something special.

3. Badass Beach Landings

We might have built a reputation for celebrating the ocean breeze, running fingers through salty hair, and making waves through the medium of circle-raft parties, but we like to take in the on-shore sights too. We just like doing it the BucketLust way and, in Tahiti, that means filling our rucksacks with cold beers and rosé vino, and taking to the tourist spots in giant panda heads and sexy costumes.

We’ll be taking the party to the pearl farms of Ra’iátea, doing a fancy dress congo to the long black sands of Venus Point, raising our hip flasks of who-knows-what to the ancient temples, strapping Soundbok speakers to our backs and hiking through the hillside vanilla plantations, galloping through the small surf on the backs of stallions, and then hopping into jeeps to race through the rainforests and valleys, up mountains thick with sh*t that will make you go wow, past waterfalls so awesome they look fake and down all the dirt tracks this volcanic Shangri La has to offer as the words “I live for this sh*t” get ripped out of your mouth and left if the dust cloud of euphoria in your rearview mirror.

4. Sundowners And Resting Beach Faces

There’s a reason you’ve ditched whatever mainland your from, blitzed through three packs of batteries using your Walkman on the flight to Tahiti, and boarded one of our good-time galleons on the other side of the planet — and it’s to have a good time. No. It’s to have the best time of your life. The sort of time that won’t fade with the years. The sort of time that will make your belly do more flips than sugar-filled pancakes on Shrove Tuesday every time you think back to this route. And that’s what we’re f***ing groovy at.

We bring the fun to the water – and the island – and turn the entire landmass into your hedonistic playground where every unicorn lives their best life and every fantasy loses its sh*t in the best way possible. We scout the best beaches, ready the sails, hand out expensive AF booze, drop our anchors in the bright blue lagoons and head to shore armed with all the Soundboks you need for the sundowner rave of the century; your eyes glistening with love and lust as you dance on the soft sands, staring out at a sea of stunning vistas and beautiful people — volcanic mountains and pacific panoramas, bikini-clad babes and hard-bodies in squad boardies.

That’s what we do better than anyone, anywhere. We turn parties into epiphany trips. The sort that will make you rip your shirt off by the buttons and swing it around your head like helicopter blades, as the sand jumps in time with the heavy bass line and an assault of life-affirming moments hit you like a cluster of lightning bolts.

5. Mora Mora, Bora Bora

We don’t care if you’ve slipped into a sparkly thong and raved in Rio or danced on the tables of Elvis’ Beach Bar in Anguilla — you’ve not lived the life of a thousand partycorns until you’ve danced up the beach to Bloody Mary’s. It’s like nowhere else on the planet. Founded by the mad maverick, Barren Jerzy Hubert Edward Von Dangel, this place has been making jaws hit floors since 1979. It brought the party to the Pacific. Charm, romance, lust, love, jungle vibes and signature cocktails. Anything can happen on any night at this place — that’s its allure.

And that’s just one of the places we’ll take the party when we get to Bora Bora — the other is The Yacht Club. It’s as exclusive as it is elusive. A place everyone wants to walk into and order a drink from the bar. It’s an icon of the island. A place that steals oooooos and awwwwws and celebrates all the best things about this island’s spirit. But the real f**k yeah moment here is the wooden deck that salutes the lagoon — either you’ll shed a tear, or you’ll grab your crush by the elastic and make the move you’ve both been waiting for.

6. Your “Coming Home Never” Resort

If The BucketLust is party-hard proof that not all vacays are created equal, then La Tahaa proves that not all 5-star resorts know how to make your hips shake, souls quake and lips whisper the word WOW — but that’s exactly what this SEXY AF Tahitian hideaway does. It’s in a freakin’ world of its own, with the lush shores of Taha’a kicking back on one side and the slinky silhouette of Bora Bora on the other, it’s voluptuous curves making you bit down on your lip as you and your squad share this once in a lifetime moment together.

7. Food Fit For Poseidon

What the heck can we say to do this middle-of-the-ocean lump justice – it’s foodie heaven, especially if you’ve got taste buds that celebrate seafood like you’d celebrate a festival. But here’s the real smile-maker: you don’t even have to step of your floating fun house to enjoy meals so good you’ll have a million cutlery down moments, because every other night we’ll be cooking the freshest fish onboard. Can we get a “HELL YEAH!”

But that doesn’t mean we’re letting our standards slip in between because we’re doing anything but, baby. We’ll be swimming ashore to chow down at the swankiest places in town to Instagram with a #nofilter eat all the local F**K YEAH FOODS you can imagine — Poisson Cru (which is red raw tuna in an epic marinade), coconut cooked a thousand ways, parrotfish, barracuda, sea urchin and octopus, and if that ain’t making your mouth trip the light fantastic, you’ll probably get to enjoy a Hima’a too. They’re insane – in the most awesome way. It’s a feast of chicken fafa, fish, suckling pig, shrimp, lobster, banana, breadfruit, taro, and yams all cooked in underground ovens (go suck it Gordon Ramsey!).

8. Take A Chance With Teahupoo

What’s the point in travelling halfway around the world – to a speck so small you can’t even see on Google Maps – if you’re not going to pop a board under your feet and try to take on Te-a-hoo-po, which is only the heaviest wave in the ocean. It’s SO EPIC it actually means “Severed Head”. And you can say you surfed this B*TCH. Don’t freak out, though.

This stunning stretch of bright blue water doesn’t always scream, swirl, twist and torment into a beast wider than it is tall — it usually peels perfectly across this badass reef with total freakin’ awesomeness. But it would be cool to fluke an attempt and ride in on the gnarliest barrel in surf history and have one of the unicorns from your FOREVER SQUAD catch it on the ‘gram. Hell, it would be hard to deny anyone entry to our Hall Of Heroes if that went down.

9. Do It Like A Local

Do you know what the coolest f**king thing about our routes is? We revel in the local traditions and must-see moments — we just spice them up a bit. We raise the sails, yell YEEHAW and take-off like jumbo jets, bouncing from paradise to paradise so that our motley crew of misfit life-lovers get to see all the local spine-tingling wows and hair-raising charms. Why? Because every far-flung pocket of the planet is bursting with stories; stories that are ready to explode across the night sky like a New York City fireworks finale. So rip off your clothes, chuck on your squad swimwear and pull down your explorer’s hat because we’re going to make your brain fizz with unusual adventures and madcap memories. Hell, you might even find yourself sat in a bamboo chair as an ink-covered bone taps into your skin. After all, Tahiti is the home of the tattoo.

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