Moorea

General information

  • Archipelago : Windward islands (Society islands)
  • Population : 16 191
  • Area : 134 km2
  • Highest point : Mt Toheia (1207 meters)

Why Moorea?

  • Beautiful white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise blue lagoon
  • Large choice of hotels and restaurants
  • Snorkeling with rays and sharks
  • Pineapple and vanilla fields
  • Myths and legends
  • Sports events (marathons, outrigger canoe race)
  • Mountains covered by tropical rainforests (to explore!)

Experience the real South Seas as you take a pleasant morning walk on the white sandy beaches of Moorea. Home to the colorful lagoons surrounded by ridged mountains and sharp volcanic peaks, Moorea has a calm tropical climate. After Tahiti, Moorea is the most popular tourist destination for the travelers and adventurers touring French Polynesia.

In fact, you can easily take up a quick trip to Moorea located just 12 miles to the west of Tahiti. By flight it takes less than 10 minutes to reach Moorea from Tahiti. The triangular island of Moorea is encompassed by splendid translucent green lagoons making it the ideal location for water sports, picnics, lagoon tours, parasailing, nature tours and aqua-safaris.

Among the islands in the Windward side of the Society Islands,  Moorea, after Tahiti, is the only island occupying a huge area of 51 square miles. The serene waters of Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay offering a stunning reflection of the volcanic peaks and the lush green of the rainforest make it the perfect destination for honeymoon couples.

The 18-hole championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus is surely the best place for the golfers who can check out their favorite game even while on a holiday in Moorea. While on your way to the Belvedere do not miss out on a sneak peek at the Marae, the best among the ancient temples. With an eye for details you will most certainly notice that Marae is almost like a sort of precinct formed by the flat coral slabs.

Moorea is indeed one of the best places for a short weekend trip. Relax and unwind amidst the green waters and colorful lagoons of Moorea. Forget your hectic city life, take a break and spoil yourself amid the lush greenery of the tropical rainforests of Moorea. Rejuvenate yourself in Moorea with water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, wind surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing and swimming. Take a break and experience peace and spiritual calmness at the private lagoon tours and romantic sunset cruises. In Moorea, deep sea & sport fishing, shark & ray feeding is something you would love to try out. Dangerous, but exciting, these are experiences that you should not miss out on.

For the mountaineers in Moorea, hiking and climbing activities are the best means of relaxation. The lagoon excursions and aqua-safaris in Moorea island lets you explore and discover the countless wonders of the island.

A favorite with the Shopaholics, Moorea has some of the finest shops offering Black pearls, general merchandise and unique crafted home decor accessories. The little shopping centers along the island road feature some of the best souvenirs you can carry back home. Looking for branded, exclusive and indigenous accessories and souvenirs? You can always check out the in-house boutiques and stores in the hotels.

The Golden Nugget Gallery offers a splendid collection of arts and craft not only from Moorea and the other French Polynesian islands, but also from various corners of the earth. Some of the popular boutiques are Carole Boutique, Honu Iti, Exotica and Woodys Sculpture. Dany Creations, Pai Moana Pearls and Tahiti Perles Moorea are some of the best places for Black pearls. The best dining options are Le Pecheur, Caprice Des Iles, Chez Jean-Pierre and Tumoana.

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