An escape from the ordinary
An island located in French Polynesia, Moorea is part of the Society Islands. Loosely translated “yellow lizard” in Tahitian, the island is also referred to as York Island. About 50 square miles in size, Moorea is home to around 20,000 residents. Its beauty has made it well known to tourists from around the world especially for honeymooners.
Nicknamed the “Magical Island”, Moorea is located just minutes from Tahiti by plane and only around a half hour by catamaran. Amazing views and luxury accommodations have made Moorea Polynesia’s second most popular tourist attraction, second only to the island of Tahiti itself. Offering some of the most well known beaches in the world, Moorea is home to vast expanses of both black and white sand beaches. In addition to its beaches, its lush green valleys, jagged peaks, stunning views and crystal clear blue waters also offer visitors a experience like no other. Rich in history and traditions, Moorea is also known for its cultural activities and sites of interest as well. From Cook’s Bay to Opunohu Bay, Moorea has something for everyone.
Top destinations and attractions in Moorea for visitors today include:
Watersports such as sailing, surfing, boating, jet skiing, swimming and of course underwater sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling.
For relaxing, visitors have much to choose from as well including glass bottom boat tours, lagoon tours, cruises, spas and a rich and active nightlife.
For the adventurer 4 by 4 safaris, para sailing, shark and ray excursions, hiking and climbing as well as deepsea fishing are all available on the island as well.
Other activities on Moorea include eco tours, sports, shopping, dining, or just relaxing on the beach.
If culture is what you seek, the Heiva I Moorea is a great time to visit the island of Moorea as well. A cultural event located in the Afareaitu district, there are competitions of native singing, dancing as well as traditional arts and crafts as well.
Unique and beautiful Moorea has one must see destination in particular. Called Belevedere Overlook, it is Moorea’s easiest accessible and most popular overlook. Offering panoramic views of both bays as well as the plantations of Opunohu Valley, no trip will be complete without a visit here.
Just one of Tahitis beautiful islands, Moorea has enough to see and do for any visitor but if you want to island hop, check out the other nearby islands including:
- Bora Bora
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