Mo’orea, French Polynesia
Dreaming of volcanic mountains, white powder sandy beaches and bright turquoise waters? Mo’orea is a romantic, remote island in the South Pacific and one of the lesser known holiday spots in French Polynesia. Just thirty mins from Tahiti by high-speed Catamaran, Mo’orea is also slightly easier to reach then its famous brother, Bora Bora.
Experience authentic Tahitian culture, swim with local reef sharks and string-rays in clear lagoon waters, go whale watching and hike tropical rainforests by foot. You can also rent an open-top car or a bicycle and circle Moorea’s 60-kilometer coastline where you will pass by white churches and sleepy fishing villages – maybe stop along the way to buy some tropical fruit, freshly caught tuna or a hand-picked coconut.
Mo’orea is true tropical island living, and also offers the impressive, once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon-style hotels with those stunning Overwater Bungalows. Spoil yourself, stay at one of these luxury hotels and experience plunging into the sea straight from your private sun deck or watching the sunset across uninterrupted sea views. Recommended hotels include Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora, although, you’ll find more choice of luxury resorts in Bora Bora.
Best Time To Visit: May – October (Tahiti’s Dry Season)