Moorea, the Bay Island
Moorea, is often linked to James Michener's mythical island of Bali Hai. The spectacular bays and white sand beaches of Moorea are only 11 miles from Tahiti, less than 10 minutes by air and 30 minutes by boat, making Moorea the ideal island for a day's visit.
Waterfalls tumble down the steep pineapple covered mountains and Moorea’s volcanic peaks, reflected in the tranquil waters of Cook’s Bay and Oponohu Bay rise high like a sharks jaw. Peaceful meadows and gardens of hibiscus, birds of paradise and many more exotic plants will renew your belief in the majesty of nature. The pure crystalline lagoons of Moorea are home to dolphins and rays, and the perfect setting for many water sports.
After only a few days, you will discover that Moorea has filled you with peace, delight and a wonderful sense of happiness.
The small island can be circled by car, scooter, or even by bicycle. Many stops are too be made on the way: the famous Cook’s bay, the Belvedere lookout, one of the most spectacular lookout in the world, waterfalls hidden behind villages in tropical rainforests.
Swimming with dolphins and ray feeding are some of the amazing activities Moorea is famous for.
Fare Vai Moana Hotel *** : nice location on beach, small family owned establishment, private bungalows, restaurant and bar, lower scale accommodations
Hotel Hibiscus *** : located on the beach, nice views, family owned, private bungalows, swimming pool, lower scale accommodations
Hotel Les Tipanniers *** : beachfront, bungalows with kitchen, 2 restaurants and bars, activities, lower scale accommodations
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa **** : nice location, overwater bungalows, pool, activities, quality accommodations, pleasant mid range resort
Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort **** : recently rebuilt, best beach in Moorea, great lagoon, overwater bungalows, pool and spa, top resort, spacious and private
Intercontinental Resort and Spa Moorea ***** : very nice location and setting, nice beach, overwater bungalows, pool and spa, quality accommodations, upper range resort
Sheraton Lagoon Resort and Spa ***** : great location and views, overwater bungalows, pool and spa, quality upper range resort, excellent value
Motu Iti : nice location, beachfront, private bungalows, restaurant, small establishment
Linareva : very nice location, beachfront, views, bungalows with kitchen, very nice accommodations, small and private establishment
Tapu Lodge : great views and setting, bungalows with kitchen, good location, small establishmentVillage Temanoha : incredible setting in tropical garden, bungalows with kitchen, pool, privacy, pleasant, small establishment
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Island GuideBora Bora, the Romantic Island
Bora Bora island is possibly the most famous island in the world. Lush tropical rainforests, white sand beaches and palm covered motu surrounding the island and the gorgeous azure lagoon, make this island the perfect nest for romantics and honeymooners... Bora Bora is love at first sight.Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific
Tahiti, often called the island of love, is the largest of all French polynesian islands. Deep valleys, waterfalls cascading into cool rivers and streams hide between the beautifull moutains, overlooked by majestic peaks. The flat coastal lands, are planted with fields of tropical flowers and home to most of the island's population. Tahiti's beaches vary from black sand beaches on the north east coast and white sand beaches on the south west coast. Papeete, the capital, is the place to shop for authentic souvenirs at the great local marketMoorea, the Bay Island
Crystalline lagoons, home of dolphins and rays. Waterfalls tumble down the steep pineapple covered mountains. Volcanic peaks rise high above the tranquil waters of Cook's Bay and Oponohu Bay. Peaceful meadows and gardens of hibiscus, birds of paradise and many more exotic plants will renew your belief in the majesty of nature. Less than ten minutes away by air from Tahiti, Moorea is ideal for a day's visit.
Huahine, Garden of Eden
Huahine, picturesque, with its lush rainforests, rich and fertile soil growing abundance of vanilla and bananas on the slopes of a very diverse and dramatic geography, is one of Polynesia's best kept secrets. A scenic road winds around the two small islands that compose Huahine, through charming villages, beautiful vistas of crystal-clear lagoons, rich with sea life, where lie motu islets bordered by white sand beaches and coconut trees. Maeva village is a wealth of archeological sites that go back to 1000 years. The spell cast by Huahine will last a lifetime.
Far less traveled then Bora Bora or Moorea, these two sister islands offer an experience of a true unspoiled Polynesia. They share a wonderful lagoon rich in sea life, and ideal for sailing, scuba diving and outrigger canoeing.Raiatea, meaning "faraway heaven", also called "The Sacred Island", is the cultural heart of all Polynesia and holds much fascinating history, legends, as well the most significant archeological sites.
Taha'a, filled with a rich aroma of vanilla lingering in the air, is "The Vanilla Island". This flower shaped island charms us with the simple beauty of its soft mountains and surrounding of tiny motu on the endless lagoon. Taha'a still maintains an authentic flavor of Polynesia.
Life on these remote atolls is simple and normally quiet and peaceful. In the small villages the visitor can discover the true flavor of the Tuamotu, often participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, fish parks, snorkeling and scuba diving.Tikehau, Remote, Beautiful, Magical
Tikehau, considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls of Polynesia, is a graceful crown of pink-sand beaches. In this pristine world, fish seem to outnumber people. The interior lagoons are a haven for black pearl farms, snorkling, exploring the Isle of Birds and enjoying endless hours of kayak ballads encountering rays, exotic fish and coral gardens. The local people, friendly inhabitants of the small village of Tuherahera, invite you to share their world beyond imagination.