About Moorea

Only 45 minutes by ferry from Papeete or 30 minute by plane. Moorea is often referred to as the Sister Island of Tahiti. Known for its Pineapple plantations and lush landscape, the island has a completely different atmosphere than its closest neighbor and represents an oasis of tranquility. Admire the stunning vistas from the Belvedere lookout, swim at the white sandy beach of Temae or shop for unique arts and crafts in Maharepa and Hauru, there is a range of outdoor activities to choose from on the island of Moorea. You can be sure you will never get bored. Moorea Highlights:

  1. Getting lost in Opunohu Valley with its ancient marae (traditional temples), breathtaking vistas and hidden walking paths.
  2. Paddling to Motu Tiahura from Hauru Point for lunch at Coco Beach.
  3. Taking an unforgettable hike to Mt Mouaputa.
  4. Sampling tropical delights at Moorea Tropical Garden.
  5. Diving amid a concentration of lemon sharks in Opunohu Bay.
  6. Savoring fabulous lagoon views from the Magical Mountain.

Moorea for Children: Don’t hesitate to bring the whole family as Moorea is particularly kid-friendly. Some of the highlights include:

  • Approaching colorful fish on a Moorea Lagoon Tour
  • Splashing about on Temae Beach
  • Taking an introductory dive in the shallow waters of the lagoon
  • Enjoying an ice cream at Moorea Tropical Garden
  • Clip-clopping amid volcanic landscapes
  • Riding an ATV in the passenger seat

3 reasons to choose the island of Moorea:

  1. All 118 islands of French Polynesia are different, but this heart-shaped island has it all, combining lush valleys, rugged mountains, a crystal clear lagoon and Polynesian authenticity.
  2. Very easy access as only 30-45 minutes away from Tahiti main island by speedboat or 10 minutes by plane
  3. A wide variety of activities ranging from lagoon day or half-day tours to ATV or 4WD safaris, horse riding in the pineapple fields, parasailing and seasonal whale watching. NEW: Amazing day trips to Marlon Brando’s island Tetiatora!

How to get there:

  • There is less than 20km of blue Pacific between Tahiti and Moorea.
  • All ferries dock at the quay in Vaiare and Moorea airport is in the island’s northeastern corner.
  • Moorea taxis are notoriously expensive so it is recommended that Tahiti Voyages include return transfers in your Moorea Holiday package.