The Magical Island
Believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, Moorea is one of the most scenically striking islands in French Polynesia. Despite her immaculate beauty, she is far from unapproachable. Possessing a relaxed vibe and welcoming spirit, Moorea is just as warm and inviting as the Tahitians lucky enough to call this island home.
Located only ten nautical miles from Tahiti, Moorea is easily accessible by ferry or plane from Papeete. This proximity, coupled with the island's receptive and neighborly nature, makes Moorea a favorite destination for couples, families and locals. Still, Moorea has managed to maintain its small island feel despite this popularity and the presence of a few internationally branded resorts.
The attraction toward Moorea comes as no surprise; the island is a geographical marvel. Eight voluminous mountain peaks rise from its translucent lagoon, creating a distinctive and rugged silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Splitting the northern shore are two symmetrical bays: Cook's (Paopao) and Opunohu Bay. The island is roughly shaped like a heart from overhead; and in the theme of love and romance, Moorea is one of the top honeymoon destinations in Tahiti—second only to Bora Bora.
Moorea is the pride and joy of French Polynesia. She may be considered Tahiti's little sister, but she steals the spotlight every time. The island is a true reflection of the laid back Tahitian lifestyle and the warm, welcoming character of French Polynesia and its people.
Featuring the Moorea Cook`s Bay Hotel
HOT SPECIAL - Introducing the Moorea Cook`s Bay Hotel with a fabulous location, large suites, and full kitchenettes. This value property is excellent for couples or families wanting to explore the magnificent island of Moorea. Spend five nights in a lagoon view Suite at the Moorea Cook`s Bay Hotel. Includes roundtrip international air on Air Tahiti Nui, inter-island transport by passenger ferry, daily breakfast for two, Snorkeling and Ray Feeding Tour, ATV tour, Jetski tour, dinner at Moorea Beach Cafe, and more.
Featuring Cook`s Bay Hotel & Raiatea Lodge
Discover the strikingly beautiful island of Moorea with its rich array of activities. Then escape to what is believed to be the birthplace of Polynesia. Discover the rugged beauty and rich history of the island of Raiatea, the location of UNESCO World Heritage site, Taputapuatea. Includes roundtrip international air, all transfers and inter-island air, four nights in a Lagoon View Room at the charming Raiatea Lodge, three nights in a Lagoon View Suite at Moorea Cooks Bay Hotel, daily breakfast and dinner, ATV Tour, and more.
Featuring the Moorea Cooks Bay Hotel, Maitai Lapita Village and InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora
Discover the islands of Moorea, Huahine and Bora Bora. Includes round-trip international air, inter-island airfare, three nights on Moorea, three nights on Huahine, and three nights on Bora Bora in an overwater bungalow. Package also includes free daily breakfast, snorkeling excursions, 4x4 safari, a private driver and restaurant reservations of your choice on your final night in Tahiti, business lounge access upon departure, plus added romantic amenities for our honeymoon clients.
Designed specifically for Polynesia, the Paul Gauguin is a deluxe vessel offering all-inclusive small-ship luxury to just 332 guests. Flawless, friendly service from a European-trained staff emulates the delightfully unhurried and unregimented Polynesian way of life. Spacious ocean-view staterooms, most with balconies or verandas, open to sweet-scented tropical breezes and lush island vistas. Fine international and French cuisine is served on an open-seating basis in three restaurants. Polynesia's translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored and there is no better place to do so than from the Paul Gauguin's retractable watersports marina.
The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is centrally located on a sandy beach between Moorea's two iconic bays. This northern placement creates the perfect setting to admire both the sunrise to the east and the sunset to the west from the comfort of your own overwater bungalow. The resort is also easily accessible by scenic drive from the airport or ferry dock, taking ten or fifteen minutes respectively.
The Sofitel Moorea Kia Ora Resort enjoys a secluded waterfront setting on one of the island's best white sand beaches. Located on the eastern side of Moorea, closest to the airport and ferry dock, this hotel is also the most convenient. Each spacious overwater, beachfront and garden bungalow is designed in a sleek, contemporary fashion and built with an impressive selection of natural materials.
The charming Manava Beach Resort & Spa maintains a boutique hotel feel and exudes the warm, welcoming ambiance characteristic of French Polynesia. Located on the northeast coast, this resort is only ten minutes from the airport and fifteen minutes from the ferry dock, meaning it still delivers on convenience while supplying a feeling of seclusion.
The Cooks Bay Hotel and Suites is located on Moorea`s iconic Cook`s Bay. The central location makes it an ideal location from which to explore Moorea`s many shops, restaurants, and activities. Opened in 2023, after a full renovation, this all-new property features spacious one-bedroom and multi-bedroom family suites, each with full kitchenettes and views of the bay from their large verandahs. Guest amenities include a small fitness center, pool, game room, and locally-famous, waterfront restaurant and bar, Le Cooks.
Les Tipaniers is a charming hotel located at Hauru Point on the scenic northwest coast of Moorea. It offers convenient access to the beach and Le Petit Village, a popular local shopping center with a variety of island boutiques perfect for purchasing souvenirs. The accommodations at the hotel include a selection of traditional bungalows, each with a private terrace overlooking the beach or the garden.
Zip through Moorea`s lush mountainous terrain with an exciting adventure course through the treetops. There are four courses available that vary in difficulty from walking nets and bridges to swings, rope ladders, and zip lines. The tour will begin with an introductory course after which you will select, with guidance from the staff, two courses to match your experience and comfort level that you can go through twice should you wish! Your exhilarating adventure will fly by as quickly as you fly between the trees.
Venture into Moorea`s lush interior along a forest trail that runs along the foot of the ancient caldera. Pass through fragrant pineapple fields before discovering the ancient archaeological sites and then the forest of the Tahitian chestnuts (mape). The hike culminates at the Pass of The Three Pines with views of magnificent Cook`s Bay. Difficulty: easy. Elevation gain: 660 feet. Operates: Everyday
This trail is arguably Moorea`s most popular hike. Begin with a hike along part of the crater to the edge of the volcanic funnel. From there climb to the Pass of the Three Coconuts where you may enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the ancient volcano. Difficulty: moderately advanced. Elevation gain: 850 feet. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy a 2-hour guided snorkeling and ray feeding excursion in the warm waters of Moorea. You`ll encounter a variety of marine life. Interact with stingrays in their natural habitat, and have a chance to feed them! Special Offer: buy one Jet Ski excursion and one ATV Tour and get the Snorkeling and Ray Feeding excursion for free. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Cross the fragrant pineapple plantations before entering the tropical forest path. From there climb to the Pass of the Three Coconuts where you may enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the ancient volcano. Finally, stop at the Tray of the Bounty for panoramic views at the foot of the volcano crater. Difficulty: moderate. Elevation gain: 850 feet. Operates: Everyday
Discover Moorea`s volcanic peaks, crystalline waters and lush hillsides on an adventurous 4x4 Safari tour. Traverse and explore Moorea’s “Magic Mountain,” the “Belvedere Lookout”, Opunohu Bay and Cooks Bay. Vist the Agricultural College where you`ll discover a variety of plants native to these Polynesian islands. You`ll also stop at a pineapple plantation and visit the juice factory. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Open up on the open road and go for a cross-island adventure in your own roadster! You will feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face as you discover Moorea’s scenic coasts at your leisure. Must have a valid driver’s license, be at least 18 years old, and have a credit card for the deposit. Full insurance/tank of gas provided, must have full tank upon return.
Price is per person based on two people sharing a vehicle. Operates: Everyday
Discover the marine life in Moorea without any prior dive experience. You`ll walk the ocean floor wearing an air-supplied helmet and be greeted by a variety of colorful fish and friendly stingrays. Your qualified dive instructor will assist you with the equipment, making this a fun and safe underwater excursion. Minimum 2 guests and a maximum of 8 guests per dive. Children under 6 years old not permitted. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Enjoy the beauty of Moorea`s lagoon on a 1-hour guided Jet Ski tour. You'll ride across turquoise waters while taking in scenic views of the island. Price is per person based on two people sharing a Jet Ski. Special Offer: Buy the Jet Ski Tour and the ATV Tour and get the Snorkeling and Ray Feeding Tour free. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Enjoy a guided tour of Moorea riding tandem on an ATV. You will explore the island`s beautiful landscapes, visit the fruit juice factory, agricultural college, pineapple plantations, ancient temples, lush valleys and picturesque vistas. To operate ATV a driver`s license is required and must be presented prior to the tour. Price is per person based on two people sharing an ATV. Special Offer: Buy the Jet Ski Tour and the ATV Tour and get the Snorkeling and Ray Feeding Tour free. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Enjoy an evening dining at Holy Steak House, on the island of Moorea. Perched on a hillside and looking down across Moorea's lagoon, you can enjoy the magnificent view as you dine on their selection of the highest-grade beef and pork. Alternatively, poultry, fish, salads, and burgers are also available. Your dinner will include a starter, main course with side, and a dessert from a set menu.
Journey through Moorea and Opunohu Bay on an ATV. You`ll ride to Belvedere Viewpoint and the Agricultural College at Opunohu where you`ll discover a variety of tropical plants native to Polynesia. You`ll also stop near the river where you can go swimming at your leisure. This excursion will expose you to Polynesian culture and offer some of the most beautiful panoramic views on the island. Price is per person based on two people sharing an ATV. Operates: Everyday
Take off on an unforgettable exploration of Moorea aboard the Honu Kea with your Polynesian guide, Captain Taina. A native of Moorea, she will tell you all about the tropical fish, turtles, coral and underwater landscape visible through the boat's glass-bottom panels. You will stop at a sand bank to have a close encounter with the playful rays and shy reef sharks before venturing on to a popular snorkeling stop where you may see the endangered green sea turtles.
One of Moorea`s most popular eateries! Enjoy a 3-course sunset dinner with wine pairing at the Moorea Beach Café, a lovely waterfront restaurant overlooking Moorea's beautiful lagoon. Transfers included. Open: Everyday
Encounter wild dolphins and whales on an informative eco-tour led by marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole and his research team. You`ll watch for these magnificent creatures and learn all about them in the process. You`ll also stop for a relaxing snorkeling session in Moorea`s translucent lagoon. Operates: MON THU
A minimum of 10 persons for the tour is required to operate. If the capacity is not reached, the tour may be cancelled at any time.
Join this semi-private tour (with a maximum of 12 guests) aboard a 35-foot traditional outrigger canoe for an unforgettable adventure. You’ll make stops for an encounter with the rays and black-tip reef sharks in shallow water, then enjoy local fruit and refreshment on a motu sand bar with time for snorkeling. A stop at a coral garden is next on the agenda before heading to a quiet white sand beach for a delicious lunch served with your feet in the water. Masks, snorkels, and towels provided. Operates: Everyday
Explore the island of Moorea from a true local's perspective. Begin your day with a visit to Magic Mountain for one of the best panoramic views of the island. From there, head to the crater and stop to enjoy the pineapple fields, Belvedere Point, the sacred marae and a vanilla plantation before enjoying a traditional Polynesian lunch on a private beach. The afternoon will give you time to enjoy the beach before heading inland to embark on a short, 15-minute, hike through the rainforest that ends at Afareaitu waterfall. You will have time for a refreshing swim at the clear, natural swimming hole located at the base of the waterfall.
Enjoy the incredible sunsets French Polynesia is known for with a peaceful and romantic cruise aboard the Voil'a Moorea catamaran. Indulge in a maitai made with fresh local fruit juices while you sail between Cooks and Opunohu Bays, marveling at the brilliantly vibrant sunset views at every turn. Price is per person based on one couple traveling together. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy a leisurely sailing cruise through the calm lagoon waters and outside the barrier reef of Moorea. Begin with a stop for snorkeling beside a beautiful sandbar where you will have the opportunity to jump in the shallow water and interact with the stingrays and small reef sharks. Return to the boat for a fruit platter and fresh fruit juices on your way to the next and final stop. Your next stop will allow you to explore a pristine coral garden and underwater Polynesian statues. End your time on board enjoying panoramic views of Opunohu Bay as you gently sail back to your hotel. Price is per person based on one couple traveling together. Operates: Everyday
Explore the depths of Moorea's spectacular lagoon with an expedition tour that will immerse you in the rich marine life of Moorea's reef and lagoon ecosystem. Take to the open seas for a unique experiences with majestic humpback whales and spinner dolphins that will leave you breathless. Additionally, this half-day cruise includes personal encounters with pink whipray stingrays and blacktip reef sharks and drifting through a channel towards the outer reef to observe leopard rays and grey sharks beneath you,
Step into the flip flops of a local and taste your way around the island of Moorea! This foodie adventure tour will take you off the beaten path of Moorea to experience island flavors from local vendors, cafes and restaurants that highlight the best of French Polynesian cuisine. The food in Tahiti consists of three cultures: Tahitian, Chinese and French and on this tour you will seek out hidden culinary gems from all three of these backgrounds. Food tastings will include local seasonal fruits, casee-croute, local seafood and fish specialties, pai, mape and other local delicacies. Operates: MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Take off on an unforgettable exploration of Moorea’s lagoon with your Polynesian guide, Captain Taina. A native of Moorea, she has been guiding people around the lagoon since 2003. Aboard the Honu Kea, her glass-bottom boat (maximum of 12 guests), she will tell you all about the tropical fish, turtles, coral, and underwater landscape visible through the glass panels. You will stop at a sand bank to have a close encounter with the playful rays and shy reef sharks before venturing on to a snorkeling stop where you may swim with green sea turtles. From there, you will head over to her family’s private motu (islet) for lunch.
Spend an unforgettable day on the water with your local guide and captain. You will visit the best snorkeling spots along the island’s South side, both inside the lagoon and out, for unique sea-life encounters, including; playful rays, shy reef sharks, green sea turtles, dolphins, and brightly-colored tropical fish. This intimate adventure operates with a maximum of 6 guests. The tour is not recommended for non-swimmers or those with mobility issues. Transfers included. Operates: Daily Jan 11 - Jul 31 & Nov 12 - Dec 31
Meet the Dolphins of Moorea Dolphin Center. Includes 15 minutes of educational time with the dolphin trainers and 15 minutes of dolphin interaction. During the educational part, you will learn about marine mammals and particularly about dolphins, their evolution, anatomy and habits. Then accompanied by a trainer, you will join the dolphin in shallow water to touch him and play with him for an unforgettable experience. Children ages 2-8 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Operates: Everyday
Spend an unforgettable day on the water with your local guide and captain to observe humpback whales on their seasonal migration. On your way to the open ocean, your guide will give you an informative brief on these magnificent creatures and then the search ensues. Once found you can observe them up close while respecting the tranquility and well-being of animals. If conditions permit, you will have the opportunity to swim with the whales. This intimate adventure operates with a maximum of 6 guests. The tour is not recommended for non-swimmers or those with mobility issues. Transfers included. Operates: Daily from Aug 1- November 11.
Freefall into one of the most incredible experiences imaginable. Skydive over the beautiful island of Moorea and enjoy breathtaking views of the gorgeous natural landscape. You`ll jump from a minimum height of 10,000 feet, securely harnessed to your personal skydiving instructor. VIP Honeymoon packages and private jumps are also available. Operates: TUE THU SAT SUN
Immerse yourself in the rich marine life of Moorea with this guided wildlife excursion that allows you to experience humpback whales up close in their natural environment. Each year from July thru November, the humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia to mate and give birth, providing a unique opportunity to observe these majestic creatures and their calves. Journey beyond the reef to explore the breeding grounds of these gentle giants and if you're lucky, for the chance to swim with humpback whales of all ages and sizes. Price is per boat up to seven people. Operates: Everyday
Take to the seas to discover the best fishing grounds in Moorea. Your guide will advise on local regulations, species identification and the most effective spearfishing methods as well as tips on local preparation for your catch. Enjoy this unique experience with peace of mind with a safety guide with you in the water at all times. Children are not allowed on this tour. Refreshments include juice, water, rum punch, light snacks and fresh fruit. Price is per boat for up to three people. Fishing areas chosen by the guides are dependent on weather and guest experience level. Operates: Everyday
Experience what it is like to effortlessly glide over the coral reef on this unique private snorkeling adventure tour with a marine biologist and cameraman. You will be pulled behind the boat on a tow board, giving you the feeling of a manta ray observing the coral gardens from above. Price is per boat based on one couple sharing the boat. Operates: Everyday
There are few places in the world where you have the chance to swim with humpback whales in their natural environment - Moorea is one of them. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by taking a private tour with a marine biologist and cameraman who have had hundreds of close encounters with the whales and know where to find them. Price is based on one couple sharing the boat. Operates: Everyday
Enjoy a half-day private charter with the professional and experienced crew of Moorea Fishing Experience aboard a 23 ft. aluminum V-hull. You`ll have access to top-of-the-line fishing equipment and expert advice for the best fishing advantage. You will have the choice between trolling, Polynesian deep-sea fishing, or underwater fishing. The boat offers all the necessary comforts to spend an unforgettable moment on the water. The excursion includes; beverages (soft drinks and beer), 2 crew members, fuel, and gear. Roundtrip transfers included. Price is per boat for up to 4 persons. Maximum of 6 guests. Operates: Every Day