Discover the natural beauty of Moorea: a tropical paradise not to be missed. Known as the sister island because of its proximity to Tahiti, Moorea, like Bora Bora, Raiatea and Huahine, is in the Society Islands. The distinguishing feature of the destination is its two large bays, Cook and Opunohu, which are separated by Mount Rotui and give the island its trident form. Formerly called “Aimeho” or “Eimeo”, Moorea, with its luxuriant vegetation and exceptional lagoon, is an ideal place to wind down and recharge your batteries. Whether in a couple, with family and friends, or on your own, you’ll enjoy your stay on the sister island.

What makes it so special

Why visit Moorea?

Exploring the lagoon © Myles McGuinness-

On the lagoon

Encircled by a magnificent coral reef which has 12 passes, Moorea is the perfect destination if you like watersports or if you’re looking for somewhere peaceful to unwind. The two bays are areas of multiple sporting actvities. Divers will enjoy discovering the diversity of marine life in the lagoon, You can also explore the bays and the superb scenery around them by kayak or paddleboard.

The more adventurous can go on a deep sea fishing expedition and possibly come back with one of the giants of the sea! You’ll also have the chance to appreciate the beauty of the island from a completely different angle. And if you’d like to participate in the preservation of the environment, you can help a local association which replants and cares for the coral in the lagoon.

Activities in Moorea
View of the two bays © David Kirkland

On the mountains

The island is a veritable paradise for lovers of nature and devotees of green tourism. With eight mountains, the island offers a choice of magnificent hiking trails leading to stunning scenec viewpoints. Explore the marae and appreciate the calm that reigns there. These stone platforms are the sacred places of the ancient Polynesians, where they once held religious and other ceremonies.

If you’re seeking thrills, there’s a treetop adventure park, complete with ziplines, which should keep your adrenaline pumping! Moorea is small enough for you to make a tour of the island in less than a day, even if you stop off to admire the pineapple plantations and sample some of the deliciously sweet fruit.

The scenery in Moorea

Underwater photography enthusiasts will be delighted by the opportunities to capture spectacular images.


Not to be missed

What to do in Moorea

Spend a day on the lagoon: A nautical excursion is the perfect way to get a first look at Moorea and discover the beauty of its lagoon

The valley of Opunohu: A sight that’s definitely not to be missed is the view from the ‘Belvedere’ scenic viewpoint at Opunohu.

What to do ?
Diving in turquoise water © Mark Fitz
Family admiring the view from the Opunohu lookout©_Grégoire Le Bacon
Moorea beach c Tahiti Tourisme

The deep blue

Moorea’s beaches

The island of Moorea has numerous beaches, both public and private. Each of them has its own unique characteristics. Some are more popular with locals and foreign visitors because they’re equipped with facilities. Others have an isolated, intimacy. But they all have the same soft white sand and crystal clear turquoise water, and each is in an idyllic setting, where you can relax and soak up the sun. Refresh yourself in the warm sea, or take part in one of the many nautical activities available, then settle down in the shade of a tree for an afternoon nap. Whether you’re on an isolated motu or at a poplular spot on the main island, a day spent on the beach in Moorea is a day well spent.


You’ll also enjoy

Eating out in Moorea

From simple food trucks to fine dining restaurants, dining out in Moorea is always an experience rich in local flavor. On the beach, in the hills, on a terrace over the water or a motu in the middle of the lagoon, the food is as good as the view.

Eating out in Moorea
Déguster des plats délicieux© Lei Tao
Ahima'a à Moorea © Ra'i Mao

Be inspired


Moorea has many unique experiences to offer visitors looking for adventure and discovery. Follow the pineapple trail and taste some of the island’s deliciously sweet fruit, and sample the rums and spirits produced from them. And, for an unusual ecological experience, adopt a piece of coral and assist in its plantation on the reef. You’ll experience something different in Moorea.

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Vacation packages for Moorea

Book your trip

Take a look at our vacation offers for The Islands of Tahiti. Get to know the local population, discover our unique natural environment and crystal clear waters. Above all, enjoy being in this special place.

All the vacation packages

11 days

Yacht Charter Retreat by Far & Away

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa

From 10365 $ CA per person
From 2934 $ CA per person
From 3827 $ CA per person

11 days

Tahitian Island 5 person Catamaran Cruise by Far & Away

Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa

From 4420 $ CA per person

22 days

22 Day & 7 Multi-Island Tahiti Vacation by Far & Away

Bora Bora, Fakarava, Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tahaa, Tahiti

From 9798 $ CA per person
From 4340 $ CA per person
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Bungalow on stilts at the Sofitel Moorea-©-Gregoire-Le-Bacon

Vacations in Moorea

There is a vast choice of accommodation in Moorea,

whether you’re looking for a hotel, a luxury resort, a Tahitian Guesthouse or a campsite, you’ll find the perfect blend

of luxury, comfort and Polynesian charm. Overwater bungalows above the crystal clear lagoon, or private villas nestled in luxuriant tropical gardens, each establishment promises a unique experience. Enjoy the personalized services of a gastronomic restaurant and a sumptuous spa with a magnificent view over the island. Whether you’re visiting as a couple, with family or in a group, Moorea has such a variety of accommodation that you’re certain to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Traversée de la route des ananas en quad © Stéphane Mailion Photography

Suggested itinerary

Four days in Moorea

The island offers a multitude of activities, both on land and at sea. Vast bays and endless beaches to visit, lagoon excursions, hiking trails, historic sites and lots, lots more. Here is our suggested itinerary for a four day visit to Moorea.

Discover Moorea aboard a 4x4 safari ©_Ra'i Mao

Getting there and getting around

From Tahiti you have two options to get to Moorea. Firstly, you can get there, by boat, which is either a passenger ferry that takes about 45 minutes, or a rapid shuttle that makes the crossing in just 25 minutes. Both leave from the ferry terminal in Papeete, a short taxi ride from the airport. The second option is to fly to Moorea, which takes 15 minutes from Tahiti-Faa’a airport.
There are many car rental companies in both Tahiti and Moorea, and you can also rent bikes and motor scooters. To be sure of the best rates, it is preferable to reserve your car in advance.

Vue aérienne sur l'atoll de Tetiaroa © Tahiti Tourisme

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