Moorea is wildly exotic and yet easily reachable. With seven towering mountain peaks, beautiful bays, white sand beaches, luxury resorts and quaint villages, this heart-shaped island is Romance Central! Leave the done and dusted and check out our Honeymoon Specials for Moorea, because this is what will be the best honeymoon destination in the world!
For those travellers looking to go off the beaten track, Moorea is definitely the place in South Pacific. It isn’t as glitzy or commercialised as, say Bora Bora; and the breathtaking sights and experiences propel Moorea to the next level of awesome. Go snorkelling, diving, hiking or gliding – every activity becomes spectacular on this small island. Plus, it’s just a few minutes’ flight away from Papeete’s Fa’a International Airport.
When flying in from Papeete, look out for the heart-shaped island in the midst of blue Pacific waters. That is Moorea. From cosy one-bedroom cottages and ‘pensions’ to opulent, five-star bungalows by the beach, Moorea has it all. The numerous atolls and white sand beaches are perfect for romance and our travel experts can set up evening cruise charters for a dinner under the stars.
On a South Pacific jaunt, Moorea’s vast lagoons are unmissable. Almost every cove and island have plentiful snorkelling hotspots, and dive-liveaboards are highly recommended to explore the underwater wonderland of Moorea.
When travel writer Arthur Frommer noted in his journals that Moorea was the most beautiful island on earth, the claim deserves to be taken seriously.
Located 18 miles north-west off Tahiti, Moorea is an hour’s sailing time from Papeete or just 15 minutes by air. For a landmass just 10 miles wide, Moorea has eight mountains peaks! Two almost symmetrical bays, Opunohu and Cook’s Bays, lend to the heart-shaped appearance of the island. Separating the two bays is the forested mountain of Mount Rotui, which is sacred in Polynesian culture. The combination of far-reaching peaks and glassy-blue waters of the Pacific is incredible for all travellers alike.
There are several resorts, lodges and pensions situated around the island, providing travellers choice from budget stays to luxurious overwater villas from global hospitality labels. Our recommendation is the Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort, a stellar five-star resort which combines the best of French Polynesian culture and ultra-luxe bungalows on a pristine white sand beach. Of course, we would be remiss without mentioning the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa, two beautiful pearls that will impress even the most discerning holiday-maker!
The stark beauty of Moorea aside, it is the sheer number of experiences and activities that make it so special. For couples, families and solo adventurers – there is something for every traveller. Nature enthusiasts will revel in the number of hiking trails around, ranging from mildly difficult to expert level. (Hideaway Holidays Tip: The view of the island and sea below from Belvedere Lookout is breathtaking and not to be missed.) Plus, there are 4×4 tours, which take travellers around inaccessible parts of the island. Diving – whether it is skydiving, helmet diving or scuba diving – is truly unforgettable. From high up in the sky from where thrill-seekers can see the majestic peaks of Moorea rushing by; or going for ocean dives amongst the colourful fish and friendly reef sharks is an experience to remember.
For quieter moments with loved ones, Moorea has quite a few beaches where clean, white sand ends with amazingly clear waters and fishes for snorkelling and swimming. The Temae Beach is a special favourite for locals and visitors for its convenience and beauty. There are jet ski safaris, horseback rides across Moorea and surfing (unless you’re an experienced surfer though, you may want to earn your stripes somewhere tamer first).
Moorea may not be as widely publicised as Bora Bora or Tahiti, but it makes for a memorable holiday. It’s probably because those who’ve experienced its wonders want to keep it that way – calm, welcoming and eternally beautiful. Check out Hideaway Holidays’ Hot Deals to know more about our best-selling holiday packages in Moorea and the Islands of Tahiti. We have all-inclusive deals which combine stays, meals, drinks, activities and transfers in neat packages, even with best airfare options whenever needed. If you need to speak to our travel experts, just fill up the Enquiry Form with your requirements or call us straight away at 1300 991 751. We love bringing great holidays to life!
Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa
Manava Beach Resort & Spa
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Hotel Kaveka, Moorea
Hotel Les Tipaniers, Moorea
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Pool and Beach House-Villa Rental
Bella Vista House and Vila Rentals
Villa Legends 4 Villa rental
Villa Legends 6 Villa rental
Pension Fare Vaihere