A Guide to Visiting Moorea

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Arriving in Mo’orea

After landing in Tahiti, we made our way by plane over to Mo’orea – just a short 7 minute flight or alternatively 30 minutes by ferry (and much cheaper as I learned on the return!) From the ferry terminal or airport you can catch a taxi to your accommodation.

With limited hotels and guesthouses available on the island, I would strongly recommend booking in advance to secure your accommodation. We checked in to the Sofitel Mo’orea which was beautiful if you’re after beach bungalows or overwater bungalows.

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Discovering Local Way of Life

On the first day arriving in Mo’orea, I was already claiming to everyone that it was my favourite island in Tahiti – based purely on the warmth of the people and the laid back atmosphere (or what I would call the “real” Tahiti I was in search of!) Everyone we met was so eager to share their culture with us and I before we knew it we were weaving baskets, making flower crowns, dancing (Tahiti style!) and feeling more and more welcome the more we travelled around.

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On-Island Activities

There’s another reason I loved Mo’orea quite a bit more than other islands, which you might have already guessed from the heading is because of all the activities! As someone who likes to take it easy when looking around (rather than hopping from one attraction to the next), I really enjoyed our day quad-biking through the mountains without anywhere to be or a time slot to fit in to. Unfortunately we were also planning to go horseback riding in the mountains, however with crazy storms that grounded all flights for two days, it is little wonder that we were not able to do so!

One thing I would have liked more time to do is to venture off on hikes around the island (there are heaps on offer!) Unfortunately the rain delayed our arrival to the island and made our time here really limited, so if I could make one last suggestion it would be to definitely book at least a week to discover Mo’orea!

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With thanks to Tahiti Tourism for making my visit to Tahiti possible and so memorable!

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    street view
    March 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Interesting!!! I would love to come to this and have some unforgetable experiences :3

    Travel eTA Canada
    March 3, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    These pictures are surely inviting enough to visit this amazing land soon.

    Tatyana Ray
    February 28, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    So excited you posted this! I’m heading to French Polynesia in April. Ahh because there was no Tahiti tab on your site I thought you hadn’t written reviews yet! So excited now, sorry you encountered lots of rain 🙁 Glad you still enjoyed yourself though! I’ve heard Nov-Apr is humid season and tends to have much more rain than May-Oct though that is “high” season. I’m taking my luck and hoping for some sunshine!

    February 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Nice pics. Short and simple article.

    Agra Overnight Tour
    February 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    wow! that is an awesome place and it is full with beautiful things. it is full with natural beauty and have so many good things to enjoy. Amazing experience and stunning photos you shared.

    review rounder
    February 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    MOOREA is such a beautiful place for who are tourists. thank you for sharing great post

    Micaela Vieira
    February 19, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Great photos! Such a beautiful experience *.*

    Keep up with the great work!

    beijing flights
    February 19, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Moorea is an awesome place to visit, Nice pics, Thanks for sharing.

    Agness of eTramping
    February 15, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Mo’orea looks beautiful, even on a rainy day. It seems like a wonderful destination, Brooke.

    February 15, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Very Cool!

    Beatrice - Mademoiselle Nomad
    February 11, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I’m reading this while in the midst of a European winter, so I would definitely love to be there right now and also discover the warmth of the local hospitality and culture. Great post!

    Ydel Zuriel
    February 11, 2017 at 12:59 am

    When did you go there ? Did it rain ? Looks like you have had an adventure !

    February 10, 2017 at 4:34 am

    This looks so amazing! I would love to visit. It seems so relaxed and all about the nature, which is a nice break from city life. Thanks for sharing!


    February 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    MOOREA is so beautiful! I din’t know the place honestly until I saw your post, keep safe 🙂

    February 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Wow, that’s s place I’d really love to visit one day!

    Natascha Cox
    February 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing and please take a minute to check out my lastest post too if you can.

    Looking forward to your next one 🙂 xxx

    Sri Sairam Subhayatra
    February 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I Got some good idea by reading this topic. Great information thanks for sharing such a nice blog with us.

    February 7, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I visted Tahiti and her islands a wee while ago and absolutely loved it! Love your pics. Moorea is still so beautiful even when it doesn’t have the sun shining down ! Lovely post x

    February 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I enjoy reading through your article post, I like this post and it is informative article for all of us. Thanks for sharing your view.

    February 7, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Tahiti and Moorea definitely top the list of places I’d like to visit!

    February 7, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Moorea looks so beautiful! I would love to visit one day! |

    Madeleine Barón
    February 7, 2017 at 3:42 am

    This looks really nice!! I would love to go there!

    February 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Those pictures, just beautiful!
    Must be great to hike there. I have to check flights now…

    February 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love discovering the local way of life when I travel. To experience the place in the local’s footsteps and through their eyes somehow makes the trip more fulfilling.

    February 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Love your photos of this place! And it definitely looks interesting — would love to visit here one day!

    February 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Looks like a hiker’s paradise! I’d love to visit that part of the world, especially right now when I’m stuck in the middle of another Canadian snowstorm!


    Rachael O'Neill
    February 6, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Incredible photos as always! looks like so much fun xx

    Brooklyn Murtaugh
    February 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    It may have been raining, but the island sure looks beautiful!
    I love the photo of the pineapple!

    Peta Kaplan
    February 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Interesting. I have always wondered about traveling to Tahiti. Looks great! Nice pics.

    Kate - Travel for Difference
    February 6, 2017 at 11:35 am

    So beautiful! I love indulging in the more local way of life. It’s so rewarding X

    February 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I would love to hike there!