Just off the coast of Tahiti and a short ferry ride, the picturesque island of Moorea nestles in a shallow lagoon surrounded by coral reefs and translucent waters. Dominated by eight vertical mountains where waterfalls tumble down fern-clad cliffs and pastel coloured houses nestle in tranquil meadows. Moorea, meaning 'Yellow Lizard', was so named by a high priest who once visited and is said to be the inspiration behind the magical book 'Tales of the Pacific'.
One of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific and always mentioned in ‘Top 5 most beautiful islands in the world’ lists, Moorea should also be found somewhere near of your bucket list. It represents most people’s idea of the perfect castaway desert island experience.
There’s plenty to do for lovers of life above and beneath the waves, from kite boarding or snorkelling, diving or even whale-watching when embarked upon a charter boat; but if your idea of a Moorea holiday is to simply lie back and track the sun from east to west before taking a dip the warm seas of the South Pacific, then you have definitely come to the right place. Any Moorea holiday will provide a perfect hideaway holiday transporting you thousands of miles from the pressures of modernity. This island encourages a stress-free lifestyle.
Located in Tahiti’s Society Islands, Moorea has a reputation for being one of the best islands for adventure, both on land and in the water. Book a 4x4 tour and explore the landscapes, visiting vanilla and pineapple plantations, the Belvedere lookout and views over Opunohu Bay. The island is covered in green hills, abundant with wildlife whose natural habitat are the volcanic slopes that overlook the bays below. In years gone by, lucky visitors to these beautiful shores have perceived Moorea to be a Garden of Eden setting. It’s love at first sight - when you fall in love with Moorea, chances are you’ll never recover.
Of course, if you are thinking of tying the knot or renewing your vows, Moorea is one of the most beautiful locations in the world and will be the perfect setting to celebrate your love.