Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Articles Aug 11, 2020 12:26

Mo’orea is an island in French Polynesia located in the South Pacific, it is a perfect island for a vacation. The following travel experiences for Mo’orea Island will be helpful to anyone who wants to explore this paradise.

In addition to sitting at the beach all day, there's so much to do on Mo’orea Island! You can float on the water, snorkel or canoe. If you stay at the Hilton Resort, they also have a traditional Tahitian dance and fire show! You can also get out of your resort and have some great adventure...

What to do on Mo’orea Island, French Polynesia

Take a walk around the island

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

One of the best travel experiences you must try is to take a tour around the island. It will take around 4-5 hours to get around Mo’orea Island, depending on how long you stop at a place. If you don't stop, it will only take about 2 hours to go 72km around the island. Here are some destinations to visit if you take a tour around the island:

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Cook Bay: this is an area of Mo’orea you don't want to miss, with palm-shaded coastlines and craggy, dramatic mountain peaks. Don’t forget to visit the Saint Joseph's Catholic Church on the island.

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Opunohu Bay: The second of Mo’orea's bays is no less impressive than the first. In fact, Opunohu Bay is even less developed and has more pristine coastlines than Cook Bay. Also, it is this place that famous explorer Captain James Cook anchored in 1777.

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Belvedere Lookout: Go through dense jungle and past Polynesian temples to reach this viewpoint, where you'll enjoy stunning views of Mount Rotui, Opunohu Bay and Cook Bay.

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Ancient Marae: Located along the road leading to Belvedere are two marae (ancient temples) called Marae Titiroa and Marae Ahu-o-Mahine.

Pineapple Route: On the same path to Belvedere, you will reach an intersection where you can turn right to the Pineapple Route. This bumpy road is where you can admire the pineapple fields.

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Once you leave Ha'apiti and continue south, there aren't many attractions. Mo’orea is a very quiet island - especially south between Hauru and Vai'are. You'll come across some small supermarkets, motels, churches, mansions and budget eateries, but there aren't many attraction and that's all part of the charm.

After you've finished touring around Mo’orea, spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel's swimming pool or enjoying the views at one of the island's many beaches. Around sunset, go out for dinner and enjoy a cocktail.

Visit the juice factory

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

The Rotui Juices & Distilleries was founded to accommodate pineapple surpluses on the island during the 1980s, and today the brand is on the shelves of all mini supermarkets in French Polynesia.

A visit to the Juice Factory for a taste is one of the most popular travel experiences on Mo’orea Island, especially if you're unlucky and encounter a rainy day. In addition to their standard juices, you can try a few tropical wines.

Mareto Beach

Mo’orea Island: How to have the perfect travel experience

Also known as Ta'ahiamanu Beach, this is is one of the most beautiful, famous public beaches in Mo’orea. With impressive views of Opunohu Bay and dozens of swaying palm trees, Mareto Beach is a truly natural setting. So be sure to include this place in your Mo’orea Island travel experiences.

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