4 things to do in Moorea
Just a few minutes by plane or thirty minutes by high speed catamaran from the island of Tahiti is the Magical Isle of Moorea, the dreamy paradise island that inspired the mythical “Bali Hai” that featured in James Michener’s book, ‘Tales of the South Pacific’. Here you get to swim with the dolphins, feed sharks and sting rays and explore its lagoon known the world over for its beauty. Glorious in its dramatic landscape which springs like a giant emerald from the sapphire waters of the South Pacific, it has all the elements of your fantasy paradise escape
1 - A TOUR OF DEGUSTATION - EXPLORE A PLANTATION
UNNAMED ROAD, PAOPAO, ÎLES DU VENT, FRENCH POLYNESIA
They say some of the sweetest tasting pineapples are found in Moorea. Treat yourself to this tropical delight and visit one of the many pineapple plantations located on Moorea. With it’s fertile volcanic soil, generations of locals have taken advantage of this natural resource and have set up plantations to grow not just pineapples, but also coffee, sugarcane and cotton. Not only is this set to be a delicious way to explore the island, but it’s a great way to meet the locals and hear their stories of the land.
2 - TREAT YOURSELF TO A TASTE OF BELVEDERE
MO'OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Offering stunning views of the twin bays and plantations of Opomahu Valley, Belvedere Outlook is a must visit especially for those with limited time on Moorea. A popular stop on circle island or 4x4 tours, it offers a stunning view of the bay where both versions of Mutiny on the Bounty were filmed. Behold the majesty of the mountains that drop dramatically into the waters of the South Pacific. If there is ONE tour that you must do in your limited time, this is it!
3 - SWIM WITH THE LOCALS – LAGOON FUN WITH THE DOLPHINS
MO'OREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
There’s nothing quite like swimming with the dolphins in Moorea. Both the young and young at heart will have a transformative experience swimming with these playful locals at the Moorea Dolphin Centre at the Intercontinental Resort or learn more about them in their natural habitat by joining one of the many dolphin watching boat tours that can easily be booked via your hotel, your agent or online.
4 - Manutea Juice Factory
UNNAMED ROAD, PIHA'ENA, WINDWARD ISLANDS, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Jus De Fruits De Moorea takes wine tasting in the tropics to another level. After a humid day touring, a refreshing stop here can be a God send. In addition to the liquors and local wines from island grown produce, the main juices in French Polynesia are made at this factory; and with its juice tasting bar, it is an experience that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Best of all – tastings are for free! Learn a bit of French or Tahitianand your guide just may pour you an extra tipple!