Mo'orea attractions

Top Choice Bay in Mo'orea

Cook’s Bay

The spectacular Cook’s Bay is something of a misnomer because Cook actually anchored in Opunohu Bay. With Mt Rotui as a backdrop, Cook’s Bay is a lovely stretch of water. There’s no real centre to Cook’s Bay; shops,…
Top Choice Bay in Mo'orea

Opunohu Bay

Magnificent Opunohu Bay feels wonderfully fresh and isolated. The coastal road rounds Mt Rotui, and at about PK14 turns inland along the eastern side of Opunohu Bay. There is less development along here than around …
Area in Mo'orea

Hauru Point

The coastal road rounds Hauru Point, the northwestern corner of the island, between PK25 and PK30. Hauru Point has one of the best beaches on the island, a narrow but sandy stretch that extends for a couple of kilom…
Farm in Mo'orea

Moorea Tropical Garden

This delightfully peaceful property perched on a small plateau is heaven on earth for the sweet-toothed, who can sample (and buy) homemade organic jams, dried fruits, vanilla and delicious ice creams; there are lots…
Farm in Mo'orea

Lycée Agricole

A small shop at the college sells jams in local flavours as well as honey, coffee, fruit juices and, on occasion, ice cream. If you’ve got itchy feet, there’s a small network of walking trails that lead through the …
Archaeological Site in Mo'orea

Marae Titiroa & Marae Ahu-o-Mahine

Past the agricultural college, the valley road comes to a parking area beside this vast complex, on the edge of a dense forest of magnificent chestnut trees. From the main marae a track leads to the tohua (council p…
Beach in Mo'orea

Ta’ahiamanu Beach

At last, a public beach! Ta’ahiamanu (Mareto) Beach is one of the few public access beaches on the island. This narrow stretch of white sand is a popular spot for both tourists and locals on weekends. Fear not, you’…
Viewpoint in Mo'orea

Magical Mountain

At PK21, a cement road veers inland and makes a very steep climb to a lookout called ‘Magical Mountain’, at a height of 209m. It's an arduous, 45-minute walk, but the view over the northern part of the island and th…
Beach in Mo'orea

Temae Beach

The best beach on the east coast, and the widest perhaps in all of French Polynesia, stretches from Teavaro round to the airport. The Sofitel Ia Ora Moorea Beach Resort occupies part of the beach, where there’s supe…
Village in Mo'orea

Papetoai

A busy little village with a few shops and services, Papetoai was established as the Pacific headquarters of the London Missionary Society (LMS) in 1811. In the 1870s, the missionaries constructed an octagonal churc…