Top things to do

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 Crêpes in Mo'orea

Crêperie Toatea

Not your average crêperie, this venture is renowned for its gourmet crêpes prepared to order by an Alsatian chef. Where else could you savour a crêpe stuffed with fresh fish in white-wine sauce? Another draw is the …
Top Choice Tahitian in Mo'orea

Snack Mahana

In a sublime location overlooking the turquoise lagoon, breezy Mahana is a heart-stealing open-air snack. Linger over burgers, a plate of grilled mahimahi (dorado) or tuna sashimi while savouring the lagoon views. L…
Top Choice International in Mo'orea

Coco Beach

This friendly eatery with a casual atmosphere has an idyllic setting on Motu Tiahura that is guaranteed to help you switch to ‘relax’ mode. The choice is limited and prices are a bit inflated, but the food is fresh …
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 …
Top Choice Fusion in Mo'orea

Le Coco's Moorea

This posh restaurant was designed with couples in mind – the widely spaced tables, attentive service, dim lighting and strong design-led interior create a suitably romantic atmosphere. The menu drips with panache, w…
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 …
Pizza in Mo'orea

Allo Pizza

Despite its unpromising location across the road from the gendarmerie (police station), this is a great place to taste wood-fired pizzas. There's a huge variety of toppings, including fresh tuna. There’s also a smal…