A DSLR photo of Haapiti Chatolic Church in Moorea Island, French Polynesia. The church is located on a big green lawn surrounded by dense tropical forest and mountains in the background. It is a bright sunshine day with blue sky and scattered white clouds. There is no one around.

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If you've been dreaming of holiday-brochure turquoise lagoons, white-sand beaches, vertical peaks and lush landscapes, you'd be hard-pressed to find better than this gem of an island. Hovering less than 20km across the 'Sea of the Moon' from its big sister, Tahiti, Mo'orea absorbs its many visitors so gracefully that its feels surprisingly nontouristy.


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