In Maharepa, you can't miss this early-20th-century building on the mountain side of the road. It's a fine example of a fare vanira, a plantation house from Mo’orea’s vanilla-boom era. The Maison Blanche is now a souvenir shop and has a fairly typical selection of pareu (sarongs), Balinese woodcarvings, T-shirts, jewellery and other souvenirs.

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3. Toatea Lookout

2.49 MILES

This spot really fits the picture-postcard ideal. Atop the hill north of the Sofitel la Ora Moorea Beach Resort, this lookout affords dazzling views of…

4. Temae Beach

2.87 MILES

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…

5. Ta’ahiamanu Beach

3.32 MILES

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…

6. Moorea Tropical Garden

3.52 MILES

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,…

8. Marae Titiroa & Marae Ahu-o-Mahine

4.27 MILES

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…