The island of Moorea (more-eh-ah) is situated about 15 miles west of Papeete. It is one of the Society Islands, which in turn, are part of French Polynesia.
However, unlike her more modern sister island of Tahiti, Moorea is an uncrowded island paradise of dramatic jagged green mountains, lush tropical forests, and white sand beaches. It's no wonder that the Bali Hai parts of the movie "South Pacific" were filmed here.
The island is noted for its beautiful scenery and unaffected quality of life. Tahitian and French are the local languages. Except for a small coastal strip, the 51 square mile of the island are composed almost entirely of rugged mountains covered with blue and scarlet creepers.
Moorea has two spectacular bays, Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, which help give the island its distinctive butterfly shape. The 37-mile drive around the island introduces you to the relaxed lifestyle of Moorea's 5000 inhabitants and provides you with countless vantage points from which to savor this island's beauty.
The climate is tropical and divided into two seasons. December-February is warm and moist with a good deal of rain. March-April can be wet, but May-November is cool and dry.
Tender Port - Wheelchair access limited and some mobility may be required to board tenders.