The Traveler's Guide To Making The Most Out of Your Vacation in Moorea

Aug 29, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Blog


 Moorea in Polynesia from Loïc Lagarde

Moorea in Polynesia from Loïc Lagarde

There is one tropical paradise that tourists have most preferred over the other ones found anywhere in the world. This magnificent place is located in one of the Islands of Tahiti which is named as the French Polynesia occupying an area in the South Pacific that is roughly about the same size as that of Western Europe. If these weren’t scattered all over Tahiti, bringing the islands together would only be about the same size as that of Rhode Island, a state in the United States of America. Being closely located to California and Australia, Tahiti has been part of the International Date Line similar to that of the North American continent and is covers the same time zone as that of Hawaii, another tropical paradise.

 The Yellow Lizard from Éole

The Yellow Lizard from Éole

The most prominent tourist destination in all of Tahiti is that of Moorea. This alluring place may be reached through plane ride departing from Papeete that would take about thirty minutes of travel time. Another option in reaching this tropical haven is through high-speed catamaran giving you the pleasure of experiencing the ocean’s beauty through an explosion of free velvet as you journey to your vacation destination. Moorea’s vast bright-blue lagoon backdrops Tahiti’s majestic mountains where you will find a series of waterfalls that free-fall all the way down to fern-infested cliffs. There are also tranquil meadows bordered by acmes of emerald green that would fill your sense and give you a more different yet lively preponderance on the beauties that Mother Nature yields. Apart from the natural resources that emanates from the gorgeous richness of the island are pastel-painted houses that are constructed along with colorful gardens that grow hibiscus and flocked with birds of the tropical paradise. Journey on down to this amazing place and feel the happiness that every tourist would feel when you visit one of the most remarkable and altogether impressive villages that are just waiting for visitors to explore their unique attributes.

 Michael Porter Snorkeling in Moorea with from libraryman

Michael Porter Snorkeling in Moorea with from libraryman

When traveling here, one of the best activities that you could engage in is that of snorkeling. It’s just exceptionally satisfying to go snorkeling here as there is an absence of strong currents making the area rich in various marine species and shallow waters that are ideal for the snorkeling excursion. From kids to adults, everyone will surely have a blast exploring Moorea’s waters especially when you’re staying at resorts and hotels conveniently located to the perfect snorkeling sites.

 Model with dolphin from Duncan Rawlinson. Duncan.co

Model with dolphin from Duncan Rawlinson. Duncan.co

Moorea’s beauty may not only be visible from atop but likewise continues on underneath its waters that composes of chasms, canyons, and promontories that are just waiting for you to explore them. Most of the people that do explore the area are fond of fish feeding as they will be surrounded by different types of fishes and other small to large marine species welcoming you to their habitat. Best part is, adults who visit here are given the opportunity to swim side-by-side with the friendly dolphins while the children wade in the waters with them. For the more educational experience, you will be assisted with expert guides that would direct you to whale and dolphin watching boat tours as you take a trip towards the ocean and observe how these sea creatures behave and live within their home.

 DSC_0431 (Large) from Jan Ottenbourg

DSC_0431 (Large) from Jan Ottenbourg

If you’re not that intrigued with water sports, you may likewise just play golf at an 18-hole golf course that was created magnificently by the famous Jack Nicklaus. This golf course is named as the Moorea Green Pearl Golf Course due to its emerald green fairways. It is surrounded by colorful hillsides and lush valleys that overlook the ocean and beaches giving you a whopping view of paradise as you swing that ball to the hoops. The island of Tahiti also caters to the 6,900-yard long Olivier Breaud International Course that have served as the venue for golf tournaments participated by different nationals during golfing season.

 Moorea (horse riding) from Olivier Bruchez

Moorea (horse riding) from Olivier Bruchez

Apart from the waters and man-made wonders, Moorea is also home to grandiose mountains that may easily be travelled on by tourists. If you wish to explore these mountains through helicopter tours, you will be able to fly into canyons that are located right by the side of fabulous ridge tops. If you wish to travel by road to reach the mountains, you may do so by hopping on 4×4 ventures passing by streams, plantations, deep valleys and soar up to the majestic waterfalls. For the more adventurous option, you may even go hiking and hire a guide in going to winding rainforest trails and climb up to the high mountain tops and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the tropical paradise.

 Vers le col des trois pins à travers les from Création CARAVEO

Vers le col des trois pins à travers les from Création CARAVEO

As mentioned, here in Moorea, you will find tons of plantations that are equally as appealing as its natural wonders. Due to the fitting climate, its plantations grow the crops of pineapples and sugarcanes. The pineapples that grow from this area have been believed to be the sweetest tasting pineapple that you will find anywhere in the world. You may purchase these products by visiting the village stores, roadside stands or by going to the tasting section of the remarkable fruit juice factory.

 Fire dancing from cariberry

Fire dancing from cariberry

If you’ve had your fill of exploring the islands and its various sections, have a relaxing or fun time at the beach and witness impressive Polynesian shows where the locals would dance for you while fire twirls around their bodies. The beachside performance of bravery, grace, and mystery were originally showcased in Samoa but has presently been improved by the Tahitians.

 Tahiti_282_Moorea from Lazy Monkey

Tahiti_282_Moorea from Lazy Monkey

Here in Moorea, you may also enjoy a shopping as there are various shops open for tourists who would love to purchase something from this tropical paradise and bring home along with their precious memories of the island. Their authentic pieces whose process in producing have been taught and passed on from generation to generation, kept secret and have been availed of and favorited among the tourists are yielded by the “mamas” who serve as the guardians of tradition and matriarchs of Tahitian society and also by other skilled craftsmen in the locality. These various purchase items include quilts, weaving produce, wood and stone sculptures and bowls, carvings, drums tapa and hand-dyed pareu.

 Moorea Harbor from vgm8383

Moorea Harbor from vgm8383

Among the one hundred and eighteen islands in Tahiti, Moorea is the most magical and alluring island destination in the region. Visiting here would most definitely feel like heaven as you will get to experience and see firsthand natural wonders that you may not see anywhere else around the globe. For an eight hour flight departing from Los Angeles, the French Polynesia is one place that you wouldn’t dare to miss on your traveling itineraries.

 

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