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Welcome to Moorea

Picture perfect doesn't begin to describe this tiny volcanic island in French Polynesia. Located across the Sea of the Moon from Tahiti, the smaller, quieter Moorea makes a great destination for travelers searching for an off-the-beaten-path experience that's still relatively easy to get to. Private and small-group tours whisk you to adventures across twin Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, home to hotels, restaurants, and stunning white sand beaches. Or follow your guide into the rest of the island's dense tropical forest dotted with small villages, coffee plantations, and fields of spiky pineapples growing in the South Pacific sun. Explore Moorea on a sand or sea tour—or both. Group tours via 4x4 vehicles up to Belvedere Lookout reward travelers with views of the entire island and you can sign up for a guided tour or rent your own extreme roadster to travel up the perilously steep (and exciting) Magic Mountain. To admire Moorea by sea, join a snorkeling, jet skiing, or boating excursion around the island and experience the calm, warm lagoons crowded with South Pacific sea life (including dolphins). Take it up a notch with a helicopter tour for aerial views of the emerald green, forest-covered volcanic island surrounded by glorious sandy shores and jewel-toned seas.

Top 10 attractions in Moorea

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Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

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Magic Mountain is on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. Though the mountains on Moorea are not extremely high, they are particularly rugged. Magic Mountain is one of the highest points on the island. It is located along the exterior part of the island, and it offers spectacular 360-degree views of the island and the surrounding clear blue waters of the lagoon and the ocean. On the way up the mountain, visitors will pass villages, scenic valleys, fruit trees, and pineapple plantations. Magic Mountain lets visitors experience the breathtaking scenery an ancient volcanic island.The mountain is not accessible by regular cars and can only be reached by 4WD or ATV. For this reason, the best way to experience Magic Mountain and its views is by taking a tour of the island that includes a trip up the mountain. Most tours also include Belvedere Lookout, which is located toward the center of the island and offers gorgeous views of both Cook's Bay and Opunohu Bay, ancient Polynesian sites, and the agricultural school. It is a great way to take in the wonderful sights and culture that Moorea has to offer.More
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Belvedere Lookout

Belvedere Lookout

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Belvedere Lookout is a scenic viewpoint awarding views of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, Mt. Rotui and the fertile Opunohu Valley with its many pineapple plants, craggy peaks and gentle slopes. It’s a great place to visit simply to take in the views or to get a bit of outdoor exercise in.More
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Lycée Agricole d'Opunohu (Agriculture School)

Lycée Agricole d'Opunohu (Agriculture School)

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Lycée Agricole d'Opunohu, or Agriculture School, is French Polynesia's only agricultural school, located on the island of Moorea. At the agricultural school, visitors can see pineapples, lemons, grapefruits, bananas, vanilla beans and many other fruits being grown and learn about the cultivation process. The school also makes fresh fruit juices, jams and sorbets, which are available for purchase. They also offer tastings of the fruit products they make. Visitors can hike on educational trails in the school's plantations in order to learn more about the school and its work and to enjoy the scenery. At the agricultural school, you can also learn about the different tropical plants, flowers, and fruits that are native to French Polynesia.A visit to Lycée Agricole is often included on tours around the island. Other highlights of these tours include the lookout points at Magical Mountain and Belvedere Lookout, which offer different vantage points for viewing the island, the volcanic landscape, and the surrounding water. In addition, these tours often include ancient Polynesian sites, hiking, swimming, and taking in the gorgeous island scenery.More
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Cook's Bay (Baie de Cook)

Cook's Bay (Baie de Cook)

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Surrounded by rugged mountain landscape that seems to reach up from the water, Cook's Bay is one of the main tourist areas in Moorea (it's here that cruise ships come to moor their boats). The area is home to restaurants, shops, and hotels, but it’s still relatively sleepy and laid-back—this is Moorea, after all!More
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Papetoai

Papetoai

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Located on the western side of Opunohu Bay, Papetoai (Papeto'ai) is frequented by visitors who want to explore the village's art and shopping center, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and art galleries along with historic attractions. The beaches here are also worth checking out, with calm, crystal clear waters, ideal for snorkeling.More
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Temae Beach (Plage Temae)

Temae Beach (Plage Temae)

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Golden sand, azure waters, coconut palms, and a rugged mountain backdrop greet visitors to Moorea’s Temae Beach (Plage Temae). Locals frequent the beach to play music, while visitors come for the sun, sand, and excellent snorkeling just offshore.More
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Mt. Rotui

Mt. Rotui

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Separating the beautiful Cook’s and Opunohu Bays, Mt. Rotui is the peak of Mt. Rotui. In a dramatic fashion, jagged sides lush with green meet at the top in an almost perfect pyramid, its rocky spur reaching 2,951 feet (900m). When clouds are behind the mountain, it almost appears as if it is a smoking volcano.More
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Afareaitu Waterfalls

Afareaitu Waterfalls

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This pair of waterfalls near the village of Afareaitu are each fed by a different stream, the Putoa Stream and the Vaioro Stream. The larger of the two falls plummets more than 100 feet (30 meters) into a rock pool perfect for swimming.More
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Fruit Juices of Moorea (Jus de Fruits de Moorea)

Fruit Juices of Moorea (Jus de Fruits de Moorea)

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Opened in 1981 under the Rotui Brand in response to a pineapple surplus, Fruit Juices of Moorea has expanded to sell a variety of juices. Here you can take your pick of grapefruit, lemon, mango, noni, papaw and guava juice. The company also makes liquors, brandies, jams, fruit candy, and chocolates.More
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Opunohu Bay (Baie d'Opunohu)

Opunohu Bay (Baie d'Opunohu)

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Surrounded by lush green and jagged mountains and littered with sailing vessels and tour boats, narrow Opunohu Bay is where the HMS Bounty moored to search for breadfruit, leading to the famous Mutiny on the Bounty. Today, the tranquil bay is a favorite among locals and travelers looking for a less developed stretch of sand.More

Top activities in Moorea

Moorea Lagoon Tour by Transparent Kayak
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6-hour Snorkeling & Lunch Tour - Shared Tour
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Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour

Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour

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Sunset Cruise : Moorea Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
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Moorea Combo Jet Ski & ATV

Moorea Combo Jet Ski & ATV

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Moorea license-free boat rental

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Recent reviews from experiences in Moorea

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Perfect Day in Moorea
Linda_L, May 2022
Enjoy Moorea Day Tour
He brought us to sights we never would have found on any other tour, prepared a phenomenal lunch and held our hands to make sure we finished the day at the hidden waterfall.
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Magnifique!
Wayne_W, Apr 2022
Enjoy Moorea Day Tour
To see Moorea though Pierre’s eyes and stories is not to miss.
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Relaxing evening with great views
Todd_E, Feb 2022
Sunset Cruise : Moorea Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
Great guide that speaks French and English.
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The BEST snorkeling tour EVER!
Ai_H, Apr 2022
Snorkeling excursion, discovery of the lagoon and its fauna. Intimate vessel.
I’m usually a little afraid of snorkeling because I’m not the strongest swimmer and I have a fear of fish touching me (but I still want to do it because I want to see the sea life).
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True Moorea Experience
Maximilian_E, Jan 2022
Small Quad Tour 2h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)
Whenever we get the opportunity to go back we will definitely be booking with the Moorea Activities Center.
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Aug 2021 Moorea Activities Center Excursions (ATV & Jet Ski)
Jeff_W, Aug 2021
Grand Combo 3H00 of Jetski + 2H30 of Quad
Moorea Activities Center is an excellent choice for excursions/tours.
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Just Book It
Lauren_V, Aug 2021
Grand Tour Quad 3h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)
I like that we were able to see Moorea from an ATV and not on a bus.
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Learn about the island!
Olga_C, Jul 2021
Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain
This tour is a wonderful way to see the inland of Moorea and learn the history.
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Awesome time
April_F, Aug 2020
Moorea Solo or Twin ATV Tour
We basically got to see the island of Moorea and all its beauty.
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Fun day in Moorea
Jordan_S, Apr 2022
Enjoy Moorea Day Tour
He also helped one guest on our all the way up and down the trail to the waterfall and held a conversation with her the whole way which was very kind to see.
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Fantastic Tour!
Kevin_R, Apr 2020
Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain
I have already recommended this tour to friends who are planning to visit Moorea this Fall.
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Best excursion ever!
Katherine_B, Dec 2019
Moorea Solo or Twin Jet Ski Tour
It was a great way to see Moorea and its beauty.
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Unbelievable way to see Moorea, from...
Gary H, Nov 2017
Moorea Solo or Twin Jet Ski Tour
Unbelievable way to see Moorea, from the sea.
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Sam and Slyvie were amazing hosts...
Andrew_M, Mar 2017
Moorea Like a Local: Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling and Fishing with Polynesian Lunch
One of my favorite activities.
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Best private boat experience
CORINA_N, Jul 2021
Private Boat Tour of Moorea Lagoon
They know the best spots to go for an island tour and all water activities.
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Mesmerizing Moorea
Benjamin_F, Jul 2021
Grand Tour Quad 3h30 Quad excursion in Moorea (single or two-seater)
You have to see it believe it!
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Adventuring, learning, making friends. It’s a perfect excursion.
Chris_K, Jun 2021
Moorea Like a Local: Lagoon Cruise Including Snorkeling and Fishing with Polynesian Lunch
What dumbfounded me even more was to see a small 15 foot aluminum motor boat head almost to the pass, anchor and then see the two men dive into the churning water!
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Fantastic day with Moorea Miti!
Paulina_L, Nov 2020
6-hour Snorkeling & Lunch Tour - Shared Tour
The island activities, including cooking class, making hats and how to wrap a sarong in different ways were surprisingly entertaining and informative.
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Amazing experience!
Albee_W, Oct 2019
6-hour Snorkeling & Lunch Tour - Shared Tour
Our guide Wilfred told us a lot about Moorea in both French and English.
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View the Magic of Moorea
Stephanie_L, Sep 2019
Aito 4WD Safari Tour
It was a great tour to see Moorea and we definitely recommend.
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