The majesty of Moorea rises above the twin bays of Opunohu and Cooks to the Belvedere lookout and the top of the soaring peaks that dominate the skyline. It continues to the clear, shallow waters of the multi-hued lagoon and beyond to spectacular sunsets on the horizon.
Its close proximity to Tahiti makes for an easy 10-minute transfer by plane or 30 minutes by ferry. This accessibility makes Moorea a popular island destination for locals and "short stay" visitors, who come from Papeete for a fun-filled day trip. Besides relaxing on the beach, you can occupy yourself with numerous activities. Hikes to hidden waterfalls and along mountainous trails, horseback rides and visits to Belvedere or the Tiki Village are very popular. For early evening enjoyment, you won't want to miss an evening sunset cruise from Opunohu Bay aboard the schooner "Fetia Ura." One unique and unforgettable experience is "Dolphin Quest," where you can actually swim and frolic with dolphins. Of course there are numerous water activities to enjoy, from parasailing to jet skiing, scuba diving, shark feeding and canoeing.