Destination Moorea : Infos clés & aéroport


Moorea, the sister island of Tahiti, is situated 15 minutes away by plane. You will be enthralled by the beauty of the island renowned for its serenity and a striking change of scenery. The combination of beauty and easy access make Moorea one of the most popular destinations in Polynesia both for the local and the international clientele.
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Practical information

Population : + 16 000 inhabitants
Surface area : 51 sq. miles
Main Village : Vaiare

Minimum flight duration : 0h15
Distance from Tahiti : 19 km


The good reasons to visit

  • A pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
  • A preserved and sumptuous natural environment (valleys, bays, waterfalls, gazebo).
  • Magnificent archaeological sites.
  • The possibility of visiting pineapple and other crop plantations.
  • Moorea Green Pearl Golf course (18 holes).
  • Dolphin and whale encounters and tours (in season).
  • A wide range of quality restaurants around the island.
  • Many inland and nautical activities.

Do not miss

  • Cook’s Bay, Opunohu Bay and Atiha Bay,
  • the “Belvédère” with its panoramic view on the bays and the impressive Mt Rotui in the middle,
  • Temae beach,
  • The octagonal temple of Papetoai,
  • Afareaitu’s waterfalls,
  • The archaeological sites of Opunohu valley,
  • Paopao’s market place,
  • The Moorea Dolphin Center and the Turtle Center at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa
  • The fruit juice factories "Rotui" of Moorea and Manutea (with visit and tropical fruit tasting),
  • The Tiki Village Theatre,
  • « Maison de la Nature du Mou’a Roa » where nature wonders are awaiting you,
  • The Moorea Tropical Garden,
  • The Pineapple Route,
  • Te Fare Natura - the eco-museum dedicated to Polynesian science and culture
  • The Magic Mountain, an unobstructed view of Opunohu Bay

Did you know that

  • Moorea used to be called Aimeho or Eimeo in the past.
  • Moorea means “yellow lizard”.
  • The highest summit of the island is Mt Tohiea (more than 1 200 m in height = 3,960 ft).
  • The Papetoai temple is one of the most ancient European constructions in Polynesia (1827).
  • Beautiful ancestral stone platforms of archery can be found in the valley of Opunohu. Archery was not practiced by warriors but exclusively the male elite of the aristocracy as a sacred game.

Moorea airport

Moorea airport is located in the east of the island.
There is no shuttle service, but taxis and transport providers offer a service between the airport and the different villages.
If you have booked tourist accommodation, find out from your hosts whether they can arrange your outward and return transfer.

Services available

  • Air Tahiti agency
  • Souvenir shops
  • Taxis
  • Telephone kiosk
  • Toilets