Moorea offers drama and adventure:
Some of the most popular activities and
- Discovery of the peaceful circle-island road dotted
with fruit-tasting stops, pineapple fields, quiet
beaches, and unique shopping experiences.
- Enchantment from the dramatic landscape of bright-green
valleys encircled by the sentinel-like mountain ridges.
- Excitement of the liquid playground with warm lagoon
waters for snorkeling, jetskiing, canoeing, and diving.
- Discovery of the many shops featuring "made
in Moorea" products.
- Enjoyment of the surprising number of fine-dining
restaurants within the resorts and in small villages
that line the shores
- Exploration of the historic sites hidden under
a canopy of lush forests
- Relaxation in the majestic setting of the resorts
and their Polynesian spas.
Because of the lack of strong currents, and the abundant
marine life, the shallow waters around Moorea are
ideal for year-round snorkeling. All ages can enjoy
dozens of perfect snorkeling spots close to the resorts
and around the island. Local guides will take you
to snorkel among schools of gentle rays.
The fertile valleys are home to plantations of cotton,
coffee, sugarcane, and pineapple. Considered by many
to be the sweetest tasting pineapple on earth, Moorea's
harvest can be enjoyed at village stores, road-side
stands, or the tasting counter of the delightful fruit-juice
The majestic mountains are fully accessible to everyone.
By air, helicopter tours fly into canyons and along
ridge tops. By road, a 4x4 ventures past plantations,
across streams, into deep valleys, and up to waterfalls.
By foot, guided hikes of all levels follow winding
rainforest trails and up to high mountain overlooks.
Moorea's most spectacular sites are seen from this
easily reached overlook. Located in the center of
the island, visitors marvel at the panoramic views
of the twin bays and the plantations of Opunohu Valley.
The overlook is a popular stop on circle-island or
Swimming with the Dolphins
Encounters with the ocean's friendliest residents
are waiting at Moorea Dolphin Center at the InterContinental
Resort Moorea. Here, adults swim side by side with
dolphins, while children wade in the waters with them.
For an educational excursion, expert guides lead dolphin-watching
boat tours into the ocean to observe them in their
native habitat as well.
Some of the finest diving in the world can be found
at Moorea-year round.
The drama of Moorea's landscape continues below the
sea with an infinite range of canyons, chasms, and
promontories. Fish feeding is common here so divers
are often surrounded by schools of small and large
Moorea has always provided visitors with a natural
high, but parasailing lets you soar to literal new
heights. Pulled by a 28 ft. boat, you can ascend as
high as 300 feet over Moorea's glistening lagoon.
Fruit Juice Factory Tastings
Visitors enjoy a pleasant stop along the shores of
Cook's Bay at the Fruit Juice Factory for shopping
and tastings of juices and liquors made from island-grown
History buffs will want to make a stop at the historic
octagonal church located in the northern coastal village
of Papetoai. Established by the London Missionary
Society in 1822, the church is the oldest European
building in use in the South Pacific.
Other activities and sites on Moorea include:
- Shark and Ray Feeding.
- Tiki Theatre Village.
- Open-ocean dolphin and whale watching.
- Underwater diving helmets.
- Paopao & Opunohu Valley tours.
- Semi-sub underwater tours.
- Shopping at Le Petit Village and island boutiques
and art galleries.
- Lagoon explorations by boat, jetski, pedal boat, kayak,
- Circle-island self drive to explore villages, shops,
and ancient sites.
- Deep sea fishing.
- Guided hiking trips to mountain overlooks and waterfalls.
Guided or self-guided itineraries including these
and other sites
can be reserved or planned by your travel arranger
before you travel
or at the activities desk of your resort or cruise