Moorea Sights

Advertisement

Afareaitu

Afareaitu Review

This village a few miles south of the port of Vaiare is the administrative center and contains the island's mairie (town hall) and a small, early 20th-century church. The village was headquarters of the South Seas Academy in the early 19th century, whose mission was to spread the Protestant faith. Nearby is Marae Umarea, the oldest on the island, dating back to AD 900. The two Afareaitu waterfalls, often just called waterfall 1 and 2, are inland from the village via different dirt roads. You can drive to car parks and take a 20- to 30-minute walk to each of them. Pack a swimsuit as there are rockpools ideal for swimming. Afareaitu also has the island's only hospital.

    Contact Information

  • Address: PK 9, clockwise, Coastal road, Moorea
  • Location: East Coast
Updated: 06-22-2011

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Moorea

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

· News & Features

View more blog stories