Moorea Sights

Moorea is an easy island to explore by car. The one coastal road is just 61 km (37 mi) long, and the best part of a day is needed to travel the road and stop off at the villages, bays, little churches, and cafés along the way and to travel into the interior to the Belvedere lookout and the marae (ancient temples).

The lagoon and bays can be discovered on organized excursions that may

include a picnic lunch on one of the motu at the island's northwest corner. There are also small motorboats for hire for a half or full day, with no license required. You won't find too many tracks of endless white sands on Moorea; however, the top resorts have lovely man-made beaches and the lagoon-side pensions and lodges always have at least a little patch of sand.

Half-day and full-day 4WD tours take in all the sights and some areas inaccessible to motorists, while hiking is a great way to see the pineapple and fruit plantations and lush valleys.

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  • Town/Village

This village a few miles south of the port of Vaiare is the administrative center and contains the island's mairie (town hall) and...


  • Zoo/Aquarium

This enclosed part of the lagoon near Motu Ahi, off Afareaitu, is home to turtles, rays, and hundreds of fish. A boat takes visitors...

Teavora & Temae Beaches

  • Beach–Sight

These beaches are the best on the East Coast; their names tend to be used interchangeably as they're really one long beach that starts...


  • Town/Village

It's the name of a town, a beach, and the location of the airport. The kilometer marker system begins here with PK 0. There are three...

Toatea Lookout

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This is a high point of the coastal road, just a short drive north of the airport. All the transfer minibuses stop here to show visitors...


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This is likely to be your first view in Moorea and it's a stunning one. Below cloud-swathed, jagged peaks, the ferry port is a hive of...