4 days on Moorea

credit: Jarrod Lopiccolo


The perfect vacation island. Period. With so much variety, Moorea has a great reputation for luring repeat visitors and is a favorite for couples, families, and groups. Here is a sample of four days filled with the most popular activities

Day 1: Getting Your Feet Wet

  • Discover the wide, calm lagoon by outrigger canoe, glass-bottom boat, kitesurf, windsurf, kayak, or jetski.
  • Jump in and go below the surface with one of the many divemasters or with an underwater dive helmet.
  • Meet the underworld up close and swim with the rays.
  • Visit the lagoonarium
  • Pick from hundreds of snorkeling spots along the beaches or out around a motu.
  • Have room service delivered to your overwater bungalow via outrigger canoe.

Day 2: Jump in for Adventure

  • Take a safari by 4×4 along hidden roads into the valleys and up to waterfalls.
  • Follow The Monoï Road.
  • Rent a car or take an escorted tour and circle the island, stopping off at fruit stands and villages along the way.
  • Hire a guide for walking explorations of the interior and over mountain passes.
  • Take off in a helicopter and skim along the water and dance over the peaks.

Day 3: No Malls Here

  • Shop at the many small boutiques and unique shopping areas.
  • Look for art and handcrafts at small art galleries and artisan workshops where you’ll find treasures made only in Moorea.
  • End your shopping spree with rejuvenating treatments at one of the world-renowned spas.

Day 4: The End of a Perfect Stay on Moorea

  • Charter a yacht or catamaran for the day, complete with captain and crew.
  • End the day with a choice of one of dozens of restaurants featuring a rich variety of cuisines.
  • Experience one of the many Polynesian shows and see the beachside performances of the dramatic Fire Dance.