We are traveling to Moorea in Sept 2015. We heard the coral reef is dead due to Oli cyclone and a predator starfish. Is this true?
Also, we'd like diving company recommendations. I've read mixed reviews on TOP Dive.
Do they have grocery stores all over Moorea so you can cook for yourself?
best place to pick up the jungle strength mosquito repellent?
I have been receiving conflicting information regarding how long it takes to travel from Papeete to Moorea. If we take a ferry, how long does it take? Is there other mode of transportation to Moorea (ie. faster boat) and what would that cost and how long would that take? Thanks for your help!
Are Hawaiian Shirts OK to wear during our stay in Moorea and Bora Bora?
If not , any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Is there any tours that go to the waterfall in Moorea ?
we are arriving on a cruise ship on easter sunday. What is best way to rent a car? Is there a spot where the ship tenders dock?
I am trying to find the address of the little pearl store directly across the street from the entrance into the Intercontinental Resort on Moorea. The owner is into every type of business from ATV rentals to tours but his wife and daughter run this little pearl store that also sells Coke and milk. My wife is so happy with the multicolored pearl necklace that we bought there last November that she MUST send a thank you card.
What does moorea have that bora bora doesn't? If you were going to visit , which is the best of the two?
We are planning our honeymoon and we both like the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and the Intercontinental Resort. Price difference isn't really an issue. We want really great service, food, and an awesome over water bungalow. Can't decide between the two can anyone help?
My husband and I love sandy beaches and snorkeling. We want to be close to restaurants and activity. Which part of the island is best for those things?
Can anyone recommend a reliable source for a snorkeling tour by catamaran in Moorea? We'll be there in mid-January on a cruise, so an agency that picks up from the cruise terminal would be the most convenient.
Hi - we are looking for smaller places to stay - ideally small place for 2 with kitchenette - we are going in Oct and many places appear to be booked- what appears to be a new listing seems available and it is called Ecolodge Cooks Beach (not to be confused with Ecolodge Cooks Bay) There are no reviews on this property so wondering if name/owner change or new - let me know if you have any feedback on this property - thanks! Karen
Am looking for a tour opeator for a bus land tour in Moorea. Will be there in October from a cruise ship. We were there last year and did the lagoon/motu tour which was extraordinaire, this time we would like to see more of the island. Can anyone recommend a reliable/relatively inexpensive tour operator. Albert's bus tour is already full and we don't want the 4x4 tour. Thank you.
We are staying in a bungalow with kitchen for two weeks in Nov. and am wondering where the best place to get groceries is on the island, or if it makes sense to get stuff while in Papatee? Any recommendtions?
In May my husband & I will be spending 3 nights at Moorea followed by 3 nights at Bora Bora. I was wondering if it is possible/feasible to bike both islands. If so do we need to bring bike locks for when we decide to stop in a village & look around (leaving the bike unattended). Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Traveling to Moorea from the US. I am a type1 DIABETIC. Is there a pharmacy where I can purchase insulin? I will bring mine but if something happens to mine I will have to buy insulin. Also will I have any problem bringing it on the plane departing? I know I can travel inside the US with insulin and syringes.But I did not know if I can have it on the plane. Are there emergency clincs and first responders if I have an emergency. I would need someone quickly. I will be staying at the Hilton. Thank you for your response.
Hello fellow travelers! I am planning a trip to Moorea in October! My dilemma is where we should stay inexpensively on Papetee the night we arrive so that we can catch the ferry the following morning to Moorea. Any suggestions of a cheap but decent place near the ferry?
Am I correct in assuming that foot passengers on the ferry may also bring luggage? Is there a place to store it or do you keep it with you?
I used to travel to the South Pacific in the late seventies and early 80's as a travel agent. At that time, Tahiti was still very primative and always beautiful.
I bought a beautiful batik form a local young artist woman at that time in Moorea. She used a batik form of a tahitian women with grapes in blues, reds, a bit of black, some yellow and orange, and not to forget purples. I can't read the signature to clearly on it, I think Hef or Hefo? It is still very beautiful since I did perserve it in a glass frame. I am trying to find out if she still exists? Can you help me?
Thank you very much and I truely remember how beautiful the islands were in my past.
Sincerely, Anne Marie
Can anyone tell me if the Tahiti to Moorea (and Moorea to Tahiti) ferries operate on holidays? Specifically, I am concerned about November 11, which is both a holiday (Armistice Day) and a Sunday. I assume they operate but I have read that everything shuts down on Sunday and even moreso on holidays. I don't want to book an expensive room on Moorea and then not be able to get back to Tahiti on Sunday to catch my return flight in the evening. Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question but I do not want to assume anything.
What kind of services do they offer??? I am just plaining my holiday to Tahiti and trying to work out my transport.
Has anybody ever stayed at Dream Island in Moorea French Polynesia? I believe it's a private home on a motu in Moorea. Thanks
Any feedback or knowledge of Dream Island in Moorea?
I am planning a trip with family and friends to Moorea and would like to get some information to help me make some final decisions.
Based on our needs (kitchen, 2-3 people per bungalow) and our budget I have narrowed it down to Les Tipaniers and Linareva Inn. Linareva’s accommodations seem better suited for our group but Les Tipaniers seems to have a better beach and be closer to shops, groceries, other restaurants and general activities.
Is the Linareva Inn that isolated?? What can you walk/ride a bike to from there?
It seems that Les Tipaniers is closer to the action, but not having been been there before I’m just curious what we’re talking about?
How many restaurants within walking/biking distance?
What groceries are within walking/biking distance?
Near by bike/car/scooter rentals?
Your postings are very informative and enjoyable to read. My fiance and I want to go to French Polynesia for our honeymoon but would like to avoid the expense of Bora Bora and the hustle of Tahiti. I have researched quite a bit and Moorea sounds wonderful. Have you any advice on either the Moorea Pearl Resort of the Sheraton Moorea?? Also, Tikehau in the Tuamotus looks lovely for a few days' getaway. Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy holidays, Cammarie
has anyone of you stayed it the Linareva on Moorea?
On the internet pages it looks fab, the prices shown for studios and bungalows are resonable (for French Polynesia) I think....
Any other suggestions for a nice, near the water, south pacific like accomodation?
We will be there next year in April - after visiting NZ - for one week and will go further on to the cook islands...
Thanks in advance - have a nice day
I heard that there are other forms of accomodation on Moorea, like illegal hotels/family houses/B&B bed and breakfast/Hostels ect. Might this be true. I would like to hear of anybody sourcing accomodation other than the expensive hotels as listed.
My wife and I are staying on Moorea for 5 days 13-18th August and we are surprised at the limited expensive Hotels that are listed. How about camp sites!?
Very much appreciate your advice.
My fiance and i are planning our honeymoon and are having a difficult time deciding between the sheraton morea and the pearl. The beach and the water are more important to us than the accomodations. Any suggestions??
Hi, has anyone stayed at Village Faimano or Fare Manuia? We are trying to keep our expenses down and have a more 'authentic' experience on Moorea, but the less developed the place, the less information on the web it seems. Any suggestions on other (relatively) inexpensive stays welcome too! Thanks, Rob
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