French Polynesia

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Moorea, French Polynesia

The island's unique geography makes Moorea one of French Polynesia's most breathtaking islands. Eight mountain peaks carpeted in lush vegetation rise from a translucent lagoon and two tranquil bays. The island is ideal for all ages to embark on outdoor activities that are as relaxed or as thrilling as you wish. From paddle boarding and skydiving to island bus tours and hiking, you can view paradise from most every angle. Bask in warm sunrays on a peaceful beach and then soak in the local culture with a traditional feast and authentic Polynesian dance show.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Moorea. Ship will ANCHOR OFFSHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    THAT (Tahiti Time) UTC-10 hours
  • Language
    Tahitian and French
  • Currency & Shopping
    CFP Franc is the official currency.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      You can rent cars, scooters and bicycles. There are ferries between islands. Le Truck works like a bus system picking up people (who flag them down) along their route. Or sign up for organised shore excursions
    • Famous For
      Being a heart-shaped "magical" island, it’s believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from Jame Michener's South Pacific.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Poisson Cru is a local delicacy. Raw Tuna is marinated in lime juice and mixed with a blend of diced vegetables and coconut milk. Often served in a coconut shell, its flavour defines the essence of French Polynesia.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Be on the lookout for two symmetrical bays, Cook's (Paopao) and Opunohu Bay, which split the northern shore.


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