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Best things to do in Moorea

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Where in the world: South Pacific  /  French Polynesia  /  Society Islands  /  Moorea

Top 15 things to do in Moorea

1. Belvedere Lookout

See panoramic views of Moorea at Belvedere Lookout. With uninterrupted sights of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, Mt. Totui, and the lush vegetation of Opunohu Valley, the viewpoint offers great photographic opportunities. From sunrise to sunset, the extensive panorama takes in much of the island and its coastline. Bring a picnic with you, or head to the souvenir and snack stand before heading further into the hills or making your way back down. The point is easily accessible by car or on foot, as well as being a stop-off destination for a range of tour groups.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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3. Magic Mountain

Head up Magic Mountain for extensive views of the coastline, towns, and coral reefs of Moorea. Take an ATV tour up the mountain or hike to its peak for panoramic views of the surrounding scenery--you may even spot a whale breeching close to the shoreline. The lush vegetation covering its slopes extends into the valley, providing superb photographic opportunities, with rich greens and light blues dominating the landscape. Enjoy a picnic while watching boats come in and out of the harbor, or simply soak up the relaxing way of life on the island, seen from above.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Tiki Village Cultural Center

Get a taste of the history and culture of French Polynesia at Tiki Village Cultural Center, offering an immersive experience of the country's traditions. Attend a luau, a festivity with men and women in traditional, colorful clothes, along with dancing, fire spinners, and authentic music. Indulge in the local delicacy of a whole hog roast, and take a tour of the wooden shacks and ceremonial buildings of a Polynesian village. The center offers a fun and engaging trip through the country's cultural heritage for visitors of all ages.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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5. Lagoonarium

Swim with rays, sharks, and tropical fish at Lagoonarium, a protected underwater environment off the coast of Moorea. Take a three-minute boat trip out to the reserve before plunging beneath the waters to inspect the marine life so abundant in French Polynesia. An untouched coral garden provides the backdrop for your views, and the helpful and friendly staff remain on hand to inform, entertain, and assist you during your experience. Bring your own snorkeling gear, or rent what you need. An onsite cafe serves food, although you are also welcome to bring your own picnic.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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6. Aquablue Moorea Helmet Dive

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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7. Moorea Dolphin Center

Swim with some of the ocean's friendliest creatures at Moorea Dolphin Center. The center prides itself on its research into the beneficial effects of swimming with dolphins, and the staff here remain committed to letting you enjoy the experience yourself. With the hills and huts of Moorea as a backdrop, dive into the water to pet the animals, or watch one of the many shows run by the experienced trainers. The company's dedication to dolphin conservation means that a portion of their yearly profits go to promoting this important environmental cause.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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9. Moorea Ocean Adventures

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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10. Eva Perles Pearl Buying, Maharepa

Find an exquisite gift or a precious memento of your time in Tahiti at Eva Perles Pearl Buying. The boutique shop offers a diversity of creations by artist and designer Eva, who has over 25 years of experience making jewelry from different Tahitian pearls. Buy personally tailored pieces that complement your character and suit your tastes. Pieces include rings, necklaces, pendants, and earrings--all handcrafted and made using locally sourced pearls. The relaxed environment and expert advice of the designer will help you in finding what you are looking for.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Moorea Tropical Garden

Taste the fresh flavors of French Polynesia at Moorea Tropical Garden, a family-run horticultural center. The gardens specialize in growing native fruits and vegetables, including magnificent crops of vanilla bean plants, mango trees, and pineapples. Set in a lush, hilly landscape, the center boasts extensive views of the bay, and its arrangement blends cultivation with wilderness. Learn about local farming and gardening techniques, and enjoy fresh platters of seasonal foods on the veranda.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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13. Moorea Blue Diving Center

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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14. Moorea Fun Dive, Hauru

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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15. Temae Beach

Laze on the secluded shores at Temae Beach, enjoying views of the eastern side of Moorea and across the water to Tahiti. The well-maintained public beach offers opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. Coral heads, tropical fish, and fantastically clear water make this a great place for observing French Polynesia's famous marine life. Restrooms and beachside restaurants provide a convenient and relaxing place to dry off and enjoy a meal after a dip in the ocean.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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