If you’re visiting French Polynesia, Mo’orea is a must visit island. Moorea has beautiful peaks, gorgeous blue lagoons, and white sandy beaches. Moorea is a great place for snorkeling or even swimming with whales, it’s definitely a bucketlist destination. We unfortunately had tons of rain the days the were there, so we didn’t get to do as much as we had liked, but the swimming with whales was definitely a highlight! If you’re making the trip to French Polynesia, we definitely think you should visit Moorea!
Where to stay in Moorea by budget
Affordable hotels in Moorea (under $150/night)
Moorea Golf Lodge is located on the Northeast coast, 100m from a private beach, near Temau. It’s only 10 minutes from the airport. The bungalows have a choice of beachfront or in the tropical gardens. The bungalows have free wifi and fully-equipped kitchen.
On the Northwest coast, La Maison Orange is a 10 minute walk from Papetoai Beach. This is a guesthouse so you’ll have a shared kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. Some rooms also boast a balcony and some have sea views.
Pension Motu Itu is right on the beach between the Cook Bay and Opunohu Bay. There is a restaurant, bar, and free wifi. Guests have free use of the kayaks to explore the water.
Mid-range Hotels in Moorea ($150-300/night)
Located on the Southwest coast, Linareva Moorea Beach Resort has beachfront and mountain view bungalows, all with private terraces. The rooms have air-conditioning and cooking facilities. Breakfast is served daily to your room. You can see a full room tour of Linareva Moorea Beach Resort here
Linareva has the perfect bungalows right along the water
On the north side of the island, overlooking Cook Bay. The hotel has traditional bungalows on a private beach, with an overwater restaurant. Each bungalow has a mini refrigerator and a patio with garden or water views. Some bungalows have air-conditioning.
Located on the northwest coast, one minute from the beach. Each unit has a dining area, fully-equipped kitchen, private bathroom, and air-conditioning. Great location for the beach, but not that close to many restaurants.
Luxury hotels In Moorea (over 300/night)
The Hilton is on the north of the island, with garden bungalows and overwater bungalows. The resort has a swimming pool, a fitness center, a tennis court, 3 restaurants and 3 bars. Some bungalows feature a private plunge pool, a claw-foot bathtub or a glass-bottomed table offering views of the marine life below.
A traditional Polynesian-style resort, located just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. It offers garden bungalows, beachfront bungalows and overwater bungalows. All rooms have ceiling fans, air conditioning, coffee/tea making facilities and a mini-bar.
Right on the picturesque white-sand beach, with views of Tahiti island. The Sofitel has garden view rooms, beachfront rooms, and overwater bungalows for true luxury. The resort has a private beach area, and is only 5 minute from the airport.
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