Moorea is a phenomenal volcanically formed island and a geological wonder in French Polynesia, just a 40 minute ferry ride from Tahiti. The small heart-shaped island is surrounded by a giant blue lagoon, so it’s not short of natural beauty and breath-taking landscapes. There are rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls, white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, emerald green cliffs, picturesque pineapple plantations and a myriad of flowers all around the island. Though Moorea has a tranquil ambiance, there are plenty of opportunities for adventure lovers such as canoeing, kite boarding, surfing, water skiing, horseback riding and quad biking. Moorea is also home to some of the world’s clearest waters, which is excellent for scuba diving, snorkelling and glass bottom boat rides. Amongst the island’s best snorkelling spots is the Moorea Lagoonarium, a protected part of the water where you can discover many different types of colourful coral and swim amongst tropical marine life including reef sharks, stingrays and turtles. Brightsun are travel specialists offering beach holidays to Moorea, featuring luxury accommodation, including the 5* Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort with water bungalows and beachside restaurants.
During your holiday to Moorea, you can experience its stunning surrounding landscapes by embarking on a world-class hiking trail. There are trials of all activity levels on the island, the most popular being the 3 Coconuts Pass trail from Belvedere, a half day hike which involves climbing to the pass and witnessing panoramic views of the island’s volcanic crater, mountains and waters. Away from its scenic beauty, Moorea is also steeped in history; the island is home to some fascinating ancient sites such as the Polynesian temple ruins hidden deep in the jungle. Start at the impressive Marae Titiroa, the largest of the ruins, and walk down further into the jungle to find a range of smaller marae. Moorea is also part of the beautiful Tahitian culture, and a must visit is the Tiki Village, where you will receive a wonderful insight into the traditional life of Tahitians. There are Tahitian cooking lessons, ukulele lessons, flower crown classes and entertaining music and dance performances to enjoy in the evenings as well as a buffet dinner feast. Brightsun Travel offers a variety of cheap holidays to Moorea to suit your budget, with many hotel and flight options to work around every traveller.
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