Moorea has always been the choice of painters and writers, soaring out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet pinnacles. A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the mountains where threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Moorea is circled with simple pastel-painted villages, surrounded by hibiscus gardens and exotic birds. Eco-tours are a popular way to take in natural wonders such as these, and other pursuits like whale watching and hiking the legendary Opunohu and Cook Bays. For those less adventurous, Moorea's white sand beaches and golf course are nice, laid-back alternatives.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but very inclusive
  • Long history of acceptance; same-sex relationship have never been illegal and discrimination of any kind is banned
  • Gay marriage legal since 2013
  • Quiet nightlife, though the Scorpio nightclub in Papeete on Tahiti is popular with guests both gay and straight
  • Local rae-rae (originally mahu) transsexual culture dates back to ancient indigenous communities
  • Popular honeymoon destination for all types of couples

Featured Resorts:

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa


Located on a pristine island of white beaches, volcanic peaks, vanilla and pineapple plantations with a beauty and remoteness essentially untouched by modern man, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort offers incredibly romantic diversions and a rejuvenating natural spa. Each of the hotel's 54 over-water bungalows and 52 garden and beach bungalows provide unparalleled views. The "island on an island" over-water rooms are equipped with glass floor viewing panels and are con ...

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