Beaches are of course one of the features you would expect from a tropical island... We did the major part of our "beach time" at Hotel Hibiscus, the spot really had its own enchantment and tranquility.
Most of the beaches are hidden and can be reached through the various hotels, but Moorea has also 2 public beaches. The first one is a large stretch of sand near Opunohu Bay, and offers fantastic views on the mountains to the left. The second one is located just after Temae airport and is said to be the nicest of both, offering pristine views to keen beach-goers...
I remember this day well.
We spent the entire afternoon laying out and being lazy on the beach at Les Tipaniers Resort (the BIG sister resort).
We swam, we napped, we lingered.........
We soon found ourselves sitting on the terrace, sipping Hinano beers and engulfed in deep conversation. So oblivious to what was right in front of us.
As we looked up and realized the time, we saw the sky suddenly turn into this amazing tangerine hue. So amazing...........
How could we miss this photo opportunity? Our outfits were matching with the sky!! ;-))
We did the Circle Island Tour and one of the stops we made was at the Tiki Village. The Tiki Village during the day is quite different than at night (we also went to the Tiki Village Show). There are some good deals to be had (locally made jewelry, black pearls, etc.) and a really great beach.
This is one of the few beaches where you can access reefs from onshore on a public beach. It's between the Ferry and the Airport.