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Moorea 4WD Tour Including Belvedere Pineapple Farm and Magic Mountain
"During a 4 hour tour you’ll discover the history flora and the natural beauty of Moorea. You guide will share their passion for the island during an animated journey with beautiful views stories information all in a relaxed and smiling environment. Within these four hours you will visit the Bay of Cook and Opunohu Bay
From $50.00
 
Dolphin Encounter at Moorea Dolphin Center
"Make your own way to the dolphin center which is located at the InterContinental Resort and Spa. Check in at the office on the activities pier at least 30 minutes prior to your booking time. Expect to get wet during the dolphin encounter so be sure to bring swimwear sunscreen and a towel. Your dolphin experience begins with a 15-minute educational talk about marine mammals including dolphins whales and porpoises. Learn about their anatomy habits and behaviors as well as threats to these animals and efforts to protect them and their habitat.Afterward
From EUR134.00
 
"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point
"Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point Grotto Caves of Maraa and Vaipahi Gardens""After pickup from your hotel set out to explore the island of Tahiti traveling by air-conditioned coach with an experienced local guide. Your first stop: Venus Point located on Matavai Bay. The stop got its name from Captain James Cook who observed the 1769 transit of Venus from this point as part of his work for the Royal Society. As you walk around the black-sand beach
From EUR51.00

Automobile Tips (5)

Renting a car can be cheapest

Whilst it is not especially cheap to rent a car in Moorea, it can work out quite cost effective compared to paying someone else to take you to places (hotels are so expensive you don't tend to be staying long, so everything is done in a hurry, so Le Truck is not always feasible!).

You can rent cars by the day with unlimited mileage however bear in mind that Moorea is very small, so unless you planning on driving laps of the Island all day, you are unlikely to do big mileage!

Probably the best bet is to rent a car for a couple of days and try and do all your daytime excursions and evening trips whilst you have it. Then spend the rest of the time exploring your local beach. For instance if you are going to an evening performance at the Tiki Village, they can want almost $20 USD per person to pick them up (even if you are only staying a few kilometres away), this pays for about half the car and you get all day use of it too...

This picture shows the car we rented at Titiroa Marae, the wall at the end of the carpark is the Marae, not a carpark wall at all!

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easyoar
Dec 29, 2004

Rent a car

The island is small but taxis very expensive and public transport lacking, so definitely I would not stay on Moorea without renting a car if you want to see more than just the beach where you are staying. Every hotel can arrange car rental or you could even make arrangements before you arrive. The island is only about 40 miles around, so quite easy to circumnavigate it in a day.

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wadekorzan
Jan 12, 2004

Rental cars

We rented a car from Albert's Rent-A-Car, located directly across the street from our resort. We intended to only rent the car for 8 hours, but when we insisted that we didn't want it for longer, the attendant gave us 24 hours for only 500 CFP more (about $7). It turns out that we needed the car for the full day. Even though Moorea is not very big, only about 30 km around, the roads are all very winding, and the speed limit is 60 kmph (about 45 mph), so it takes longer than you would think. Plus, there are so many things to stop and see! There are shops along the road to buy souvenirs cheaper than at the airport or hotel gift shops, roadside fruit stands, scenic overlooks, many pearl shops, and even internet posts located all around the island.

I would not recommend the scooters for use traveling around the island. There don't seem to be many driving laws on the island, and locals pass with little care for who/what may be coming at them (we actually passed in between two cars going opposite directions while being transported to our restaurant one evening). We also met another couple at our resort who had rented a car, and the young man was all bandaged down one side of his body. They had rented scooters, and he was going to fast for a curve, couldn't make the turn and had to bail from his scooter or run head-on into a car coming the other way. We were told by one of our tour guides that there are less than ten police officers on the island, and he said that most locals felt that was too many. :) Just keep that in mind...

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rainbeaux78
Jul 18, 2007

Rent a car

You dont really need a car to go around the island. You can rent a scooter, or bikes or do a tour. Renting a car is pricey especially if you want a 4x4 jeep. You are looking at 90 to 100 dollars for 24 hours.
We didnt rent it for the whole time we were there. We only got it for a 24 hour period and for us, that was enough. We had seen everything we wanted to see. We drove at our leisure around the entire island, found some nice beaches and searched for waterfalls.
I love the sense of freedom of renting our own car and going where ever we want. On the downside besides the price is that at our hotel there wasnt enough parking for everyones car.

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malianrob
Jun 08, 2010
 
 
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Rent a car

One of the best ways to discover the island is to rent a car.
The tour of Moorea (60km) can be done in less than one day but if you go up to the Belvedere and decide to visit some other spot, it might take a little more time.
We decided to rent a small car for 2 days, inspite of the price. There is actually no real bus connection on Moorea and we didn't want to go by taxi, so...
We found a Europcar and an Avis office in Papetoai, near our hotel and the group of shops called "Le Petit Village" (PK 26.3).

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"Moorea, Tahiti's beautiful smaller sister"
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"Moorea ... The Perfect South Sea Island"
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"Moorea: My favorite Tahitian Island"
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"Moorea - Tahisian island paradise!!!"
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Things to Do Near Moorea

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Belvedere

One of the top tourist attractions of Moorea is this lookout that is accessed from Opunohu Valley. On the way up you can visit a couple of archaeological sites of old temples on the mountainside. The...
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Water activity

If you're going to Moorea and want to try something out of the ordinary? Paddleboard is a must! You'll be wasting your time if you look any further than Moorea Paddleboards. Their top-quality gear and...
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Island activity

The Tiki Village on Moorea Island was one of the high lights of our trip. It is a recreation of a village that is very well done. It gives you a chance to see how the natives lived before the whiteman...
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Cook's Bay / Opunohu Bay

If you are a movie fan or a history buff, you will definitely want to go to Opunohu Bay, which carries significant history. It is where the HMS Bounty landed to search for breadfruit causing what is...
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Marae

This is one of the best preserved Mareas on the island and the only one which is marked with signs. This Marea ( temple) dates to somewhere as early as 900 AD and is believed to have been a temple....
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Beach

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...
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