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Moorea, French Polynesia cruise port

The island of Moorea is situated within the Society Islands in French Polynesia, just to the north of Tahiti. This astonishing destination boasts a sublime natural landscape, made up of dense forests, craggy mountains, majestic waterfalls and white sandy beaches, which come together to create a paradise-like environment. Moorea also has an exceptionally secluded ambience and although sparsely populated, also boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere. This splendid island encapsulates what many people expect from an isolated island in the South Pacific, whilst also providing a range of fantastic souvenir shopping opportunities and places to obtain delicious local food and produce. This French Polynesian gem is an outstanding cruise destination, not to be missed.

Sightseeing in Moorea

A wide variety of sports activities are on offer across the island of Moorea for energetic travellers to enjoy. Snorkelling and diving in the crystal clear lagoons are particularly popular past-times, allowing participants to observe a cornucopia of stunning marine life. Surfing is also available along the island's coastline, but the tricky waves make it a difficult place for beginners to learn. On land, 4x4 off road tours will take visitors all over the island for a thrilling ride to some of Moorea's best attractions. Alternatively, equine enthusiasts can opt for horseback riding, which is a fabulous and exciting way to see large sections of the island quickly and easily. Other excellent local attractions include:

Ancient Mares

The ancient Mares are a testament to Moorea's rich culture and heritage before the influx of European settlers in the early 17th century. Many of the Mares on the island are still in fantastic condition and have been well preserved by locals.

Papetoai Temple

Located in the village of Papetoai, the Papetoai Temple is one of several churches located across Moorea. First constructed between 1822 and 1827 by visiting missionaries, the temple is the oldest European structure in the South Pacific.

Pineapple Factory and Fruit Juice Distillery

Moorea is sometimes referred to as Pineapple Island because of the many pineapple plantations situated across the island. Tourists can make the trip to these plantations and learn more about what goes on during the pineapple and fruit juice production process. Moorea's largest and most famous fruit juice company is Jus de Fruits de Moorea, who's facility is an exceedingly popular tourist destination. Although there are no longer organised tours of the factory, visitors are welcome to walk in and look around at their leisure.

Shopping in Moorea

The majority of stalls and shops on Moorea are located along the island's encircling road. Most of the hotels will also have their own shopping boutique for guests. Visitors can pick up a range of great gifts and souvenir across Moorea, including local arts and crafts, fashion garments, fishing supplies and food.

Eating out in Moorea

Moorea is home to a surprisingly diverse and abundant collection of restaurants, cafes and bars. Visitors will find eateries serving a variety of delicious traditional Polynesian fruit-based dishes alongside tempting international cuisine.

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