Moorea, Society Islands / Polynesia
Moorea, an island in French Polynesia, is a member of the society's islands. It is located 18 km from Tahiti. The island has nearly 10,000 inhabitants and is about 150 km². One third of French Polynesia's guest beds are located on Moorea. That is why the island, as well as Tahiti and Bora Bora, is considered the tourist center of the region.
The volcanic and mountainous G islands are surrounded by coral reefs that form coastal lagoons. The island of Moorea was made famous by Dino de Laurentis' movie "The Mutiny on the Bounty, which was filmed in Oponohu Bay. Right next door, just separated from the 900-meter-high Mount Rotui, where the Maori once laid their dead in the open, lies the Cook's Bay. The coastal road around the bay offers some very nice postcard views.
Moorea also has something to offer culturally, beyond its scenic imposing variety and fertility. The show with the fire dancers and the dancers dressed in bastocks and coconut shells in the Tiki Theater, an artists' village, should not be missed.