IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
You want to go the market ... no problem there are choices from the small mom and pop places to larger Marches (french for markets) such as France's larger market, Champion Market.
How about trying water sports? There are so many choices from canoes to paddle boarding, jet skiing and much more.
Diving and snorkeling ... got you covered!
|A picture from my Daughter & Son-in-Law's|
experience with Dr. Poole while on their honeymoon
Do you want to see dolphins and whales - ask for Dr. Poole's tours.
Spas here on Moorea are not the uber modern type found on Bora Bora but they are relaxing and have complete services. Try a massage in your room at sunset - it's magical! Both the Hilton Moorea and the Intercontinental Moorea have lovely spas offering full services.
Tahitian Black Pearls or Perles which is the french way of spelling. There are so many pearl shops to choose from. Iv'e been to them all on Moorea as i w was shopping for my set of pearls. Each shop that I visited except for one offered me a referral commission when I told them that I was a Tahiti travel specialist. The one shop that DID
Best place for profiteroles - you know, the little puff pastries with ice cream in the middle and yummy chocolate sauce over it - Mahogany Restaurant is the winner!
Now for the Hilton Moorea
|Poisson Cru at the Roti Restaurant|
In addition to a wonderful breakfast and one of the best lunch venues (you must try their Poisson Cru which is the BEST that I have ever enjoyed on all of the islands), the hotel now offers a fun venue for Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks and special prices for their bar food. There's a new Tapas Bar (love this spot - it's fun and the food is great) and a Crepes Bar. Their dinner venue at Arii Vahine now is part of my recommended restaurant list. Make sure to try the "Black Pearl" dessert to end your perfect meal at the Hilton Moorea.
|Arii Vahine Restaurant|
The Hilton Moorea's GM, Karine and I met for dinner last night. What a dynamic insightful person. The standards at the Hilton Moorea do not feel like a typical Hilton. In fact, my husband mentioned to me that this is well beyond what people would except from any Hilton hotel or resort.
We discussed her wonderful staff. Many of the staff members at the Hilton Moorea have been here for years and years. The Polynesian people can be shy and keep in mind that English is not their first language. You almost have to get past this to understand their genuine kindness and humor. I really adore some oft eh staff and love to hear "welcome home" when I arrive. Say HI to Dinah, Norma, Crystal, Gaelle, Rose, Barbara and Francie for me.
My final thoughts ... you will be in good hands when you choose Hilton Moorea. It is a perfect introduction to what makes French Polynesia so unique. You can spend 4-5 nights here and then try one of the other islands such as Taha'a and Bora Bora.