Tahiti & Moorea

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Tahiti & Moorea — The neighboring islands of Tahiti (French Polynesia’s largest island and international gateway) and Moorea (less populated, more dramatic and just a 30-minute ferry ride away) are among the most accessible in the South Pacific. Each offers breathtaking aquamarine water, white- and black-sand beaches, and romantic overwater bungalows. While both islands have their charms – the bustle of capital Papeete on Tahiti and the majesty of Moorea’s jagged green peaks – they also make a great first and second stop before heading farther afield to other less-developed spots among French Polynesia’s intoxicating 118 islands and atolls, which are spread out over an area the size of Western Europe. For details see the French Polynesia Travel Guide and the Bora Bora Travel Guide.

Why Go

For a quick – and more affordable – taste of French Polynesia, or as a springboard to exploring the other isles.

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