The word Mo’ore’a means ‘yellow lizard’, which you’ll see around the island. These days the word Moorea seems to mean ‘dream island’ more than anything, it’s not as well known as Bora Bora and Tahiti, and therefore it’s quieter, and it’s just as wonderful.

You’ll notice the mountain slopes on this island are very steep, and that the mountains are remarkably green, while the beaches are pale yellow and the water azure blue. It’s picture-perfect.

Moorea is only 17 km west of Tahiti, so you can easily take a day trip to visit this island from there, either by boat or plane.