Great get away location.
Posted Jun 17, 2016 on Orbitz
A great get away location, and perhaps the best location on the island of Moorea with its views back across to Tahiti.
It sits on what is by far the best beach on the whole island. I cannot comment on the other high end locations (Hilton and one other which name escapes me) but the Temae Beach certainly has that lagoon aqua blue waters you dream of. With its east coast location it does mean you loose the sun light earlier in the day as the sun dips below the imposing mountain behind the resort, but what a back drop that is, simply stunning with the early morning sunrise which I highly recommend stepping out to enjoy (then catch up on that missed sleep on the beach later! ;) )
Moorea is an imposing range of mountains shooting straight out of the Pacific with little more than a road looping its perimeter. Do not think it is ringed with white sandy beaches you can stroll on to from any point, many if not most of the coastal areas are on private land, and if you did have access it would be to an immediate stretch of water with no beach. The private beaches for the resorts are the best places if this is what you are looking for. The interior is beautiful to look at but with staggeringly steep sides access is limited to say the least. There are some good hikes to go on, but if that is not for you a trip to Belvedere look out gives some great views.
This is not a place to go if you want a wild night life, but if you wish to get away from it all. I can firmly recommend it.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 1, 2016 by Didier Lamoot, Hotel Management
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