My trip to Moorea

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Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
I would stay at the Pearl again.  The Hilton seemed very nice and the Intercontinental as well, but I think for the price difference, you'd be happy at the Pearl.  The pearl also offers complimentary snorkeling gear and kayaks to rent.  The water and coral shelf around the Pearl made for some nice snorkeling.

We booked our trip through GoWay Travel, but I believe it was a package directly from Air Tahiti Nui. It was a Killer deal!

http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com/specials/tahitivacationspecials.asp?keyref=eo

The island is very quiet with not much to do.  I wouldn't spend more than 3-4 days there in total.  We were there for 8 and got really bored really quick.

Be prepared - The food and drinks are going to be REALLY expensive.
Plane we took from Tahiti to Moorea
  Expect to pay between $15-$20/drink.  Average price for just a basic dinner was $50+.  Lunch ran $35+.  

We went to the grocery store to try and pick up some snack food and perhaps save a few bucks but we discovered a similar pricing strategy there.  

We went to a few restaurants while there.  The one I can recommend for sure was Les Cocotier.  It was really good food and the staff was really friendly.  We also went to Le Sud - which was pretty good.  Rudy's and Le Mahogany were "okay".  There's a crepe place on the ocean side between the Pearl and the Airport that was amazing!  - sorry, can't remember the name though.  It's across the street from some shops and a pet-store.

We SCUBA dove a lot.  If you're a diver, don't expect to be impressed.  All the coral is dead due to some 30 year plague and won't be renewing itself for about 13 years.  However, the shark experience was great fun.  Lots of really big lemon sharks and black tip sharks.

Most excursions will cost about $200+ for about 4 hours of fun.  We didn't do this, but Hiro's Tours offers a sting ray/dolphin swim excursion/picnic that a lot of people said was a lot of fun.  

Discounts and other info can be found on tahitiguide.com
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Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Plane we took from Tahiti to Moorea
Plane we took from Tahiti to Moorea
Clipper ship
Clipper ship
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Snorkeling at Moorea Pearl Resort …
Snorkeling at Moorea Pearl Resort…
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Restaurant at Moorea Pearl Resort …
Restaurant at Moorea Pearl Resort…
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Cooks Bay - Moorea
Cook's Bay - Moorea
Scuba Diving - Moorea
Scuba Diving - Moorea
Moorea
Moorea
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Hilton Hotel - Moorea
Hilton Hotel - Moorea
Hilton Hotel - Moorea
Hilton Hotel - Moorea
Opunohu Bay
Opunohu Bay
Opunohu Bay
Opunohu Bay
Opunohu Bay
Opunohu Bay
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Hotel Sofitel - Moorea
Tahiti in the background
Tahiti in the background
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Pool and Restaurant - Moorea Pearl…
Pool and Restaurant - Moorea Pear…
Tiki guys all around the Moorea Pe…
Tiki guys all around the Moorea P…
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and S…
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and …
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and S…
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and …
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and S…
Lobby of Moorea Pearl Resort and …
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Ancient ruins on the way to Belvid…
Ancient ruins on the way to Belvi…
Ancient ruins on the way to Belvid…
Ancient ruins on the way to Belvi…
Sample lunch at Moorea Pearl Resor…
Sample lunch at Moorea Pearl Reso…
Ferry to Tahiti
Ferry to Tahiti
Room at Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Room at Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Room at Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
Room at Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
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