Simply put, Moorea is one of the most pristine and dramatic tropical landscapes I have ever witnessed. Of the dozens of tropical areas I have visited, very few hold their own to this remote escape. It is only a 10- to 15-minute flight (or 30- to 40-minute boat ride) from Papeete, and the island is full of culture, wildlife, and scenery. Days are best spent lounging, snorkeling, or touring the island (big enough to circle around in a short amount of time). There is not a lot of nightlife to speak of outside of the resorts, but a few local restaurants sponsor live music on occasion (which can be very entertaining).
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