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Island Paradise

A February 2003 trip to Moorea by Sean Arena

Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort Photo, Moorea, French Polynesia More Photos
Quote: Moorea has one of the most dramatic tropical landscapes, and it is only a 15-minute flight (40-minute boat ride) from Papeete. The beaches are serene (protected by an outer reef), with inner currents that will have you gliding parallel to the shoreline in water so clear, you'll be surprised to taste salt!

Island Paradise


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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Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort

Hotel | "Sheraton Moorea - Beachfront Bungalow"

Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort Photo, Moorea, French Polynesia
This is a magnificent property - on all levels. Service was impeccable, views were incredible, grounds were immaculate, and activities were plentiful. It is highly recommended for anyone looking for an exotic, luxurious retreat.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort
Papetoai Pk 14
Moorea, French Polynesia
(689) 55-1111