Mo'orea is an island in the French Polynesian Society Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is an "overseas country" of 118 islands that are part of France, divided into five groups (Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, & Austral Islands). Mo'orea is 134 square kilometers (52 square miles) in size, and home to over 16,000 people. The beauty around Mo'orea is quite overwhelming with its turquoise lagoons, countless volcanic peaks, swaying palm trees, overwater bungalows, and abundant marine life!
Best Time to Visit & Climate Mo'orea always has a tropical climate, but can alter slightly due to rainfall.
Dry Season (winter): June through November is considered peak season. The prices are at their highest, and the crowded can be quite dense, at times. June through September are the driest months. Coolest month is July. August is the driest month. Temperature range from a high of 26-28°C (80-83°F), and a low of 20-22°C (69-71°F).
Wet Season (summer): December through March is considered low season. The prices are at their lowest, and there are no crowds. Hottest month is January. Wettest month is December. Temperatures range from a high of 28-29°C (83-84°F), and a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
Shoulder Season: April & May are great months to travel to Bora Bora, right before the seasons change. The prices tend to be a bit lower, and the crowds are almost non-existent. Temperatures range from a high of 27-28°C (82-83°F), to a low of 22-23°C (72-73°F).
I traveled to Mo'orea towards the end of July, and it was just perfect! I never had rain, every day was full of sunshine, and though I went during peak season, I barely saw any other people around the island! It was truly perfect!
Hilton Mo'orea Lagoon Resort & Spa As soon as I arrived in Mo'orea, I had a private transfer to the beautiful five star resort, Hilton Mo'orea Lagoon Resort & Spa, where I was staying! I checked in, and was taken to my fabulous King Overwater Bungalow #64. I had a beautiful view facing the island, that also has a beautiful view of the sunrise! As soon as I walked in, the bathroom was to my right, and where the mirrors were, the wall was open to the bedroom/living room area! In the living room, there was a glass coffee table, so you could view down into the lagoon, and the living area was open to the bedroom. There was a huge sliding glass door, leading out to my private deck area that had lounge chairs, and a table with chairs. There were a set of stairs that led down to another platform where you could relax, or take the next steps down into the lagoon! I was extremely pleased with the luxury of my beautiful bungalow!!
Walking around, exploring the beautiful Hilton Mo'orea Lagoon Resort, I was taken back by the natural beauty surrounding the resort, as well as how gorgeous the resort was, itself! The pink flowers that were just outside of each water villa, gave such a beautiful pop of color against the turquoise waters and lush green peaks. The set up of the beach area was just perfect, and never crowded. The all-around luxury of this resort, was over the top, from the beautiful pool and beach area, to the incredible service, to the delicious food at their four restaurants, everything was just perfect!!
Exploring Mo'orea To explore this gorgeous island, I did it via electric bicycle and ATV! The views around the island are absolutely stunning, and it is very easy to maneuver around the streets! Belvedere Lookout surely has one incredible view, and is definitely worth your time! Ta'ahiamanu Beach, Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and the Pineapple Fields were all so beautiful, and just a few of my favorites around the island! The leaning palm trees, unbelievable volcanic peaks, rainbows, black sand and white sand beaches, everything about Mo'orea was just breathtaking!!