InterContinental Resort And Spa Moorea
Start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast before boarding a boat to visit some of Moorea's secluded bays and beaches. Crossing the reef to the open Pacific Ocean, you will be amazed by the gravity-defying acrobatics of flying fish. Be sure to also watch for dolphins and sharks. When the boat returns to the sheltered waters of the lagoon, you can snorkel over colourful coral. Step ashore and enjoy a Polynesian picnic featuring Poisson cru, raw fish marinated in lime juice and coconut milk.
Return to the hotel after lunch and swim with dolphins at the Moorea Dolphin Center, or visit the Sea Turtle Clinic. Both are located on the resort grounds. Alternatively, you can experience the wilder side of Moorea on a tour to the island's rugged interior. Sitting aboard a 4x4 ATV you will get a chance to explore lush tropical rainforest on the slopes of volcanic mountains. This beautiful haven of imposing trees, vibrant flowers and exotic birds comes with a breathtaking ocean backdrop.
Back at the hotel, you can relax for a while beside the pool or on the beach, then perhaps board a catamaran for an aperitif on a romantic sunset cruise. Returning to the resort, you can enjoy fine dining at The Shell restaurant. Alternatively, join one of our themed nights, such as Barbecue Night, on the beach. On Polynesian Night, you can sample local specialities for dinner and enjoy a show of traditional songs, plus the spectacular Tahitian fire dance, where performers twirl flaming batons.
Moorea and the surrounding islands are dotted with marae, which are ancient stone constructions once used for prayer
Mel Gibson's movie 'The Bounty' was filmed in Moorea, as were parts of 'An Affaire to Remember', which starred Annette Benning and Warren Beatty.