Post-trip, 3 days
On the isle of Moorea, volcanic peaks rise from sapphire seas in an explosion of emerald-green splendor, creating an arresting backdrop for a French Polynesian escape. Settle into your waterfront accommodation and enjoy a selection of activities with a complimentary $150 resort credit. Kayak, snorkel, and paddleboard among pristine coral reefs, unwind on white-sand beaches, and explore dense tropical forest where bright hibiscus blooms and rare birds roost.
Arrive in Tahiti and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then board a ferry for the quick ride to Moorea. As we arrive in port, marvel at sharp black peaks rising above the sugar-white beaches and turquoise bays of this secluded Polynesian island. Check in to our hotel, then enjoy a free evening to explore palm-lined shores or relax in rooms overlooking the water. (B,L)
Savor fresh tropical fruit during breakfast at our hotel, then take advantage of the hotel’s many amenities to shape your stay on Moorea. Set out by kayak to explore the hotel’s private lagoon and pristine coastal ecosystems, coasting above coral reefs in search of colorful fish, sharks, and rays. Don a snorkel mask or a special diving helmet to get even closer to extraordinary underwater creatures. Ride horseback into the lush green valleys of the island’s interior, or relax with traditional Polynesian therapies in the hotel spa. Put your feet in the sand during lunch at the beach bar or enjoy an elegant meal at one of three on-site restaurants. (B)
Wake up to the sound of waves outside your window, and head out for a morning swim in Moorea’s warm waters. Today, you might choose to visit a corner of Moorea’s lagoon where a team of conservationists works to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles. Head out to spot these endangered creatures in their natural habitat while exploring the island’s shores by stand-up paddleboard or outrigger canoe (your resort credit can be applied to these activities). In the early evening, transfer by ferry to Tahiti and gather for a Polynesian buffet dinner and a traditional Tahitian dance performance. Then, transfer to the airport to connect with your flight home. (B,D)
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