Saturday, February 16, 2013

Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea was our last port of call before returning to Papeete, Tahiti.  This island was just beautiful, even though the weather was not that great while we were there.  I can't imagine how beautiful it must be when the sun is out. There is only one public beach on Moorea.  The island has five villages and each one has an elementary school.
This is Mt. Tohiea, the highest mountain on Moorea Island at 1207 meters.

Wild chickens roam free on every island to eat the centipedes and they are surprising good at getting out of the way of traffic.

In the previous post I wrote about the bands put on the coconut trees to protect them from the land crabs and you can see one of those bands in this picture.
It goes without saying that this tree worked hard to reach the sun.
We also visited the Bali Hai hotel. The grounds around the hotel were beautiful.

There are 8 very large hotels on the island and 4 smaller ones. The road around the island is 62km long and there are 4 motu islands in the lagoon of Moorea. 
Don't you want to just sit down in a chair and order a drink?
Ten different tour companies operate on Moorea alone. I just had to take a few last pictures of the water and hotel huts around the island. 

Goodbye French Polynesia! What a great trip.