Moorea is an island in the Society Islands archipelago, only a few kilometers off the northwest coast of Tahiti.
» UnderstandIf you are visiting French Polynesia on a budget, Moorea is the place to be. Moorea is like Tahiti but cheaper and less touristy. It's mostly rural and farming is big. There are chickens everywhere, the roosters crowing at 6AM can get old after a few days.
Mosquitoes can be a problem away from the coast. Bear that in mind when selecting a place to stay.
There are only a few banks on Moorea located in only a few of the more populated villages. All banks are closed on Sundays. You can make currency exchanges at the major hotels. But at a lower rate. Plan accordingly.