The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is the perfect place to unwind. Nestled between two bays on the heart shaped island of Moorea, it is on the island's most beautiful beach with a backdrop of the lush mountain range.
The outside world fades quickly as you relax in your private, air-conditioned bungalow nestled amongst the tropical gardens or rising above the spectacular lagoon. All the bungalows are finely decorated in Polynesian style and are just steps from the beach.
Dine in one of the resort's refined restaurants, Arii Vahine for Polynesian delicacies such as fresh fish marinated in coconut milk or grilled barramundi or lobster, Rotui Bar and Grill for beachside platters of salads and exotic fruits. Toatea Bar is built over a natural aquarium and the waters beneath you as you sip your cocktail are teeming with tropical underwater life.
Exotic treatments are available at the Moorea Lagoon Spa, created from the 100% organic natural resources of the surrounding islands such as precious barks and exotic fruits. When not lounging on the beach or by the infinity pool, explore the island by boat, feed the sharks and rays or take a 4WD trip across the lush terrain, finding a secluded spot for an indulgent picnic en route.
The resort's 104 contemporary Polynesian bungalows are nestled in the tropical gardens or suspended above the lagoon. All offer a sun deck with outdoor dining facilities, air conditioning, a queen size bed and sofa, wifi, ipod connectivity and TV/DVD player. The 42 contemporary Garden Bungalows and 7 Beach Bungalows have private terraces with pools and garden or beach views. 2 Garden Pool Suites have the addition of a separate living room. 25 Over-Water Bungalows, 29 Horizon Over-Water Bungalows and 3 Lagoon Bungalows all stand on stilts over the azure water and have a fully equipped private sundeck with loungers, dining area and direct access into the lagoon. Parts of the floor in these bungalows are made of glass for viewing the amazing tropical fish beneath your feet.
Children will love splashing about in the calm waters of the lagoon or at the pool and are made very welcome here. Cots, highchairs and babysitting can all be provided and children's menus are available in the restaurants. Interconnecting rooms are also available on request.
The lagoonside Arii Vahine Restaurant has a panoramic ocean view and beautifully blends gourmet Polynesian and international cuisine. The Rotui Bar & Grill is by the beach the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch and drinks can also be enjoyed at the Eimeo Lounge Bar and the trendy overwater Toatea Bar where sunset views are second to none. There is also a PADI scuba diving centre, water sports centre with equipment for snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Relax by the palm tree-lined infinity swimming pool and jacuzzi or at the Moorea Lagoon Spa with soothing and restorative organic treatments. There is also a tennis court and steam room, sauna and fitness room.
Complimentary use of the kayaks, snorkelling gear, windsurfers and pedal boats is available to all. Other activities include scuba diving, lagoon excursions for dolphin and whale watching and shark and ray feeding. Guided nature trail walks to waterfalls, fruit plantation tours, sunset cruises, 4WD trips with gourmet picnic lunches, horse riding and car and bike rental for independent exploration of this lush and welcoming island.
When to travel
Warm tropical year round temperatures, the Society Islands are a tropical destination so humidity, rain, sunshine and heat are all to be considered. There are two seasons: the Summer which is from November through March and Winter which is from April through October. The average temperature in Summer is about 30°C and in the drier Winter the average temperature is about 28°C. Most rainfall is during the Summer months with high humidity. The best time weather wise with the least risk of storms is in their Winter months. June to August is windy season and can be extremely gusty.
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Location and directions
Moorea, French Polynesia
Nestled between two bays on the heart-shaped island of Moorea, just 12 miles across the Sea of Moons from Tahiti's capital Papeete, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is set against a stunning mountain backdrop which melts into a crystal clear lagoon in the Society Archipelago.
How to get there
Approximately a 22-hour international flight (one change) to Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport. Moorea is a 7-minute domestic flight or 30-minute catamaran ride from Tahiti. The hotel is located in the North of Moorea, a 20-minute drive from the airport or 25-minutes from the ferry port.