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Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort in French Polynesia

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Where is Moorea?
Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort in French Polynesia

Sofitel Moorea is best hand-in-hand.

© Karen Tina Harrison.
Scattered over a swath of the South Pacific as big as Europe, the islands of French Polynesia are as remote and exotic and uncommercial as it gets.

There is no industry on the islands apart from tourism and the cultivation of Tahitian black pearls. The islands are quiet, languorous, undeveloped and uncrowded.

Their residents are mainly native Polynesians, who speak their ancient, vowel-laden language along with the more usual French. Visitors will also encounter suntanned Gauls who have forsaken Paris for Polynesia; this island nation is a former French colony with strong connections to the motherland. Nowadays, English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourism-dependent businesses.

Moorea is a relatively busy French Polynesian island, with expeditions, shopping and even some nightlife for guests who yearn to explore.

But most Sofitel Moorea guests are there to explore romance with their partner.

Most couples who choose French Polynesia for their honeymoon plan a tour of several islands. They fly into Tahiti, often spend a night or two there, and then travel on to Moorea and typically visit nearby Bora Bora and Taha’a as well.

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