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Moorea, French Polynesia Travel Information

According to constructmaterials, Moorea (Tahitian: Mo’orea) is an island in the South Pacific Ocean (Oceania) that is part of French Polynesia. In addition, the island is part of the Society Islands. The capital of Moorea is Paopao. A number of major cities on Moorea are: Maharepa, Maatea, Papetoai and Vaiare.

See cellphoneexplorer for Oceania travel guide.Moorea is internationally renowned as a honeymoon destination. However, the island is one of the most expensive destinations in the world. For this you will get the “perfect” picture. The island can be reached by boat and by plane from the main island of Tahiti. Moorea consists of volcanoes and imposing green mountains that are surrounded by white sandy beaches and turquoise water. There are some coves and the beaches are dotted with palm trees. Tourism is well developed. This can be seen in the great diversity of hotels, bars and restaurants. Moorea has several luxury resorts that offer bungalows on the water. The island has only 1 road that leads you around the entire island. The water around Moorea is one of the most beautiful diving and snorkeling spots in the world. The water is warm and clear due to the lack of plankton.

Where is Moorea located?

Travel information of Moorea

Official name: Moorea
Continent: Oceania
Area: 134 km²
Capital: Paopao
Country code: PF, PYF
Population: 16,191 inhabitants (2007)
Government: Overseas country of France
Highest point: 1,207 m (Tohive’a)
Distance (Amsterdam – Paopao): 15,574 km
Flight time: approximately 18 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Moorea that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Moorea, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Moorea. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Moorea?

Weather and climate
Moorea has a tropical climate.
Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round. In the months of May to November, heavy short rain showers occur, especially in the mountain areas.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Moorea can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Moorea can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Moorea. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

Maohi (Tahitian) and French are both an official language on Moorea. In addition, English is spoken on a small scale.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 3 months upon departure from Moorea.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Moorea for less than 3 months.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in New Zealand (also for Moorea):
French Embassy in the Netherlands:
French consulates in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Moorea.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Matters
On Moorea you pay with the CFP franc (XPF).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page (under: French Pacific Islands Franc).
An overview of all ATMs on Moorea can be found on our ATMs page. These ATMs are known to be often out of order.

Price level
The prices on Moorea are a lot higher than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +39% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (22% more expensive), food (65% more expensive), imported beer in catering (16% cheaper), cigarettes (18% more expensive) and public transport (28% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

On Moorea it is unusual to tip. This can even be perceived as offensive.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 12 hours earlier on Moorea.
During our winter time it is 11 hours earlier on Moorea.
Moorea has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Moorea can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Moorea you must drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Moorea.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Moorea.

On Moorea you can use a Dutch flat plug.
A round plug must have a recess for the grounding pin present in the socket. You need a travel plug if your plug does not have such a recess.
More information about electricity on Moorea can be found on our electricity page (see under French Polynesia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 17
– Fire: 18
– Ambulance: 15

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Moorea can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from French Polynesia (Moorea) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Moorea end
Moorea official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Moorea is 00689 or +689.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Moorea? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Moorea Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Moorea Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Moorea.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Moorea.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Moorea can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Moorea, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Moorea?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Moorea. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Moorea can be found on Protected Planet.
Moorea is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Moorea? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Moorea.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Moorea.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know…
…The name Moorea means “yellow lizard”?
…Moorea has no international airport?
…Moorea has been part of French Polynesia since 1843?
…No poisonous animal and plant species occur on Moorea?

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