A little about my island before your arrival. For general information, I recommend the following link to the official site of Tahiti Tourism
Moorea is aptly described as timeless, with an obvious environmental change when arriving from Papeete. It’s difficult to imagine an island so close to the capital has kept its wild side. Moorea is very green and lush, with many waterfalls in rainy periods. The lagoon is as beautiful as Bora Bora’s with the same colours ranging from turquoise to deep blue. No big buildings here, or traffic jams (except when ferries depart/arrive). People drive in tropical rhythm, except during the holiday season when we have Tahitian drivers.
The current road conditions are variable: excellent for the newly paved road parts, very bad for the other parts. This is important to know because scooter riding can be dangerous.
The water is not suitable for drinking anywhere on the island and, during heavy rainfalls, some of us have « chocolate » water coming out of the tap!
There are some places you must see, like the fruit juice factory, the agricultural high school where you can taste different types of marmalade, excellent fresh fruit juices or sorbets. The high school is on the same road leading to the archaeological site of the Opunohu valley, as well as to the lookout where you have a beautiful view of the two bays. For this walk, I recommend to take mosquito repellent because the insects are numerous and voracious.
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