Moorea is a great place to fulfill your dream of staying in a luxurious over-the-water bungalow. Rates at Moorea’s more casual mid-range resorts are often lower than at the ultra-luxurious options on nearby Bora Bora.
Plus, the island has some of the most gorgeous natural surroundings in the world, so the resorts here need very little to establish their idyllic ambience. Here are our picks for the best places to stay in Moorea.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
This family-friendly resort is centrally located between Moorea’s two gorgeous bays. Its spacious thatched-roof bungalows, which are clean and streamlined with Polynesian prints and updated bathrooms, lie scattered throughout exotic flower gardens or suspended over the lagoon.
InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa
Tucked between the island’s two mountains, this family-friendly resort has cheerful and spacious rooms centered around a garden, the beach or as overwater villas. Home to the popular Moorea Dolphin Center and Sea Turtle Clinic, this luxury hotel has also become a sanctuary for the island’s most precious marine life.
Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Situated on one of the island’s best white sand beaches, this Moorea hotel is located close to the airport and ferry dock. The rooms and bungalows boast a sleek, modern décor, providing you with a private, stylish haven to call your own.
Manava Beach Resort and Spa
The charming Manava Beach Resort and Spa maintains a boutique hotel feel with just 90 rooms and bungalows decorated in traditional island style and featuring thatched roofs. Just 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the ferry dock, it’s one of the most conveniently located hotels on the island.