The Sofitel Moorea sits on the edge of a magnificent lagoon with views toward the island of Tahiti. Surrounded by dramatic inland scenery it enjoys views not only over the turquoise lagoon but also of the island’s lush mountains.
While the resort has one of the best beaches on the island and great snorkelling, a trip to Moorea is as much about exploring the dramatic and lush inland landscape as it is the marine scenery. This great value resort is a great base for discovering the island and in whale watching season (July - October) you can sometimes see passing whales out at sea from some of the overwater bungalows.
In terms of beaches the Sofitel enjoys one of the best locations on Moorea, with its long sandy beach and sheltered lagoon that makes it perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
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Throughout the property you will find a blend of French and Polynesian designs with rooms that are set in the tropical gardens, on the edge of the water, or directly over the water. The 112 bungalows have bright but sophisticated designed rooms that invoke a relaxing stay and are equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, safe, minibar and tea and coffee facilities.
The Sofitel has a secluded location on the northeast coast of Moorea. Set on one of the best beaches on the island it is within driving distance of restaurants and shops and several restaurants will pick you up from the hotel if you make a reservation.
Food and drink
At the resort you have access to two restaurants and one bar. The K Restaurant, set in the sand, offers fine dining in an atmospheric and romantic setting. Dine barefoot in the sand under the high vaulted ceilings with candlelight and magnificent views of the lagoon and Tahiti Island. Pure Restaurant offers a more relaxed atmosphere, and a mix of local and international dishes under a covered terrace. The Vue Bar is the perfect place to try out their extensive cocktail list whilst sitting back and enjoying the sunset.
French Polynesia is excellent for diving and there is a dive centre at the resort that can help guests arrange dives. Guests can expect to see turtles, tropical fish and often black tip sharks among the abundant marine life.
The Sofitel is home to ‘SoSPA’ focused on wellbeing and relaxation. Ideally situated in the hub of the resort it offers two Jacuzzis and seven treatment rooms, including one for couples.
Tour ideas in Moorea
Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Moorea 4WD Tour
Moorea 4WD Tour
Moorea 4WD Tour
Take an exciting four wheel drive tour of Moorea's lush, mountainous interior. The tracks and paths which wind their way up the peaks can only be traversed in appropriate vehicles with experienced drivers, as they are amazingly steep and very narrow.View details