An ideal holiday should be all about total relaxation away from the strains of everyday life, yet more often than not, stress accumulate when the place gets overcrowded and loud with other tourists. While famous places like Maldives and Paris are undeniably breathtaking, why not take a detour sometimes and go for the less travelled road? After all, the most valuable diamonds are found in the rough.
This high island in French Polynesia is located just northwest of Tahiti is the most beautiful island in the world that you’ve probably never heard of. With volcanic peaks, lush greeneries and blue lagoons, Mo’orea is a South Pacific treasure deserving of the “magical island” nickname.
Colourful and radiant, Mo’orea is natural playground with lovely meadows and rich marine life, allowing a variety of activities for the visitors. The serene villages peppered with myriad flowers and unperturbed inlets where you can lie under a purau tree will remind you of the real beauty of life. As the Tahitians call it, “la vie heureuse”, or a happy life.
In the north of the island, Mount Rotui which overlooks the picturesque Opunohu Bay stands majestically as if it’s protecting the entire place. Along with the symmetrical Cook’s Bay, the northern shore is quirkily carved into an exquisite heart shaped – all the more reason to fall in love with Mo’orea Island.