The five-star Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia offers a piece of paradise in communion with the ocean.
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in the Society Islands Archipelago between Opunohu Bay and Cook Bay on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. Pearl of a string of islands, this coral motu, 18 km away from the island of Tahiti, shelters in its enchanting lagoon the luxury bungalows signed by the luxurious chain Hilton Hotels. Placed under the sign of farniente, the high-end establishment is a haven of peace for wealthy clients seeking paradise.
A setting for many film shoots
The five-star Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa nestles between the majestic bays of Cook and Opunohu. A legend tells that a large lizard (moo) yellow (rea) would have opened these bays with two strokes of the tail. Cook’s Bay is a place full of history. In 1777, Captain James Cook‘s ships – Discovery and Resolution – arrived through the Tareu Pass in Opunohu Bay. Cook described this anchorage as one of the best natural harbors he has seen in the South Sea Islands.
The bay of Opunohu which means “Belly of the Poisson Pierre” is one of the most beautiful sites in Moorea, offering a spectacle on the peaks of Mou’aroa overlooking waters with bewitching reflections. This setting served as shooting locations for many films, including The Bounty in 1983, with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, A Love Affair in 1993, with Warren Beatty, and Les Faussaires in 1994, with Gérard Jugnot and Jean-Marc Barr.
A paradise at the end of the world
Between lagoon and coconut grove, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is a true reference of luxury and authenticity in communion with the ocean, the sand and the lagoon. Set against the backdrop of the coral reef, 54 bungalows sit along the large white sandy beach of Moorea.
Suspended above the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, 45 villas with private terrace and swimming pool are scattered in the gigantic and lush tropical garden of Moorea, which is also the main pineapple plantation center of Polynesia.
These small jewels have been designed for stays under the sign of well-being and absolute relaxation, in an atmosphere of typical Polynesian authenticity. At the height of luxury, the villas have a glass-bottomed table to observe the underwater life.
An incredible marine diversity
The bungalows and villas are built with local materials and are covered with pandanus leaves, like the traditional farés. All are perfectly integrated into the Polynesian landscape and yet have all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel. King size bed and sofa, elegant bathroom with rain shower, separate bathtub, wi-fi, flat screen LCD TV and DVD, music dock for MP4 player, mini bar, safe, private terrace with direct access to the lagoon.
The bungalows on stilts are equipped with a table with glass bottom to admire the seabed of the lagoon and its incredible marine diversity.
The restauration areas
Dining options at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa include several restaurants, like the Arih Vahiné, which combines Polynesian and international cuisine to be enjoyed on the superb panoramic terrace overlooking the lagoon. Theme menus and Polynesian dance shows with beautiful moréennes in pareo, a tiare flower stuck in their hair, will give the traveler the opportunity to better know the ancestral customs of a welcoming people, rich in endearing traditions. In the evening, on the beach illuminated by tiki torches, facing the lagoon, Arii Vahiné offers a unique restoration experience in the softness of the night and under a magnificent starry sky on the tropical heart-shaped island, also known as the Island of Love.
The Restaurant Rotui Bar & Grill
Between the pool and the beach, the Rotui offers casual lunch at the water’s edge and is the ideal setting to enjoy exotic drinks and tantalizing snacks throughout the afternoon. The huge trays of raw vegetables and tropical fruits directly from the nearby plantations have the travelers discover the thousand and one flavours of of the rich Polynesian terroir.
The Toatea Bar & Creperie and the Eimeo Bar Lounge
Built over a natural aquarium, the Toatea Bar seems to float on the water and offers breathtaking views of the lagoon and the majestic mountains of Moorea. For a moment of relaxation, let yourself be spellbound by the magic of landscapes, stretch out and admire the beautiful sunsets while enjoying cocktails made from exotic fruits before enjoying a dinner featuring delicious pancakes in a unique and intimate setting.
The panoramic Eimeo Bar Lounge, located above the pool, offers a wide selection of cocktails concocted with exotic fresh fruits as well as a wide range of wines and champagnes and tasty snacks in a tropical ambience.
Activities and Excursions
Numerous aquatic or on land activities will allow you to discover the fascinating preserved nature of the island: beach, infinity pool with outdoor hot tub, lighted tennis courts, 24 hour fitness room, canoes, pirogues,kayaks, free diving, pedal boating, paddle boards, PADI certified diving center, sunset cruise or 4×4 safari. The Moorera Dolphin Center offers a unique opportunity for young and old to discover the life of dolphins.
The Mandara Spa offers exotic treatments based on local products such as coconut milk, ginger, fragrant tiare flower and aromatic vanilla beans.
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