Better known as Sofitel Ia Ora Moorea, this resort is located along the amazing white sand beaches of the northeast coastline of Moorea
. With incredible views across the channel at its sister island of Tahiti
, the Sofitel Ia Ora Moorea was originally built in the 1960’s and was the first resort landmark on the island.
It was closed in 2005 for a massive renovation and opened in 2006 to become one of the best value upscale resorts in Tahiti’s Leeward Islands. All of the Sofitel’s original bungalows were replaced and 19 more overwater units added. The 114 all bungalow resort sits on one of the best lagoons in the south pacific on a beautiful beach and the only hotel on Moorea with full panoramic views of Tahiti Nui.
Moorea is accessible by 10 minute plane ride or 30 minute ferry, and resort is positioned in an area that is green and pristine, but with fast access and connections to outer islands as well as day visits to Tahiti. Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort is near 2 of Moorea’s main towns, Maharepa and Vaiare.
The Sofitel Moorea remains today, one of the most truly Tahitian design luxury resorts serving you in french style with Tahitian hospitality. Well appointed bungalows with a full compliment of five star amenities. Nearby are Cooks Bay, Opunohu Bay and the famous Belvedere Lookout.
Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort offers 3 main categories of bungalow suites. All bungalows feature an extensive use of natural materials, beautiful stone tiled rain showers, plasma TV with satellite.
52 Deluxe Garden Bungalows is the resorts best value for the money. Nestled in the luxurious tropical vegetation these Deluxe Garden Bungalows offer king size famous Sofitel “My Beds” set in a contemporary Polynesian décor and furnished patio with garden view. These bungalows accommodate only 2 adults.
8 Superior Beach and 15 Deluxe Beach Bungalows all located on pristine white sand beaches these private bungalows are furnished with king size famous Sofitel “My Bed” set in a contemporary Polynesian décor with hard wood floors with furnished patio and views of the lagoon. The superior Beach Bungalow accommodates 2 adults and 1 child. Deluxe Beach Bungalows are for 2 people only.
20 Overwater and 19 Deluxe Overwater Bungalows are very private and all have a glass viewing area in the floor for an amazing look at your own living aquarium. Bungalows are furnished with king size famous Sofitel “My Bed” set in a contemporary Polynesian décor with hard wood floor and balcony patio overlooking lagoon and views of Tahiti. The standard overwater bungalow will accommodate 2 adults and 1 child but deluxe overwater will only allows a maximum of 2 people.
serves international food in a contemporary setting. Pure is open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner and provides a relaxed ambiance
offers a mythical view of the lagoon and the island of Tahiti
. Enjoy world class cuisine in an intimate and romantic setting while enjoying “Te Vahine” a Polynesian Dance show. Open for Dinner Only
faces the lagoon and the swimming pool. Set in a Polynesian atmosphere this bar serves exotic South Seas cocktails, snacks and ice cream. Vue Bar has weekly entertainment during cocktail hours.
Tiki Village Theater
is located off site from the hotel and is the best cultural experience in French Polynesia. Transfers are available to all hotels for Tahitian Feast & Dance Shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Recommend making advance reservations with hotel concierge or your Fly Tahiti Specialist. Village is open from Tuesday through Saturday for guided tours and cultural exhibitions and demonstrations of arts & crafts. Non binding wedding ceremonies available with advance reservation.
offers seven tranquil treatment rooms and 2 Jacuzzis with a panoramic view across the lagoon. Enjoy a wide range of treatments and massages that use ingredients and scents from Moorea’s own gardens.
is located at Sheraton Moorea
, offering beginner, certified diving and night diving. Snorkel gear is available free of charge at activities desk. Outrigger Canoe, kayak and pedal boat is complimentary to all guests. Deep Sea fishing boat “Tea Nui” provides fishing charters for 4-6 persons.
Dr. Poole’s Whale Watching
encounters wild dolphin and whales on the most exciting and informative eco tour in French Polynesia. Led by marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole’s research team, Dr Poole and his team have been conducting research on French Polynesia’s whales and dolphin since 1987. Ask our specialists to arrange a tour. Whale season is July to November, with year round dolphin and pilot whale watching.
Blue Dolphin Dive Shop
is located on beach for arranging scuba. Snorkel gear is available free of charge at activities desk which is also where you arrange Tiputa Pass drift snorkeling and other optional excursions.