Category Archives: Moorea

Staying at the Hilton Moorea

I put quite a bit of research into the places I’m going to stay when I’m planning a trip and typically the most important factor is location. That’s the main reason I chose the Hilton Moorea and I’m glad I did! The staff are friendly and the views are spectacular! I should point out that I’m just a normal paying customer so I don’t have to be nice, if a hotel disappoints then I’ll definitely say so! Here’s a few of the photos I took while staying there, as you can see the overwater bungalows are gorgeous and the property looks amazing during sunrise and sunset.

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Climbing Mt Rotui, Moorea

I didn’t come to French Polynesia just to hang out on the beach! There are some amazing peaks here and climbing them was high on my list of things to do. Mt Rotui on the island of Moorea is only around 900 metres tall but it’s seriously rugged and a challenging climb. Walking along the ridge to the summit was a real thrill and the views are absolutely breathtaking. I made the mistake of leaving in the afternoon which made getting down tricky, the track can be hard to find and it becomes exponentially more difficult in the fading light. I eventually made it back down and boy did I sleep well that night! It’s a great experience and well worth it if you like a bit of adventure with your island holidays.

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Crossing the Moorea Lagoon

The lagoons here on Moorea are beautiful and they really come to life when the sun goes down and the all those amazing colours come out to play! I spotted a girl walking across the still water just after the sun had set and the scene had an almost magical feel to it, like she was walking on water.

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The View from Belvedere Lookout

If you visit the island of Moorea you should definitely make a trip to Belvedere Lookout. It gives you a good overview of the island and Mt Rotui (the mountain on the right of the photo) looks spectacular! There are also a number of walking trails that aren’t well sign posted but do lead to cool spots such as the one you can see right here in the photo.

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Pacific Nights

I’m super excited to explore the islands here in French Polynesia so a bit of darkness isn’t going to slow me down! In fact I think night time photography could be really interesting over here. I took this shot while going for a walk towards Cook’s Bay, cars were occasionally whizzing by so I thought it would be a good chance to capture some light trails. The palm trees looked great in the moonlight and I’m happy with how this one turned out! 🙂

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