There's very few people who love the tropics that won't agree with me when I say that Moorea Island is the perfect honeymoon destination. With it's over the water bungalows, word renown delicacies, turquois water and white sand who could ask for more.
Before You Go:Entry requirements: Passport, return ticket
Language: French, Tahitian, English
Currency: French Pacific Franc (CFP)
Flight time: 18 hrs from NYC, 7.5 hrs from LA, 16 hrs from Dallas
When To Go:Best weather: Dry season runs May to October; evenings are sometimes cool enough for a light sweater
Best prices: Rates are consistent year-round
What To Do
Splurge and swim:
Overwater bungalows (where your room is on stilts, and you can step out your door and right into the crystal-clear water) are the way to stay when you're in French Polynesia, and the accommodations provide a unique opportunity to indulge. Stay at certain hotels, for example, and you can have your breakfast delivered to your door by canoe!
Take a 4x4 tour:
Rent a Jeep or join a tour to see Moorea, and follow the coastal road to ogle the stunning interior mountain range. Be sure to visit Belvedere Lookout, surrounded by mountains save for spectacular vistas over Cook's and Opunohu bays. At night, feast your eyes and stomach at the Tiki Village Theatre. The evening begins with a feast, in which food -- usually an entire pig -- is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in a pit oven in the ground. Next, drum-beating dance and fire dancers create a true island ambience!
Shop for black pearls: