Less than 10 minutes away from Tahiti are the deep, spectacular bays and white sand beaches of Moorea. The craggy volcanic peaks, reflected in the tranquil waters of Cook’s Bay and Oponohu Bay, rise like a shark’s jaw from the island’s basaltic base. A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the island’s vertical mountains where poetic threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. Peaceful meadows flanked by pinnacles of green will fill your senses and renew your belief in the majesty of nature.
Text: Amura ± Photo: ERMADNI / ILANIS / DAVID JOHN / ABLEIMES / MGT / MELISSA LOPEZ / art m