Despite popular belief, Captain Cook, one of the first explorers to realize that a large community existed in the South Pacific, did not anchor at Cook's Bay in 1777 but at Opunohu Bay. Less crowded than Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay is a local favorite because it is quieter and more secluded. Many people enjoy having a picnic on one of the bay's small beaches, shopping in nearby Papetoai or having an underwater adventure through snorkeling or diving.
Additionally, from here you can begin the drive to the island's best aerial viewpoint, Belvedere Lookout.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy this half-day small group Moorea cultural island tour with your local guide. Let your local guide lead you on a journey of discovery as you learn about ... Read more
Location: Moorea, French Polynesia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)