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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

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Aerial View of the Resort

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Aerial View of the Resort - Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. Copyright Sofitel Luxury Hotels.

The interior of the island offers magnificent views: the pineapple fields in Opunohu, the breathtaking view from the Belvedere overlooking Cook's Bay and Opunohu's Bay, the white sand beaches all around the island, the view of the island of Tahiti from the sumptuous beach of the resort. An authentic and magical island full of charm.

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Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

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Known as the Magical Island, Moorea is one of French Polynesia's most inspiring destinations. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort sits on a crystal clear lagoon surrounded by a private beach and at its back jagged green mountains reaching into the clouds.


Known as the Magical Island Moorea is one of French Polynesias most inspiring destinations. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort sits on a crystal clear lagoon with white sand beach and at its back jagged green mountain reaching into the clouds.

Polynesian bungalows float in the lagoon and tucked away in gardens or on sandy beach. Choose from our Villa, Over Water Bungalows Beach Bungalows Garden Bungalows and Lagoon View Bungalows.

Each bungalow at this South Pacific resort embodies the beauty of the destination featuring natural materials stone-tiled rainfall showers luxurious deluxe bath amenities modern technology luxurious beds and relaxing day beds.

Dine in one of our 2 restaurants, a Beach Bar (right on the beach) or at our Vue bar, poolside. Embark on healing journeys in SoSpa. Float the day away in the fabulous pool or explore the island with a wide variety of activities.

Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort is an ideal honeymoon resort or destination for a magnifique island wedding. Celebrate your love in one of the worlds most unforgettable settings.

Set on a turquoise lagoon, the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort invites you to discover its mixed heritage. The decorator was inspired by the different Polynesian cultures, subtly blending ultra-modern decoration with traditional architecture.

Situated on the most beautiful white sand beach in Moorea, with a total of 113 bungalows and one 2 bedroom Villa Suite, we offer all the modern amenities you expect from a 5 star resort. Enjoy al fresco dining at the contemporary 'Pure' restaurant or luxuriate at the traditionally Polynesian and gourmet 'K' restaurant in a unique outdoor setting. The bar 'Vue' offers a beautiful view over the lagoon and the island of Tahiti.

You can enjoy numerous activities: snorkeling, windsurfing, wakeboard, diving, biking, hiking, French bowling, volleyball, badminton. As well, there is a magnificent Spa which offers a large range of treatments, massages, and Jacuzzi.

Travel Agent Reviews

Review date:   May 19, 2013 2:43PM
Review:   Recommended for: Couples

Pros: Probably the most impressive resort on Moorea, with a recent high-dollar total renovation. Beautiful grounds; dramatic pool. Gorgeous bungalows. Has a very high-end feel, like a touch of Paris in Tahiti.

Cons: None.

Travel Agent:  
Michael Cottam, Bright Yonder   Michael Cottam
Bright Yonder
Bend, OR US

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Review date:   December 1, 2017 3:54PM
Review:   This place is magical.. Great service, wonderful rooms and a beautiful quiet beach..
Author:   Jamie Haggett
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Review date:   October 29, 2017 12:30PM
Review:   Beautiful Hotel located at the end of Temae Beach, the most beautiful beach in the Country! The hotel is full of happy honeymooners so you will have a Perfect atmosphere here. Dont miss the lookout in the Mountain, directly on the Street!
Author:   Leo v. Hansen
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Review date:   June 14, 2017 3:10PM
Review:   Great location. Large private beach. Amazing snorkelling steps from the waters edge. Free snorkelling equipment rental. Amazing breakfast - continental with local food, and egg station. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
Author:   Andrew Sellers
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Review date:   October 15, 2017 3:54PM
Review:   A truely amazing experience. The hotel is beautiful & the staff treats one like family. I would definitely visit again.
Author:   Ariel Cervantes
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Review date:   July 31, 2017 2:53PM
Review:   One of the few places I've been where the experience exceeded expectations. This island didn't even have electricity until the 80's, so keep this in mind while visiting. If high end shopping and commercialized pampering is what you're looking for this probably isn't the place, but if a true island getaway, unbelievable scenery, friendly people, and a relaxing slow paced vacation is what you want I think you're challenged to find something better. The people and resorts do a great job and put in a lot of effort to provide the comforts us mainlanders are used to, and we will definitely visit the island of Moorea and Hotel Sofitel again.
Author:   Brandon Anderson
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