May 2019 Issue #29 May 2019 Issue #29 - Page 79

Mo’orea Northwest of Tahiti is Mo’orea, the true hidden gem of this Polynesian archipelago. There are numerous beaches here, the most popular being Temae which can be found on its northern coast. The turquoise waters here contrast brilliantly against the island’s emerald green cliffs. Those who enjoy snorkeling will be in for a wonderful surprise as the Lagoonarium de Moorea is a protected part of the water allowing for people to see some of the most vibrant coral reefs in the ocean. The landscape of the Mo’orea island features a Magic Mountain covered in lush foli- age. To explore, travelers can choose between taking a ATV tour or biting the bullet and going for a challenging hike. Once at the top of the mountain, you’ll experience some of the most incredible panoramic views Tahiti has to offer. Magic Mountain 79