Unlike Tahiti, Moorea is virtually surrounded by a barrier reef, so huge turquoise lagoons offer perfect freeride conditions between the coral belt and white sandy beaches. But you won’t have to forego waves as Moorea’s reef channels form clean breaks, most of which are pretty easy to access too. What’s more, there’s a spectacular backdrop of mountains thick with tropical rainforest. Just 18km or half-an-hour on the ferry from Tahiti, Moorea is even closer to the South Sea fantasy than its big sister.
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