The Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort is the only resort located on the east coast of Moorea. It offers stunning views of the island of Tahiti in the distance. The main feature of the Sofitel is a beautiful stretch of white sand beach – the longest beach on Moorea!
The resort also offers amazing snorkeling right off the beach. The lagoon waters at the resort are a protected marine environment with almost no motorized boat traffic, making it a snorkelers paradise.
The resort is quite modern and offers a very European feel.
At the Sofitel, you can enjoy a selection of in-resort dining options with fine cuisine as well as more casual options. Be sure to check out the “Le K” restaurant with its sand floor and candlelight ambiance.
You can also travel to a nearby local restaurant to experience the true flavor of Moorea. Nearly all the local restaurants will include a complimentary transfer for Sofitel Moorea guests, so be sure to check-out some of the local cuisine too.
Room Service is available from 6:30am to 10:30pm
International Cuisine – 170 seats
Gourmet Cuisine – 30 seats
Poolside Bar and Casual Restaurant
On the beach
End of the pontoon
The resort offers a variety of different activities for guests to enjoy. The highlight is the snorkeling right off the main beach – the best resort snorkeling on the island! There are a variety of watercraft available at the resort including:
The Sofitel does charge a small fee for use of some of their watercraft. You can also rent bikes right at the resort. The Sofitel also has an onsite dive center open daily from 8am to 5pm.
Some of our favorite complimentary activities include:
Behind beautifully engraved doors, “Le Jardin” is a peaceful sanctuary overlooking the tranquil bay and white sands of the beach. Delicate white curtains allow access to seven tranquil massage rooms and two Jacuzzis.
Step into a world of natural elements and enjoy a wide range of treatments and massages that use ingredients and scents from Moorea’s own gardens.
Standard room amenities include:
Tahiti Tourisme teams up with AFAR Journeys once again for a custom designed itinerary featuring the "Big Three"...Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. This itinerary hits all the major sites and features 2 of our favorite resorts, the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort and The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. We are very glad they included a stop at the sumptuous Villa Mahana as well!
Click the link below for the full story, but be sure to let us know if you'd like to book this great itinerary.
The annual Underwater Photographer of the Year competition, based in Great Britain, has chosen an image taken in August 2020 off the coast of Moorea!
Winning photographer, American Renee Capozzola, captured shark's at sunset from underwater. The photo named "Shark's Skylight" is an excellent tribute to these special residents of French Polynesia. Hats off to Renee for her excellent work. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
"In French Polynesia there is strong legal protection for sharks, allowing them to thrive and balance the marine ecosystem." - Renee Capozzola