MOOREA FRENCH POLYNESIA
AFTER SUFFERING FROM BURN OUT, I LEFT CORPORATE HEALTH CARE, STEPPED ONTO A ONE-WAY FLIGHT TO TAHITI, & NEVER LOOKED BACK.
During my first year of solo travel, I lived in Polynesia (mainly Moorea) for six months. Since then, I return each year to explore more islands and swim with the Humpback Whales.
If you prefer to explore new places on your own, getting 90% of your recommendations from locals then, my friend this post is for you.
A lot of the islands in Polynesia have nicknames, Moorea is commonly referred to as The Sister Island to Tahiti (The Queen of the South Pacific), but it happens to have another nickname I find more accurate, The Magical Island.
Moorea is special in many ways, even its shape is a heart. Despite the high levels of tourism, Tahitians strive to keep their island home: home. Each generation passes down the deep-rooted respect for momma earth.
Life is simple, full of big smiles, music, food, and deep belly laughs.
French Polynesia is a once in a lifetime, bucket-list, dream destination.
Famous for its stunning beaches, overwater bungalows, soul filling culture, the best poisson cru (Polynesian Ceviche) in the world, incredible turquoise lagoons, volcanic views, and the origination of the word tattoo.
Just as the Atlantic Ocean has the 'Bermuda Triangle' the Pacific Ocean has The Polynesian Triangle, from New Zealand, to Hawaii, to Easter Island Polynesia makes up more than two million sq miles in total encompassing 118 islands and atolls.