Moorea, French Polynesia
Moorea is a butterfly shaped island in French Polynesia near Tahiti. You can easily take the ferry here from Papeete.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships anchor in Oahapanu Bay and tender to the pier in the small town of Papetoai. The pier by Hotel Kaveka in Cooks Bay was used previously. Papetoai is remote with not much around the tender pier so you will need to find a taxi or take a tour to get out of this area. Rental car companies may provide shuttles to their offices.
From Frommer's - The major cruise ships now anchor in Opunohu Bay rather than in Cook's Bay. Although the location is gorgeous, it is also remote from shops, restaurants, and other facilities. Locals say the relocation was engineered by Moorea's most aggressive black-pearl merchant so that the ships' passengers would go ashore closer to his shop in Haapiti rather than competing dealers in Cook's Bay.
Money and Tipping
Though there is bus service on the island, it tends to be infrequent. Locals tend to hitchhike. The best bets to get around are to rent a car (expensive) or take a tour. Official taxi rates here http://www.transports-terrestres.pf/IMG/pdf/DEPLIANT_4_VOLETS_TARIFS_2013-TAXI-4.pdf
Search hotels in Moorea here
Shopping & Restaurants
There may be a small market setup at the tender pier. Shops and restaurants are dotted around the island. Jus de Fruits de Moorea sell souvenirs as well as juice.
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