The World’s Most Beautiful Island You Never Knew Existed

Moorea Is The World’s Most Beautiful Island You’ve Never Heard Of!

It almost doesn’t look real. Just northwest of Tahiti lies another island that’s part of French Polynesia, and despite how utterly stunning it is, chances are you’ve never heard of it.

Surrounded by a bright blue lagoon, the volcanically formed island of Moorea was rated as the third-best island in the world by the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards. Getting to the hidden paradise is a process. Besides having to get to Papa’ete in Tahiti, travelers then travel by high-speed ferry to reach Moorea, which sits 12 miles away. But let us be the first to tell you — the island is worth the schlep.

French Polynesia, Moorea Island, Tahiti in background

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Palm trees (Palma sp.), view from below

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Jetty and palm trees with steps into tropical blue lagoon

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