It is rumoured that James Michener based his mythical, idealized island, Bali Hai on Moorea. And it is easy to see why. Many people have described Moorea as the most beautiful place on earth. Here, you'll find the real South Seas' experience - a casual, barefoot existence amidst white sand beaches and multi-hued lagoons surrounded by jagged mountains and volcanic spires that reach into the clouds, while below, valleys are blanketed with the colors that one only finds when tropical climates and rich, volcanic soils meet.

Moorea is an island destination in French Polynesia. Because of its stunning scenery and accessibility to Pape'ete, Mo'orea is visited by many western tourists who travel to French Polynesia. Especially popular as a honeymoon destination, Mo'orea can often be seen in advertisements in American wedding magazines. Arthur Frommer declared in Frommer's travel guide that he considered it the most beautiful island in the world. In the 1984 film Muntiny on the Bounty, many of the shots of the ship were filmed in Opunohu Bay, Moorea, which is the same bay Captain James Cook anchored in 1777.
MARRIAGE FORMALITIES
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
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TIME DIFFERENCE
French Polynesia is 10 hours behind GMT, 2 hours behind US Pacific Standard time and 20 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard time. When it is noon Sunday in Tahiti, it is 2 PM. Sunday in Los Angeles, 8 AM, Monday in Sydney, 11 PM. (winter time) - 12 P.M. (summer time) in Frankfurt.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE OFFICE
A privately operated foreign exchange office is located on the Papeete waterfront next to harbor and in back of the port immigration office and the Socredo Bank. It is open Monday through Saturday from 7~00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. It is open Sundays and public holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All currency with a legal exchange rate may be exchanged. The exchange rates used are the same as those used by the banks in Papeete.



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