what a charming place. I just wanted to stay there all day, on this small island with beautiful turquoise beaches in which we could just laze around. The food was delicious, although the special of the day (crab salad) turned out not to be crab...More
We stayed at the Moorea Hilton which had great AC. We rented a car from Avis at the ferry dock. We've rented kayaks twice from Le Tipanier lodging to get to Coco Beach. They pointed out the Coco Beach from the rental shack... More
We stayed at the Moorea Hilton which had great AC. We rented a car from Avis at the ferry dock. We've rented kayaks twice from Le Tipanier lodging to get to Coco Beach. They pointed out the Coco Beach from the rental shack. There is a rental area on the beach - just walk down the driveway from the street and turn right and walk across the grassy area to the small rental building on the sand. Our friend speaks French so we called ahead. I believe any hotel would call ahead for you. Yes there is a fairly narrow but strong strip of current on the way to Coco Beach. Small boats travel through the lagoon in a dredged out area so if you watch for awhile you will see where the current runs. It is not a long way across so if you pay attention to the direction of the current, you can just paddle close to the shore line and travel a bit farther than necessary before you get to the current (to allow for the movement) and then cross over and end up landing right at Coco Beach. Does this make sense? We are in our 60s and not athletes. We rented a double kayak. And just pulled over and beached our kayak and poles on the sand right in front of the picnic tables. HOWEVER, if in doubt, the simplest way to get to Coco Beach is to have your hotel call them that morning and arrange for a BOAT TRANSFER (with Nico). You will pay for the boat transfer (I think about $8 USD each way) along with your meal. Then you can assess the situation and know if it is doable for you. You will want to go back.