We awoke early on day 2 in Moorea. We wanted to see the MS Amsterdam come into Opunohu Bay from Papeete. Carolita, our guide from Jo’s Tours, picked us up at 8:30 am for an Island Tour. And then we drove to the tender dock at Opunohu Bay to pick up 5 more tour participants from the ship.
Our first stop was the Belvedere and the incomparable view! Moorea is famous for its amazing mountains and verdant valleys.
We also saw several marae. These are ancient temples. And they are still revered today.
As we continued the tour, we proceeded to the Manutea Distillery. This is where fruit juices are turned into 20-proof spirits! Samples were provided. We tried them all!!!! Everyone bought bottles to take home!
Our final stop was Le Paimapo Beach where we fed some stingrays. Even saw a shark!
We returned to the tender dock and re-boarded the MS Amsterdam.
As we sail away from Moorea, we pass the InterContinental Hotel and OUR bungalow! No how appropriate is that!!!