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“Best Snorkeling” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Temae Beach

Temae Beach
Moorea Island, French Polynesia
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Ranked #4 of 47 things to do in Moorea
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Francestown, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Best Snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We just returned from a two week trip to Moorea and we rented a house on Temae Beach....the best snorkeling! The reef was very healthy and we saw many different types and sizes of fish. The current could be strong at times but we'd start at one end and let it carry us down to the other end of the beach.

Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Some of the best coral gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I'm a bit miffed when I read some of the other reviews about this beach - yes you can't compare it to your resort beach because errr...it's not combed first thing in the morning before you get out of bed! If someone was paid to pick-up the litter and all the fragments of dead coral etc it would probably look better than some of the resort beaches! Also, there are millions of fish in some of the most stunning coral gardens here and I can only assume that people are not snorkelling out far enough to see them. However, in saying that we saw Octopus and eels in fairly shallow waters close to the shore here..... amazing to watch the Octopus as they changed colour when moving from rock to rock! But further out in the very impressive coral gardens we were swimming amongst scores of beautifully coloured fish, some in huge schools of hundreds. Well worth a visit!

Visited May 2013
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Kansas City
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113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Just OKay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We made a special trip here as it is mentioned as being a great beach. If you have a beach at your hotel, or in our case vaction rental,, there is no need to staop here, it is not very nice at all and pretty dirty.

Visited May 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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34 reviews
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“Beautiful Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This a great place to stop and see or hang out! It is a natural beach with some larger pieces of coral, not the kind of beach most people think of. But it doesn't take away the beauty of it and not to mention the spectacular view of Tahiti!

Visited March 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Do not miss Temae Beach.
Most beautiful beach on Moorea for sure.
Park on the public beach side, go for a swim, hang out, and then walk down to the sofitel and have lunch on their veranda...fabulous salads and gorgeous rose wine!

Visited October 2012
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