Hotel Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort


Immerse yourself in French Polynesia’s tropical beauty at this elegant resort, where bungalows are surrounded by only the most breathtaking of views.

Why you'll love it here

  • Enjoy views of the aqua-waters of the lagoon and Tahiti in the distance from the infinity edge pool
  • Wander the mighty length of Moorea’s longest beach
  • Feel the sand against your feet at K The Restaurant, a beachfront dining paradise
  • Spend a lazy day in one of the hammocks spread along the beach


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Holidays in French Polynesia are all about relaxing, taking in jaw-dropping views and enjoying the very best hospitality. Enjoy all of this to the highest degree at Hotel Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort, a chic and upscale hotel that enjoys a prime location.

The resort enjoys access to a pristine stretch of white sand, an impossibly turquoise lagoon and fantastic tropical landscapes. The sandy beach here is outstanding, while the lagoon here is one of the best on the island and offers fantastic snorkelling opportunities. This is a top spot for photography buffs, with chic bungalows, beautiful surroundings and views to Tahiti.

Fit in some well-deserved ‘me time’ at Le Jardin Spa & Beauty; the treatment menu blends local ingredients and traditional essential oils. Elsewhere in the resort find two scenic bars, two gourmet restaurants serving up local delicacies, international favourites and the freshest ingredients.

If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious accommodation – bungalows are found either on the beach, in the tropical greenery, on the lagoon shore or overwater – there is a host of cultural and adventure activities and excursions waiting to be explored; those celebrating a special occasion might opt for a romantic dining experience, while more adventurous types can take to the water on a jet ski.

Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort’s 113 bungalows are scattered throughout verdant tropical gardens, on the beach, and around and on the waters of the crystal-clear lagoon. Amenities include complimentary spring water, air-conditioning, mini-bars and complimentary Wifi. A baby cot is available upon request. Select bungalows are wheelchair accessible.

Luxury Bungalow Garden View

Luxury Bungalow Garden View

These 47 sq m bungalows enjoy spacious bathrooms and beautiful Polynesian-inspired décor.
Superior Bungalow Lagoon View

Superior Bungalow Lagoon View

Soak in the sensational views from this bungalow. Design is inspired by French artist Paul Gauguin.
Luxury Bungalow Beach Front

Luxury Bungalow Beach Front

Stay directly on the beach for a taste of Polynesian paradise. Interiors blend classic French chic with beautiful local décor.
Superior Overwater Bungalow

Superior Overwater Bungalow

The interior of these bungalows is designed as a tribute to Paul Gauguin. Private lagoon access, a glass floor viewing panel and a private terrace are just some of the included features.
Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow

Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow

On stilts above the turquoise waters, these bungalows enjoy private lagoon access and a range of exclusive amenities. Guests receive a bottle of champagne on arrival, daily mini-bar refills and unlimited Nespresso capsules.
Luxury Overwater Bungalow

Luxury Overwater Bungalow

Moorea’s largest overwater bungalows enjoy a platform directly into the lagoon and a beautiful private solarium for making the most of the vistas.
Luxury Horizon Overwater Bungalow

Luxury Horizon Overwater Bungalow

Enjoy spectacular lagoon views, whether from your private solarium or with a swim in the waters straight from your bungalow’s overwater platform. Champagne on arrival and daily mini-bar refills are included.
Luxury Villa

Luxury Villa

Designed in honour of painter François Ravello, this villa features two bedrooms, a spacious living area, direct lagoon access and an outdoor deck with Jacuzzi. Guests receive champagne on arrival and benefit from a range of daily extras.
K Restaurant

K Restaurant

Open for dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, K Restaurant serves fine dining designed by Chef Marc Lintaf paired by sommelier-selected wines. Enjoy aunique toes-in-the-sand dining experience.

  • Dinner
Pure Restaurant

Pure Restaurant

Look out from Pure’s terrace onto the sparkling lagoon and enjoy your choice from the menu of local and international cuisine. We highly recommend reserving a table on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday for the live Polynesian culinary experience.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Vue Bar

Vue Bar

This poolside bar boasts the French Polynesia’s largest selection of liquors and sumptuous night-time views.

Beach Bar

Beach Bar

Indulge in your signature tipple or a light snack as you while away the hours on the white sand here, overlooking the blue lagoon.

Activities include table tennis, volleyball and bike rentals. To make the most of your stay in this wonderful area, we highly recommend taking advantage of some of the cultural tours and excursions arranged by the hotel. Whether you choose to head out to learn about local life and cuisine, or take to the trails for an ATV or Jeep adventure, there’s plenty to explore. There are several local waterfalls that make for fantastic hiking destinations. Ask your Travel Specialist about arranging a glass-bottom boat tour for a unique experience.

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  • Time zone: -10 GMT
  • Flight time: 22-26 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, United Airlines
  • Currency: CFP Franc
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of dengue. There is a very low risk of Zika virus. There is no risk of yellow fever in French Polynesia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Papeete
  • Population: 311383
  • National languages: French, Tahitian
  • Electricity and plugs: Type E (C, E), 220V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You don't need a visa for French Polynesia if you have a British passport - for a maximum of 90 days

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