The evening of day 3, we hopped on a 20 minute ferry ride over to the island of Moorea. This was Nick's favorite island (mine was Bora Bora). Nick said the reason he liked Moorea the best was because it was the most "authentic," which I agree but I still liked Bora Bora better. :)
In the picture you can see Moorea next to the main island of Tahiti.
After the ferry ride we were picked up by our driver and made the car trip from the ferry dock to our hotel on the other side of the island. There is only one main road on the island and its only 37 miles around the whole island.
We stayed at the Intercontinental Resort and Spa Moorea which was lovely and has just finished a multi-million dollar renovation including two new pools. I heard they were renovating and I was worried construction would still be going on, but they did the planning so that everything was ready by high-season (when we were there). I even emailed the hotel to find out about construction progress and the manager emailed me back with pictures to show the status. I thought that was so nice, but I would have been so sad if I went all the way there and had no pool!
Here are a couple of pictures from the evening.
The next morning, open air dining for breakfast:
Then walked around the hotel and checked out the new pool!