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  The Motu's around Moorea
by easyoar

A Motu is a small islet (usually uninhabited) around a larger island. Quite often they don't even appear to have names, although I have seen one that was oficially called "Motu"!

This Motu (there are several around Moorea) is actually where the Lagoonarium is. It is a privately owned island, with a huge sea area cordoned off with fine mesh to stop the fish and turtles inside from escaping. It is possible to visit (see other tip).

Generally though you can just rent/borrow a boat and row out to the Motus (or even swim if you wish, most Motus are probably less than half a mile out to sea, so they are quite swimmable to - just make sure you are a competent swimmer!). You will probably have the whole island to yourselves in most cases!

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  • Written Apr 22, 2005
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