We were fortunate to take two trips to Tahiti during the 18 months we were in New Zealand. We had never heard of the tiny island of Moorea, just a short ferry ride from Tahiti. We had heard of Bora Bora, but the locals told us that Bora Bora is very 'touristy', flat, and not as beautiful as Moorea. We never got to see Bora Bora, but we can attest to the fact that Moorea is the most beautiful tropical place we have ever seen, (and that includes, Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Belize, Mexico, and Costa Rica). This is where we stayed. (Our missionary experiences in this part of the world were rough, but someone had to do it!!!!! haha)
This photo was taken well after sunset when the water was a deep, rich combination of turquoise, aqua and coral pinks.