Moorea Hotels. It is believed Moorea is the inspiration behind the mythical Bali Hai in James Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific. In fact, many consider Moorea to be one of the most stunning islands in the world. Moorea is geographical stunning. Eight velvet green mountain peaks rise from a turquoise lagoon. The northern shore is split by two symmetrical bays (Cook’s and Opunohu). From overhead, the island is roughly shaped like a heart. Moorea has some beautiful 4 and 5 Star Hotels. You’ll find luxurious overwater bungalows. While many of the garden bungalows have their own private plunge pools. In addition, you’ll find some charming family run hotels and pensions. Moorea is an island you’re certain to fall in love with!