in Îles du Vent, French Polynesia

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-17.519 and -149.822 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -17° 31' 7" and W -149° 49' 18"
Currency and Currency Code:
Franc - XPF
Spoken languages:
French, Tahitian
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:23 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Pacific/Tahiti
UTC/GMT offset: -9 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:23 am and 5:31 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
18.133 and 30.767 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Abu Qussi
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Current travel safety evaluation for French Polynesia in Polynesia

Safety Score: 3,3 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to French Polynesia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning French Polynesia. Last Update: 2020-05-31 07:21:15

Delve into Paopao

Paopao in Îles du Vent with it's 4,221 habitants is a town located in French Polynesia about 17 mi (or 27 km) west of Papeete, the country's capital town.

Time in Paopao is now 07:23 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Tahiti with an UTC offset of -10 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Paopao. The closest airport in French Polynesia is Moorea Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 7 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Papeete, Uturoa, , and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 72%
Air Pressure 1016 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 12 km/h (7 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 47% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Monday, 1st of June 2020

26°C (80 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 2nd of June 2020

26°C (79 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Wednesday, 3rd of June 2020

26°C (79 °F)
26°C (78 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

2,7 mi
BP 1005
98728 Papetoai
French Polynesia

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 0:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 0:00

Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

4,0 mi
Moorea BP 28
French Polynesia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

InterContinental Hotels RESORT AND SPA MOOREA

4,6 mi
PO Box 1019,Tiahura
98729 MOOREA
French Polynesia

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Trip à Moorea

Published: December 24, 2013
Length: 27:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Anthony CLARK

Un peu de soleil, une mer calme, et let's have fun !

Moorea, Paopao-Vaiare (Polynésie française 2010)

Published: September 21, 2010
Length: 08:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: margouillat4

Traversée entre Paopao et Vaiare (Moorea, Polynesie française, aout 2010), par l'ancien chemin du col de Vaiare.

Jake & Megan's Honeymoon Trip - June 2014

Published: June 12, 2014
Length: 37:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Megan Charbonneau

Moorea, Tahiti.

Best Vacation Spots in the World: Motu Picnic in Mo'orea, Near Tahiti

Published: November 18, 2014
Length: 47:06 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: VideoTov

Take a trip to the dream vacation spot: Mo'orea Island in French Polynesia. Created by the travel video editors at VideoTov ( Stop what you're doing and relax into...

Fam trip e-Tahiti Travel - Dream Yacht Charter - Moorea

Published: November 23, 2013
Length: 42:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: eTahitiTravel

mini tsunami à paopao

Published: September 29, 2009
Length: 11:02 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: Thierry De Moorea

les effets du tsunami du 29/09/09 à Paopao-Moorea : on a eu de la chance contrairement à nos "frères" des Samoa !! We were luckiest than our Samoans Braddhaz ... G bless them ...

Moorea (Tahiti) 2012

Published: June 24, 2012
Length: 41:10 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Richard Powell

In June 2012, 14 family and friends took this trip to Moorea (Tahiti). I believe this video captures the essence of the vacation.

Auckland to Moorea Nov.2014

Published: December 26, 2014
Length: 39:43 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Erich Metzger

Kurzer Trip von Auckland nach Moorea.

Moorea, French Polynesia

Published: May 17, 2014
Length: 22:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Go and Explore

Our Vacation to French Polynesia Tahiti. Stayed on Moorea Island @ Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. Filmed with GoPro Hero3+.

Moorea discovery

Published: September 14, 2013
Length: 46:02 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Julien Tracol

3 jours à Moorea, le pied! Moorea (Island),Tahiti (Island),French Polynesia (Country),Polynésie Française,Ferry (Mass Transportation System),lagon,Lagoon (Geographical Feature Category),mer...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Moʻorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km (roughly 9 mi) northwest of Tahiti. Moʻorea means "yellow lizard" in Tahitian. An older name for the island is ʻAimeho, sometimes spelled 'Aimeo or ʻEimeo (among other spellings misunderstood by early visitors with no knowledge of the language). Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moʻorea as York Island.

Located at -17.5333, -149.833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Islands of the Society Islands, Volcanoes of French Polynesia, Pliocene volcanoes, Pleistocene volcanoes, Extinct volcanoes

Windward Islands (Society Islands)

This article is about the island group in French Polynesia. For the southern islands of the Lesser Antilles, see Windward Islands. The southeastern Hawaiian Islands are also occasionally referred to as the Windward Islands. The Windward Islands (French: Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. These islands were originally named the Georgian Islands in honor of King George III of England

Located at -17.5333, -149.833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Society Islands, Archipelagoes of the Pacific Ocean

Leeward Islands (Society Islands)

The Leeward Islands (French: Îles Sous-le-vent; Tahitian: Fenua Raro Mata’i, literally "Islands Under-the-Wind") are the western part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the South Pacific. They lie south of the Line Islands, east of the Cooks and north of the Austral Islands (also part of French Polynesia). Their area is 395 km² with a population of over 33,000.

Located at -17.5333, -149.833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of the Society Islands, Archipelagoes of the Pacific Ocean

Society Islands

The Society Islands (French: Îles de la Société or officially Archipel de la Société) are a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. They are politically part of French Polynesia. The archipelago is suspected to have been named by Captain James Cook supposedly in honour of the Royal Society, the sponsor of the first British scientific survey of the islands; however, Cook himself stated in his journal that he called the islands Society "as they lay contiguous to one another".

Located at -17.5333, -149.833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Society Islands, French Polynesia, Islands of the Society Islands

Mount Tohivea

Mount Tohivea (or Tohiea) is a volcanic peak and the highest point on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia at 3,960 feet (1,207 m). On its slopes are many streams and fertile soils. There are hiking trails along the summit close to Belvedere Point where people can view Mont Routui and the two bays and three peninsulas of Moorea. Mount Tohivea is a dormant volcano that is easily visible from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. The surrounding peaks are almost as tall as Mount Tohivea.

Located at -17.5449, -149.813 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of French Polynesia

Opunohu Bay

Opunohu Bay is a bay on the island of Moorea, Tahiti. It is a narrow, straight, 3-km long bay with a water depth of about 80 metres at the mouth. Offshore winds along the axis of the bay generates an outflow at the surface and an inflow below 20 metres depth. It is located not too far away from Papeete. A number of sailboats regularly enter the bay and the bay is part of numerous tours of Tahiti given by tourist Opunohu bay is west of Cooks Bay and Pao Pao.

Located at -17.504, -149.856 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bays of French Polynesia, Bodies of water of Tahiti

Popular in vicinity

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