Cooks Bay Moorea Romantic Restaurants

The Tahitian Island of Moorea might very well be the island paradise of your dreams.
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Its crystalline water, jagged mountain peaks and pristine white sand beaches attract waves of adventure travelers and honeymooners year-round. Besides gorgeous scenery, the famous Cook's Bay in Moorea offers a variety of dining options.

Alfredo's

Renowned for its French and Italian cuisine, Alfredo's is a charming restaurant.
In addition to a cozy dining room, there also is an open-air section. Menu favorites include the zesty garlic bread, seared tuna in mustard cream sauce and shrimp green curry.

Le Mahogany

Located on a winding road lined with swaying palms, this restaurant's name refers to the rich mahogany tables filling the interior.
Combining French, Chinese, and local island tastes, dishes include favorites such as french onion soup, foie gras, marinated tuna sashimi and shrimp and seafood in puff pastry.

Le Sud

Exhibiting a casual vibe, Le Sud's setting is a small house near Cook's Bay.
Its open-air patio lined with torches creates a romantic atmosphere. Dishes inspired by the flavors of Spain and France include paella, pastas, fish served in savory Provencal-style tomato and wine sauce and pizzas.

Te Honu Iti

The outdoor terrace of this romantic restaurant overlooks a lagoon and nightly stingray feedings attract a stunning array of sea life to the shallow waters below.
The interior is softly lit with art-adorned walls. Cuisine is French-inspired with offerings such as seafood, duck, and pasta specialties.

Rudy's Restaurant

For steak lovers, Rudy's is a family run restaurant in a colonial house, delighting diners with character and fine food.
Specialties include exotic seafood dishes such as crab-stuffed parrotfish as well as thick cut New Zealand beef.

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Currently based in Japan, Mary Richardson is a travel writer and enthusiast. She formerly taught undergraduate academic writing classes for nine years at San Diego State University, where she also received a Masters of Arts in linguistics. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.