We are thinking of coming to Moorea in late January and early February. Do we need to rent a car and if we do should we do it at the PPT airport and bring it on the ferry or wait until we get to Moorea?
I agree, Rent the car on Moorea. We rented from Alberts for a day. Depending where you are staying (we loved our OWB at the Hilton) you may just want to hang out and may not need a car much. Lots of waterspouts right at the hotel.
We were just there in late April and we took a cab from Papeete Airport to the ferry dock. Easy. Slower (45 minutes vs. 1/2 hour) Ferry is really nice and the top deck has great views.
Not sure if you have checked weather charts but that can be a wetter time. I have met people who did not know there are wet and dry seasons so I thought I would mention it. You can get lucky and have good weather anytime.
Thanks both of you. Did not know that was the wetter time. that might delay the trip a bit. And we will be at the Hilton when we go. Glad to hear you liked it.
I'd recommend renting the car on Moorea. Avis is right across the street from the ferry dock, or will come to your hotel and bring you back to their office to get your car. You most likely will NOT need a car for your entire stay; the Hilton is lovely, and lots of tours and restaurants will provide pickup and drop off from there. In a one day car rental, you can see the entire island and shop.