Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is located in the north of Moorea Island, one of the 118 islands in French Polynesia (French Polynesia is an overseas country of the French Republic – made up of several groups of Polynesian islands, the most famous island being Tahiti.
Moʻorea (Tahitian pronunciation: \ˌmō-ō-ˈrā-ä, ˈmō-ō-ˌrā-\) 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.