Where is the best shopping in Moorea?

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Nicole Griffith

Moorea boasts a variety of great little shops and boutiques where you can find a selection of authentic Polynesian goods and handcrafts. While the resorts typically have their own gift shops, you'll want to venture away from the hotel to find the best shopping in Moorea.  
 
For souvenirs, head to Le Petit Village at Hauru Point. This small shopping center features a variety of island boutiques where you can buy everything from clothing to vanilla beans. It's also a great place to purchase a Tahitian pareo, which are the colorful beach wraps you'll see some of the local women wearing. For the finest jewelry, Tahia Collins is located near the shopping center and sells beautiful Tahitian black pearls.
 
One of the best local art boutiques is Sculpture Par Woody, located in Papetoai near the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa. This gallery showcases the work of artist Woody Howard, a Hawaiian native who is most famous for his large wooden sculptures. He also makes gorgeous jewelry, guitars and ukuleles. If you're lucky, you may catch him in his studio and see him in action.
 
Finally, if you're looking for something flavorful, you'll want to visit the Fruit Juice Factory located along the shores of Cook's Bay. This is the best place to buy delicious jams and liqueurs made from the island's fresh fruits. Simply drop in for an afternoon sampling at their tasting counter and decide which flavors should make the trip home with you.

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