Somewhere in the South Pacific, Tahiti’s little sister Moorea lay beautifully in waiting. Part of French Polynesia’s Society Island Archipelago - sandy lagoons, lush green canopies, and crystal-clear waters make for a mesmerizing tropical haven.
First things first, more about Moorea. This volcanic island is ten miles wide and visible from Tahiti due to the rocky peaks that jut out against the clear blue sea and palm-fringed bays. From well-connected Tahiti, visitors can jump on a ten-minute flight or 30-minute boat ride to uncover the dreamy scenery that awaits in Moorea.
For the adventurists, there’s no shortage of surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling activities for those who love the ocean. Moorea is home to an incredible ecosystem of vibrant coral reefs and tropical sea creatures who’ve made it their home. Visitors can take in the sea life from a glass-bottomed boat, and parasailing and dolphin watching are also accessible through several tour companies on the island. For travellers who want to kick back and unwind, Moorea is home to a selection of dreamy, large overwater villas or small, authentic guesthouses – whatever floats your boat.
You’re never too far away from discovering something amazing on this fascinating island, with pineapple plantations, fruit tasting adventures and, vanilla, copra, and coffee crops galore. For nature lovers, the Tahitian Islands are home to the world’s largest shark sanctuary, and swimming with sharks and stingrays is a popular visitor attraction. On dry land, you can find an abundance of birdlife and wild horses, goats, and pigs which roam in the green gardens of hibiscus and frangipani-adorned trees.
The relaxed vibe and magical spirit of the island is the reason we chose it as the location for our latest swimwear shoot. Armed with nothing more than our Hawaiian swimsuits, bikinis, and a camera, model and influencer Eryn Krouse and photographer Lia Turiano went on a journey to explore the island and capture some enchanting Lokahi lifestyle photography.
Lia Turiano is a super cool surf, lifestyle, and festival photographer from California, whose Instagram feed resembles a captivating look book for far-flung, tropical locations. On the flip side, the beautiful Eryn works the other side of the camera as a swimsuit model and influencer who loves the sea and surfing.
The duo shot a reel of photographs on Moorea’s beaches – immersed in nature and using the abundance of tropical palms and plants as props – before heading to one of the island’s whimsical waterfalls in the Lokahi Swimwear Hina one piece in Hau Mozo. The last location of the shoot was the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort – a secluded waterfront hotel on the Island’s east side bay. For these shots, Eryn wore Lokahi Swimwear’s White Hibiscus print bikini. Their overwater bungalows are every traveler’s dream – crafted from natural materials and ‘floating’ over the turquoise waters.
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