Shopping near Motu Moie has all you need. The local village of Patio, on the nearby island of Taha’a, is a 5 minute boat ride from Motu Moie, a bit longer by kayak. Here you will find a market with a selection of food and necessities, government offices, a French doctor’s office, and local grammar school, police station and bank. Traditional festivals and events that take place here include music and dancing, crafts, food, and canoe races. Vendors often sell items that are not usually available in stores.
The Raiatea airport is a 30 minute lagoon boat ride from the motu, with daily flights to Papeete, Bora Bora, and other islands. The nearby city of Uturoa, on Raiatea, is the cultural center and Polynesia’s second largest city. Here you will find markets and shops with a wide selection of foods, restaurants, building supplies and services. Papeete, the country’s capital, offers most everything else you may need. Businesses including a large shopping mall, variety of restaurants, hardware stores, home furnishings, and banking services. Markets and shops offer products from France and around the world.