Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, Papeete

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Get splashed by the waves at Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho, a strange geological highlight of Tahiti's coast. Long ago, liquid lava cut a tunnel through the volcanic rock of the coast here, which now allows seawater into its confined space. When a wave comes in, it gets trapped and is forced up and out through the "blowhole," spraying the surrounding area and looking much like a volcanic geyser. Stand on the viewing platform and get covered in the warm seawater as you snap photos of the impressive and unusual natural spectacle. Note that the attraction remains closed until early 2016. Before you head to Papeete, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Papeete trip builder app , to make sure you see all that Papeete has to offer, including Trou du Souffleur de Arahoho.
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  • Nice place to break your trip. Would be best in rough seas, but quite noisy even in a little swell. Good toilets  more »
  • 10 years after this place is magical and, they were all refurbished and can even have picnics. a pretty stop not to be missed.
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  • I've seen many blowholes, this by far is the greatest. We were lucky to have some big waves coming in so got good effects of the water shooting back out and also from the "Dragon" on the opposite side...  more »
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  • Great toilets, although the blowholes were not present. Choose a rough day to experience it.
  • Just a hole that blows air from the waves. Nothing special but, a good view of the coast. Nice place to take a group photo with ocean background.
  • With the wrong expectation this is a let down. So... do not expect a watery blow hole that makes great pictures instead expect a quite small hole that howls as each wave forces air up the lava tube
  • Must-stop tourism especially if there is swell. Everything is very well laid out. We have to stop if we do the tour of the island. The view is beautiful and the hole of the blower is impressive. Kids love.
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  • Could not see expected Shiodome blowing. Buy sea and the stomach line is beautiful.
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The best selection of hotels in Pape'ete is concentrated in the vicinity of the docks--a vibrant area with plenty of nightlife, and in close proximity to the bustling market. Options range from pricey international hotels to very affordable bed and breakfasts and family-run boarding houses. A little farther afield (and much higher up the price range), luxurious five-star resorts offer private beaches, pools, and bungalows above the gently lapping waves of the lagoon.
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