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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  • If you take a tour of the island it is a compulsory and very atypical and even more impressive stop during bad weather
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  • After 3 waterfalls, a must visit place of Tahiti! If the swell is strong enough, it's even more breathtaking!
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  • Unlike some reviewers I thought this blow hole was far less impressive than others we have seen in other locales around the world. Yet, what I did like was the deep growling noise heard from the "drag...  more »
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  • Good place to stop on an island tour. The blowhole would be most spectacular on a rough sea, but even with a moderate swell makes a big noise. Good toilets.
  • Dramatic waves and an occasional soaking. This is a definite stop on the eastern island tour.
  • It was a blast, a completely unique natural attraction you won't find in many other places.
  • 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.

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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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