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Maraa Grotto, Tahiti

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Cave Nature / Park
Feel the cool air of Maraa Grotto, a small cave hidden in the thick forests. Take a dip in the small pond that lies at the cave's entrance, or pack a picnic to enjoy in the lush vegetation that surrounds its entrance. While easily accessible from the road, the cave has a secluded and evocative atmosphere, encouraging visitors to imagine the geological and ecological history of the island. Story has it that Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin enjoyed the waters here, so those interested in his work will be particularly appreciative of the natural features and atmosphere that inspired his later pieces. For Maraa Grotto and beyond, use our Taravao vacation planner to get the most from your Taravao vacation.
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  • This was such a nice stop, trails to different gardens, small waterfalls, a hidden grotto. Very cool under the trees and near the mountain waters. Relaxing and peaceful. Roosters walk around and garde...  more »
  • A lovely stop if you are driving around the island - and a great spot for portraits! Parking is relatively minimal, but there's not a lot of traffic on that road.  more »
  • This site was right on the main road. Pull over and park in the small lot and walk through the site. There are two large grottos (a small, picturesque cave according to the web) to see. It’s a unique ...  more »