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Maraa Grotto, Tahiti
(3.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A couple of natural caves with small ponds on the bottom. Can't get too close cause of falling rocks danger. A quick 15 min stop on the way, nothing more.. 
  • At same not 50 meters from the road a botanical trail you lead to the 3 caves. Very nice framework green and refreshing, the walk takes if you take his time 20-30 minutes. predict Super-effective.
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  • Worth a short stop. The exotic plants are very interesting and it would help if one's guide could help identify them as not all are labelled. The grotto is a beautiful clear blue colour, but I would n...  more »