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Point Venus, Tahiti

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Combine sunbathing with a bit of Tahitian culture and history at Point Venus, a public black-sand beach. Said to be the spot from which Captain Cook watched the planet Venus cross in front of the sun, the beach includes a monument commemorating the explorer, as well as a lighthouse designed by the father of "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson. Take a dip in the shallow waters and gaze across the sea at the island of Moorea. With ample shade, the site also presents a great opportunity for a picnic. Make Point Venus part of your personalized Taravao itinerary using our Taravao trip builder.
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  • To be honest whilst we enjoyed the sights the outrigger canoes along the shore and the history of the lighthouse, somehow this place just isn't hugely interesting. The black sand beach is just that an...  more »
  • The site is very well laid out, nice and welcoming. A large parking is available, showers and toilets, and especially the beach is well shaded which is really nice when it is feared the Sun or have kids.
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  • Point Venus is accessible and not far from Papeete.There is a gorgeous beach with views of Moorea. The lighthouse is worth having a look at (still in working order). Matavai Bay is probably the most h...  more »

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