Point Venus, Tahiti

3.3
#5 of 14 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
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 itinerary maker tool .
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  • An important location, full of history of the early European visitors. Well worth a visit, and quite close to Papeete township.  more »
  • The name comes from Capt Cook's visit to witness the Transit of Venus for the Geographical Society, which was a failure due to faulty instruments! Great lighthouse, various monuments, and the famous b...  more »
  • This area is where Captain Cook anchored in 1769, it is a tranquil place with Black sandy beaches and canoes moored along it. A lovely little village with local crafts is t among some of the things to...  more »
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8 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tahiti, Bora Bora & Moorea BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in French Polynesia SEE PLAN September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in French Polynesia BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM CANADA July, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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