Point Venus, Tahiti

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#3 of 13 in Nature in Society Islands
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 Papeete itinerary using our Papeete trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • We are beach goers...love to explore in the morning then find a great beach to relax on for the afternoon. We made stops at several beaches on the island and this was our favorite. Beautiful black san...  more »
  • Located on the East Coast, the Venus tip is a nice place, very frequented by the "local" weekend with a beautiful black sand beach, shaded and ventilated areas. Ideal to spend half a day with your family, enjoy swimming, picnic or play petanque...
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  • Ok, in all honesty, a beach is a beach is a beach, if you know what I mean. Thus if you are only going for the beach and want to just relax, go for it, but don't expect much more than a black sand bea...  more »
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  • Great beach with trees for shade.
  • It's a really nice beach with black sand and with a view on Morea, can we go to the small surf with friends, to make of the will ' has and the sunsets are beautiful!
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  • Beautiful black sand beach where you can bring the family. Easy access and free parking. The beach is long and there is room for everyone. The swimming area is protected.
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  • It offers a great place to spend some time with your family, friends or to relax alone in the Sun, the water has an excellent 🌡 temperature year-round, and it also has attractions for everyone.
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  • Beautiful beach with black sand
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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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