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Point Venus, Tahiti

(3.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In the course of our Tahiti Nui, circumnavigation was our last destination point Venus. James Cook entered the island in this historic place. Here, not only his monument, but also a very nice high, white square lighthouse, just a few steps from the beach is located. The sand of this large Bay is light brown and visited by many locals. A wonderful view of the mountains to the right over there emerges one after Papeete. Bathing seems safe here, because the protective reef keeps the big waves. A pleasant place to enjoy the beach life.
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  • The large beach of black sand North of Papeete, everybody comes, families, amateurs of sunset. It's a great spot of going ' a (dugout Outrigger) or there are regular departures to race. Pretty fare "traditional houses", or proposed to the craft. A must see.
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  • It's a nice place to swim in clear water (not good for snorkelling though! Nothing to see!) the black sand it beautiful.