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Located on the tip of a scenic peninsula surrounded with black-sand beaches, this area is the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh.
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Mahina, French Polynesia
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On a circumnavigation of the island in our rental car, my wife and I stopped here a short while after we got into Mahina. There was a lot detail describing not only the lighthouse but also a monument to the first missionaries to Tahiti.
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Easy to find and a great way to escape the hustle of Papeete. We stopped here after travelling around the island. Beware the sand is black and gets very hot. It looks a great place to swim and plenty of people were sunbathing. when we stopped none of the stalls were open but I
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This is a splendid point which provides a nice view of Moorea and the Tahitian coastline. There is ample sand to lay on, a lighthouse, several historical makers, a snack counter, and gift shop. The only distraction was the loud boom boxes used by locals.
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I have always been a follower of Captain Cook and visiting this place has been on my list for a long time. It is a pretty area and not too far away from the main centre of town. Take your swimming gear and enjoy the black sands of the beach. There is some general historical
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My wife and I recently endeavored on a 28 day cruise to several islands in the Pacific. During the cruise we stopped in Tahiti for a day. While there, we took an around the island drive excursion. During the day we stopped at Point Venus. There are historical landmarks in this
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