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Punaauia Beach

Punaauia, French Polynesia
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AKA, Vaiava Beach and/or PK 18

This is a great lagoon beach on the white sand side of Tahiti with tranquil, warm, clear water... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Greg M
Warragul, Australia

A previous reviewers have put, most beaches in Tahiti are black sand. This is nice enough. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2016
Doha, Qatar
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a great lagoon beach on the white sand side of Tahiti with tranquil, warm, clear water that’s ideal for snorkelling. The beach also boasts parking, toilets and showers, grassed and shaded areas with picnic tables. Bring your own food and drinks as the...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 14 April 2016

A previous reviewers have put, most beaches in Tahiti are black sand. This is nice enough. Plenty of room, busy with locals, safe water... Nice to watch sunset over Moorea

Thank jmm73
Reviewed 29 February 2016

If you come to Tahiti to lie on a white sandy beaches, this is not the place. If you want to hang out and hit the waves, this might be it.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Decent (when compared to all other Tahiti beaches). A long stretch of white sand (unusual in Tahiti), relatively gradual increase in depth. Clear water with good snorkeling (for Tahiti beaches) just a little ways further down the beach (PK 17.5). Quiet during week, busy with...More

3  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great beach to go and see the local people. We found this beach really nice away from other beaches from other tourists. There isn't much about the beach but the locals consider this their beach so be aware and just enjoy!

2  Thank Bernie F
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A great beach in the lagoon and very safe for swimming and snorkeling with superb views towards Moorea

1  Thank randaDeltaBC
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The beach is not very deep - don't expect Caribbean size beaches and deep white sands. The water is beautiful and makes up for what the beaches lack!

Thank SharonReedTx
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We went to the part signposted Vaiava at PK18. Visited on a Friday between 10 am- 1 pm and there would have been about 10 other couples, small family groups. The snorkelling was fantastic with lots of varieties of fish, and a few different corals....More

3  Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This was well worth the visit. Very pretty. A few locals were swimming. Nice little craft shop there.

Thank MJandGrant
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Ok, this is the score. The picture with the two cars isn't Punaauia beach, it's Mahana Park that has a small stoney beach, same with the picture of the showers - Mahana Park, too. Punaauia beach is past Vaiava beach which is itself 100 yards...More

8  Thank Hoanui
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Lola M
Bonjour De quelle excursion s'agit-il? Cordialement
6 January 2016|
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