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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens
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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“captain cook” (15 reviews)
“black sand” (12 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
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Mahina, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An important location, full of history of the early European visitors. Well worth a visit, and quite close to Papeete township.

Thank richardjd2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 black sand beach. A lovely spot and part of Tahiti's history so a...More

1  Thank A R H
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

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 see while you're wandering around. There's also...More

Thank sm05060
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Point Venus is a major site in the history of Tahiti and the location where the Europeans and Tahitians first met at the end of the 18 century. Point Venus received its name from Captain. James Cook who arrived to observe the transit of Venus...More

Thank BobWE
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was one of our stops on our tour and it was very interesting it was where capt cook landed. If I had more time I would have gone for a swim beautiful and it was a black sand beach, there is a market here...More

Thank woebetide
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

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 sand, very few rocks, occasional waves but nothing crazy....More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

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 beach....More

1  Thank RC30319
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Walking slowly when a teenager yell "titoi", starring at us. Is that the famous lovely, warming, polynesian kindness and "aroha/aloha" spirit ???

Thank Mayu C
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

did this as part of a tour of the island interesting seeing the boats and the beach little group of stalls for purchases a few monuments and memorials around the place beach was very crowded as a sunday good view across to Moorea.

Thank margaret l
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This place has lots to see, including the only Lighthouse on the island, historical sites, and beautiful views including a nice beach. Worth the stop! There is also a snack bar and heaps of parking.

Thank Zoe M
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