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 Tahiti itinerary using our Tahiti trip itinerary maker tool .
Tours to Point Venus
Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $64
Duration: 4 hours
Morning half-day 4h Circle island tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
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private Tahiti island discovery BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $379
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Point Venus Reviews
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 ... more »
Belle plage de sable noir, bien aménagée où vous pourrez voir des départs de course de pirogue ou juste admirer le coucher de soleil sur Moorea. Il y a aussi le phare (impossible de le visiter) situé ... more »Beautiful black sand beach, well laid out where you can see canoe race starts or just watch the sunset over Moorea. There is also the lighthouse (impossible to visit) located next to the car park. We went one night of the week and the beach was crowded. Locals come here to play sports or just spend time listening to music. If you are looking for calm it's missed. If you've never seen a black sand beach or like to land at the beach, go but otherwise it's nothing more.
Great beach with trees for shade.
Surprisingly, the sand is black and very hot. The place is very well laid out.
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