Point Venus, Mahina

#3 of 6 in Nature in Tahiti
Geologic Formation · Water Body
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 Mahina itinerary using our Mahina trip itinerary maker tool.
Create an itinerary including Point Venus
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Point Venus reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
182 reviews
  • Black sand beach. Had many people swimming. Historical area. Monuments for Captain Bligh and Captain Cook.  more »
  • Gorgeous long volcanic beach surrounded by gorgeous natural habitat. Home to Tahiti’s only lighthouse that dominates approach to beach. Local fishing boats stand out of the water....idyllic!  more »
  • Great atmosphere and very nice beach!
  • Great black sand beach, well attended with a great atmosphere.
    See original

Plan your trip to Mahina

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.