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.
Point Venus 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.
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