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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average29%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Thank RC30319
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
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
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

To be honest whilst we enjoyed the sights the outrigger canoes along the shore and the history of the lighthouse, somehow this place just isn't hugely interesting. The black sand beach is just that and the water very warm. We went as part of a...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Point Venus is accessible and not far from Papeete.There is a gorgeous beach with views of Moorea. The lighthouse is worth having a look at (still in working order). Matavai Bay is probably the most historic place on the entire island of Tahiti and there...More

Thank MonoFelizPanama
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We took a road trip and found this park. Great views of the ocean. There was a school or camp with lots of kids at the park this day. We walked around and enjoyed the sites, the lighthouse, the out door market. They were doing...More

Thank SL21872
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I'm a huge history buff, so probably get more excited than most. This place started out with capt. cook, on his first mission to track Venus , hence the name. Then others followed. Light house still stands, note date over door was in error, they...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We'd been told this was a must-see black sands beach - and no doubt, the waterfront was beautiful, but not unlike other spots along the coast that had many fewer people. We went on a Sunday which we later learned is a big family day...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This spot is a point that sticks out into Matavai Bay. Supposedly, Captain Cook used this location as an observatory, documenting the transit of Venus (hence the name) in order to calculate the distance to the moon. It is now what I would call a...More

Thank Curtis S
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