Point Venus, Tahiti

3.9
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in French Polynesia
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 .
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  • We went to Venus Point, based on the reviews published in TripAdvisor. Very, very big disappointment. This is not worth the long detour we made. It's a black sand beach, of course. Europeans arrive with a small memorial on this subject. Really nothing more.
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  • This is a splendid point which provides a nice view of Moorea and the Tahitian coastline. There is ample sand to lay on, a lighthouse, several historical makers, a snack counter, and gift shop. The on...  more »
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  • 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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