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Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia

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Also know as - PK 17 Beach

This beach has pretty good snorkeling for Tahiti - we followed a school of fish and saw a huge fish. This beach has white sand and was quite popular with the locals. There were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2014
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Tempe
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

You have to wear your fins out to the water (walk backwards) and watch for stone fish. There are a lot of coral and fish. Also watch the current and don't let it sweep you out of the pass into the ocean! This is within walking distance to Te Miti pensione.

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

OK. I read a review from a member stating the confusion about Punaauia Beach. To be clear, you drive from Papeete to Punaauia, you pass the Meridien Hotel and around 2 kms further you will see a brown sign saying VAIAVA Plage, around PK18. It's at the end of Punaauia district. There is a free parking lot on the beach... More 

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Munich
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fabulous sunsets over the island of Moorea, but not a beach for laziong around on. The nearby public beach at Le Meridien is better.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There is waaaay too much confusion with the reviews on here. Everyone has a different opinion on this beach. First, let me say that I'm a tourist from the U.S. I come from Massachusetts and always use tripadvisor wherever I go in the world. I think someone needs to clarify WHICH beach is really being reviewed here. For those who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Boca Raton, Florida
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270 attraction reviews
528 helpful votes 528 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I came here to walk and jog along the beach. I wore sneakers since the beach is not of a powdery sand and is rough on bare feet. I swam just offshore. I wish I had brought snorkeling gear as there were lots of colorful fish to see. This is an okay beach, not a great beach, to me, being... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I love it there! White sand beach, turquoise lagoon & a view of Moorea. Above all, you can rent paddle boards and just go with the flow. Yes it is crowded on weekends (especially Sundays) but crowded in Tahiti doesn't have the same meaning than crowded in Hawaii.

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Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This beach has pretty good snorkeling for Tahiti - we followed a school of fish and saw a huge fish. This beach has white sand and was quite popular with the locals. There were showers and washrooms which was beneficial.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The beach is nice but a bit abandoned. See floor is full of corals and sea urchins. It is great for a snorkelling but do not forget your swimming shoes. Views are great, take your camera.

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Albuquerque
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is not a sand beach but it has a spectacular sunset. There are only few areas of sand you can lay on.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just aa couple of hundred yards off the road, through a small public park. Free showers available to wash off after being in the ocean. Calm water, protected by a reef about half mile offshore. Good snorkelling and very safe area.

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Address: Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Punaauia

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