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“Underwhelming” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Point Venus

Point Venus
Mahina, French Polynesia
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Ranked #20 of 40 things to do in Tahiti
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Owner description: 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.
Santa Monica, California
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“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We had a bit of a hard time finding it -- the signs for the turnoff aren't that prominent. It's a nice beach area, but not any nicer than you'll find on the rest of Tahiti. We took a few pictures of the monuments, but really there wasn't much there in terms of historical significance. If you're doing a circle tour, might as well stop, but otherwise, you could safely skip it.

Visited July 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Not Actually That Much Here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Worth a stop off for a few minutes to see the lighthouse, Bounty memorial etc. The point itself is really just a big car park with an average sort of black sand beach

Visited April 2012
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Granada
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“The lighthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Interesting historical site, unfortunately we chose a day when it was very busy and the car parks were overflowing. But normally its fascinating to walk around.

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“Just passing through.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

A nice place if your touring the island, not much to see besides the lighthouse. If you want to pass a great day in this area, I suggest making a reservation on motu Martin. The owner will come pick you up by boat and take you on this little treasure. Great place for a picnic.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Small park and beach around the interesting white lighthouse. There is no museum, just a souvenir shop, and toilets.

Visited August 2011
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