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Address: Punaauia, French Polynesia

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A previous reviewers have put, most beaches in Tahiti are black sand. This is nice enough. Plenty of room, busy with locals, safe water... Nice to watch sunset over Moorea

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

A previous reviewers have put, most beaches in Tahiti are black sand. This is nice enough. Plenty of room, busy with locals, safe water... Nice to watch sunset over Moorea

Thank jmm73
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

If you come to Tahiti to lie on a white sandy beaches, this is not the place. If you want to hang out and hit the waves, this might be it.

Thank Angela M
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Decent (when compared to all other Tahiti beaches). A long stretch of white sand (unusual in Tahiti), relatively gradual increase in depth. Clear water with good snorkeling (for Tahiti beaches) just a little ways further down the beach (PK 17.5). Quiet during week, busy with locals/families on weekend.

1 Thank Steve C
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Great beach to go and see the local people. We found this beach really nice away from other beaches from other tourists. There isn't much about the beach but the locals consider this their beach so be aware and just enjoy!

1 Thank Bernie F
Delta BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A great beach in the lagoon and very safe for swimming and snorkeling with superb views towards Moorea

1 Thank randaDeltaBC
Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The beach is not very deep - don't expect Caribbean size beaches and deep white sands. The water is beautiful and makes up for what the beaches lack!

Thank SharonReedTx
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to the part signposted Vaiava at PK18. Visited on a Friday between 10 am- 1 pm and there would have been about 10 other couples, small family groups. The snorkelling was fantastic with lots of varieties of fish, and a few different corals. We even saw a sting ray. We had no issues with strong currents. Visibility was... More 

1 Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was well worth the visit. Very pretty. A few locals were swimming. Nice little craft shop there.

Thank MJandGrant
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66 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ok, this is the score. The picture with the two cars isn't Punaauia beach, it's Mahana Park that has a small stoney beach, same with the picture of the showers - Mahana Park, too. Punaauia beach is past Vaiava beach which is itself 100 yards or so past Mahana Park (between Mahana Park and Punaauia). Mahana Park beach is excellent... More 

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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.

2 Thank tutana

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