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Maraa Grotto

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Address: French Polynesia
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This grotto features a lake of black water that creates an optical illusion...

This grotto features a lake of black water that creates an optical illusion - the cave appears much smaller than it actually is.

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great little grotto

stopped off here while doing a drive around the island - extra bonus it is free. Not a common thing in Tahiti. Grotto was nice and well kept. Well signposted

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2016
Melissa M
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pictures don't do justice to this roadside attraction. It looks much more prettier in person. Very easily found right off a nice beach road, you can easily spend 30mins taking pictures in and around the small hike..

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Corona del Mar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a minor place to visit. It is conveniently located on mayor traffic road. Spend 15 minutes and back on the road.

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mediterranean
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We visited this grotto as part of a round island tour. There is not much to see, there are some smaller caves too. It was drippy with moisture falling down from the ferns and there was water in the cave but it did not go back very far.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

stopped off here while doing a drive around the island - extra bonus it is free. Not a common thing in Tahiti. Grotto was nice and well kept. Well signposted

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papeete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I love that place where fragrances and the birds songs make that place so special for me.you can also have a walk above the grotto.if you are lucky, you will see a special black bird on the way to deseapear. Pretty nice place and full of mana.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The grotto is definitely beautiful. I will say that I was a bit spoiled by getting to swim in a cave with Teahupoo Adventure Tours and Surf earlier in the day (see my review) so I think that tainted my view of the grotto. You are not supposed to swim here though some local kids were swimming when we showed... More 

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Papeete, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Maraa caves is an easy access attraction. The main cave is really cool and makes you want to jump in it in the hot tropical days! My favorite time is after nightclub at 2am!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a small cave and pool surrounded by lush vegetation. Located just off the road it has ample parking. Took a quick look at the cave then walked across the road to enjoy the ocean views. Cave is small and nothing spectacular. Good photo op.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Lovely grotto. Easily accessible. Just off the road and well sign posted. Noticeable cooler - naturally air conditioned! Very peaceful. Noone was swimming but you could.

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mara'a grotto is a charming little cave with a small pond. It is surrounded by lush vegetation as you would expect and local children like to meet and bathe here regularly. There is a small shop nearby selling various items of food and drinks.

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