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“Grotto is neat. Worth a stop.”
Review of Maraa Grotto

Maraa Grotto
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$66.81*
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Tahiti Island Tour Including Venus Point, Taharaa View Point and Vaipahi Gardens
Ranked #21 of 63 things to do in Tahiti
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This grotto features a lake of black water that creates an optical illusion - the cave appears much smaller than it actually is.
Seattle, WA
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Grotto is neat. Worth a stop.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

If you're wandering the island, preferably with Dave's VIP tours, you'll certainly stop in here (unless the government has closed it like they did the Paul Gaugin museum). The neat thing about it is the water seeping through the mountainside above and dripping into the grotto. This is THE place for the island kids during summer heat. You could see a hundred of them there. Winter - no one! Drop in.

Visited July 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Stop if passing”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

There are toilets there and some caves if you wander along the paths, don't get too excited or trip up on the paths that are falling into disrepair.

Visited May 2013
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Fabulous flowers and ferns”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Pathways through tropical plants to a small lake in a cave, steps led into the water and looked inviting. Good loos.

Visited February 2013
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Quick stop”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Grotto entrance is well marked and right off the main highway. Well worth the stop if driving around the island. good photo op since you are standing under the entrance to the grotto

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Absolutely beautiful - The Grotte De Maraa - Papeete”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This beautiful Grotto was part of our bus tour around the island and its so peaceful and quite. The water is crystal clear and very inviting and we were told because it was so clear that the actual depth is deceptive but inviting all the same. We were advised that Paul Gaugain used to go and swim there and that whilst he was there none of the locals would swim in it as it was well known that he had syphilis. The grotto appears to be quite deep in its depth to the rear of the cave and would have loved to have had a torch to see just how far it did go back. The mouth of the grotto is very high and is covered in a type of long stemed fish-fern which makes it look all the more beautiful and whilst we were there it was continually dripping water from the ferns above. The area is very lush in the tropical vegetation as you would expect to find in Tahiti and is really a place that should not be missed if you happen to get the opportunity to go there.

Visited October 2012
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