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Top Beaches in Tahiti

By Viator, May 2018

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The largest island in French Polynesia, Tahiti serves up some of the most idyllic scenery in the South Pacific; there are photo-worthy panoramas of green mountains, turquoise lagoons, and multi-colored sand beaches everywhere you turn. Here are just a few of the best beaches in Tahiti. 

Lafayette Beach
A black-sand beach sheltered by lush green cliffs, Lafayette Beach (Plage Lafayette) is one of the most popular Tahitian beaches. Located in Matavi Bay in front of the Pearl Beach Resort, the public beach rarely gets crowded and is a great spot for swimming.  

Toaroto Beach
One of a handful of white-sand beaches on Tahiti, Toaroto Beach (Plage de Toaroto) perches on the west coast, just south of Papeete. It’s a sheltered spot for swimming and snorkeling, and is well equipped with a restaurant and showers. 

Bain Lot Beach
Bain Lot Beach, Papeete’s main beach, is situated within strolling distance of the town, making it the first port of call for new arrivals. Famous for its unusual waves, which break in both directions, it’s a popular for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports such as sail boarding. There’s also a golf course overlooking the coast.

Teahupoo Beach
Teahupoo is renowned for its giant waves and world-class surf breaks; the most impressive time to visit is during the Tahiti Billabong Pro competition, held each August. While the strong current and rough waves are only suitable for experienced surfers, visitors can still watch the pros do their thing—you’re bound to see action any day of the year.  

Maui Beach
A stretch of shimmering white sands fringed with palm trees at the southern end of Tahiti, Maui Beach (Plage de Maui) is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. After topping up your tan, stroll to the nearby lagoon to cool off with a swim or enjoy a scenic walk through the surrounding rainforest.

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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari, Papeete, null
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Papeete Inner Island Full-Day Jeep Safari

4.5 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

Discover the best of Papeete on this full-day 4WD safari adventure. You'll travel through almost impenetrable rainforest to discover some of the jewels of ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.54
Half Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupoo Boat Tour, Papeete, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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Half Day Tahiti Peninsula and Teahupoo Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the lesser visited south-west coast of the island of Tahiti on a boat tour around the peninsula and Teahupoo. You will discover that there is more to ...  Read more

Location: Teahupo
Duration: Flexible

From USD $105.00
Tahiti Sunset Cruise, Papeete, Day Cruises
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Tahiti Sunset Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Take in the spectacular colors of a Tahitian sunset on an early evening cruise from Papeete. Enjoy views of Moorea from the open water as you sip a refreshing ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.77
Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo International Surfing Competition, Papeete, Night Cruises
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Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo International Surfing Competition

Visiting French Polynesia in August? Take a taxi boat from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see the world’s best surfers compete at the Tahiti ...  Read more

Location: Teahupoo, Tahiti
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Tahiti Dolphin Watching Cruise, Papeete, Surfing & Windsurfing
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Tahiti Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Go in search of spinner dolphins on this 2-hour cruise on the island of Tahiti. Cross the beautiful turquoise waters of the southern Pacific Ocean to ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.76
Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo Waves, Papeete, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Taxi Boat to Watch the Teahupoo Waves

Take a taxi boat from Teahupoo Marina to the Teahupoo break to see some of the best waves in the world. Depending on the size of the swell, you'll see ...  Read more

Location: Teahupoo, Tahiti
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.00
Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise, Papeete, Surfing & Windsurfing
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Tahiti Whale Watching Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

From August through October, thousands of humpback whales migrate to the warm waters of French Polynesia. Catch a glimpse of the majestic mammals on a ...  Read more

Location: Papeete, French Polynesia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.15

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