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5 Tahitian Beaches That Need To Be On Your Bucket List

June 20, 2024

Canadians are still interested in bucket-list destinations and experiencing the world’s most beautiful beaches. Thanks to the sustainability practices in French Polynesia, the natural environment of the beaches in The Islands of Tahiti have been kept unspoiled and pristine, making them a destination like no other. If you’re looking for exotic beach destinations, here are 5 of Tahiti’s best to consider. —Vita Daily

1.     Best overall – Matira Beach, Bora Bora: One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Matira Beach in Bora Bora is known for its soft white sands and sparkling turquoise waters. Lined with coconut trees, it spans for a mile and doubles as the finishing point for the famous Hawaiki Nui Va’a canoe race (October 30) every year.

2.     Best surfing – Venus Point, Tahiti: A popular family beach on the east coast of Tahiti, Venus Point is known for its vast stretch of black sand and historic lighthouse. Venus Point is perfect for the traveler seeking adventure as it produces excellent waves for surfers, and with an aquatic trail nearly 1,000 feet from the shore, it provides ideal snorkeling conditions and safer surfing conditions.

3.     Best sanctuary: Tetiaroa Atoll, Tetiaroa: Once Marlon Brando’s private island retreat, the Tetiaroa Atoll offers unspoiled natural beauty and is now a seabird sanctuary. Preserved by the Tetiaroa Society, it’s an idyllic spot for those seeking tranquility and pristine surroundings, as per Marlon Brando’s vision for his island. Visitors can stroll along the unspoiled white sandy beaches and go snorkeling in the clear warm waters of the lagoon. 

4.     Best snorkeling – Vaiava Beach (PK 18), Tahiti: Popular among families, Vaiava Beach offers a vibrant lagoon perfect for snorkeling and picnicking. Its calm, shallow waters make it ideal for a relaxing day by the sea and a safe environment for children ready to explore. The crystal-clear lagoon is ideal for snorkeling, especially on the nearby reef, which is home to multitudes of colorful tropical fish.

5.     Best for families – Temae Beach, Moorea: The vast beach at Temae is an ideal first stop on Tahiti’s sister island, Moorea, a quick ferry trip from Tahiti. Easy to get to and perfect for days with family and friends, Temae Beach is known for its picturesque views and long stretches of sand. Here, travelers can enjoy swimming in the clear blue waters, relaxing under a coconut tree, enjoying a picnic or strolling along the soft white sands.


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