Fodor's Expert Review Mahina, Papenoo, and Tiarei

Tahiti Nui Town/Village

These three towns stretching from around PK10 to PK25 are more of interest for their black-sand beaches and the natural wonders near them: look out for the turnoff into the Papenoo Valley (at around PK 17) and the Arahoho Blowhole and the Three Waterfalls. The most notable man-made attraction is the lighthouse at Pointe Vénus, in Mahina. It overlooks Matavai Bay.


Quick Facts

PK 10 to PK 25 clockwise, Coastal road
Tahiti, Windward Islands  French Polynesia