Best Beaches in Tahiti

Our selection of the most beautiful beaches in Tahiti

Tahiti RaiateaTahiti is one of the most desirable, enchanting islands in the world. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, it is actually part of French Polynesia, an archipelago of 118 islands. The perfect combination of lush nature and crystal clear waters, Tahiti is an oasis of azure lagoons, palm trees and white sandy beaches.

Here are some of our favorite beaches in Tahiti worth visiting while on a yacht charter in Tahiti:

Lafayette Beach

This black-sand beach sits on the edge of Matavai Bay, and stretches 2,624 feet in length. The spot where James Cook and other European explorers first anchored in the late 1700’s, today, this beach is open to the public, and is just a short walk away from the Pointe Venus lighthouse. It’s known for its beautiful bay views and the popular resort that sits right on its shores, the Tahiti Radisson Plaza Resort, where visitors can jump in the pool, make an appointment at the spa, or relax in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

Matira Beach

Matira Beach is undeniably Bora Bora’s most popular public beach. Stretching from Hotel Bora Bora to Matira Point, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, due in large part to its perfect views, lush palms, green hills, and beautiful spots to snorkel or swim. Its white sand-bottomed lagoon holds warm, shallow waters, and is easy to walk through due to the fact that there are no corals. And when the tide is low, make a point to wade through Matira Point’s shallow waters, all the way out to its barrier reef. It’s too shallow to sail through, making this beach a safe option for a low-key swim.

La Plage de Maui

Unlike the rest of the island’s beaches, La Plage du Maui is covered in beautiful, pearl-white sand. It sits on Tahiti’s southern shore, boasts clean, warm waters perfect for swimming, and has a popular snack bar where visitors flock to get some of the freshest seafood around. .

Pointe Venus Beach

The northernmost beach in Tahiti, Pointe Venus Beach is named such due to the fact that it is where Captain James Cook first watched the planet Venus moving through the night sky in 1769. Sitting on a peninsula, it’s covered with ironwood trees, boasts a unique, park-like setting, and is home to the tall, white Pointe Venus Lighthouse, which has been there since 1868. A popular area for picnic-lovers, there is a snack bar, a souvenir and handicrafts shop, and public restrooms.

Papenoo Beach

A major beach for surfers, Papenoo Beach is decidedly more rugged than your average beach. Covered in beautiful black sands, it stretches a few hundred yards, and has nothing but beautiful views and warm, welcoming waters. It sits just off of the tiny village of Papenoo and boasts a beautiful natural terrain.