Māhina Vacation Packages

Learn about the fascinating history of this coastal hub and relax on the unusual black sand beach on the scenic peninsula.

Māhina is an exotic and traditional commune in the foothills of the tallest mountain in French Polynesia, Mount Orohena. The area overlooks Matavai Bay and is known for its lighthouse, which was built on the spot where explorer James Cook set up an observatory. Stroll through this fascinating community for a sense of its rich culture and past.

Hike along the Point Venus headland and enjoy the views of Matavai Bay on all sides. Capture photos of the excellent vista of the ocean, with the Point Venus Lighthouse in the foreground. The white structure comprises eight floors and is 105 feet (32 meters) high. Adventurer James Cook built an observatory on this spot to track the 1769 transit of Venus in the sky.

Relax on the unusually dark sand of Black Sand Beach (Plage de la Pointe Venus) to enjoy the year-round warm weather. The wet season occurs from November through April while August is the driest and most pleasant month. Purchase intriguing local handicrafts, such as pāreu wraparound skirts and tiki sculptures, from vendors. Take a traditional va’a sailing boat out on the water and look back on the town.

A little south of the headland is the busiest part of the town, where you will find plenty of shops and restaurants serving international cuisine. Purchase bananas, carambola, mango and other fresh local fruits from the many supermarkets. Make your way southwest along the coast to reach the Col du Tahara’a viewing platform to see the bay and its surrounding green mountains.

The commune is at the foot of Mount Orohena in northern Tahiti. Visit the nearby towns of Papeete and Ārue for such structures as the Tomb of King Pomare V and the Royal Pomare Cemetery. Fly to Faa’a International Airport and rent a car to drive east for 30 minutes to get here.

Visit Māhina, a picturesque coastal commune, to explore its natural beauty and discover its historical significance.

Accommodation in Mahina

There are currently no vacancies for Mahina featured on the Expedia travel guide. Though, Papeete, which is located 6 miles away, features a range of short and long stay accommodations on offer. The Hotel Tahiti Nui, Hotel Tiare Tahiti and Hotel Sarah Nui are some of the most comfortable options in Papeete.

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