Punaauia

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Museum of Tahiti featuring general coastal views, swimming and tropical scenes
Scuba dive next to tropical islands, visit a fascinating museum to learn about the region’s history and watch dolphins and whales breaching.

Puna’auia is a tropical wonderland with a pristine beach and idyllic ocean water. Elevated huts decorate the water, while a museum informs visitors about the region’s nature and history. Chat with locals in this populous area for a glimpse into Tahitian culture.

Learn about the history of the region at the Museum of Tahiti. Browse the costumes, tools and handicrafts that belonged to early French Polynesian settlers. See engravings in the journal of explorer James Cook. In the northern part of the commune are the French Polynesia University and the Marina Taina, a lively port with many restaurants.

Take advantage of the year-round warm weather at one of the area’s picturesque beaches. August is the driest month, while the region can be fairly wet from November to April. Sunbathe or have a picnic on Puna’auia’s white-sand beach. Watch the hues of the dramatic sky darken over the island of Moorea.

Head south to Vai’ava Beach to watch surfers. Bring your kids to the calm water of the swimming area. Nearby is Mahana Park, a tranquil and scenic grassy area near the beach.

For the best views of subaquatic creatures and the coral reef, go scuba diving with Eleuthera Plongée Tahiti. Watch for dolphins and whales, especially common between the end of July and the end of October. Embark on a sunset cruise, go snorkeling and scuba dive at different islands.

Note that this commune was the home of famous French painter Paul Gauguin in the late 19th century. Here, he created his acclaimed Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? painting.

The commune stretches along a small section of land on Tahiti’s western coast. Its northern border is just south of the Faa’a International Airport, while its southern end is near Pā’ea. Visit other towns in the region, such as Papeete, Ārue and Māhina.

Explore Puna’auia, a beautiful spot for tropical relaxation, with impressive beaches and cultural institutions.

Pension de la Plage
Pension de la Plage
3 out of 5
PK 15.4 - BP 381593 Tamanu, Punaauia, Tahiti, 98718
The price is $75 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Stay at this 3-star beach pension in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (51 reviews)
"Owner of the property was very helpful in making my stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. I would visit again."

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2022

Te Moana Tahiti Resort
Te Moana Tahiti Resort
4 out of 5
BP 2851 Punavai, Punaauia, Tahiti, 98703
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $276 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Lovely property overall."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Lagoon view and unforgettable sunsets
Lagoon view and unforgettable sunsets
Punaauia, Windward Islands
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Museum of Tahiti and Plage Toaroto ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Fantastic property in a good location. We arrived at night & it was a little difficult to navigate the dark parking lot & dark hallways. Be sure to bring a light if you are checking in late. Frederic was very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lagoon view and unforgettable sunsets
Lagoon view and unforgettable sunsets
Punaauia, Windward Islands
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Museum of Tahiti and Plage Toaroto ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Fantastic property in a good location. We arrived at night & it was a little difficult to navigate the dark parking lot & dark hallways. Be sure to bring a light if you are checking in late. Frederic was very helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Tiny house under a tree, with its little pool and near the white sand beach
Tiny house under a tree, with its little pool and near the white sand beach
Punaauia, Îles du Vent
Stay at this vacation home in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Vai'ava Beach and Mahana Park are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Wonderful Place to Stay!
"We really enjoyed our stay! The host was very kind and helpful, and the property is beautiful."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Luxury Property with private pool, amazing view and concierge service
Luxury Property with private pool, amazing view and concierge service
Punaauia, Tahiti
Stay at this villa in Punaauia. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and breakfast. Popular attractions Museum of Tahiti and Plage Toaroto are located nearby. Discover ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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