West Coast attractions

Museum in West Coast

Musée de Tahiti et des Îles

Only 15km from Pape’ete along the west coast, this excellent museum, in Puna’auia, is divided into four sections: geography and natural history; pre-European culture; the European era; and outdoor exhibits. It’s in …
Archaeological Site in West Coast

Marae Arahurahu

Whether or not you believe in the powers of the tiki (sacred statue), it’s hard to deny there is an amazing energy radiating from Marae Arahurahu in the Pa’ea district. Tranquil, huge and beautifully maintained, the…
Beach in West Coast

Plage de Vaiava

Beloved by locals, Plage du PK18 is a stunning beach to sun yourself on, but not that great for swimming or snorkelling due to the shallow water. The sands can get jammed on weekends, but that’s part of the scene.
Cave in West Coast

Mara’a Grotto

Lush gardens, overhung caverns, crystal-clear pools and ferny grottoes are all standard features at gorgeous Mara’a Grotto. The fairy-tale park is found along the coastal road, and a manicured path runs throughout.
Marina in West Coast

Marina Taina

The elegant Marina Taina is a trendy spot featuring restaurants, bars, two diving centres and, of course, lots of yachts.
Beach in West Coast

Plage du PK23.5

This rather wide (by Tahiti standards) beach is popular with families and has public facilities. The sand is white-grey.
Beach in West Coast

Plage du Mahana Park

Plage du Mahana Park has calm waters and a snorkelling reef close to shore. On weekends there are kayaks for hire.
Beach in West Coast

Plage de Toaroto

This narrow stretch of white coral sand is suitable for swimming and has public facilities.