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Maraa Grotto

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Address: French Polynesia
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This grotto features a lake of black water that creates an optical illusion...

This grotto features a lake of black water that creates an optical illusion - the cave appears much smaller than it actually is.

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Start looking for this attraction at about PK28 from Papeete as it’s not well signposted and you’ll be on it before you know. Parking is available on both sides of the road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Greg M
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Warragul, Australia

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Warragul, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Start looking for this attraction at about PK28 from Papeete as it’s not well signposted and you’ll be on it before you know. Parking is available on both sides of the road although not plentiful. If you need to use the pedestrian crossing, be careful as not many local drivers slow down, let alone stop, for pedestrians. Flashing hazard lights... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

You can't get into the Grotto. You can only see it from the outside. It's a nice thing to stop by, but you shouldn't put it on the top of your list on Tahiti. Better go to the center of the island with 4x4.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

beautiful spot just a short walk from main road. are able to swim in the water, did see free water eels

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A couple of natural caves with small ponds on the bottom. Can't get too close cause of falling rocks danger. A quick 15 min stop on the way, nothing more..

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Lower Mainland, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Worth a short stop. The exotic plants are very interesting and it would help if one's guide could help identify them as not all are labelled. The grotto is a beautiful clear blue colour, but I would not recommend anyone swimming in it as there was an electric eel swimming around in it. The ferns hanging above the cave is... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was a sop on our Unique Tour of Tahiti. Interesting but nothing special. If you are passing by do stop and view the grotto. But do not drive there simply for the attraction.

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Saint Lucia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited the grotto as part of an island tour. Our stop was very brief. Basically just for a photo op.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Passed this and then turned the car around. Glad we did. Water was so clear, clean and cold. Bonus for a hot, humid day. Five locals and us. Wonderful. Couple of people came and took photos but that was it. No idea how far it goes back but the cave looks like it goes back far. Farther than I can... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Other than a cave, a waterfall and some plants and trees, not a lot to see. Good for a short respite on tour of the isalnd

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Pictures don't do justice to this roadside attraction. It looks much more prettier in person. Very easily found right off a nice beach road, you can easily spend 30mins taking pictures in and around the small hike..

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