9. Matira Beach, TahitiPhoto: goemon
Tahiti boasts miles and miles of beaches, which are equally gorgeous, but many are privately owned – either by individuals, hotels or resorts. Matira Beach is one of the best public beaches worth visiting. With super soft sands and swaying palm trees, Matira Beach is a small piece of heaven right here on earth.
Matira Beach offers safe swimming and easy snorkeling in sheltered waters, all within a short walking distance of some 4 and 5-star hotels. Matira Beach also offers excellent facilities for kayaking, waterskiing and diving. The nearby roadside amenities include great snack bars, excellent restaurants and wonderful boutique shops.