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The primary reason why so many Tahitian tourists flock to this stretch of shoreline is the sand: While many of the island's beaches boast a volcanic black hue, La Plage de Maui dazzles in pearly white. Located on Tahiti's southern shore, the clean, warm waters of the nearby lagoon are another draw – travelers say the water is unbelievably clear and the lagoon is shallow and calm. Meanwhile, the beach's snack bar serves up fresh seafood and is exceptionally popular among visitors. 

La Plage de Maui is about 40 miles southeast of Papeete, but once you get there you'll see why so many make the trip. Be sure to drive carefully as Tahitian roads (and commuters) can be unpredictable. 

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