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Situated along Tahiti's southern coast in Mataiea, the Vaipahi Gardens are a verdant paradise. Visitors will find more than 75 plant species from all over the world (marked with signs  and information in English and French), exotic flowers, a lily pond and streams that wind through the area. Travelers said they were impressed with how well-maintained this natural attraction is. Many said that they loved its tranquility, the easy-to-traverse trails, the small waterfalls and the vibrant flora throughout.

The Vaipahi Gardens are located about 30 miles southeast of Papeete and entry is free. There's on-site parking available, plus companies like Viator offer guided hikes and tours of the area (for a fee; transportation included), which often include a stop at the Maraa Grotto (where visitors can see the caves and swim in the pools) as well. 

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