Hiva Oa, the garden of the Marquesas

Seahorse shaped Hiva Oa is considered the garden of the Marquesas and is located between fertile mountains and raging oceans. The sharp cliffs that fall into the Pacific ocean show a rugged and beautiful coastline.

  • Located 1,500km / 933 miles north east from Tahiti (flight time: 5 hours)
  • Area: 320km2 / 198 sq miles
  • Population: 2,000
  • Airport: Atuona
  • Black sandy beaches
  • Highest point: Mount Temetiu (1,276m / 4,187 ft)
Large marquesan tiki on Hiva Oa island
Large marquesan tiki on Hiva Oa island
Must see
  • Recreational activities: 4WD safari, hike and horse ride
  • Scuba diving
  • Cultural sites: Puamau and Ta’a’oe: big “tiki”
  • Atunoa beach (black sand) and Puamau and Hanaiapa (white sand)
  • Tehueto’s petroglyphs
View from the Hanake Pearl Hiva Oa
View from the Hanake Pearl Hiva Oa
Tombstone of Jacques Brel
Tombstone of Jacques Brel
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During your vacation
  • A stay at the Pearl Resort
  • A tour with Hanakee family hotel
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