How do I get to Nuku Hiva?

How do I get to Nuku Hiva?

By Air: by far the most convenient way to get to Nuku Hiva, with 5 flights per week from Tahiti (3:15 hours). Air Tahiti also connects Nuku Hiva with Hiva Oa, making the two islands easy to explore on a single trip.

What is Nuku Hiva known for?

Nuku Hiva, A French Polynesian “Mysterious Island” Much was painted and written about these islands, including works from Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London and post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. It is a place of reflection and discovery. Whatever it is, the island is sure to hold its spell over anyone.

Where is anaho Bay?

Anaho Bay is located on the north coast of Nuku Hiva. It is a popular destination on the island. Here is a quote directly from a tourist pamphlet “Anaho is one of Polynesia’s most beautiful bays.

Is Nuku Hiva a country?

Nuku Hiva (sometimes spelled “Nukahiva”) is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas country of France in the Pacific Ocean. It was formerly also known as Île Marchand and Madison Island.

What is the population of Nuku Hiva?

Nuku-Hiva is a commune of French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The commune is in the administrative subdivision of the Marquesas Islands. Its population was 2,951 at the 2017 census.

What does Hiva mean in Spanish?

“hiva” in English volume_up. hiva {vb} volume_up. throw.

What language is Nuku Hiva?

North Marquesan dialects
The North Marquesan dialects are sometimes considered two separate languages: North Marquesan and Tai Pi Marquesan, the latter being spoken in the valleys of the eastern third of the island of Nuku Hiva, in the ancient province of Tai Pi.

Where are the best beaches in Nuku Hiva?

For relaxation, Nuku Hiva has plenty of deserted beaches. On the north coast of the island in the village of Hatiheu, a picture-postcard setting can be found on the palm-lined black sand shores of Hatiheu Bay. An even further surreal beach experience awaits on Anaho Bay, which is located two kilometers east of Hatiheu.

Where is Nuku Hiva located?

Tahiti and Bora Bora have long been the stars of French Polynesia, but Nuku Hiva basks in its own limelight as the second largest island in the country. It is also the capital of the Marquesas Islands, one of the most untouched archipelagos on our planet.

Can you spot the hidden archaeological remains in Nuku Hiva?

William Teikitohe, a tour guide working for Le Nuku Hiva by Pearl Resorts, points out easy to miss archaeological remains including countless petroglyphs of animals and humans. Having been born and raised in Nuku Hiva, Teikitohe’s reveres the site as sacred.

Should you go hunting in Nuku Hiva?

Despite the bizarre incident of one German tourist murdered while on a hunting trip in Nuku Hiva, those on a quest to get off the beaten track (and with no issues killing an animal) should find a local and go on a hunting trip. Nothing fires up the men of Nuku Hiva like an opportunity to go hunting.