Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

At the top of one of the green peaks bordering Hatiheu Bay on the northern coast is a statue of the Virgin Mary above the sea. Taipivai Valley is one of the largest and most fertile valleys in Nuku Hiva; it has numerous waterfalls, a long river and one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the Marquesas, including several tiki. Be sure to visit Anaho Bay -- its golden beach offers great swimming. During your stay on the island, donít miss the works of the sculptors of Taiohae; they are unquestionably the most skilled craftspeople in French Polynesia.

Language: French
Currency: Franc