Hapatoni

Village in Tahuata

Hapatoni curves around a wide bay and is accessible by boat in less than 15 minutes from Vaitahu, or by a track.

The royal road is the village’s main attraction. Built on a dyke on the orders of Queen Vaekehu II in the 19th century, this paved road, lined with 100-year-old tamanu trees, extends along the shore.

At the promontory a path leads up to a lookout, with a magnificent view of the bay.

In the middle of the village there’s a lovely me’ae. Next to it, you’ll find a church built from stones, and a cemetery.

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