Most activities on Fatu Hiva are of the DIY variety, including walking and horse riding. Follow the 17km-long track that links Omoa to Hanavave via the interior for a four-hour walk that's not too difficult and you can’t get lost. The first part of the walk goes up the Omoa Valley along a cliff-top path with sweeping views over the village below. The trail then crosses through the island’s interior. It’s a steep descent to Hanavave and there’s not much shade along the way, but the views of the village and the dramatic coastline are well worth the effort. Horse-riding along the track is also possible – ask at your pension.


Fatu Hiva is renowned for its tapa and umu hei, carved coconuts and woodcarvings.