Top things to do in Hakahetau

Top Choice Marquesan in Hakahetau

Ti’ Piero

This family-run eatery does a wonderful job of preparing well-executed international specialities with a true Marquesan touch. Go the chèvre de sept heures (goat cooked for seven hours) and breadfruit rolls. A good …
Archaeological Site in Hakahetau


At the far end of the village, make a beeline for this grandiose tohua, which hosted numerous dance and cultural performances during the Marquesas Arts Festival in 2007. The grandiose site consists of several stone …
Viewpoint in Hakahetau

Flat Stone

At the northern entrance of the village there’s a large flat stone that you can walk out onto to see a view of the village and bay. It’s now used to dry copra, but in ancient times it had the more grisly job of dryi…
Waterfall in Hakahetau

Cascade Vaiea

At the entrance of the village a sign marks the mountainside track to a waterfall. It has a deep round bathing pool that looks like something out of a tonic-drink advert.