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Top Choice Beach in Tahuata

Hanahevane Bay

This glorious bay is caressed by jade-green waters and is studded with a broad strand of golden sand. It’s a good picnic spot (despite a number of pesky nono) and has shallow, calm waters and a few coral formations,…
Village in Tahuata

Vaitahu

This tiny village, built against the steep slopes of the central ridge, retains a few vestiges of its stormy past. On the seafront stands a modest memorial topped by a rusty anchor, recalling the first meeting betwe…
Village in Tahuata

Hapatoni

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 t…
in Tahuata

Te Ana Peua Museum

Next to the post office and expanded in 2017, the Te Ana Peua Museum houses a range of exhibits focusing on Marquesan culture, from fish hooks to stone pestles.
Beach in Tahuata

Hanamoenoa Bay

This quiet, sheltered bay is popular with yachties. It’s fringed by a ribbon of white sand, lapped by multihued waters and backed by lush hills.
Beach in Tahuata

Hanamenino Bay

Another secluded bay lined with a golden-sand beach, Hanamenino is also used for picnics. Access is by boat only.