Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands Overview
Hiva Oa is the largest and most fertile of the southern Marquesas islands and second only to Nuku Hiva in size. Similar to all the larger Marquesas, Hiva Oa features steep cliffs abruptly rising from the ocean to a rugged interior spine of volcanic mountains, ridges, and deep, isolated valleys. Unlike most other Polynesian islands near the equator, no fringing coral reefs protect Hiva Oa from the pounding of the ocean and only a few sheltered anchorages and sandy beaches are scattered around the coast. Travel along the shoreline is by boat as most of the coastal terrain is too rugged for roads. A few dirt roads traverse the interior and link seacoast villages and settlements.Atuona Airport is located at an elevation of 1,481 feet (451 m) on a plateau near the center of the island and has an asphalt-surfaced runway 3,986 feet (1,215 m) long with daily flights to other Marquesas islands and Tahiti.
The outstanding geologic characteristic of Hiva Oa is the collapsed volcano Temetiu. Semi-circular Ta’a Oa bay, also called the Bay of Traitors, is in the crater of the volcano whose walls rise sharply 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above the bay. Within Ta’a Oa are Atuona Bay and adjacent Taha Uku which are the best anchorages on the island. Taha Uku has a protective seawall built in 1981.
Detailed Map of Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
Temperatures in the Marquesas are stable year around, but precipitation is highly variable.
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The Paul Gauguin Cultural Center ( French: Le Centre Culturel Paul Gauguin ) was finished in 2003, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Gauguin, in Atuona, on Hiva 'Oa, in the Marquesas Islands ( French Polynesia).
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Calvary Cemetery ( French: Cimetière Calvaire ) is the main cemetery in Atuona, Hiva 'Oa, French Polynesia. It is located on a hillside on the eastern edge of town, overlooking the anchorage on Atuona Bay.
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The Marquesas and the island of Hiva Oa
This is part 1 of the voyage of the Canadian sailing vessel Southern Cross to the South Pacific islands. Part 1 visits the Marquesas, part 2 the Tuamotus, and part 3 Tahiti. Part 1 is part of a series of shorties produced for television as fillers at the end of shows which didn't quite fill the allotted time.
The Aranui Experience - Hiva Oa 1
http://www.rarolens.com - Aranui 3 is a cargo/passenger vessel that sails to the Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. One of the many islands it visits is Hiva Oa where it offloads cargo at the village of Puamau while the passengers are taken to a meae Iipona, an old sacred site, with many tiki (statues).
Mit der Aranui zu den Marquesas 8:Hiva Oa - Puamau
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Hanahevane Boat Trip Hiva-oa to Tahuata
Trip to Hanahevane with Domi, Kahau, Haumoeani and Gary. Filmed with a GoPro Heroe3+ Black Edition. A paradise in the Marquesas Island Archipelago. Enjoy the trip !
Mit der Aranui zu den Marquesas 5: Hiva Oa - Atuona
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Recorremos todo el archipiélago de Marquesas, de Fatu Hiva ponemos rumbo a Hiva Oa a bordo de Zarpas y en compañía del catamarán Amarillys
Tahiti Polynesia Marquesas Islands Moorea Nuku Hiva Rangiroa Raitea Bora
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E223, Hiva Oa Tahuata - Sail Panache
A little taste of the Marquesas as I sail through the South Pacific solo.
Andante's Hiva Oa to Tuamotos - Part3of5
Part 3 of 5: We continue with our Marquesan travels to Nuku Hiva and the famous "Daniels Bay" where all cruisers must stop and sign his guest book, which was impressive to say the least. We had heard about a waterfall on this Island, Vaipo Falls...the third highest freefalling in the world...HAD to go see it!
Marquesas Islands - French Polynesia
The Marquesas Islands are a group of volcanic islands in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southern Pacific Ocean. The Marquesas are located at 9° 00S, 139° 30W.