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Marquesas Islands

Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge, Tahiti

The view from the air when flying into Nuku Hiva is truly breath-taking. Renowned as the bewitching islands of legend boasting a wealth of archaeological remains, the Marquesas are most definitely not suited to those looking for white sandy beaches and swaying coconut palms! These are the islands where nature runs wild, where packs of wild horses roam freely and towering peaks stand side by side with high plateaus bordered by steep cliffs. Unlike the Society Islands, the Marquesas have no sheltering reefs or lagoons to protect them from the ocean waves and so the coastlines end in abrupt cliffs or indented bays swept by the surf.

Located on the largest of the Marquesan Islands, Keikahanui Lodge sits on the island’s south coast, overlooking the village of Taiohae (the administrative and economic capital of the Marquesas) and the black sand beach of Taiohae Bay.

Nuku Hiva is a 3 hour flight from Tahiti. Access to the lodge from Nuku Hiva airport takes 2 hours by 4WD.

Highlights

Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge

Sleep  

The lodge offers 20 individually designed bungalows which combine local artistry and materials with awe-inspiring panoramic views. Each bungalow features unique wood carvings from the hands of local artists, and each comes with a mini-bar, air conditioning, television and bathrooms with a view! 

Eat  

The restaurant and bar open onto the terrace and pool with views to take your breath away. Enjoy breakfast surrounded by luscious tropical foliage and candlelit dinners under the stars. The breakfast buffet features homemade cakes and jams, with some unusual flavors such as starfruit. Sample delicious local cuisine with a French twist... a must-try has to be the tuna and crispy sweet potato delight, and for those with a sweet tooth, the 'Moelleux au Chocolat' remains the lodge’s signature dessert. 

Play  

Learn about the mystical Marquesan culture and spend time exploring the dramatic unspoiled scenery. Hike, mountain bike or horse ride through the spectacular landscapes, visit the fascinating archaeological sites, discover magnificent waterfalls on a 4WD jeep safari or take a day trip by boat to the beautiful neighbouring island of Ua Pou. Bicycles are available for guests, as well as a complimentary shuttle to the village of Taiohae. 

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