Ua Pou

Last island of the northen group of the Marquesas, Ua Pou is the most populated and geolocally the most recent. Ua Pou is probably one of the most beautiful and typical of Polynesia.

Its sugarloaf peaks overlook the island’s center and deep valleys among which one canf find the valley of the Hakamoui kings and its numerous archeological sites which are accessible from the village.

A 4×4 trip will take visitors to the Hohoi Bay, also named “Bay of flowered stones” because of its flower-shapped stones, unique in the world.

Previouslsy uninhabited, the Valley of Hakahau leads to the wonderful, white sand beaches of Anahoa.

In this flowered village, inhabitants invite visitors to discover traditional crafts such as pandanus weaving, wood painting or carving as well as the fabrication of bone, shell or mother of pearl ornaments.


  • The village of Hakahau and its stone church
  • Hakamoui, the chief’s valley
  • Hohoi : rugged landscapes
  • Hakahetau village
  • Local handicrafts

Activities and Sightseeing

  •  The village and stone church
  • The beach of Anaho
  • Archeological sites
  • Colorful village of Hakatehau
  • White sand beach of Hakanai


Surface  : 41 SQ;MI; square miles

Location : 808 miles North-East of Papeete

Population  : + 2,300

Highest peak :
Mount Oave  (4,042 feet)

Capital city : Hakamoui

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