Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge
Travel Blogs from Nuku Hiva
We got up after 7 and met the Warrens for breakfast at 8:30. There was not too much to do - not too many of the ship organized activities interested us, so we played games till about 11. Then Bob and I did treadmill for about an hour before having lunch. After lunch, Bob and Ira attended the wine tasting which turned out to be very good. Our waiter at the French restaurant recommended this one - it was the last of the 4 wine tastings and the fanciest. They tasted 5 different wines plus ...
... by the jagged mountains. I got off the treadmill, took my camera, and got on deck 14 and 15 to take some pictures. It really was a beautiful island!
We got on shore with the Warrens around noon time. There were vendors of wood carvings, jewelries, etc. right there on the pier, under tents. This actually exceeded our expectations - we thought there would not be much shopping here. And there were people offering tours of the island, on 4x4's. I was very tempted to do one ...
... till the early hours while boaties, kids and locals
play boules, chat, sing and dance. Paul even picks up a second hand surfboard
from a Kiwi passing through for fifty bucks! Idyllic. Late the next day we move
to the next bay along of Hanamoenoa where there is the usual deserted copra
village. We spend a few days here swimming with mantas and the ongoing scrubbing
of the hull - the growth from the Pacific crossing was a challenge to ...
... wonderful. This is what the Polynesia should be.
We took a tour with Joyce today. We had a safari truck, Land Rover and explorer. We were in the land Rover with Hugh the driver. He spoke no English and I managed some high school French. There were 8 of us in our vehicle. Hugh (said with a French accent is amazing, actually anything he said in French was amazing) and I spoke a bit. I did remember some French but then he ...
Marquesas Islands – The "Land of Men"
The Marquesas archipelago with its powerful landscapes, its cliffs, sharp peaks and deep valleys really imposes its differences from anything we've seen before.
Although there are few coastal plains or white sandy beaches, the seduction of the Marquesas lies elsewhere in the strong and wild simplicity of Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka and Tahuata, the islands which make up the Marquesas.