Marquesas Islands

Hiva Oa

Often referred to as the "Garden of the Marquesas", its virgin beauty has been barely touched by the ways of the XXth century. In her we will find Polynesia 's biggest tikis , those statues that the antique dwellers used to worship their gods with, which now silently watch over its jungles. Many of these tikis are located in places which are so remote, that they have been able to remain intact until today, without having suffered damage from the first religious missionaires, who found these statues profane and usually destroyed them.

 
It's in Hiva Oa where artists the size of poet Jacques Brel and painter Paul Gauguin chose to spend their last days in, surrounded by natural paradise in its purest state. In Atuona, the island's picturesque main village, the cemetery where these two great artists' remains lie can be found. It's one of the island's most visited places. It is also in Atuona where we can find the Brel and Gauguin Cultural Space, with Gauguin's last residence is located, as well as a museum detailing the lives of both.
 
There is only one hotel in Hiva Oa, a simple and rustic tourist category property which maintains its local charm and fully represents the spirit of Marquesas.

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Hiva Oa

Often referred to as the "Garden of the Marquesas", its virgin beauty has been barely touched by the ways of the XXth century. In her we will find Polynesia 's biggest tikis , those statues that the antique dwellers used to worship their gods with, which now silently watch over its jungles. Many of these tikis are located in places which are so remote, that they have been able to remain intact until today, without having suffered damage from the first religious missionaires, who found these statues profane and usually destroyed them.

 
It's in Hiva Oa where artists the size of poet Jacques Brel and painter Paul Gauguin chose to spend their last days in, surrounded by natural paradise in its purest state. In Atuona, the island's picturesque main village, the cemetery where these two great artists' remains lie can be found. It's one of the island's most visited places. It is also in Atuona where we can find the Brel and Gauguin Cultural Space, with Gauguin's last residence is located, as well as a museum detailing the lives of both.
 
There is only one hotel in Hiva Oa, a simple and rustic tourist category property which maintains its local charm and fully represents the spirit of Marquesas.

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