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Taiohae's See & Do

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Fans of Survivor may recognize Colette Bay (also known as Haaotupa Bay) from the show's fourth season, when it served as the base camp for Survivor: Marquesas. Located about two kilometers (or just over a mile) from Taiohae, it's accessible via a...

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A pleasant walk from Taiohae leads to one of the island's traditional gathering places. Follow the road toward Taipivai in the Pakiu Valley for about 1.2 kilometers (0.75 miles) until reaching a dirt track leading another 0.8 kilometers (0.5...

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Near the center of Taiohae, Pae Pae Piki Vehine provides a glimpse into the area's culture. A pae pae is a traditional meeting spot; Piki Vehine continues to play that role today as a popular hangout for island kids, thanks to its breezy location...

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You'll have to catch a boat over to nearby Daniel's Bay to hike to the top of Polynesia's tallest waterfall outside of Hawaii and New Zealand. The water spouts from the basalt in a single jet (known as a horsetail-style falls) before tumbling...

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Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

One of the top experiences to have on land in the Marquesas is to go exploring on horseback. Whether you are cantering along the beach or climbing up a steep dirt track that descends into a lush valley, taking in the unique beauty of Nuku Hiva...