Fatu Hiva Island is the southernmost of Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) - French overseas territory in South Pacific Ocean. The closest isle is Motu Nao. Fatu Hiva has land area approx 85 km2 (33 ml2), highest elevation point 1125 m (3690 ft) and population under 1000.
When discovered by the Spanish in late-16th century, the island was named Isla Magdalena. Its eastern coastline features narrow valleys carved by small streams leading to the interior. Between the valleys are located headlands ending in cliffs plunging into the sea. The western coastline has two large, well-protected bay harbours - the port villages Hana Vave (north) and Omoa (south).
Island's central plateau is covered by tall grasses and pandanus (monocot) trees. The north-south running mountain ridge (Tauauoho) is the highest peak. The north-northwest mountain (Fae One) has highest elevation 820 m (2690 ft).
Fatu Hiva Island cruise terminal
Fatu Hiva Island is included in MS Paul Gauguin ship cruise itineraries. Folows the list of Marquesas cruise ports (docking / anchoring points) by island:
- Fatu Hiva Island (Hanavave or Omoa)
- Hiva Oa Island (Atuona, also anchoring at Pau Mao Bay)
- Nuka Hiva Island (Tiaohae)
- Tahuata Island - either at Vaitahu (central) or Hapatoni (south) - both port towns on the western coast
- Ua Pou Island (Hakahau)
- *Note: For detailed info on exact island destination (port stops) in the Marquesas please contact your cruise booking / travel agent.
Paul Gauguin Cruises itinerary "Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands" is a roundtrip from Papeete (Tahiti) and visits Fakarava (Tuamotus), Omoa (Fatu Hiva), Atuona (Hiva Oa), Hapatoni (Tahuata), Tiaohae (Nuka Hiva), Huahine (Society Islands), Bora Bora (Society Islands) and Tahaa (Motu Mahana, Society Islands).
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