Fatu Hiva

Many cruisers are tented to get there first by landing in French Polynesia. It is not a port of entry and sometimes they do controls. They sometimes give the names of the boats to the gendarmerie in Atuona and you can get fined there when you make your entry. By the way, it has no ATM on the island.

It’s good to turn clockwise around Hiva Oa and depart from the east part (Puamau Bay) to have a nice sail to Fatu Hiva.

Hanavave Bay (baie des vierges): it’s the most known from the Polynesian bays. It’s a spectacular scenery.

From there you can have a walk to a waterfall. Cross the village and ask for your way.

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