June 14, 2012

Atuona and Puamau, Hiva Oa, June 2012

One of the Marquesas "Southern" islands is Hiva Oa. The Aranui makes regular stops at Atuona, Puamau, and Hanaiapa. Each of these villages are unique with their own history and attractions, including the famous gravesites of the artist Paul Gauguin and  French singer Jacques Brel. 

Tiki at Me'ae Iipona, Puamau, Hiva Oa
Copra (dried coconut for oil) waiting to be sold to the Aranui








Puamau, Hiva Oa








Puamau Beach, great for swimming!
Church at Puamau, Hiva Oa


Puamau bay, Hiva Oa


Mahalo nui for making the time 
to visit our little blog. 
Stop back again for future adventure updates! 
Mālama Pono!
A hui hou!
~ Victoria ❤