The hotels and lodges located on the Marquesas Islands provide the ultimate setting to experience the untamed landscapes of this unique region in French Polynesia. Below you will find a hotel guide featuring descriptions and reviews of the accommodations on Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa.
Perched on a ridge above the eastern side of Tahauku Harbor, the Hiva Oa Hanakee Lodge offers amazing panoramic views of the island's wild beauty. On the clearest day, you can see Mount Temetiu, the Bordelais Canal, the small island of Hanakee, the distant volcanic island of Tahuata, and the village of Atuona where Paul Gauguin and poet Jacques Brel are buried. True to the spirit of the Marquesas Islands, each room at the Hanakee Lodge is decorated with creative Polynesian accents from talented local artisans. The prominent tiki statue in the lobby and other carvings throughout the complex serve as a constant reminder to the cultural significance of your surroundings. This hotel also features a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and infinity pool. There are a number of activities and excursions available, making it easy to explore the island and discover the ancient history of this remote region.
Located in the hills of Nuku Hiva, the Keikahanui Lodge overlooks the bay and village of Taiohae, the island's capital. The trek from the airport is a scenic drive that can take up to an hour and a half, but once you arrive, you gain convenient access to every main attraction on the island including the most gorgeous black sand beach a mere walking distance away.
The Keikahanui Lodge was constructed from local materials, creating an architecture that blends perfectly with the natural environment. Decorative woodcarvings and tapa cloth give it a distinctly Marquesan character. Each bungalow has a private terrace with stunning views of the bay and the surrounding gardens. After a day exploring the island, you can relax in the comfort of your own bungalow or lounge by the swimming pool. The hotel restaurant is surrounded by tropical foliage and serves dinner by candlelight, providing the ultimate finishing touch.