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The Marquesas Travel Information

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The Marquesas Islands enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with plenty of precipitation throughout the year, especially in the summertime, between June and September. The period between November and March generally remains drier. These islands lie closer to the equator than the rest of French Polynesia.

Region: Tahiti

Featured The Marquesas Hotel

Le Nuku Hiva by Pearl Resorts, a member of Relais & Chateaux

Le Nuku Hiva by Pearl Resorts, a member of Relais & Chateaux

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Our 3-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort.
Nuku Hiva

Take in unobstructed views of Taiohae Bay and its black sand beach from your private hillside bungalow then relax in the infinity pool with a fresh, colorful cocktail.

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Fast Facts

Herman Melville jumped ship in 1842 to live in Nuka Hiva’s lovely Taipivai valley, where he wrote his famous novel Typee, based on his experiences.

Renowned author Robert Louis Stevenson also landed at Hatihe'u, on the north side of Nuku Hiva, during his 1888 voyage.

The Marquesas are thirty minutes ahead of Tahiti.

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