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Planning a trip to Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

31st Mar to 5th Apr, 2024Splurge a Little Flight
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Things to do in Nuku Hiva in March

Day 1 - Monday 1st, Apr
morning -

Arrival in Nuku Hiva and transfer to luxury beachfront resort

afternoon -

Relax and enjoy the resort facilities

evening -

Fine dining at Kaika Restaurant, offering traditional Marquesan cuisine and Pacific fusion, with a range of gourmet delicacies

Day 2 - Tuesday 2nd, Apr
morning -

Visit Hikokua Bay for a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe trip, explore the bay and enjoy the scenic beauty

afternoon -

Lunch at Chez Yvonne, a local restaurant serving authentic Marquesan cuisine

evening -

Enjoy a private sunset cocktail cruise with views of the stunning coastline

Day 3 - Wednesday 3rd, Apr
morning -

Explore the Taipivai Valley and visit the ancient archaeological site of Taipivai

afternoon -

Indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at the resort

evening -

Dine at Restaurant Kikokiko, known for its fresh seafood and local specialties, while enjoying traditional Polynesian music and dance performances

Day 4 - Thursday 4th, Apr
morning -

Go on a guided hiking tour to the Hakaui Valley and discover the magnificent Vaipo Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in French Polynesia

afternoon -

Lunch at Snack Pua, a local eatery offering delicious Marquesan dishes

evening -

Experience a traditional earth oven feast at a local Marquesan family's home, while engaging in cultural activities and learning about their way of life

Day 5 - Friday 5th, Apr
morning -

Relax on the beach or partake in water activities at the resort

afternoon -

Enjoy a romantic beachfront lunch at Ari'i's Cucina Ristorante, offering Italian and Polynesian fusion cuisine

evening -

Farewell dinner at Le Jardin Restaurant, known for its elegant atmosphere and upscale French cuisine

Weather in Nuku Hiva in Invalid date
Avg Temp25°C to 30°C
Chance of Rain20%
Seasondry season

April is a great time to visit Nuku Hiva, as the weather is warm and sunny. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Travel eSims for French Polynesia

*Travel eSims are a great way to stay connected while travelling. They are easy to set up online, no need to visit a store, and can be used in multiple countries. They are a data saver compared to international roaming and are compatible with most phones.

Things to Carry on your trip to Nuku Hiva

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable, lightweight clothing -

Nuku Hiva has a tropical climate, so pack breathable fabrics like cotton and linen.

Swimsuit -

There are many beautiful beaches in Nuku Hiva, so a swimsuit is a must.

Light jacket or sweater -

Evenings can be cooler, especially in April, so pack a light jacket or sweater.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Nuku Hiva, so make sure you have comfortable shoes.

Sun hat -

The sun can be strong in Nuku Hiva, so a sun hat is essential.

Sarong or scarf -

A sarong or scarf can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a beach cover-up, a towel, or a headscarf.


Sunglasses -

Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from the sun.

Sunscreen -

Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from the sun.

Insect repellent -

Insect repellent is essential for keeping mosquitoes and other insects away.

First-aid kit -

A first-aid kit is always a good idea to have on hand in case of any minor injuries.

Toiletries -

Pack your essential toiletries, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and conditioner.

Travel documents -

Make sure to pack your passport, visa, and other important travel documents.

Essentials & Must Haves

Money -

The currency in French Polynesia is the CFP franc. You can exchange currency at banks and exchange bureaus.

Credit cards -

Credit cards are widely accepted in Nuku Hiva.

Travel insurance -

Travel insurance is always a good idea in case of any unexpected events.

Camera -

Nuku Hiva is a beautiful island, so you'll want to capture all the memories.

Water bottle -

Staying hydrated is important, especially in a tropical climate.

Good to have

Binoculars -

Binoculars are great for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

Snorkel gear -

The waters around Nuku Hiva are home to a variety of marine life, so snorkeling is a great way to explore.

Hiking poles -

Hiking poles can be helpful if you plan on doing any hiking.

Guidebook -

A guidebook can be helpful for planning your trip and learning more about Nuku Hiva.

French phrasebook -

Learning a few basic French phrases can be helpful for communicating with locals.


Phone and charger -

Your phone is essential for staying connected and taking photos.

Laptop or tablet -

A laptop or tablet can be helpful for staying entertained and getting work done.

Camera and charger -

If you're serious about photography, you'll want to bring a camera and charger.

Power bank -

A power bank can be helpful for keeping your devices charged on the go.

Travel adapter -

A travel adapter is essential for using your electronics in French Polynesia.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Credit cards are widely accepted in Nuku Hiva.


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