Exploring the Island

Discover Ua-Pou, a hidden gem of French Polynesia! Explore picturesque cross-country paths and epic hikes that will lead you to breathtaking views.

Whether you choose a 4x4 excursion or a hiking adventure, Ua-Pou promises a spectacular backdrop. Explore the island in its heartland or along its magnificent coasts, and you will be enchanted by the beauty of its landscapes. The majestic peaks, resembling natural cathedrals, will add a unique touch to your experience. Whether you prefer off-road vehicle adventures or total immersion on foot, the island of Ua-Pou will offer you unforgettable moments. Valley exploration: Discover the picturesque valleys of the island, including Hohoi Valley with its beach of blossoming stones. Explore the natural wonders of the island and soak in the magic of this preserved paradise, with friendly exchanges with its people.

In summary, Ua-Pou offers you an enriching experience combining nature, culture, adventures, and unforgettable encounters.

Ua-Pou in Numbers

Hakahau is the administrative center of the island: it has a town hall, a medical center, a dentist, a post office, and a bank.

AREA: 106 km2



ATM x 2: Socredo Bank and at Fare Rata (Post Office).

GROCERY STORE: Guréranger Store (the nearest to the lodge, 10 minutes on foot), Marielle Store, Ruto Store, Juliette Store, Yip Store

BAKERY: Teuu's Bakery

SNACK or RESTAURANT: Several food trucks or snack bars are available on-site, including a pizzeria.

To Get to Ua-Pou

By plane (via the Twin Otter) or by boat to reach the island.


By plane:

3 hours and 15 minutes flight from Tahiti ATR (Air Tahiti or Air Moana) for the TAHITI > NUKU-HIVA route.

Then, NUKU-HIVA > UA-POU, a 20-minute flight in a Twin Otter, operated by Zimex and marketed by Air Tahiti.


By boat:

For the more adventurous, there's the option of exploring Nuku-Hiva by both land and sea:

Nuku-Hiva Airport is located 1 hour from the capital village of Taiohae. From there, you can take a taxi to reach the dock. Departing from the dock, take a boat.

The island of Ua Pou is accessible by private boat (fishing boats, speedboats, sailboats, catamarans) or through KAOHA TINI, a public service provider with a set schedule.

You also have the option of ARANUI 5 departing from Tahiti or Nuku-Hiva.

Feel free to contact us for more information on boat crossings.