Ua Huka Travel Guide

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Ua Huka Overview

Ua Huka is part of the Northern Marquesas group and has a population of 571. It is the storage area of the "Great House" of the Gods. Ua Huka has a austere appearance due to prevalent drought. The island has more horses than human beings and herds of goats also run around.

Its great interest for tourists lies in the restoration of its many archaeological sits, the display of pieces and remains in the museum and the preservation of plant life in the only French-Polynesian arboretum.

The three main villages are built at the head of small sheltered bays on the island´s south coast. Its main settlement, Vaipaee, is the proud owner of an archaeological museum set up by the local authority. It includes a collection of funeral vessels, of various items of ornamentation such as bracelets, earrings and whales´teeth.