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Hotels in Nuku Hiva near Nuku Hiva (NHV-Nuku A Taha)

Nuku Hiva (NHV-Nuku A Taha) Hotels

Nuku Hiva Airport (NHV) is your gateway to one of French Polynesia’s most outstandingly gorgeous islands. This simple airstrip is situated on the northern tip of the island, around 19 kilometers from the main town of Taiohae, which boasts the distinction of being located on a former volcanic crater. The small, welcoming terminal is surrounded by swaying palm trees, and its entrance has an eye-catching, dramatically sloping A-frame roof.

Hotels in Nuku Hiva (NHV-Nuku A Taha)

Despite being the country’s second largest island, it’s very sparsely populated. As such there are only a few hotels near Nuku Hiva Airport to choose from. There’s a stunning, upscale resort, boasting a shimmering outdoor pool with jaw-dropping mountain views, and handy in-room amenities like free WiFi and toiletries. Alternatively, you could save some cash and stay in a more basic, family-run guesthouse, offering lovely perks like cooked-to-order breakfasts and free island transport.

Where to stay

The island is sheer paradise for thrill-seekers and hardy explorers. You can while away your days enjoying world-class diving, horseback riding through lush, remote valleys, or hiking up majestic mountains to take in awe-inspiring views. There’s also an abundance of fascinating ancient culture, with amazing archaeological sites, and crumbling sacred Tiki statues.

How to get to Nuku Hiva (NHV-Nuku A Taha)

The airport is served by Air Tahiti, and receives regular flights from Tahiti, Atuona, Ua Huka, and Ua Pou. Once you land, you can have your hotel arrange a pick-up – it's worth looking into this before you fly out. It’s also possible to rent 4x4 trucks to explore the island if you really want to make the most of your time here.