The island of Tahuata is a perfect escape from Atuona Harbor, just 7 nautical miles away. We spent a very relaxing four days there. Between its uninhabited bays and two villages, which are renown for their fine craftsmanship, there is a bit of everything.
Tahuata is a small island lacking large rivers. With less sediment flowing, water clarity is better and several beaches are sandy and idyllic. This is somewhat rare in the Marquesas, a land of extreme topography!
What isn’t rare around here are rainbows. We’ve never seen so many…! Almost every afternoon the sun sets in the west and illuminates the dark rain clouds piling in the eastern slopes of the mountains.