Hiva Oa


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Hi·va O·a

 (hē′və ō′ə)
A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean in the southeast Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia. The painter Gauguin is buried here.
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They will only tell you whose land it is on (Bernard Vohi Heitaa, Hiva Oa, June 19, 2013, Hiva Oa).
The first group consisted of 196 participants recruited during February-March 2014 in 8 of the most inhabited islands of the 5 FP archipelagos (archipelagos listed in parentheses): Tahiti and Moorea (Society), Rangiroa and Makemo (Tuamotu), Nuku Hiva and Hiva Oa (Marquesas), Rurutu (Austral), and Rikitea (Gambier).
On radar on Saturday night is TheTide Inside, Edinburgh duo Birdhead, and HIVA OA who the organisers say will leave you gobsmacked.
Islands featured in the guide include Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Raiatea, TahaOa, Ahe, Fakarava, Manihi, Maupiti, Rangiroa, Tetiaroa, Tikehau, Hiva Oa, Nuka Hiva, Raivavae, Rurutu, Tubuai and Mangareva.
The cruise departs from the Tahitian island of Papeete, visiting the tropical islands of Tahuata, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka and Fatu Hiva, as well as Fakarava and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Islands, before returning to Papeete.
And when he did finally move, in 1901, to the Marquesas island of Hiva Oa, none of its artefacts appeared in his paintings.
SOUTH PACIFIC: Paul Gauguin (020 7434 0089) offers 14 nights on MS Paul Gauguin from Jan 15 from pounds 4,607, ex-Papeete to Fakarava, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, Nuku Hiva, Huahine, Bora Bora and Moorea.
Surveys by Linton (1925:35) and Chavaillon and Olivier (2007) suggest the pits are more common among Hiva Oa meae than among those recorded on Nuku Hiva.
Jagged peaks rise above us on Hiva Oa as we pass flowering trees, blossoming flowers and tethered black horses.
A four-metre high wave triggered by the earthquake hit Hiva Oa, part of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, early on Saturday but there were no casualties, the high commissioner said.
Pay for five nights at one of the Pearl Resorts in the Society Islands (Moorea Pearl Resort, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort or Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa), and receive five nights free in one of the resorts in the Tuamotu or Marquesas archipelagos (Manihi Pearl Beach Resort, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge or Hanakee Hiva Oa Pearl Lodge).