Ua Pou symbolizes the entrance pillars to God’s house. Huge basaltic columns reaching the sky and holding the names of legendary warriors: Poutetaunui and Poumaka. In 1888, they inspired poet Robert Louis Stevenson, who mentioned them as “volcanic arrows looking like a church bell tower”. They proudly overlook the bay of Hakahau village, the main village on the island.
Do not miss
- Hakahau : the village and its stone church, the beach, climbing to the white cross and enjoy the breathtaking view over the bay and beach of Anahō...
- Hakamou’I, the Chief’s valley: archeological sites (traditional cult area, tiki), amazing beach, untouched and mysterious ambience within lush vegetation.
- Hōho'i : rugged landscapes, deserted beach
- Hakahetau : colorful and pastoral village, white sand beach of Hakanai
- Discovery local handicraft
- Located 1300km North-East of Papeete
- 105 km²
- Highest peak: mount Oave (1,232m)
- Population: 2 300
- 6 weekly flights