Ua Pou From The Sea Tahiti Tourisme © Bertrand DuquenneUa Pou From The Sea Tahiti Tourisme
©Ua Pou From The Sea Tahiti Tourisme|Bertrand Duquenne

Getting to Ua Pou

How to get here

Getting around in Ua Pou

The island is accessible by plane (arrange to be collected from the airport when you make your reservation) or by boat (municipal ferry, fishing boat, speed boat, yacht, catamaran), which is an easier way of getting to some valleys and to other islands. The cargo vessel Aranui 5 stops regularly.

It’s a good idea to rent a vehicle. The best way to visit the island is in an ATV, and it will take you at least three days to see it all.

Hakahau is the administrative center of the island and it boasts a medical center, a dentist, a bank and two cash dispensers (at the bank and at the post office).. Note; the only banks in the Marquesas Islands are in Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva and Ua Pou. If you’re visiting other islands, you have to take cash with you.
The most typical souvenir to take back with you is a sculpture of flower stone. They come in all shapes and sizes and are all equally beautiful reminders of this very special island.