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“Beautiful setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bay of Virgins (Baie de Vierges)

Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Fatu Hiva
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Owner description: This is a group of pinnacle rocks or "curtains" enclosing Hanavava Bay.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Fatu Hiva is a beautiful island, lots of vegetation, flowers, plants, trees. There's a local market with crafts and Tahitian pearls for sale, as well as tiki carvings. A large center features a show including music, crafts, and dancing performances. We were greeted with fresh flower leis. It's a short walk to the small community.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I have travelled all over the world many times and in my (humble) opinion, The Bay of Virgins is one of the most beautiful places on earth. We were cruising on the Aranui3 Cargo Ship around the Marquesas Islands at the time and as the ship sailed into this stunning Bay, everyone who stood on that deck gasped at its beauty. The strange rock formations projected straight out of the water (over 1000 feet in height) like huge sentinels. The mountains behind the stunning Bay were a verdant green, it was like a Jurassic landscape with a dense, pristine and impenetrable rainforest canopy spreading way up into the mountains. It was late in the afternoon and the brilliant sunset lit up the peaks of those mountainous outcrops so that they glowed deep orange gold. The surrounding water was a transclucent aquamarine. It is one of those places and occasions that take your breath away; the colours of the sunset, the dramatic, huge and weird rock formations, the clarity of the sea and the unbelievable hospitality of the locals, was a sight and experience that will stay with me forever. It is the sort of place you can wax lyrical about and still not do it justice! This is one of the Top 10 places in the world to see before you die. If anyone ever doubted that God was an artist, please visit the Bay of Virgins ... it's so beautiful, it's spiritual.

Visited May 2011
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