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    Marquesas – Hiva Oa.

    How do I begin to describe Hiva Oa ? What an introduction to my first experience of Pacific island life. It is the second largest island of the Marquesas archipelago and has a population of circa 2,200 people. It is almost unique in that it’s coastal belt is devoid of coral shelves and as a consequence the coast is exposed to the full vigor of the prevailing sea conditions. Inland infrastructure is very limited so the only way to truly explore the many bays that adorn the coast is by boat. We feel very privileged to be in such an enviable position to have such a facility at our disposal.…