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Hanavave, also known as Anava, is a small town located on the eastern coast of the island of Hiva Oa in French Polynesia. It is situated in the southern part of the Marquesas Islands and is one of the most isolated settlements in the archipelago.

Hanavave is a small, picturesque town with a population of about 1,000 people. It is built on a hillside, surrounded by lush tropical forests and the beautiful blue waters of the South Pacific. The town has a few basic amenities, including a few small shops and restaurants, but it is mainly known for its stunning natural beauty.

The town is the site of several important historical events. It was the place where the first Europeans, led by the Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendaña, first landed in the Marquesas Islands in 1595. It was also the site of a major battle between French and Spanish forces in 1842.

Hanavave is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore the town’s unique culture, enjoy the stunning scenery and take part in the many activities available. The town is home to several traditional events, such as the annual Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is held every year in June.

Hanavave is also a great place to go for a swim or snorkel, as the waters around the town are teeming with colourful fish and coral reefs. There are plenty of places to stay in the area, including a few beachfront hotels and resorts.

Hanavave is a beautiful and peaceful town, full of natural beauty and a rich history. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of French Polynesia.

Excursion tips for a day in Hanavave

En tant que touriste à Hanavave en Polynésie française, vous pouvez profiter de nombreuses activités intéressantes pendant votre journée. Voici quelques-unes des choses que vous pourriez faire :

1. Explorer le village de Hanavave et ses alentours, en vous promenant à travers les rues pour admirer les maisons traditionnelles et les jardins tropicaux.
2. Visiter le Musée de l'île et découvrir la culture et l'histoire de la Polynésie française.
3. Se baigner dans les eaux turquoises et se prélasser sur les plages de sable blanc immaculées.
4. Aller à la pêche et déguster un délicieux repas de poisson frais.
5. Participer à une excursion en bateau autour de l'île et admirer la vue sur les magnifiques paysages côtiers.
6. Faire de la plongée sous-marine et observer la vie marine colorée.
7. Participer à une excursion à cheval et explorer les montagnes et les forêts tropicales.
8. Participer à des cours de cuisine traditionnelle polynésienne et apprendre à préparer des plats locaux.
9. Se détendre dans les eaux thermales naturelles et profiter des bienfaits de leurs minéraux.
10. Se divertir dans les nombreux bars et restaurants du village et déguster des plats locaux et des boissons tropicales.

Experience Hanavave with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Hanavave. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Hanavave

Le climat à Hanavave en Polynésie française est agréable tout au long de l'année. En été (de décembre à avril), les températures sont chaudes et humides, avec des températures moyennes comprises entre 26 et 31 degrés Celsius et des précipitations abondantes. En hiver (de mai à novembre), le temps est plus sec et plus frais, avec des températures moyennes comprises entre 22 et 27 degrés Celsius et des précipitations plus faibles. Les vents sont généralement modérés tout au long de l'année, avec des rafales plus fortes pendant les mois d'été.

Cruise weather for Hanavave

Our weather forecast for Hanavave helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 26.4 °C
32.8 m/s
37.4 m/s
15.1 %
23.4 m
70.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 26.2 °C
31.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
15.0 %
23.3 m
70.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 25.7 °C
31.3 m/s
33.8 m/s
6.2 %
22.7 m
75.2 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 26.2 °C
19.8 m/s
21.2 m/s
1.4 %
24.1 m
71.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 26.4 °C
28.1 m/s
29.9 m/s
2.5 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.6 °C
28.1 m/s
31.3 m/s
28.1 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 26.4 °C
25.3 m/s
26.6 m/s
3.8 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 26 °C
32.8 m/s
35.5 m/s
32.4 %
22.0 m
75.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 26.3 °C
36.0 m/s
41.4 m/s
30.6 %
23.9 m
76.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 26.3 °C
36.4 m/s
41.0 m/s
19.5 %
22.0 m
74.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 26.5 °C
33.1 m/s
36.0 m/s
35.1 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.9 °C
min: 26.4 °C
34.6 m/s
37.8 m/s
31.3 %
22.3 m
76.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.1 °C
min: 26.3 °C
35.6 m/s
37.4 m/s
46.2 %
21.1 m
76.3 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 26.8 °C
min: 26.3 °C
27.0 m/s
28.1 m/s
32.0 %
24.1 m
70.8 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Hanavave

Would you like to travel to Hanavave on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Hanavave.

Scheduled ship calls in Hanavave, French Polynesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:30 am 02:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Apr. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:30 am 01:30 pm
Oct. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Oct. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 02:00 pm 06:30 pm
Jan. 20th 2026 Tuesday, 20th of Jan. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Mar. 3rd 2026 Tuesday, 3rd of Mar. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
May 26th 2026 Tuesday, 26th of May 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Jun. 23rd 2026 Tuesday, 23rd of Jun. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Aug. 18th 2026 Tuesday, 18th of Aug. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Oct. 27th 2026 Tuesday, 27th of Oct. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm
Dec. 22nd 2026 Tuesday, 22nd of Dec. 2026 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 05:30 pm 06:30 pm

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