The view of Hanatekhuua Beach from above is akin to the space shuttle images of Earth, brilliant blue water interrupted only by emerald green gems of land. This island was formed from millions of years of volcanic eruption and to this day only has about three-thousand residents who call it home. The clear blue water is excellent for snorkeling and the piercing white sand will contour perfectly to your relaxed body. Climbing the lush green hills makes you feel as though you are on top of the world. This beach is the crown jewel in French Polynesia’s treasure chest.
Flying to Hiva Oa in French Polynesia is easier than you expect. Air Tahiti flies from many international hubs around the world to Papeete,Tahiti then to Hiva Oa. Papeete is the biggest and most commonly used airport in French Polynesia and is most likely where your layover will be, no matter where you are flying from. However, you can also look into to Hiva Nuku, Hiva Oa’s larger, sister island. Once you’ve landed in Hiva Oa, hop in a taxi or a pre-arranged car service and enjoy breathtaking views as your car heads to the ocean. North Americans can fly to Auckland, New Zealand from where they can get a direct flight to Papeete. You can also get a direct flight almost every day from Vancouver to Auckland. Using flight search engines, you can find the best prices and the best times to book your journey from Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and many more destinations around the world.