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Nuku-Hiva / Baie d’Hatiheu / Hatiheu
(votes: 1)
Type Anchorage
Country French Polynesia
City Hatiheu
Available places 10
Max depth 10 m
  • Water
  • WiFi
  • Shops
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For boats

Baie Hatiheu and the village Hatiheu is on NE corner of NukuHiva. The bay is 1.5 NM long what provide good protection before swell if E-SE is blowing.
Drop the anchor at position
08 deg 49.544 S and 140 deg 04.983 W (depth about 10m, sand)
There is enough place for many yachts, 10 or more, usually there is just a few. There could be some swell, specially when strong NE is blowing, but it is quite safe place.
Dinghy landing on concrete wharf with stairs located in SE part of the bay. There is a dirty road (300m) from wharf to the village.
Water on the wharf, take your containers. There is no possibility to berth to this wharf.
There is groceries with limited products, a church and restaurant,

For crews

No shower or WC.
WiFi: there is a WiFi (available at anchorage), name ViniSPOT, but it’s not free and rather quite slow. One hour cost about 4EUR, 20hrs – 40 EUR (payment via internet with credit card). In 2016 the system worked wrong and with 1hr credit you can surf all the time.
Hitehau is a graceful little village dominated by a crescent of black sand, soaring peaks and immaculate colorful gardens. The peaks are abut 300m high, on one of them is a white statue if the Virgin Mary, exected in 1872.
From Taipivai, follow the main road 7.5km up is impressive Teavatapuhiva Pass (490m), from which is magnificent view over the valley and bay.
In the village visit a church during Sunday service,  there are 2 groceries and nice restaurant with local food (they accept credit card).


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