Firstly the Marquesas islands are known to preserve their nature and mode of life. Due to their isolation, these islands seem to be the best place to discover Polynesian culture, including dances and songs. The famous Polynesian tattoos are also original from the Marquesas islands.
Marquesas islands are the best in French Polynesia for horse riding and hiking.
Nuku Hiva The biggest island of Marquesas. It is a land of magic valleys and bays, a number of religious sites and wonderful waterfalls.
Hiva Oa, the island of gods, is also called “Gauguin island”. The famous French artist Paul Gauguin had been living there for several years looking for harmony and calmness. Gauguin dead there in 1903 and he was buried in the Catholic Calvary Cemetery of Hiva Oa.