Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
This island was made famous by Herman Melville, who deserted his ship and hid in one of the its valleys. Nuku Hiva is the largest island in the Marquesas archipelago, known for its breathtaking beauty. The town of Taiohae serves as the administrative and economic center.
Nuka Hiva can thank its volcanic origin for its dramatic scenery and its vast natural harbor that was formed upon the partial collapse of a volcano caldera.
Note: Nuku Hiva is a tender port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service.