I have been here a couple of time for work, as I work on a ship. If you are a serious history buff, this place is amazing. The islands are covered in Japanese fortifications, equipment, and ship wrecks. At low tide you can also see many US tanks that appear in the water. The rest however is what most of the reviews talk about. Only 5% of the island is actually powered. It survives only by donations from other countries. And it estimates as at all accurate, it will fade into the ocean over the next 40 or 50 years. So most of the population has began leaving.
Long shuttle ride, not much there. Plus side is this place has not been visited by a lot of tourism. Didn't find Good snorkeling. No shops just local crafts. The ship brings school supplies and donations for the islands. Tourist are welcome to bring supplies for school children .
Visited: Mar 09, 2019
Nothing to do, no electric or running water
Visited: Jan 20, 2019
Terrible. Was forced to go here because of some law but it's where they should film survivor
Visited: Jan 14, 2019
We were skirting a storm for most of the South Pacific part of the cruise. The wind was so bad the captain decided it wasn't safe to use tenders. We could see some pretty good sized breakers hitting on both sides of the channel so it was probably a good thing. The only South Pacific port that we had clear blue skies was Nuka Hiva. I only gave it 1 star since we didn't get to go ashore, not because the island would not have been an interesting experience.
I know a lot of people complain about the travel time to come here, but my wife and I absolutely loved seeing such a primitive island. The water so clear and blue and beach was awesome too. The seas were rough, but it made for an amazing pool party. The pool turned into a wave pool and everyone instantly became best friends while enjoying the crazy seas. I loved seeing everyone stumbling back and forth in the halls trying to keep balance. Bad side would be if you get motion sick(which many did), but we have strong stomachs and had a great time
shuttle to "private beach" waste of money. walk around island and beach. four lovely sea days worth the trip.
Visited: Jan 20, 2007
The swimming area was beautiful and the water warm and clear
Visited: Oct 28, 2006
We just walked around and sat on the beach. It was great.
Visited: Mar 01, 2006
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