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Bay of Anaho, Bay of Haatuatua is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hatiheu, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 1,332 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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The track is easy, running east under the coconut trees, the Pandanus, and the giant mango trees. There are a few houses and some archaeological remains. Anaho Bay, shaped like a horseshoe, is reached after a good hour. It is in this idyllic shelter that the writer Robert Louis Stevenson anchored his sailboat, the Casco, in 1888. Nothing has changed since his enthusiastic description. Thin white sand beach embedded in a basalt amphitheater, the bay is home to one of the rare coral gardens of the archipelago: you have to think about taking your mask and snorkel. After swimming, continue on a steep climb to the Teavaimaoaoa Pass (218 m) for a breathtaking view of the entire cove. From there, you will leave heading east towards another bay: Haatuatua, with its long beach of blond sand.

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