The Other Islands Sights

Taipivai

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 03/29/2016

Fodor's Review

Melville based his celebrated novel Typee on his experiences in Nuku Hiva and the time he spent in the valley of Taipivai. The large and fertile valley is around 16 km (10 mi) from Taiohae and can be reached by boat. Taipivai features the best archaeological sites in the Marquesas.

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