The Marquesas Archipelago

The Marquesas Islands consist of a dozen high islands, like dark green fortresses bursting forth from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, located close to the equator and 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) from Tahiti.

Only six of these islands are inhabited: Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Fatu Hiva and Tahuata.