All accommodations here have meal plans. The restaurants at Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge and Pension Moana Nui are open to the public, but reservations are advised.
For inexpensive fare, a roulotte sets up on the waterfront next to Magasin Kamake (look for the big "Lotto" sign).
Lunch at Yvonne's -- Whether on a tour or on your own, plan to have lunch in Hatiheu at Restaurant Hinako Nui, at Yvonne Katupa's Chez Yvonne pension across the road from the beach (tel. 92.02.97; email@example.com). This thatched-roof charmer specializes in fresh seafood, including delicious shrimp beignets and char-grilled tropical lobster. Everything comes with fresh local vegetables and breadfruit fritters, and dessert is often flambéed bananas. Main courses range from 1,500CFP to 3,000CFP (US$19-US$38/£9.50-£19). If you decide to stay overnight, Yvonne has five simple bungalows to rent in the gardens behind the restaurant for 18,000CFP (US$225/£114) double, including all meals. Bring cash, since Yvonne does not accept credit cards.
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