Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Nuku Hiva Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
this place was very comfortable and the security guard even rounded up a few blankets for my girlfriend and I! – Mark and Heather
NHV Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Nuku Hiva Airport.
What to Expect
Nuku Hiva Airport (code: NHV) has a tiny, rustic terminal that handles a few regional routes. Bring your own snacks and entertainment as we are unable to confirm eateries, shops, or WiFi.
Where to Sleep
This airport likely closes by sunset daily, so overnight stays are not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 45 minutes from the airport but do offer transfer services for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Nuku Hiva Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Pension Koku’u – (45 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are 3500 CFP (about $34 USD) per person. » Check Rates
- Keikahanui Pearl Lodge– (45 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
- Pension Moana Nui – (45 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Nuku Hiva Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Because the airport has no runway lights, its opening hours depend on the sunrise and sunset.
Nuku Hiva airport is served by the following airline: Air Tahiti.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.
There are no taxis or public transportation in this area, so you will need to make arrangements for pickup, prior to arrival.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.