“Marquesas Islands are certainly the most mythical of all French Polynesia. Land of Legends, the Marquesas abound with (archaeological) remains, of which the very famous “marae”, (are) true open sky museum (s).”
Video & Text Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme
The remote Marquesas Islands are a world apart from the Society Islands. They are separate and unique. The landscape itself is fiercely rugged with high mountains, hidden waterfalls, and jungle-like forests. Notice how these qualities have influenced the Marquesan dance elements and costumes.