Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands

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Its name means “sunrise” in Marquesan, and this tiny, 19-square-mile island in the Marquesas archipelago. The island’s beauty extends to its architecture, especially its huge Catholic church, which was built by the Vatican and decorated with stunning stained-glass windows and beautiful local carvings.

Language: French, Tahitian     Currency: CFP franc (XPF)