Maupiti

Maupiti is an island in the Leeward Islands in French Polynesia.

Understand

Maupiti is situated at the extreme west of the Society Islands, about 300 km from Tahiti and 40 km from Bora Bora. It is a small island with a surface of about 9 square km and about 1.200 inhabitants. It was discovered in 1722 by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen. The island was hit by a heavy cyclone in 1997.

Maupiti's main attractions are the 5 motu (small islets): Motu Paeao, Motu Auira, Motu Tiapaa, Motu Pitihahai and Motu Tuanai.

Get in

By plane

Air Tahiti offers flights to Maupiti from

The airport is on Motu Tuanai. The boat transfer by private taxi-boats to the main city takes 15min.

By boat

Maupiti Express runs the Maupiti Express 2 from Bora Bora to Maupiti on Tue, Thu and Sat. Maupiti Express 2 leaves Vaitape on Bora Bora at 8.30am and arrives at Maupiti at 10.15am, leaving Maupiti again at 4pm and arriving at Bora Bora at 5.45pm. One way fare is CFP 3000, return CFP 4000 (2009).

See

Maupiti has 30 archaeological sites whiche are clearly signposted. The temples (marae) of the gods covered the four corners of the island.


Do

Go next

By plane

Air Tahiti offers flights from Maupiti to

By boat

Maupiti Express [www.maupitiexpress.com] runs the Maupiti Express 2 from Bora Bora to Maupiti on Tue, Thu and Sat. Maupiti Express 2 leaves Maupiti at 4pm and arrives at Bora Bora at 5.45pm. One way fare is CFP 3000, return CFP 4000 (2009).

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