Maupiti

Maupiti

General information

  • Archipelago : Windward islands (Society islands)
  • Population : 1 256
  • Area : 14 sq. km
  • Highest point :  Mt Teurafaatiu (372 meters)

Why Maupiti ?

  • Its exceptional scenery with endless white sandbanks and a pristine turquoise lagoon
  • Its authentic atmosphere and unspoiled landscapes
  • Its archaeological treasures scattered in nature that will make you discover the mysterious past of this island

Photos of Maupiti

At just over 300 kilometers east of Tahiti, Maupiti is a small isolated island at the tip of the Society Islands archipelago. It is a small jewel that has nothing to envy to its famous neighbor, Bora Bora. Impressive and proud as a medieval fortress, a rocky peak overlooks a lagoon of exceptional beauty.

Protected by a notoriously difficult pass, the island remains relatively isolated. It is perhaps thanks to this this unspoilt serenity, to this protected nature, that sea turtles continue to lay their eggs on the white sandy beaches of Maupiti.

Here, nature remains the absolute master and a few guest houses located on the island of Maupiti or its surrounding islets will know how to make you share these moments of harmony unique to our islands.

An island with an authentic atmosphere, nestled in the heart of a jade lagoon, opened on the ocean by a single pass. Crossing the lagoon, you can admire the stripes of the Leopard or Manta rays, the many colorful fishes and the outstanding coral gardens.

Cultural treasures to discover: the Haranai Valley and its stone monuments, the Vaitea Valley where lies the legendary canoe of Hiro, the red cliff of the warrior Nina Here, the “Marae” Ofera on the “motu” of Tiapa’a, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Polynesia dating from the ninth century on the “motu” Pae’ao.

Many sights to contemplate during guided hikes: the village of Vai’ea beneath the cliffs whose caves provide shelter for sea birds, the cliff of Hotu Parata 165m above sea level, the single endemic flower of the Pitihahei islet, the Tiare Hina, large plantations of watermelons and melons of the “Motu” Auira.

Guesthouses and homestays integrated harmoniously in nature, most of which are located on the “motu”, away from the artificial and the heart of the legendary Polynesian hospitality.

Maupiti lodging