Located 315 km North West of the island of Tahiti and 40 km West of Bora Bora, Maupiti is a tiny island (11km2), secluded and authentic. Whether you fly from Papeete or take the boat from Bora Bora, Maupiti will immediately seduce with its splendor and quiet pace of life. Magnificent sceneries, endless white sandy beaches both on the island and the motu, legendary rocky peaks and ancient marae all blend nicely with the friendly and smiling style of the islanders.
The unmatched charm of Maupiti reflects in every inhabitants and family pensions where you will be introduced to the Tahitian lifestyle. Here, one mostly travels riding a bicycle or a canoe, marvelous ways to take one’s time and explore the beauties of the island. Stroll along the little road circling Maupiti or in the heart of the lagoon and enjoy every single moment.
There are still important marae on Maupiti: Vaiahu, 'Ōfera, pre-European sites loaded with history. Petroglyphs were carved on huge rocks in Haranae valley while the legendary outrigger canoe of the semi-God and hero, Hiro, lies in Vaitia valley. Just like anywhere else around Tahiti and her Islands, the combination between nature and legends is so powerful and harmonious that none could dissociate them.
Climbing up Mount Te'urafa'atiu (elevation 381m) offers an amazing panoramic view. The 360° view on the lagoon, motu and shape of Bora Bora in the distance is unforgettable. From Terei’a beach, superb and picturesque, you will walk to motu Auria across, joined by stingrays. Cliffs, caves and other local discoveries await visitors...