Sumptuous View over Maupiti and the LagoonSumptuous View over Maupiti and the Lagoon
©Sumptuous View over Maupiti and the Lagoon|Karl Shakur
The unspoiled island

Discreet Maupiti

The Islands of Tahiti as it used to be
55 min flight from Tahiti
Vaiera Administrative center
Surface area 11 km²
1 286 inhabitants

There are no luxury hotels or overwater bungalows on Maupiti. That’s not the way of things here. Instead, the welcome is friendly and local in a Tahitian Guesthouse. Surrounded by magnificent banks of white sand and a stunning lagoon, the island also has a long and eventful history.

Haven of peace and culture

Intimate and secretive

Maupiti is the most northern of the Society Islands. In a referendum, the inhabitants voted not to accept the implantation of luxury hotel chains on their island and Maupiti has thus retained its authentic character. The main source of revenue for the islanders, apart from tourism, is the cultivation of watermelons and the fabrication of traditional penu (pestles) from volcanic rock, which are prized items in kitchens throughout The Islands of Tahiti. Dominated by  Mount Teurafaatiu, (380 meters), the island’s 11 km2 are home to many archeological remains. Maupiti, a way of life that will charm you in a setting that will take your breath away.

Different means of transport

How to get here

    Plane

  Flight charter

Helicopter

   Sailboat cruise

   Passenger ferry 

The different means of transport

Be active

Culture, hiking, snorkeling…

Need more informations ?

Contact the island's tourism committee

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