Maupiti, the secret island, the small Bora Bora

As a secluded and charming island, Maupiti is reminiscent of Bora Bora in the 1960s. It is the smallest of the Society islands but features a paradise-like scenic getaway. Just like neighboring Bora Bora, Maupiti is a combination of mountains and atolls.

Tahitian Name: Vaitu

  • Located 280 km / 173 miles north west of Tahiti (Flight time: 1 hour) and 40 km / 24 miles from Bora Bora
  • Area: 11km2 / 6 sq miles
  • Population: 1,200
  • Main village: Vai’ea
  • Circle island road: 10km / 6 miles
  • Airport: Motu Tuanai
  • Highest peak: Mount Tiriano (372m / 1,220ft)
  • Ferry ride from Bora Bora with the “Maupiti Express” (1 hour)
Tiera Beach on Maupiti
Tiera Beach on Maupiti
Must see
  • Tiera beach or “the lovers’ beach”
  • Watermelon, melon and coprah plantations
  • Vai’ea village
  • Anoiau pass: diving
  • Hotu Parata cliffs: hiking
  • Sacred sites, red cliff, Vaitea Valley, Marae
The magic lagoon of Maupiti
The magic lagoon of Maupiti
Sunset at Papahani Guesthouse
Sunset at Papahani Guesthouse
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During your vacation
  • Helicopter ride over Maupiti
  • Lagoon discovery with Maupiti Nautique
  • All you need to know about Maupiti:
The cliff of Hotu Parata
The cliff of Hotu Parata

Customer reviews


26/12/2017 - Bruce et Aileen, USA

Yestahiti took all the worry out of planning a trip to an unfamiliar place. The catamaran with tahiti Yatch charters was the highlight of our trip. We had a wonderful time everything went smoothly and everything was beautiful We loved our trip.  Everything was perfect.  We could not have asked for a better experience.  The Catamaran...


05/12/2017 - Francesco,

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01/12/2017 - Colleen & Luis , -

Hello Frederic, The trip was amazing!  Intercontinental Moorea was stunning! Top notch resort. Room was beyond amazing!!  We loved every part of that hotel. Pearls Beach was cool but would next time stay at the Intercontinental Bora Bora. Your site and employees were amazing. We will use this company again for sure!!!   ...

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