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


19/06/2018 - Elodie, France

Excellent, what an organization at the top! Really thank you, everything was very well managed!


24/01/2018 - Paolo, Italy

Excellent Yes! Everything was perfect. One of the best vacations of my life !!! Hotels, particularly, the ones in Bora Bora where top notch. Yes. I would recommend Tahiti (beautiful), Bora Bora (super) and Rangiroa!


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...

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