The Essentials Of Maupiti
1. The Lagoon
To discover the lagoon and its turquoise waters, a visit to Tereia beach is a must on the first day. Located at the south-eastern tip of the island, this magnificent white sand beach gives an idea of the tranquility of the stay to come. With its few coconut trees and its breathtaking view of the mountains, it offers a timeless experience, far from the hustle and bustle of traditional tourist beaches. With the exception of a few trailers, calm and simplicity are the order of the day.
Diving in Maupiti offers the chance to swim next to the manta rays. Every morning, the manta rays gather around the “cleaning station”. With their mouths open, the manta rays come for a natural cleaning by the numerous small fishes of the coral mass. Watching this majestic ballet is a must-see experience in Maupiti.
2. The Main Island
Maupiti is a high island whose mountains offer incredible views of the lagoon and the ocean. From the top of its 372 m, Mount Teurafaatui gives a 360° panorama on the island and a beautiful view on its neighbor Bora Bora. It is the guarantee of an extraordinary visual.
An alternative to hiking in Maupiti‘s mountains is to go around the island on foot or by bike. A few hours are enough, but you can enhance the experience with breaks for swimming, eating or contemplation. This will be an opportunity to discover the flowery village of Vaiea and some archaeological remains of the Polynesian civilization.
3. Immersion In The Local Culture
The important thing, as always in Polynesia, is to remain simple and open to discussion and exchange. Indeed, the local residents are renowned for their generosity and hospitality. They will give you the keys to enter this little paradise.
Maupiti is a village life where everyone knows and greets each other. It’s also a boarding house where you share your meal with local residents and tourists from all over the world. We gather on Saturdays for the traditional Tahitian oven to the sound of the ukulele. It’s a very slow pace, ideal for immersion. The atmosphere is intimate, in contact with the real and the authentic.
Maupiti in a Nutshell
Maupiti offers visitors an idyllic setting where “simplicity” and “authenticity” will probably be the key words for their vacation. The incredible impression of being at the end of the world is reinforced by the notorious absence of mass tourism. We are far from the islands of Tahiti or Bora Bora, as much for the general atmosphere as for the quality of the offer on site.
Maupiti’s reputation is well established. It is a destination to be experienced in complete intimacy in contact with a generous and stunning nature. Two to three nights on site are necessary to discover and enjoy the island. For any information and advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to help you organize your vacation in Maupiti and the rest of French Polynesia.