Maupiti, the little sister of Bora Bora is one of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. You can get there by plane or by boat.

Maupiti©_Michael Runkel

Getting to Maupiti

The flight from Tahiti-Faa’a airport takes 55 minutes. The airport in Maupiti is situated on motu Tuanai and a shuttle service will take you to the main village in about 30 minutes. You can also get to Maupiti by sea. The Maupiti Express has a twice-weekly service from Bora Bora. There is also mooring for sailboats at motu Tuanai.

Getting around in Maupiti

Once you’ve arrived in Maupiti, you’ll see that getting around is fairly easy because the island is quite small. The best way is to walk or rent a bike. Most of the tourist sites are grouped in the same area and a gentle stroll or bike ride is an excellent way of meeting the friendly local population.

Cycling in Maupiti © Marc Gérard Photography

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What’s the best time of year to visit Maupiti ?

The sun shines in Maupiti all year round. There are two seasons, dry, from March to November, and rainy. Temperatures reach 28°C in the dry season and 25° to 35°C in the rainy season.

Which airline flies to Maupiti?

The domestic airline, Air Tahiti has regular flights to Maupiti from Tahiti, Raiatea and Bora Bora.

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