Maupiti / Polynesia
Maupiti is one of the most authentic islands of French Polynesia.
The core island is surmounted by a rocky mountain chain of three mountains. The lagoon, which can compete with the beauty of Bora Bora, is navigable only by a narrow passage, which is very difficult in heavy seas. Unspoilt beaches alternate with jagged rock formations.
On an island round trip, there are stone monuments in the noth in Haranai Valley, including a tiki, which is attributed to a phallic form and petroglyphs on turtle-shaped rocks. Before reaching the village of Vai'ea the road passes past the national Marae of Vai'ahu, a large coral shrine of which some were dedicated to the gods of fishing.