The ride from the airport to your destination, either on the mainland or another nearby motu, takes just minutes.
The ride takes you through the beautiful lagoon and scenic mountain landscapes that surround the island.
Air Tahiti can get you to the island of Maupiti 4 times a week.
Flights arrive from Papeete, Raiatea, and Bora Bora.
The airport is located on a motu, so you'll need to get from the motu to the mainland, or to another nearby motu, by boat. All hotels and pensions pick up their arriving guests........some for free, and some can charge as much as 2000 CFP.
There is a boat service between Bora Bora and Maupiti. The "Maupiti Express" is a 62-passenger boat that leaves Bora Bora on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:30 am. It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Maupiti and leaves Maupiti on the same day back to Bora Bora at 4 pm
If you want to rent a vehicle, your only option is a bike. You can bike around the island in about 30 minutes. You have to pay 1000 CFP (8 EUR). You can ask your pension/guesthouse to take care of it. When you are situated on a motu, they will be waiting with the bikes at the quay.
The Maupiti airport is located on a motu across the lagoon from the main island. If you have made reservations at a pension then they will arrange for a boat transfer. Otherwise, you can take a taxi boat that comes to the airport for each flight arrival.
You can walk around the main island of Maupiti in about two or three hours. A road encircles the island for about 10 km (6 miles).
The airport is very basic. It's an open-air building with a small counter and a couple of benches, that's all. Make sure you get to the airport one hour before departure of your flight.
Air Tahiti has four flights a week from Tahiti to Maupiti, with stops in Raiatea. It takes about an hour to get there.