Maupiti , French Polynesia


Maupiti is an island to the west of the Leeward Islands in French Polynesia. It is the westernmost volcanic high island in the archipelago, 40 km west of Bora Bora. Its coordinates are: 16°25' S 152°15' W. Maupiti itself has a highest peak of 380 metres and a surface area of 11 square kilometers.There are archaeological artefacts dating from at least AD 850. The first European to arrive on the island was the Dutchman Jakob Roggeveen in 1722. Historically, the island has had strong cultural links with Bora Bora.-Wikipedia-