Currency Exchange -- Maupiti does not have a bank, which explains why most pensions here do not accept credit cards. Bring enough cash or traveler's checks to cover your anticipated expenses.

Emergencies & Police -- The emergency police telephone number is tel. 17. Maupiti does not have its own gendarmerie (the nearest is on Bora Bora), so ask your pension staff for assistance in case of emergency.

Healthcare -- The government infirmary (tel. 67.80.18) is in the mairie (town hall) complex in Vaiea village.


Internet Access -- The Internet is minimally present on Maupiti. There is no cybercafe on the island, so ask if your pension has, or can arrange, access if you can't live without e-mail or surfing the Web while here.

Post Office -- The post office is in the mairie (town hall) complex in Vaiea village. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 3pm, Friday from 7am to 2pm.

Visitor Information -- There is no visitor information office on Maupiti, so be sure to pick up an island map before you get here.


Water -- Don't drink the tap water on Maupiti. Bottled water is available at the grocery stores.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.