Satellite photo of Maiao
(Society islands)


    Maiao is a small island of the Society Islands (Windward Islands) which counted 300 inhabitants in 2007. On this satellite view, you can see 2 salt lakes, Roto Iti and Roto Rahi as well as the coral reef. Maiao is called "l'icirc;le Interdite" (Prohibited Island), because no foreigner has the right to set foot on it, since an Englishman appropriated the island about 1930. Maiao Island sheltered a cannibal leader, Tamatafetu, who was stoned to death in order of his wife Feito, who had not the same tastes as he in cooking.

The Windward Islands : Tahiti  Moorea  Maiao  Mehetia  Tetiaroa  The Leeward Islands : Bora-Bora  Huahine  Maupiti  Raiatea  Tahaa  Manuae  Maupihaa  Motu One  Tupai