Satellite photo of Motu One
(Society Islands)


    Part of the commune of Maupiti such as the islands Manuae and Maupihaa, this small atoll of the Society Islands is only populated with marine turtles and sea birds. It was discovered in 1824 by the Russian navigator Otto von Kotzebue, who gave it the name of a famous explorer of the Antarctic, the Russian admiral Bellingshausen. In Tahitian, Motu One means Sand Island.

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