Toopua

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Toopua Island
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The Bora Bora Group.
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
CoordinatesCoordinates: 16°31′S 151°46′W / 16.52°S 151.77°W / -16.52; -151.77
ArchipelagoSociety Islands
Area1.45 km2 (0.56 sq mi)
Highest elevation148 m (486 ft)
Highest pointMount Mauaohunoa
Administration
France
CommuneBora Bora Commune
Island GroupBora Bora
Largest settlementAtivahia (pop. 50 inhabitants)
Demographics
Population70 (2016)
Pop. density48.3/km2 (125.1/sq mi)

Motu Toopua is a 1.45 km2 (0.6 sq mi) island in the Bora Bora Islands Group, within the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is the located between Toopua Iti, and Tapu.

Geography[edit]

Motu Toopua in the west is a high island up to 148 m over the sea surface (Mount Mauaohunoa) of the rest of the former crater rim and also consists of volcanic rocks.

History[edit]

On Toopua, as on the main island, was one of the stratified tribal societies (named Ativahia), and it was in constant rivalries and wars among the other tribes.

Administration[edit]

The island is part of Bora Bora Commune.

Demographics[edit]

Ativahia, the main village of the island, is on the south east corner, facing Bora Bora Island Toopua is the 2nd most populous island in the Bora Bora Commune. Its current population includes many private households and also the staff of the resorts on the island.

Tourism[edit]

The Island boasts many resorts.

Transportation[edit]

After arriving in Fa'a'ā International Airport, an Air Tahiti inter-island flight (50 minutes) will bring you to Bora Bora Airport.

You will need to board the airline's catamaran shuttle to Vaitape, where you can hire a boat to Toopua. Conrad Hilton resort operates a helipad on the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lagoon resort closed following cyclone". Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  2. ^ 16°31′23″S 151°46′12″W / 16.523°S 151.77°W / -16.523; -151.77
  3. ^ as of 2017
  4. ^ "Conrad Hilton Bora Bora Nui". Retrieved July 28, 2017.

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