Tupai (Tahitian: Tūpai), also called Motu Iti, is a low-lying atoll in Society Islands, French Polynesia. It lies 19 km to the north of Bora Bora and belongs to the western Leeward Islands (French: Îles Sous-le-vent). This small atoll is only 11 km2 in area. Its broad coral reef encloses a shallow sandy lagoon. There are almost continuous long wooded motus on Tupai's reef. Tupai has no permanent residents apart from some workers in the coconut plantations. There is a private airfield on Tupai; it was inaugurated in 2001, and its use is restricted.

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LocationPacific Ocean
ArchipelagoSociety Islands
Area11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Overseas collectivityFrench Polynesia
Population0 (permanent)


The atoll of Tupai belongs administratively to the commune of Bora Bora.

In 1926 the island was considered for settling a small community of Slovak colonists but was later dropped in favor of the Marquesas Islands[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 16°17′S 151°50′W / 16.283°S 151.833°W / -16.283; -151.833