The marae has a surrounding wall of basalt 40 feet long and 17 meters wide, stone blocks together. Overlooking the inner courtyard is partially paved and contains 15 stones, 2 stones records and 3 rectangular cists. There is a strange atmosphere generated by the timber * mape on this site. The ahu, with a height of about 50 cm, separated from the wall was lined in the upper plate coral, typical of marae from the inside of the Windward Islands.
Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti. Moorea means "yellow lizard" in Tahitian. An older name for the island is Aimeho, sometimes spelled Aimeo or Eimeo (among other spellings misunderstood by early visitors with no knowledge of the language). Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moorea as York Island.