The islands of Polynesia extend thousands of miles across much of the Pacific Ocean and are some of the most remote places on earth. Some are high islands, formed from old volcanoes, while others are low coral atolls. All are separated by great distances and are difficult to find. The most popular island is Easter Island, or Rapa Nui. Although Dutch explorers named it Paaseiland (Easter Island) in honor of the day they arrived, it is know by it's inhabitants as Rapa Nui. It covers roughly 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean. It is so popular because of its giant stone heads. Almost 900 moai statues stand on the small island. Some in groups and some randomly scattered around the coastline. They draw in the major part of the islands income, as the economy is largely based in tourism. There are many other islands, in fact there are more than a thousand other islands in Polynesia. They include Bora Bora, Tahiti, Samoa, Hawaii, and even New Zealand.