Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora

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#2 of 13 in Nature in French Polynesia
Head up to the base of Mount Otemanu, an impressive natural monument whose volcanic rock peak marks the highest point on Bora Bora. While the brittle, jagged, 727 m (2,385 ft) summit is too inhospitable to be accessed, you can hike or take a 4x4 trip up to the base of the mountain. The latter option remains the most popular, because of the jungle's density and the difficulty of the walk. Look up at the black, rugged top of the mountain (visible across the island) as it stands in sharp contrast to the lush greens and bright blues of most of the landscape. Put Mount Otemanu on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bora Bora itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    View of Mt. otemanu priority, and stayed at the Meridian. Friendly and helpful as I thought. In the front room of the mountain! Tahiti is during the summer season, you want to go again.
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  • August 14, 2017
    This mountain identifies the island of Bora Bora, represents nature in all its splendor, advisable to see it from all points of the lagoon and in the time range of the day. Impressive when they come down the clouds. Spectacular.
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  • August 5, 2017
    We woke up every morning with the view of Mount Otemanu!! What a beaut! We didn't get a chance to explore it, but it sure was a beautiful sight!!  more »

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