Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora

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#2 of 13 in Nature in Society Islands
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. Arrange your visit to Mount Otemanu and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bora Bora using our Bora Bora road trip site .
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  • The lot is very beautiful, but lives covered by clouds. You need to be checking all the time to see when the top is visible.
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  • Wonderful to view. It was a highlight to see the views change with the clouds and weather. Circling the island b y boat to view the different aspects of the volcanic (dormant) cration.  more »
  • Changes shape and has so many amazing view from every angle.Would love to climb it but of course it's too dangerous plus that would be disrespectful to the locals. Hike up the neighboring twin peaks o...  more »
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  • Damp air is stagnant at the top seems to be in the clouds, clouds like always rests. I think people see a cloudless otemanu is lucky.
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  • Is the number 1 mountain in Bora Bora. Green up the beautiful mountain.
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