Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora
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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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  • We visited thanks to a hike quads and jetski, really worth it because it allows you to see the lagoon from above that has spectacular colors, even the postcards make the beauty of this island.
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  • It makes a lot of fun driving around on Bora-Bora and observe the hustle and bustle. Also on the mount Otemanu you can boot up and you have a wonderful view on sea and the Motus. However, I find it much better to live (overwater Villa) in motu hotel rooms and to see the mountain from a distance. The "Otemanu view" is pretty much the most beautiful, what makes this island. Itself, when clouds form above, it looks ever more magical. Somehow it reminds me of the small issue of the Matterhorn. :-)
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  • We went to tour the island in an electric car, delays you an hour or so, but it is completely worthwhile, is very nice
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