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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Our 6 children went hiking in Bora Bora on Mount Otemanu with guide Tama’a and they said it was one of the best experiences of their lives! They learned about the French Polynesian culture, ate wild f... more »
We enjoyed Mount Otemanu once by taking a boat tour and daily via our direct view of the mountain from our over-water villa at The St. Regis. It was magical and mysterious as clouds moved up and aroun... more »
We went to Bora Bora in 1988. My dream of a lifetime bucket list. Two weeks and it is breath taking. I would love to return but now I know the cost has doubled to tripled for 2 weeks. A must go lifetime dream but real when arriving.
Machu Picchu of the Pacific. Stunning.
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