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Mount Otemanu

French Polynesia
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Bora Bora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Mountains
Description: This jagged remnant of an ancient volcano rises up sharply more than 2,400 feet from the surface of a sparkling, turquoise lagoon.
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We are at IC Thalasso in an OWB at the very end of one pontoon (211). The mountain is just amazing. It is always changing. Clouds almost seem to shoot out of it like smoke at times. As the sun comes up it fills with color. Beautiful.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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445 reviews 445 reviews
203 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Saw it from our over the water bungalow. Nice to look at but nothing special. There are a lot of mountains in the area.

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cloudy most of the time, Mount Otemanu is the symbol of Bora Bora! After seen the mountain from different points of view, I think that the best view is from Motu Piti Aau!

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Austin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My 16 year old son and I are on vacation and we wanted to climb Mt. Otemanu. According to the Concierge at the St Regis where we were staying, hiking/climbing the mountain without a guide is prohibited by the local authorities (just to be clear, it was not the St Regis concierge saying it was the resort's policy, it was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really nothing special about he mountain. The mountain was like many in the Islands. Try to see it at sunset.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Didn't climb this mountain but it was a very impressive backdrop in all my photos. Must rain at some point in Bora Bora as the vegetation is lush and green Thankfully when we were there the weather was perfect

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Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at the intercontinental thalasso resort and spa and had a breathtaking view of Mt. Otemanu. It is definitely a picture perfect view. I also loved that depending on where on the angle you are the view looks completely different but just as spectacular

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Trinity Beach, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our resort was directly opposite Mt Otemanu and the view was amazing. Each time you looked at it there was a different hue or image. It also seemed to be covered in clouds and mist which gave spectacular photos. Beautiful and stunning.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

this is one of the remarkable destination in our tour. this volcano has different angles in different views. What a beautiful creation by the nature. Just amaizing view.

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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

In 1989 Bora Bora was not heavily built up with tourism in mind, in fact the shell of what was planned to be I think Club Med was in ruins, The island and it's surrounds were magic. The station building was still there along with a forgotten Land Rover, I wonder what it all looks like to-day. I will be... More

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