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Address: French Polynesia
Description: This jagged remnant of an ancient volcano rises up sharply more than 2,400...
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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The lighthouse of Bora Bora

Mount Otemanu can be seen everywhere you are at Bora Bora, and it looks beautiful especially when you are on the boat surrounded by the most beautiful water on earth.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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HK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful trees and flowers. Very good look out points of the sea. Great way to spend early morning or late afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Mount Otemanu can be seen everywhere you are at Bora Bora, and it looks beautiful especially when you are on the boat surrounded by the most beautiful water on earth.

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Mount Otemanu towers over bora bora and her stunning blue seas. I would recommend cycling around the island to get the many perspectives and different views of this mountain. Dominates the skyline from the motus

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Dallas, Texas
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275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Bora Bora is an extinct volcano, the remnants of the original mountains simply tower over a lagoon circled with islets that form the rim of the ancient cauldron. It is a majestic setting, stunning views of these jagged peaks that dominate the lush tropical landscape with Mount Otemanu being the highest of the two peaks. It is castle like, piercing... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What is facinating is the various and widely different views/perspectives you get from around the island looking at this majestic mountain. Something very magical about it and almost memorizing... *Take a 2hr jet ski tour to see the various views.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This volcanic mountain, now extinct, is the icon of Bora Bora. You can recognize Bora Bora over photos in two ways: the lagoon with it's unique reef, and Mount Otemanu. While some think that you can climb the mountain all the way to the top, please stop right now as this mountain is formed by volcanic rocks, and is very... More 

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Nurmijarvi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We made the climb to Anau cave with Erick from 4x4 safaris. He was a very nice and experienced guide. The climb was hard but feasible for us (50+ experienced trekkers). The scenery is just stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took a 4WD tour of Mount Otemanu in May 2010 on our honeymoon. It was amazing! Five years later and I can still remember it. There are very limited "land" activities in Bora Bora, but this is one sight that is worth seeing.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very fun to ride in the 4 wheel drive vehicles up the mountains to get to the terrific view from the top. Can picture the WWII soldiers making the paths and driving their jeeps up.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The most iconic landmark that make Bora Bora stood out from other French Polynesian Island. During our 7 days in Bora Bora, we've seem it from all angles. There are actually two mountains, Mt. Otemanu & Mt Pahia. I have to say, Mt Otemanu looks somewhat hideous from the west side & north side, and absolutely stunning from the central... More 

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