Belvedere Lookout
Belvedere Lookout
4.5
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Overlooking the panoramic Opunohu Valley and Cook and Opunohu Bays, this spectacular scenic overlook was the setting in the popular film, "Return of the Bounty."
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  • Deanne D
    Wellington, New Zealand1,412 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb views
    Take the side road up to the lookout. The views were very good. Can see both the bays from the top and you are close to the awesome shaped mountains. There is plenty of parking further down the hill if the car park at the very top is full.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • ROCruiser
    Claremont, California4,574 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Miles around
    We came here on our bus tour when our cruise ship visited the island in place of Maui on the transpacific sailing. Did not expect to see such beautiful views. It was raining when we first arrived on the island and Belvedere Lookout was our first stop. While driving up, the driver was notified that the road up was blocked by a fallen tree so we turned around and came back at the end of the tour. Much better because the rain stopped by then and we were able to see the beautiful sights for miles around. We could even see our cruise ship waiting for us.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 25, 2024
  • Elect_nginear
    Irvine, California490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice reward for the trek up!
    Glad we decided to take the road up to Belvedere lookout. The east road is partly dirt so avoid if you can, the west road is well paved. The view is very nice on a clear day but beware when your busses arrive it gets crowded and more difficult to get photos without someone in it
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2024
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drmader
Orinda, CA2,921 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
We were dropped by beach by a cab, and we walked through the most beautiful fertile valley. Lush w cows and even little crabs along the sides..views of the mountains.. but ca s on this road are crazy.. construction workers , maybe people who live up here... we have found island drivers to be crazy . They don’t slow down so move over and stay alert. It’s a long gradual
Climb up a paved road through thick jungle. Good work out . We didn’t make it all the way to the top because we had a set time to meet the cab back at the beach.. which was a drag. We set out a bit too late and didn’t have a good sense of where we were going. The lower cooks trail may have been better. Concierge should’ve been better to explain time frames and goals for this but good work out and beautiful and we were happy to leave the resort and try some allow 3 hours( 1.5 up to top) ..if on foot but I think the electric bike would be fun. We saw a group of atvs also
Botanical gardens and magic mountain hikes( $2 o person for Thai one) also things to try near hilton that are shorter and offer great views.
Written October 24, 2020
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Belvedere Lookout provides a scenic view of Opunohu Bay and Cook's Bay. A good location for taking photos of the islands and its mountains. At 240m elevation, access is via a narrow one lane road that twists and turns up the mountain. On cruise ship days you have to manoeuvre around the tour buses.
Written March 13, 2020
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Laurie L
Plymouth, MN607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
It’s a very easy drive to the overlook – it’s not at the top of the mountain. It’s 100% paved road with a few narrow spots but all were passable for two vehicles. They’re also in the process of widening it, so it can only get better for future visitors.
It’s a nice vantage point to see the mountains and valleys with the added bonus of fresh coconut water at the top.
Written November 3, 2020
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M J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a great drive to get an appreciation for the topography of Moorea. I was told the north side of the volcano sank into the ocean, so the cone you see and the two bays on either side was the center of the volcano. The rock wall behind you is the remaining south side. This vista showcases it well. Not a good place to see sunset in March, the sun set behind the wall to the west.
A bonus is the Tahitian antiquities site on the way up. Very cool jungle walk through a number of ruins of villiage and agricultural sites. It is well signed in English. A great opportunity to see jungle and antiquities. Cooler in the jungle. Decent shoes required and a few stream crossings.
Written March 12, 2020
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Melissa
Phoenix, AZ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Beautiful view! We went to Belvedere Lookout as part of a 1/2 day 4x4 island exclusion. The view were amazing and we enjoyed learning about the history of the island from our tour guide. It was a bit buggy so I would pack some bug spray.
Written September 20, 2020
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Jeff M
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
The outlooks can be accessed via a safe and well maintained paved road. Best to access via a scooter or car as hike would be long and challenging. There are hiking trails at the top once you arrive. The view itself is great. Definitely visit while on the island.
Written January 3, 2022
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We came here on our bus tour when our cruise ship visited the island in place of Maui on the transpacific sailing. Did not expect to see such beautiful views. It was raining when we first arrived on the island and Belvedere Lookout was our first stop. While driving up, the driver was notified that the road up was blocked by a fallen tree so we turned around and came back at the end of the tour. Much better because the rain stopped by then and we were able to see the beautiful sights for miles around. We could even see our cruise ship waiting for us.
Written February 25, 2024
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Mary D
Salt Lake City, UT17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is THE view of Moorea’s two stunning bays on either side of Belvedere. Hope for a clear day but go anyway. Take advantage of nearby hikes that offer different perspectives of that view, just make sure to wear the right shoes. And check out the Maraes on the way down or up that also offer many trails. Otherwise your excursion will be reduced to hopping out of the car to look, snap a photo and leave. Savor this one.
Written January 17, 2020
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Great viewpoint to see the Opunohu Valley and the majestic Mt Rotui staring back at you dividing two bays in the distance. There are hiking paths from the parking lot of this lookout. The trails seem to head quite a distance, but it is no problem to take a quick look at the flora and fauna along the trail. A good easy 1/2 mile along the path and you can turn around and come back to enjoy the views at the lookout. While walking along the hiking path, expect to see lots of rainbow skinks. They are everywhere! At first they are good at hiding, but then as you become used to seeing where they like to hide, you'll spot them every step along the way. They are very colorful, small lizards. As you return to the parking lot, there is a nice platform with a railing for you to take pictures or just take in the amazing beauty of this island. The drive up to this parking lot was about 15 minutes, but it is fully paved. Don't take the non-paved side roads as those lead to other places and not the lookout. The two bays you'll see separated by Mt Rotui are Cook Bay and Opunohu Bay.
Written May 11, 2023
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Marta V
Portland, OR25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
A lovely paved drive up the hill to a generous parking area. Good maps and trail markings that have clearly worn through the years, but impressive still for a small island. We hiked for about an hour. Surprisingly few mosquitos inside the forest despite small streams and waterfalls.
Written July 2, 2022
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