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Mount Otemanu

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Address: French Polynesia

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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Postcard picturesque paradise

Domineering Mount Otemanu soaring into the blue skies punctuated the Bora Bora skyline as the Carnival Legend cruise ship anchored offshore for a short tender boat ride into port... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Warrnambool, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got our tour canceled 2 times with 1/2 hour notice, and really no good explanation and apparently only one guy does it. This was basically the only thing we wanted to do in Bora Bora and really sad.

Thank Tnro
Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Domineering Mount Otemanu soaring into the blue skies punctuated the Bora Bora skyline as the Carnival Legend cruise ship anchored offshore for a short tender boat ride into port. Crystal clear waters and sandy beaches beckoned. A word of caution on the beaches though; we careful of the rocks, these can be sharp and cut your feet.

Thank coogee3
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All you ever see of Bora Bora is beautiful pictures. This mountain is amazing. Constantly covered at the peak by whisps of clouds, and so majestic looking. Pictures can do no justice. One of the most beautiful places in the world!

Thank nathan805
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountain views are spectacular from many directions. Truly one of a kind!! The mountains up against the various blues of the water create unrealistic sights.

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Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Featured on magazines of Bora Bora, is just lovely! We sat on our deck and looked at it for hours! The amazing palm trees and greenery around it makes it a very special sight to behold.

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Chongyang County, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, the view is awe inspiring and I could see paradise all around me as I breathed in the fresh air. In addition, my co worker exclaimed " I have never seen anything like this ever before" while taking quality photos. If I were you, the helecoptor trip is worth the extortionate price, but was rather terrifying for... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Go hiking or visiting the area. Many archaeological findings in the area and since a guide is required, they point out the most interesting things to see on the tour. From the elevated lookout, you can see the bungalows on the water all over the island, some renting for as much as $2,000 per night depending on the season. A... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

You cannot hike on your own as all of the land on the land is private. We hiked with Azdine Hiking (Guide Tama'a Attea) who was very knowledgeable in explaining the local archaeological findings, history of the land and botanical details of the plants and trees found on the island.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Get out of your bungalow, escape your resort and go to Vaitape. Then find your way on the road that goes around the island and ask the locals about how you can get closer to Mount Otemanu. Nice marai (sacred temples from before the colonization) and petroglyphs are yours if you open your eyes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

What a view!!! Spectacular and beautiful. Need I say more??? Green. Lush. Powerful. The only thing you see at first glance. Oh how I will miss the view.

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