Mount Otemanu

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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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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA2,171 contributions
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If you are lucky enough to get a over the water bungalow with a mountain view, you will enjoy the view. it can be sunny, cloudy, rainy, sunsetting, and just simply majestic. There are some guided hiking trails, but you need to be in amazing shape to take on the challenge. have fun
Written November 4, 2020
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CrispinN_11
London, UK211 contributions
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We visited Vaitape (Bora Bora) for one day by cruise ship and anchored in the bay. Such a magnificent sight to see Mount Otemanu change colours with more or less cloud cover as the day progressed, sometime bright sunshine sometimes a brief driving rainstorm.
We checked out the manta rays in the azure lagoon and were so impressed by the amazing sea shades.
Written January 18, 2020
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dianajean2020
Huntington Beach, CA14 contributions
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This volcano was stunning from all angles. We had this particular view from our over-the-water bungalow at the Four Seasons. During our trip, it made for a beautiful backdrop for pictures. There are hiking paths but unless you’re a very experienced hiker and don’t love mosquitoes… best to view from afar
Written August 13, 2020
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TammyLGK
Livermore, CA4 contributions
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Amazing experience! We booked the hike through our hotel, Le Meridien, Sept/Oct of 2012. What started out as a medium intensity hike with amazing views eventually got pretty hard core, but capable for an average joe as long as you are dressed right and willing to put in some work. At many points it was so steep we had to use ropes to scale up. Once we got into the sacred cave and got to relax it was amazing to take to in the view. A few times I had thoughts of "wow I could really just fall to my death" but I maned up, stayed focus and when all was done I was happy to check off my bucket list that I climbed to the top of Mt Otemanu in Bora Bora!
Written September 2, 2013
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AnimeshKumar
New York City, New York40 contributions
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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.
Written January 2, 2017
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TravelSnobKate
Fort Worth, TX44 contributions
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The people here are extremely rude and if you take a day trip around it, be prepared to be chased by wild dogs and looked at like you are completely sabotaging the local community
Written December 1, 2014
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nessaloo
Bend, OR24 contributions
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Bora Bora is known for its beauty and rightfully, it is gorgeous. However, good luck finding actual hiking trails. We researched online, but accurate information just does not exist. We attempted daily hikes and were challenged in many ways, not all related to ascending and descending. Please note, hiking Bora Bora's two primary mountains is mountaineering with many ropes and high risk. Many deaths have been documented, not kidding.

We used taxis to get around, but you could rent a car. Traffic varies around the island, but can be fast and wild. We walked the road, but is not advised.

We climbed to cell towers for mini-ascents. Since hiking trails are not maintained, consider 4x4 trails. You will want to take a crack at Pahia, Otemanu, and Popoti.

Mount Otemanu is showcase peak, but not summit climb; trail is to the Sacred Cave; you need guide at cost of $500-900 to find said trail, which will pass through private lands (we looked, but could not find access to trail)

Mount Pahia summit can be reached; a guide is strongly-advised, but we attempted without (we did not summit, but did climb for about 2 hours, before turning around; in the end we were left with a feeling like we had dodged a bullet and were prudent to turn around when we did)

Mount Popoti summit is easily reached without guide; it follows private road owned and maintained by 4x4 company, but they are completely okay with hikers (this is shorter hike and will only take you about 90 minutes from start to finish and is easy to find off main road - gate may be open or closed)
Written April 7, 2019
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sumesh
12 contributions
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Its not something you climb. Some of the hotels have better view. Le Meridien has excellent view and sunset from Le Meridien with the mountain in the background is great experience
Written April 21, 2019
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Goldreyer
Austin, TX33 contributions
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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 the local law enforcement). On top of that, according to the same concierge, Pierre, there is only one official (Licensed?) guide on the island. So if he is busy, sorry… I will say I have to stop making it the centerpiece of every photo I take but the lighting as the sun rises and sets is too incredible.
Written August 9, 2014
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ILYA_PACH
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
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This mountain is what makes Bora Bora so special, without it would be just another pretty island. Mount Otemanu makes Bora Bora magical and the view of it is breathtaking.
Written July 24, 2013
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