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Mount Otemanu

There are plenty of ways to experience Bora Bora’s mesmerizing peak, including sightseeing boat tours, helicopter rides, catamaran trips and hiking adventures.

Discover the many different faces of Mount Otemanu, the rugged spire that soars up from the center of the island idyll. Bora Bora’s tallest peak is 2,385 feet (727 meters) tall and its ruggedly beautiful summit can be seen from all over the island and its offshore motus (islets). Explore a range of hiking trails that weave across the mountain’s foothills and appreciate its beauty from below.

The mountain is a remarkable sight from the surrounding motus, many of which contain resorts with overwater bungalows that face the conical peak. Made of the jagged remnants of an extinct volcano, Mount Otemanu is the island’s crowning landform. Admire its pointed peaks of dark rock and the velvety-green carpet of vegetation that climbs up the vertical cliffs.

Embark on a sightseeing boat tour of the island to get a 360-degree view of the mountain. Board a catamaran, yacht or motorboat and set sail across the breathtaking lagoon. Relax on the deck as your boat glides through the azure waters and take in the views. Helicopter flights are available if you would prefer to experience an aerial view of the rock spire and its forested foothills.

Get a closer look at the tropical hillsides on a wilderness hike. It is recommended you book a guide to help you traverse the dense jungle. Go on a four-wheel-drive tour around the mountain’s base to see World War II cannons, cave formations and ancient archaeological relics. While it is not possible to summit Mount Otemanu, you can hike to the top of nearby Mount Pahia for stunning views of the craggy rock face with a backdrop of the blue lagoon waters.

Mount Otemanu is located in the center of the Bora Bora mainland. Admire the mountain from the outer islets or access its hiking trails via local roads. Inquire at your resort about organizing a hiking guide. Sailing tours, sightseeing drives and helicopter rides vary in price, so check online to find out which option is best for you.


Best Lodging Options Near Mt. Otemanu

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora ¥128,985
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Raiatea Marina, Matira Beach, and Le Meridien Beach. Mt. Otemanu and Motu Piti are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort ¥105,589
    The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

    The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

    Motu Ome'e BP 506, Bora Bora
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This Bora Bora resort is on the beach, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Mt. Otemanu, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach and Coral Gardens. Matira Beach is 5.9 mi (9.5 km) away.

      Conrad Bora Bora Nui ¥62,008
      Conrad Bora Bora Nui

      Conrad Bora Bora Nui

      BP 502 Vaitape, Bora Bora
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti, and Matira Point. Mt. Otemanu and Coral Gardens are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Oa Oa Lodge ¥9,722
        Oa Oa Lodge

        Oa Oa Lodge

        Vaitape, Bora Bora
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Bora Bora, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
          Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

          Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

          Bora Bora, BORA BORA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this historic vacation home is steps from Moti Piti Aau Beach, Matira Beach, and Matira Point. Motu Piti and Coral Gardens are also within 5 minutes.

            The Black Pearl! The Most Luxurious Private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
            The Black Pearl! The Most Luxurious Private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

            The Black Pearl! The Most Luxurious Private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!

            Bora Bora, Bora Bora
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated on the waterfront, this romantic vacation home is steps from Moti Piti Aau Beach, Matira Beach, and Matira Point. Motu Piti and Coral Gardens are also within 5 minutes.

              Oa Oa Village
              Oa Oa Village

              Oa Oa Village

              BP 372, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the mountains, this lodge is steps from Pearl Resort Beach, Matira Beach, and Matira Point. Mt. Otemanu and Motu Piti are also within 5 minutes.

                Hotel Royal Bora Bora ¥26,715
                Hotel Royal Bora Bora

                Hotel Royal Bora Bora

                Commune de Nunu'e, Bora Bora
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora hotel is steps from Pearl Resort Beach, Matira Beach, and Matira Point. Mt. Otemanu and Motu Piti are also within 5 minutes.