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Mt. Otemanu

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Mt. Otemanu showing mountains and general coastal views

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.

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Top Hotels Close to Mt. Otemanu

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
3.5 out of 5
Commune de Nunu'e, Bora Bora
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $295 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Motu Piti and Coral Gardens. Matira Beach and Matira Point are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (64 reviews)
Good choice a d location.
"Great staff."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora
The price is $1,005 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Located in Bora Bora, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Pearl Resort Beach and Vaitape Harbor. Mt. Otemanu and Matira Beach ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (344 reviews)
"INCREDIBLE resort. So sad to leave. The location is gorgeous, the coral gardens right by the overwater bungalows are a cool and unique touch. The staff were all incredibly friendly and kind. We felt pampered constantly. Concierge was super helpful. Would highly recommend ❤️"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
5 out of 5
Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $1,602 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (348 reviews)
"The best resort to stay at."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Mt. Otemanu

SUNSET HILL LODGE
SUNSET HILL LODGE
3 out of 5
BP 58, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $95 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
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Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
4.5 out of 5
Motu Tevairoa, Bora Bora
The price is $1,005 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
5 out of 5
Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $1,602 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
3.5 out of 5
Commune de Nunu'e, Bora Bora
The price is $295 per night from Aug 13 to Aug 13
Hotel Royal Bora Bora
Oa Oa Lodge
Oa Oa Lodge
3 out of 5
Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is $144 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Oa Oa Lodge
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Matira Point, BP 156 Vaitape, Bora Bora, Bora Bora
The price is $746 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
InterContinental Le Moana Resort Bora Bora, an IHG Hotel
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
5 out of 5
BP 502 Vaitape, Bora Bora
The price is $1,076 per night from Aug 7 to Aug 7
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
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
Bungalow one - Brando's World Famous 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
The Black Pearl! The Most Luxurious Private Over Water Bungalow in Bora Bora!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.