Bora Bora has been praised as one of the most stunning islands in the world for centuries, & was even listed in The New York Times bestseller "1,000 Places to See Before You Die." While there are plenty of breathtaking sites to see on this tiny island – which is only 4 miles long & 2.5 miles wide – one landmark (literally) stands above the rest: Mount Otemanu.
Frommer's states that this tombstone-shaped volcano is one of the most photographed sites in the South Pacific, and when you indulge in luxury vacations to Bora Bora, you'll see why. As the highest point on the island, Mount Otemanu majestically juts out of Bora Bora's pristine, turquoise waters, creating a scene straight out of a dream.
One of the best places to view Mount Otemanu is from the Four Seasons Bora Bora, a resort featuring a chain of over-water bungalows & beachfront villas. This, in & of itself, is a view that will leave you speechless, but if you want to see the volcano from a different angle, the Four Seasons can arrange a helicopter tour. As you fly above paradise, you'll see Bora Bora – including Mount Otemanu – like the tropical birds do. When the sun sinks below the horizon, the resort also offers a sunset cruise, giving you amazing views of Mount Otemanu's striking silhouette against the water.
Whether you travel to the heavenly island of Bora Bora on family vacations or honeymoons, make sure you look up – you won't want to miss the spectacular views of Mount Otemanu towering over you.