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Amazing hike, worth all the trouble to find it!

This was a full-on adventure! While I read every single review and tip on how to find and then... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
McKinney, Texas
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Wherever you go in Bora Bora, Mount Pahia looms above. Very beautiful on a clear day when you can... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our hotel Sofitel Marara beach drove us in here around 5pm (about 30 US dollars return) and when we said pick us back up 3 hours later she did give us a quizzical look and we should have paid more attention .Talk about a one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Banksy594
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This was a full-on adventure! While I read every single review and tip on how to find and then enter the trailhead for the hike up Mount Pahia, I still struggled to actually figure it out. And while it seemed easy enough, the fire station...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank 784elaineh
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Wherever you go in Bora Bora, Mount Pahia looms above. Very beautiful on a clear day when you can spot the flags flying on the top but also beautiful when looking mysterious shrouded in cloud. We drove around the island as saw the many different...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Steep trail, not always easy to find...start is in front of fire station in Vaitape. I did it without a guide (pre-summit). Real summit is quite exposed and fall can be fatal. But if you are used to mountain hike and easy scramble, it is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Aurelien P
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to push our hiking skills to a new level while on our honeymoon in Feb/March. Mt Pahia is the third highest summit of Bora Bora and the second tallest climbeable. Albeit only 600m tall, the hike is tough, 45 degree steep on average...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank rz1232015
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We on a whim decided to control our own tour of the island on a Moped. You want to take your time a enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the World. What better way than a Moped with a top speed of 30-40MPH. No hurry...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank Cyril59
Reviewed 4 August 2016

French Polynesia happens to be just as stunning if not more so in person than that of the photos we all get to see. I can only tell you from experience that these islands are not as expensive as you may think. Obviously when we...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Terri-LynnM
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a great place to go for a day trip. The view is great and you can see Tahiti and the beautiful blue ocean from there. Don't forget to get some flavored brandy. Nice.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank rice8049
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Mount Pahia - Bora Bora. Pretty awesome mountain scape. When we pulled in on the cruise ship, it was overcast and mountain was shrouded in clouds - very ominous looking. Driving around the island afforded many different angles of the mountain- each quite different. As...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 844debs
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Like others I did my research on whether to take a guide, and elected not to. I had no problems with the trail, but I am pretty comfortable in 4th and easy 5th class terrain with no ropes, and while muddy and steep, nothing felt...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank fotovult
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8 November 2017|
Response from 784elaineh | Reviewed this property |
Haha, they are locals that you have to ask around for information. We hiked Mt. Pahia without a guide but then laughed at how terrible it could’ve ended. Ask staff at your resort and they’ll help you.