HIKE TO THE CAVE OF OTEMANU
- A guided hike to the only cave in Bora Bora on the other side of the island, in Anau
- Learn from local guide about the lush flora and fauna and medicinal plants
Explore the verdant island on foot with a vigorous hike to the only cave in Bora Bora, Cave of Mount Otemanu in Anau. Led by a local expert, on the way to the cave guests will be surrounded by blooming flowers and learn about the properties of medicinal plants while being challenged by the steep climb to the immense cave. Once there, guests will take in the awe-inspiring views of lagoons below and diverse monoliths shooting up from the earth. The Conrad concierge team will arrange an expert guide for the hike and provide transportation to and from the destination.
The concierge can arrange both a guide and transportation for the Cave of Mount Otemanu hike; allow at least 5 hours round-trip from the resort.
GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
- Take a round-island tour for an intimate look at authentic Bora Bora
- Meet local characters over a delicious Polynesian breakfast and lunch
- Put on your Sunday best to join residents at a colorful church service
Hospitality is taken very seriously among Tahitians, who greet each other with beautiful phrases like ia ora (“let there be life”) and consider warm welcomes a part of sacred tribal law. This excursion is an opportunity to experience that legendary island hospitality firsthand. Depart at 6 a.m. with a member of the Conrad team on a local bus making various stops around the island from Vaitape to Faanui. Learn the habits and customs of fenua, or the land, and be welcomed into homes for a breakfast sampling of Polynesian pastries like galettes, coconut bread, and sweet doughnuts. You’ll don flower crowns and fragrant leis and meet with Papi, a talented cook and real island character, for a traditional Bora Bora meal of raw fish, fafaru, taioro, and chicken fafa. Stop to see the local artifacts of the Marae before filing into a church pew—alongside ladies in their colorful Sunday hats—in time for the lively 10 a.m. mass.
Arrangements for the round-island tour (with a Conrad team member accompanying you) can be made through the concierge, and the itinerary customized to your wishes.