ApproachOnce on Moorea and at Vaiare, you will notice two busses waiting for passengers. Bus schedules always correspond with the ferry schedules on Moorea. You want the bus heading north. Get on the bus ($3) and follow it to the Opunoho Bay. Ask the driver to drop you off at the road to Belvedere.
If you have a vehicle, you can drive to Belvedere. Taxis are rediculously expensive, so its better to walk or hitch hike to Belvedere if you don't have a vehicle.
Route DescriptionThis is the easiest route to the Three Coconuts Pass. This route will take you to the saddle between Tohiea and Mouaroa and is about the highest point you can get on those two peaks without some extreme climbing.
This trail is in good condition, but can be slippery, From Le Belvedere, the trail is well marked and easy to follow. The trail heads west through the rainforest, and is fairly steep, but not near as steep any the other trails on Moorea. After an hour or so, the trail meets up with the route from Opunoho Bay. The final section of the trail is very steep and you must cling to vines, branches, and roots to get all the way up. If it is raining, it is not a good idea to do this section.
If the weather is clear, you should have some really spectacular views from the pass. There used to be three coconut trees at the pass, and hence the name of Three Coconuts, but two of these were blown down during a cyclone in the 1980’s. Obviously, the pass is a bad place to be during a cyclone.