Floating northwest of Tahiti, in French Polynesia, the island of Bora Bora, with its steep hills and turquoise blue lagoon strewn with bungalows on stilts, is undoubtedly a magnificent and magical destination, a true archetype of the tropical postcard island. With a population of just over 10,000 people thriving around the central volcano, it has only one pass, Teavanui, which faces the main village, Vaitape. The quay receives both liners and inter-island shuttles, which come alive with each landing of tourists and cruise passengers, often because the reputation of the leeward island has become so worldwide! The tourist guide of Bora Bora takes you to Matira Point and its spectacular sunsets, to the mountains for a few walks in the heart of a lush and tropical nature, and underwater of course: the lagoon and its formidable barrier of black, yellow or pink corals is a monumental exotic aquarium where you can swim with black-tipped sharks or manta and leopard rays. Bora Bora's many luxury establishments, never higher than a coconut tree, offer a plethora of activities: tour of the island by canoe or sail, water skiing, underwater scooter, aquasafari, freefall, paddle, kitesurfing, fishing in all its forms... Between idleness, monoi, pareo, turquoise and crystal clear water, marine cuisine based on raw fish and breathtaking landscapes, it is difficult to remain indifferent to the striking beauty of this idyllic Polynesian island.

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When to go to Bora Bora?

When to go to Bora Bora? It should be noted that in French Polynesia, the weather is fine all year round. The high tourist season corresponds to the southern winter (dry season) and extends from May to October, with a high number of visitors also during the end-of-year celebrations. During the dry season, the most pleasant and the best time to go to Bora Bora, there is little rain; the air is dry and the temperatures vary between 24°C and 29°C. As long as you are accommodated in high places, on the mountainside, the nights can be cool (20°C). The low season corresponds to the rainy season, running from November to April and the months of December and January (often very rainy) are traditionally very low. It is then warmer and wetter; but it is not equatorial and therefore still bearable; the heat record in Polynesia is 36°C. Surrounded by the oceanic water mass, which tempers the air on the islands, the strong heat is never stifling. Tropical rains are usually real grains. They are frequent and can sometimes occur for a few days, but they are most often brief and violent. As for the water temperature, it is happiness throughout the year ; it varies little between 27 °C and 29 °C, and rarely drops < 25 °C to less than 50 m (no suit required !). When to go to Bora Bora paradise then? All year round, trying to avoid January

How to go to Bora Bora? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

A large number of tour operators offer French Polynesia: the combined islands including Bora Bora, cruises (catamarans or ocean liners) and diving holidays are in the spotlight, but there are also tailor-made travel offers. Finally, proposals for boarding stays are also very frequent. However, the destination is very popular with lovers who wish to celebrate their idyll in a honeymoon at the end of the world in postcard settings.

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To get to Bora Bora by plane, you will necessarily have to go through Tahiti, which is 260 km away. To make the trip between the two islands, several options are possible: private jet or yacht for the lucky ones, catamaran cruise for the adventurers, inter-island flight for the others. Allow 50 minutes of flight time. In order to benefit from more attractive fares from Europe, remember to do it well in advance, at least six months in advance!

A paved road goes around Bora Bora in 32 km, about 50 minutes by car. It rarely moves away from the coast. The road is not very busy. Taxis are expensive. All that's left is the bike, the scooter and the car. For bicycles, beware of the slopes of the southeastern part of the island. The large hotels, as well as most of the pensions you have booked, will pick you up directly in Vaitape, with or without an extra charge.

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
  • Airbnb rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Bora Bora? It should be noted that in French Polynesia, the weather is fine all year round. The high to...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Bora Bora depends on the climate of French Polynesia, which is tropical oceanic. There are two season...
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Budget

The only currency used in Bora Bora is the Pacific franc (CFP for Pacific franc rate). The euro, the dollar or other...
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Formalities

For any French national, travelling to Bora Bora is simple since all you need is a simple piece of identification, th...
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Health

No need for a specific vaccine for a trip to French Polynesia, nor therefore to go to Bora Bora. If a small problem a...
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How to travel by yourself?

To get to Bora Bora by plane, you will necessarily have to go through Tahiti, which is 260 km away. To make the trip...
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How to get organized?

A large number of tour operators offer French Polynesia: the combined islands including Bora Bora, cruises (catamaran...
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Getting around

A paved road goes around Bora Bora in 32 km, about 50 minutes by car. It rarely moves away from the coast. The road i...
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