With its clear turquoise water, bright blue skies and rugged interior, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect holiday destination than Bora Bora. Book your flights to this tropical idyll today and enjoy the perfect Pacific vacation.
May to October is peak season in Bora Bora. At this busy time of year beaches are often packed with sun worshippers and hotels fill up fast. Clear skies and warm temperatures are the main attraction for many and flights to Bora Bora can be a little more expensive as a result.
If you want to enjoy a bit of tropical sunshine, but don’t want to battle the holiday crowds, book your Bora Bora flights in April or November. The weather is still warm and most of the summer crowds are at home so you’ll have many of the island’s beaches largely to yourself.
Winter in Bora Bora can be little up and down. Heavy rain isn’t uncommon and the mosquitoes are often out in force, however with intervals of bright, tropical sunshine warming up the island, this can be a great time to grab yourself a great deal on a flight to Bora Bora.
If all this talk of tropical sunshine and idyllic beaches has got you wondering how to get to Bora Bora, it’s time to start planning your trip. A number of airports across the US offer indirect flights to the island. Use Orbitz to increase your chances of bagging a great deal.
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Bora Bora Airport is located on the islet of Motu Mote, at the northern end of the atoll. Regular daily flights are operated by Air Tahiti to neighboring islands in French Polynesia. From Bora Bora, you’ll need to fly to Papeete, the capital of the island group, to connect with onward flights to your destination. As Bora Bora Airport is on an island, a boat transfer is necessary to reach the other parts of the destination. A fantastic way to start your vacation, a trip across the bright blue waters is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood.
Although only Air Tahiti flies into Bora Bora, a number of airlines offer connecting services to Papeete, these include:
If you’re travelling to other islands in the atoll, boat is the only way to go. Some of the hotels on Bora Bora offer shuttle services to the main parts of the island and private trips can also be arranged through local tour companies. Taxis can be hailed or pre-booked on the main island. Bikes, cars and scooters are all available to hire on Bora Bora, giving you the chance to discover the island at your own pace.
The most prominent sight on Bora Bora is Mount Otemanu, an extinct volcano that stands high above the lagoon. One of the best ways to get to the top of Mount Otemanu is to walk. Although the steep, sweaty climb isn’t for the faint hearted, your efforts will be rewarded with fantastic views of the island.
If your main reason for travelling to Bora Bora is to soak up some sun, a trip to Matira Beach is a must. One of the only public beaches on the island, it boasts gin-clear water, soft sand and a choice of eateries.
Although US passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Bora Bora, you’ll need to check your passport is valid for at least six months before you depart.
Like all of French Polynesia’s Society Islands, Bora Bora has two seasons: Wet season runs from November through April and dry season lasts from May through October. The peak time for traveling to Bora Bora is July, when air and water temperatures are in the high 70s and the island is in full swing with the monthly Heiva I Bora Bora festival, which features traditional dancing, storytelling, singing, and local crafts at Moto'i Place in Vaitape. Come in June and you’ll spot the colorful sails of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, when over a three-day span, sailboats race from Bora Bora to the neighboring islands of Raiatea and Tahaa.
Visit Bora Bora in September or October, after the summer high season is gone, and you’ll share the island with locals. Many honeymooners come to the island during this time to savor the dry weather in a far more peaceful setting.
Even though this tropical isle can produce drenching rain for 30-minute periods in the winter months, the rest of the day might be sunny. The humidity and temperatures are higher than the dry season (though definitely bearable), but prices at resorts are reduced. In mid-December, the Bora Bora Liquid Festival features professional swimming and surfing events, with nightly beach parties and barbeques.
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