Do hurricanes ever hit Bora Bora?
Bora Bora is out of the main cyclone/ hurricane belt, so it is rare, but it can happen. If you want to avoid the rare chance of a hurricane occurring while you are staying , book outside of November, December, January and February.
What natural disasters occur in Bora Bora?
Natural disasters, particularly tsunamis, constitute a moderate threat in Bora Bora. As the island is located in the center of the Pacific Ocean, the island is vulnerable to tidal surges if an earthquake strikes somewhere as far away as Chile or Samoa.
Do tsunamis happen in Bora Bora?
In Bora Bora, natural disasters are of moderate concern, particularly tsunamis.
Do hurricanes hit French Polynesia?
In French Polynesia, the months from November to March in general, have the most rain. In addition, the risk of hurricanes in French Polynesia is particularly high from December to April (an average of 3 to 6 hurricanes over this period).
Is Bora Bora always windy?
Wind in Bora Bora is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by July and October.
Which is better Tahiti or Bora Bora?
Tahiti is a more urbanized island and even though its beaches aren't as famous as the ones in Bora Bora, it offers great shopping areas, nightlife, cultural events, and amazing outdoor activities. Bora Bora is the image that comes to mind when you think of paradise. It's a more intimate and high-end island.
What language is spoken in Bora Bora?
The main languages in Bora Bora are French and Tahitian, but you'll find that many people also speak English, especially resort employees.
Is it cheaper to go to Fiji or Bora Bora?
Having said that, Fiji is more affordable than Bora Bora. In Bora Bora, everything, not just the luxurious accommodations, costs an arm and a leg. Even everyday items like toothpaste or sunscreen. If you are looking for a full-out, no-expenses-spared luxury stay, Bora Bora is the better option.
What is the best time of year to go to Bora Bora?
The best times to go to Bora Bora are November and April. These short shoulder seasons offer fine weather with temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s. High season runs from May to October when rain showers are isolated and the number of tourists swells.
How long is the flight to Bora?
An average nonstop flight from the United States to Bora Bora takes 25h 09m, covering a distance of 5200 miles. The most popular route is Los Angeles – Vaitape with an average flight time of 11h 35m.
How long should you stay in Bora Bora?
We recommend you to stay 3-4 days in Bora Bora. This gives you plenty of time to explore this pretty island and all the different shades of emerald the sea has the offer here. Do you have more time, then you will love spending that here too, just keep in mind Bora Bora is the most expensive island of French Polynesia.
Are there snakes on Bora Bora?
There are no poisonous insects or snakes on Bora Bora. And while there are no native mammals on the island, it is home to many dogs, cats, sheep, and cows.
How much money should I bring to Bora Bora?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Bora Bora is $3,184 for a solo traveler, $5,718 for a couple, and $10,721 for a family of 4. Bora Bora hotels range from $136 to $684 per night with an average of $334, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $800 per night for the entire home.
Can you drink alcohol in Bora Bora?
Purchasing Alcohol In Bora Bora If you want to enjoy some drinks lounging by the pool or beach during your vacation in Bora Bora, I suggest you pack your own alcohol from home. We ended up buying wine and vodka from the duty-free at Tahiti's airport, which was way more than what we would have paid in California.
Can I use US dollars in Bora Bora?
You'll certainly want to have some cash on hand for small purchases and the occasional tip. Euros and US Dollars are not widely accepted in the islands; therefore, local currency is best.
What kind of food do they eat in Bora Bora?
Many dishes also include chicken, pork, sweet potatoes, breadfruit, rice, local fruit and vegetables such as papaya, mangoes, pineapples, bananas and fafa, which is a type of spinach. Banana or papaya purees known as po'e are the most popular dessert served on the island.
How much is a bottle of water in Bora Bora?
In town, a liter of water costs $1 to $2, while a bottle from the hotel averages $7 to $8. Unspoiled white sand beaches and crystal clear waters make Bora Bora one of the top luxury and honeymoon destinations in the world.
What is the drinking age in Bora Bora?
18. Same as France (it's a French territory).
How much does a burger cost in Bora Bora?
Prices in restaurants in Bora Bora.
Does Bora Bora have a grocery store?
You will find more great value cheap eating in Bora Bora if you go shopping with the locals at one of the 3 Bora Bora supermarkets. It's worth a trip just to stock up on beer, wine, and water, for a fraction of the price at hotels.
What is Bora Bora currency?
The Pacific Franc
Does Bora Bora have Starbucks?
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How much is a car rental in Bora Bora?
On average a rental car in Bora Bora costs $641 per week ($92 per day).
How do you get around in Bora Bora?
The best way to get around Bora Bora is by bike, especially when you consider that the entire island only takes a few hours to traverse. Rental cars are another option, but they cost significantly more than a rental bicycle. The local bus system, Le Truck, is notoriously unpredictable and taxis are quite expensive.
What airport is in Bora Bora?
Upon arrival at Faa'a International Airport (PPT, French Polynesia's only international airport) in Papeete, you'll board a 45-minute flight to Bora Bora where you'll be greeted at the airport by our Four Seasons representatives.