What airport do you fly into for Bora Bora?
Faa'a International Airport
How do you get to Bora Bora hotel?
Since many of Bora Bora's resorts are located on their own private motu (islets), the only way to get around is by boat. Some resorts have complimentary shuttles that run to the main island at a set time each day, open to all guests. Other resorts offer island shuttle services at an additional cost.
What is the best way to get to Bora Bora?
The easiest and quickest way to get to Bora Bora from the main island is to fly. All inner flights are handled by Air Tahiti, a sister company of Air Tahiti Nui. Air Tahiti is the only airline that flies to Bora Bora with multiple daily flights.
How do you get to Bora Bora island?
To get to Bora Bora, you must first take an international flight to Papeete, Tahiti. Both Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Nui fly to PPT from Auckland, New Zealand. Air France and Air Tahiti Nui also fly from Paris to Tahiti.
How long is the ferry from Tahiti to Bora Bora?
The ferry journey time between Papeete/Tahiti and Bora-Bora is around 8h 40m and covers a distance of around 291 km. Operated by Apetahi Express, the Papeete/Tahiti to Bora-Bora ferry service departs from Papeete and arrives in Vaitape.
Is Bora Bora part of the USA?
Since 1946, French Polynesia (a group of islands of which Bora Bora belongs to) has been an overseas territory of the French Republic. But French Polynesia has a lot of autonomy, which you'll see in everything from their currency to taxation. The official currency of Bora Bora is the French Pacific franc (CFP).
What are the dangers of Bora Bora?
There are many sharks in Bora Bora, although attacks on humans are rare. Still, it's best to steer clear of them, as well as Bora Bora's stingrays and barracudas. Wear reliable foot protection whenever you're in the ocean to fend off injuries from stonefish, urchins, and the coral itself.
Is there a lot of crime in Bora Bora?
Crime. Bora Bora is one of the safest travel destinations globally, with one of the lowest crime rates. Though the crime on this beautiful island is almost negligible, there are still chances of thefts, like bag snatching and pickpocketing.
What is Bora Bora disease?
Moyamoya disease is a rare blood vessel (vascular) disorder in which the carotid artery in the skull becomes blocked or narrowed, reducing blood flow to your brain. Tiny blood vessels then develop at the base of the brain in an attempt to supply the brain with blood.
Can you swim in Bora Bora?
You can swim with sharks in Bora Bora, as well as many other islands including Moorea, Rangiroa, Fakarava and more. Swimming with whales is also possible during certain seasons (August-October). The Bora Bora lagoon is home to many coral gardens, shark species and tropical fish.
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.
Should you tip in Bora Bora?
It is not expected. If you do decide to tip, there is no “standard amount” for tipping (such as 15% to 20% here in the U
) and you simply tip whatever amount you feel is warranted, much like the French custom.
How many days should I spend 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.
How much is a burger in Bora Bora?
Prices in restaurants in Bora Bora.
What you should know before going to Bora Bora?
It's very expensive.
All flights must go through Tahiti first.
English is widely spoken.
Bora Bora is popular, but for a reason.
They use the franc.
The mainland only has one true beach.
High season is in North America's summer.
Its coral reef is fantastic.
Does Bora Bora get boring?
Bora Bora. Courtesy of Benoit Mahe/Flickr More than one friend of mine calls this island “boring boring.” The reefs and water are absolutely spectacular, but how long can you stare at fish? There's nothing else to do.
Which is better Fiji or Bora Bora?
The main difference between Fiji and Bora Bora is that Fiji has more beaches because the archipelago is larger — but they are also more difficult to get to as they are spread out. The beaches of Bora Bora are of equal quality, but far less in number. They are easier to get to due to the small size of the island.
Do I need to bring cash to Bora Bora?
Cash and Travelers' Checks 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.
Do you need bug spray in Bora Bora?
And when you take Bora Bora adventure tours inland and walk through the tropical vegetation, mosquito repellent is essential. Buy a non-toxic insect repellent to take.
How much is a dollar in Bora Bora?
As a rough guide $1USD is about 90XPF.
Can I use my credit card in Bora Bora?
Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants, and larger shops and grocery stores on Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. Smaller shops or stores or more remote islands may accept credit cards with a minimum purchase. Visa and MasterCard are the two most widely accepted credit cards.
Is 5 days in Bora Bora enough?
To properly experience Bora Bora, three days (four nights if arriving late) should be enough. The island is small and there isn't all that much to see. If you're after a pampering luxury holiday of sipping cocktails on the deck of your overwater bungalow, you could probably spend a week (if you can afford that).
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.
Which is better Maldives or Bora Bora?
If you have the luxury of choice, head to the Maldives from January to March, when you're most likely to have sunshine far more than rain. Save Bora Bora for the rest of the year (April to November or December). This may help immensely in deciding which one to choose if you have firm travel dates.
Is Tahiti or Bora Bora better?
Both islands belong to the same group of the Society Islands, French Polynesia. The only way to get there is through Papeete, so if you have fewer days for your honeymoon, it would be reasonable to stay on Tahiti. If you can afford more travel time, go for Bora Bora.