What should you pack to Bora Bora?
Here are our essentials to bring with you on a trip to Bora Bora.
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.
What do I need to 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.
Do you need a jacket in Bora Bora?
Also notice that this is the season when the trade winds blow, so it's useful to have a wind proof jacket during Bora Bora winter. The evenings can be a little cooler so take a shawl, light cardigan or jacket to be comfortable.
How do 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.
Are there mosquitos in Bora Bora?
Mosquitos are rampant in Bora Bora too, so wearing repellent is vital—and make sure that you're properly vaccinated before traveling.
Can you drink tap water in Bora Bora?
Drinking water: You can drink tap water in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora and in all the international resorts. It is usually fine in family hotels and in the other islands but we recommend that you ask your hosts for confirmation.
Are there jellyfish in Bora Bora?
Although the water in Bora Bora is relatively safe for swimming, it is always best to exercise caution. Stonefish, sharks, lionfish, jellyfish and sea urchins are just some of the dangers that you will find lurking in the waters.
Are there shark attacks in Bora Bora?
A woman was attacked by a shark in Bora Bora, French Polynesia, over the weekend. While not deadly, this is the second shark attack in the archipelago in just two weeks, although there are reports of a third.
Are there snakes in 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.
What is the warmest month in Bora Bora?
January has an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F) and is the warmest month of the year. Which is the coldest month in Bora Bora? The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).
Can you swim in the ocean in Bora Bora?
Helpful? Yes you can swim, there are no restrictions to that, however its not as great as swimming off Moorea or Bora bora, the water isnt that clear in Tahiti.
Which side of Bora Bora is best?
On the lagoon side, there's a nice stretch of beach with a great view on the main island of Bora Bora and Mount Otemanu, while on the ocean side, a landscape of corals and a beach extends all along the motu for great walks.
What's the water temperature in Bora Bora?
Swimming in Bora Bora by month
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.
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.
What currency does Bora Bora use?
The Pacific Franc
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.
Is 5 nights in Bora Bora too long?
If you are visiting Bora Bora only, then 5 or 6 nights is plenty of time. 1 night: Arrive in Tahiti and stay at a regular hotel (no bungalow) OR if you are trying to save, spend a couple of days here in an overwater bungalow (instead of Bora Bora) before moving on to the next island.
What is the drinking age in Bora Bora?
18. Same as France (it's a French territory).
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.
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 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.
Does Bora Bora have Starbucks?
Chilling” Review of Starbucks. It is sudden that we crave for a cup of coffee and for me its so awesome