Over the years, Bora Bora holidays have become increasingly popular, due to the island’s great weather, stunning white stretches of sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life, exotic nature, and lush forest landscapes.
It’s easy to see why Bora Bora is one of the most visited and loved islands Legend has it that Bora Bora was the first Polynesian island to be discovered. Perfect for both active travellers and those who prefer to relax on the beach, Bora Bora holiday packages offer a variety of choices for each and every discerning guest. Embark on a hiking tour up the mountains, book a boat tour to view tropical fish and colourful coral reefs, or don your snorkelling gear to get up close to the island’s nature. Keen walkers will love the guided tours through the forests to the summit of Mount Pahia, which offers unrivalled views over the island’s lagoon and awe-inspiring twin peak, Mount Otemanu. Why not hire a scooter for an intimate excursion for two to see Bora Bora’s waterfalls? Enjoy freshly-picked local tropical fruits while you stop for a break.
Bora Bora holidays: the ultimate romantic retreat
Exploring the island’s marine life is a must for nature lovers, with fantastic opportunities to get up close to huge manta rays and reef sharks when you dive or snorkel on your Bora Bora honeymoon. For some peace and quiet, sip a cocktail while watching the sunset from your private waterfront villa or on board a luxury catamaran - the ultimate in romance.
Indulge in a spot of shopping and immerse yourself in local culture at the main village market, where you can buy Polynesian handicrafts, including the famous Polynesian Black Pearls. A Bora Bora island holiday wouldn’t be complete without experiencing some of the island’s fine cuisine. Book a table at Bloody Mary’s or Villa Mahana for authentic Polynesian dining. Holidays in Bora Bora are perfect for honeymooning couples and family vacations.
Soak up even more of the Tahitian islands’ characters through a multicentre holiday in Bora Bora. Add on a short dream cruise to island hop, or book a longer cruise to see more of the Islands of Tahiti.
Great sample itineraries
Get inspired by our selection of popular itineraries for Bora Bora holidays. Whether you’re looking for activities or pure beach relaxation, holidays to Bora Bora boast great walks, snorkelling, wildlife galore, fine cuisine and romantic sunset cruises. With so many options, we recommend you talk to one of our Destination Specialists to make the perfect tailor-made holiday just for you.
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The weather in Bora Bora is warm all year round. November and April are considered the best months to visit. Avoid the mosquito season between December and March, when the island is also at its rainiest.
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“Don't be fooled into thinking there isn't anything to do in Bora Bora - there is a lot of adventure. Opt for a 4x4 tour through the forest, hike Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, discover waterfalls, head to the main village for markets, get on board a boat or jet ski, sail in a catamaran and experience a submarine dive”.
“Make sure to experience the local cuisine when you visit Bora Bora. It features lots of fish, as well as rice and freshly-picked herbs and spices from the island.”
Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Bora Bora holiday. Here are a few of our favourite dishes.
Similar to ceviche, the Polynesian dish, poisson cru, is bursting with flavour. Discover this unique blend of raw fish marinated in citrus juices with creamy, coconut milk when you visit Bora Bora.
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