Bora Bora Honeymoon
Packages & Guide 2023
ABOUT BORA BORA
As the leading lady of French Polynesia, the breathtaking island of Bora Bora has lured A-listers and jet-setters from around the world for decades. Americans have been visiting Bora Bora as far back as the early 1950s, before there was nary an overwater bungalow in sight. It has long been a favorite destination for couples seeking privacy, from celebrities to ordinary folk alike. If you're in search of relaxed elegance, sparkling blue lagoons and the best overwater bungalows in the world, honeymoon Bora Bora is incomparable. No tropical destination brings to mind a more romantic and exotic atmosphere than Bora Bora. It's pristine beaches, private islands and the famous twin peaks of Mt. Otemanu make Bora Bora one of the most wondrous places on earth. The perfect backdrop for your new life together, a Bora Bora honeymoon has it all.
Why Bora Bora?
Aside from its natural beauty, why Bora Bora? Why not a Maldives honeymoon? Simply put, Bora Bora is more relaxed, easier to get to and can either be as casual or as formal as you like, even in the most luxuriously expensive resorts.
The very first "Overwater Bungalow" in the world was built in the Islands of Tahiti, on nearby Raiatea. In 1970, the Hotel Bora Bora added them to their famed resort and the rest is history. The original, the best and the most beautiful, Bora Bora is where honeymooners find activities they love, privacy they crave and the pampering they can indulge in.
Bora Bora Honeymoon Budget
Once you've finished dreaming about your Bora Bora honeymoon, the next step is putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and making it your reality. Figuring out your budget is key to any travel planning and for a honeymoon, it's important to remember all the little extras you and your loved one might want to indulge in!
While a Bora Bora honeymoon is certainly on the higher end of choices, it can be done on a variety of budgets if you're flexible. That's where we come in - helping you find the best options for your price range is our specialty to make your Bora Bora honeymoon the most memorable it can be!
Best Time to Visit Bora Bora
The best time to visit Bora Bora really depends on your preferences for weather and price. Ultimately, there is no bad time to visit the Islands of Tahiti, but here's a general breakdown of the factors at play:
HIGH SEASON, May - October
With slightly cooler temperatures at a daily high in the low 80s and lower average rainfall, these months are the most popular - particularly June and July. With this comes higher hotel rates and greater occupancy.
LOW SEASON, November - April
Visit in the warmer months and you'll encounter daily high temperatures upwards of about 88 degrees. The warmer weather brings with it some intermittent tropical showers and slightly increased humidity, but the upside is better hotel deals and lower nightly rates.
Getting to Bora Bora
First, you will fly into French Polynesia to FAA International Airport on Tahiti, the airport code is PPT. Depending on your arrival time, you may need to spend a night in Tahiti before transferring to your flight to Bora Bora. From PPT, you will fly to Motu Mete, Bora Bora on 50 minute nonstop flight. Motu Mete is located on the main island of Bora Bora where you will then transfer to a boat that will shuttle you to your resort.
Alternatively, once you arrive at FAA International Airport, you can also arrange for a private helicopter transfer to Bora Bora.
Weather in Bora Bora
In general, temperatures in tropical French Polynesia are mild and relatively constant throughout the year. The Islands of Tahiti, including Bora Bora, are naturally cooled by the trade winds of the Pacific Ocean that blow year-round. There is little difference between day and night temperatures and weather patterns are divided into the wet and dry seasons of the year.
No matter when you go, you are sure to encounter lovely warm waters and plenty of sunshine. From October to May, you will find sunny and mild weather both day and night with little rain showers. from November to April, there are intermittent tropical showers and slightly more humidity followed by beautiful rainbows and more dramatic sunsets.
Top Things To Do On Your Bora Bora Honeymoon
You can do everything or you can do nothing in Bora Bora and you'll still find your bliss! Here are some activities you can do while you enjoy your memorable honeymoon of a lifetime:
4x4 Safari Tours
Enjoy a 4x4 ride around the island to discover the other side of Bora Bora, learn about the culture, legends and history while taking in breathtaking views.
Aquabike Underwater Guided
This underwater guided scooter tour is conducted by an instructor and does not require swimming skills. An ideal way to discover the lagoon of Bora Bora.
Catamaran Sunset Sailing Cruise w/Champagne
A unique and fun way to sail on the lagoon of Bora Bora at sunset. Enjoy the stunning colors of the lagoon with Champagne and lounge music in the background.
Combo Jet Ski, Sharks & Rays, Lunch at Bloody Mary's
Enjoy a fun adventure on the lagoon of Bora Bora combining a jet ski tour with a shark and ray snorkeling safari. Afterwards, stop at the famous Bloody Mary's restaurant for lunch.
Deep Sea Fishing Charter
Enjoy a memorable day fishing. The Striper 2101 offers superior comfort. The boat provides a smooth, quiet, refined ride
Deluxe Romantic Tour + Motu Lunch
A romantic cruise onboard a Polynesian traditional outrigger canoe. You’ll get to snorkel in the lagoon and enjoy a Polynesian lunch on a private islet (each couple (3 max) will have their own table on the beach) with a stunning view of Mt. Otemanu.
Helicopter Panoramic Flights
Enjoy a panoramic flight above Bora Bora, offering breathtaking views over the magical lagoon and her infinite shades of blue.
Bora Bora Honeymoon Vacation Packages
Bora Bora Honeymoon Vacation Packages
Bora Bora Honeymoon Vacation Packages
Overwater Bungalows in Bora Bora
Overwater Bungalows were born in the Islands of Tahiti, so it’s only natural that Tahiti and Overwater Bungalows have become synonymous - especially the world-renown overwater bungalows in Bora Bora resorts. For a Bora Bora honeymoon, staying in an overwater bungalow is a must do!
An overwater bungalow on a honeymoon to Bora Bora is a other-worldly experience
You can enter the water from your terrace and swim in turquoise lagoons. You’ll enjoy amazing views and fall asleep to the sounds of waves gently lapping beneath your bungalow. Most of the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora have glass floors or tables that open up, allowing you to feed the fish below.
Now having said all that, if you can’t afford an Overwater Bungalow, it's okay! Bora Bora is breathtaking all by itself. You don't need to stay overwater in order to enjoy the beauty surrounding you and the person you love. Don’t break the bank trying to fit an overwater bungalow into your budget. If it's not doable, go for a Garden Bungalow now and save the Overwater Bungalow for your anniversary Bora Bora vacation!
St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
The Overwater Villas at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort are huge -- starting at 1,550 sq ft and going up to 2582 sq ft. Love the Overwater Villas at the St. Regis. Simply love them!. There are six categories of Overwater Villas. Some with whirlpools and others with plunge pools. The best villas have a view of Mt. Otemanu but really, don't make yourself crazy if you can’t afford the most expensive. There is no such thing as a bad view at this resort.
Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort
The Overwater Bungalows at the Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort are beautiful. For me the best part is the bathtub with an open view of the lagoon. There are seven categories of Overwater Bungalows. The entry level is the Beach View. These actually look back towards the beach. The more expensive bungalows have views of Mt. Otemanu. You’ll find one and two bedroom as well as bungalows with plunge pools!
Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
The Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa has beautiful Overwater Villas. Although the resort does not face Mt. Otemanu on the main island of Bora Bora, the views are still stunning. You will see the lagoon change from turquoise to sapphire and on top of it, enjoy some really great snorkeling. There are five categories of Overwater and I think all excellent. Of course, the crowning glory is the two-story Presidential Villa. If you can afford this, go for it. Otherwise, I say the hot tip is the Overwater Pool Villa.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
The Overwater Villas at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa are luxurious and modern. There are eight categories of Overwater Villas. Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, Diamond Otemanu, Overwater Villa w/Pool, Premium Overwater Villa w/Pool, Prestige 1-Bedroom Brando Suite w/Pool, Prestige 2-Bedroom Brando Suite w/Pool. I think it is worth it to at least upgrade to Sapphire. I’m really not fond of the Emerald Overwaters that face towards the resort entrance.
Le Méridien Bora Bora
The Overwater Bungalows at Le Méridien Bora Bora are not large but they have huge glass panel floors. With these glass floors, you’ll have amazing views of the fish below. Just know, it may take a little time to get used to walking on the glass panel. I always find myself always walking around it! The Otemanu Premium Overwater have the best views of Mt. Otemanu and they have the largest decks.
Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts
Le Bora Bora Pearl by Pearl Resorts has five categories of Overwater Bungalows. If you want to splurge, go for the Overwater Villa with Pool. Otherwise, my recommendation is the Otemanu View Overwater Bungalow. The prices here are quite reasonable in terms of overwater bungalows and I think the Otemanu View is a great value.
InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort
The InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort is the sister property to the Thalasso Resort. Le Moana has Lagoon and Horizon Overwater Bungalows. It is definitely worth it to upgrade to the Horizon.
Hotel Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora
Hotel Maitai Polynesia has the least expensive Overwater Bungalows on Bora Bora. For many, these are the only affordable option. Just keep in mind, these overwater bungalows are close together and you will be able to see your neighbors when you’re on your outside deck. Also, the decks are small and they are relatively close to the main road that runs around the island.
Bora Bora Resorts
Guide to the Best Hotels For Your 2023 Bora Bora Honeymoon
Where you stay on your Bora Bora honeymoon is a huge part of the experience! A honeymoon in Bora Bora can be wonderful at any resort, in addition to the overwater bungalows above, here is a complete list of Bora Bora resorts for any type of accommodation...