It may surprise you to know that whilst for many of us the Bora Bora Island conjures up images of 5 star resorts and luxury bungalows on stilts sitting above a sparkling azure lagoon (all of which is true, by the way!), this Polynesian gem also has plenty of cheaper hotels and hostels which won’t stretch your bank balance so alarmingly.
Of course, for most of us, a Bora Bora holiday is a once in a lifetime experience. This is probably one of the reasons why it is such a favourite holiday spot for honeymoons and important anniversaries. After all, what better way is there to start married life with the man or woman of your dreams than on an idyllic tropical island in the middle of the South Pacific? And if you can afford to make it a luxury honeymoon, with all the best inclusions, even better.
If deluxe Bora Bora accommodation is what you are looking for, then there are plenty of top hotels and resorts for you to choose from. Later we will outline some of the options available to you and on the next page there is a brief summary of some of the more exclusive Bora Bora resorts.
Many visitors to this magical destination choose to book all-inclusive packages and this certainly helps with both budgeting and convenience. It is possible to book Bora Bora packages that cover flights, accommodation and some, or even all, meals. You may also be offered added bonuses such as island tours, boat trips, snorkeling excursions or free room upgrades during quieter times of the year. Another option is to arrange a hotel package – your accommodation, some meals and excursions – but then sort out your flights to Bora Bora separately.
However you decide to book your holiday, make sure you do your research across a number of travel agents and hotels. Depending on when you travel, you might find that there are some great off peak or last minute deals on offer. It’s important to remember that Bora Bora is tropical and has very distinct dry and wet seasons, so it’s advisable to plan your island vacation wisely. Though summer time, the months of November to April are also the wet season and not only is there a large amount of rain, but it can also be extremely humid, which is not nice if you’re not used to it. In contrast, the dry season, with temperatures hovering around 30c (86f), less rainfall and considerably lower humidity, is pretty perfect. Whilst many would argue that the island with its famous lagoon is breath-takingly beautiful not matter what the weather is throwing at you, it’s probably no surprise to learn that the dry months are those when Bora Bora Island receives most tourists and when hotel rooms are at a premium – both budget and deluxe.
In the following paragraphs we’ll look more closely at some of the accommodation choices that you’ll find on the Island, but whenever you visit and wherever you stay, we’re sure you’ll find Bora Bora to be uniquely beautiful and utterly unforgettable.