The Pearl of the Pacific is the romantic destination that lovers from all over the world dream of. They are not the only ones. Bora Bora is above all a natural wonder of dazzling beauty. With its lagoon, beaches and mountains, the harmony is extraordinary and paradise is no longer a promise. To enjoy your stay, you must choose the best time to visit Bora Bora.
Clearly, the island experiences quite pronounced weather changes between the dry and wet seasons. The least rainy months are during the southern winter. These are also the months when airfare and hotel prices are the most expensive. When is the best time to visit Bora Bora to enjoy it fully and at the best price? Let’s go together in search of the golden months on the Pearl of the Pacific.
November to March: Bora Bora When It Rains
In Polynesia, the southern summer extends from November to March, this period is called the wet season. Rains are frequent, especially during the months of December and January. Bora Bora is a high, mountainous island. If you visit during the wet season, you will not escape several days of showers that will undoubtedly interfere with your stay and your enjoyment of the island. During this period, local life is however more authentic.
On the other hand, it is also the low season for tourism. The price of flights to Bora Bora is more affordable during this period than the rest of the year. Also, the big luxury hotels offer interesting discounts, especially for accommodations in overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. This may be the opportunity to make a dream come true.
Of course, showers are to be expected. But the temperatures remain very hot: count 30°C on average. While waiting for the lightning, you can always explore the sea bed. Indeed, you will be able diving in Bora Bora even in rainy weather. However, for the trip of a lifetime, it is better to choose another period to go to the romantic island.
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April to June: The Beautiful Days Are Back
The austral summer is coming to an end. Temperatures are still hot but the humidity is more bearable. If it still rains regularly, the rate of precipitation gradually drops. In mid-May, the conditions become really pleasant. These few months precede the beginning of the tourist season. As a result, prices are still affordable, both for international flights and for hotel nights.
The cultural life on the main island is starting again. Dance associations are actively preparing for the Heiva, a major Polynesian dance festival. Why not attend one of the many local rehearsals before the official competition? June is an excellent month to visit Bora Bora: the weather is getting drier, prices are affordable and tourism is picking up.
July to August: The Best Time to Visit Bora Bora?
July and August are the best months for a stay on the romantic island. The weather is excellent and the dry weather will allow you to enjoy the white sandy Bora Bora beaches and the mountain hikes. With an average temperature of 25°C, the weather is really good.
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It is also the peak of the tourist season and the general atmosphere is one of vacation. There are many activities and cultural performances, and the hotels on Bora Bora are running at full capacity with a high degree of excellence. This is naturally the period that couples prefer to spend their honeymoon on Bora Bora.
As a result, prices tend to increase significantly. In addition, many guesthouses will be fully booked during these months. It is therefore preferable to make reservations well in advance, otherwise you will be staying at a municipal campground or sleeping outside. However, although excellence is a constraint, July and August are the perfect time to fully experience the romantic island.
September to October: The Golden Months for a Trip to Polynesia
The tourist season is coming to an end. Bora Bora becomes peaceful again. The southern winter is also ending, yet the weather conditions are still exceptional. The absence of rain allows hiking in Bora Bora. The hours of sunshine make the Pearl of the Pacific even more wonderful. This is the time to admire the changing colors of the lagoon even more. It is also during this period that you will be able to meet humpback whales.
Yes, September and October are the ideal time to visit Bora Bora. The prices of flights and hotel nights drop a bit. Coming to the island seems more affordable. Everything ends with the big pirogue race that connects the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora at the end of October. The Hawaiki Nui Va’a is the biggest sport and cultural event in Polynesia. It’s a time to celebrate, because the sports events also give the opportunity to dance, sing and of course share a last moment together before the wet season.
The Best Time to Visit Bora Bora, Tahiti and Her Islands
The southern winter is the best time to go to Bora Bora. Less hot and especially less rainy, the dry season from April to October should get your full attention, with a slight preference for the months of September to October. When should you go to Bora Bora? It depends on your availability of time and your budget. Whatever the month of the year, the Pearl of the Pacific will leave you with unforgettable memories.
No doubt you will also visit the other islands of Polynesia. Moorea, Tahaa and even further away the atolls of Rangiroa or Tikehau reserve many surprises. Contact us to organize your next stay in Tahiti and its islands.