In French Polynesia, rain showers can sometimes interfere with the vacations. Usually, a little patience is enough. Other times, rainy weather and overcast skies force you to rethink the day’s program. Here are some things to do when it rains in Bora Bora.
When It Rains in Bora Bora: Showers or Storms?
Between May and October, it is the southern winter in Bora Bora. Rainfall is less but no one is safe from a heavy downpour. Don’t be afraid! The rain showers never last long. Just 20 minutes and the sun will shine again. With an average temperature of 27ºC, the shower will soon be a distant memory. Some will even appreciate the welcome refreshment.
During the very rainy months of the wet season, thunderstorms can last for several hours. Then the sun disappears behind a gray cloud veil and you won’t see it all day. Fortunately, changing winds frequently upset the weather forecast. We therefore advise you not to take things one day at a time.
A Little Rain? Go Snorkeling!
When it rains in Bora Bora, the ambient and water temperatures remain warm. So wet for wet, go to one of the beaches in Bora Bora and discover the aquatic life of the lagoon. Don’t forget your mask and snorkel! For the clientele of the big hotels located on the motus, the private beaches give immediate access to real aquariums as the number of fish is amazing. For even more adventure, join a boat tour with snorkeling and Polynesian weaving workshops on the agenda!
Is the Weather Gray? Go Diving!
The days are rainy and the sun is gone. It’s time to dive in the lagoon to meet rays, turtles and exotic fish. Diving in Bora Bora is full of surprises! With excellent visibility, your new aquatic adventures could well become the highlight of your stay. Our advice: book a dive package and define your trips according to the weather conditions.
Shopping in Vaitape When It Rains in Bora Bora
Discover the village of Vaitape for an afternoon of shopping and souvenirs. Starting from the small St. Peter Celestine church, walk up the main street past souvenir stores, art galleries, jewelry stores specializing in Tahitian pearls, and, of course, the artisanal center facing the harbor. Lovers of the pictorial arts can even arrange a visit to the unmissable Alain Despert Gallery, upon reservation.
Spa During the Storm
The spa in Bora Bora is a great option for rebalancing your positive energies. Make an appointment at the 5-star resorts’ wellness center. Then, let yourself be surprised by a Polynesian massage! Some salons like the Deep Ocean Spa at the InterContinental Resort even open their doors to day visitors.
Visit the Sea Turtle Protection Center
Bora Bora is committed to the preservation of natural resources and the protection of local fauna and flora. Thus, Le Meridien hotel has inaugurated a sea turtle protection center, a refuge to care for sea turtles.
A visit to the center allows you to learn more about turtles, the importance of respecting their ecosystem and the need to live in harmony with nature. The speakers show an extraordinary pedagogy with a real concern of transmission and education. You will be able to attend the feeding of the turtles and even swim with them in the recovery tank. It is a great experience to be amazed and learn at the same time.
Enjoy Your Vacation When It Rains in Bora Bora
Rain doesn’t have to spoil your stay on the romantic island. Stay optimistic and adapt your program according to your desires of the day. The clientele of the big hotels will also be able to appreciate this time of rest and admire the storms from the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora. This is also the charm of the islands. Contact us now to organize your visit to the Polynesian islands.
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