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Best Time of Year to Visit Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora
Bora Bora helicopter private tour
Both are remote, exotic islands with plenty to offer in the ways of relaxation and entertainment. While both islands are great travel destinations there are a few factors to consider that may help to make your decision a bit easier. Although Bora Bora and Maldives experience different seasonality; both destinations can be visited year-round.
Why is Bora Bora a good place to visit?
A romantic paradise And for everyone else, Bora Bora is simply the epitome of romance. Its hotels offer a wonderful sense of privacy with their chic over water bungalows and floating villas with direct access to the sea, while their terraces afford breath-taking views of blazing sunsets.
Most flight to Vaitape arrive from the French Polynesian capital of Papeete, Papeete is the transit hub for most of the transfering flights to the popular Leeward Islands, including Bora Bora. The Most popular place to buy and make your own Black Pearl Jewellery is The Farm at the Bora Bora Pearl Company.
As weird as it may sound it actually sometimes rains in Bora Bora (and sometimes even a lot). The vast majority of the activities take place outdoor, and there are no cinemas, libraries or museums to visit, so even if large resorts do lend books and games, bring some good reading with you. Scuba diving is possible off the coast of many islands. Really spectacular diving can be found in the Tuamotu Atolls. You'll find a terrific, detailed description of dive sites on the various islands in our friend and world super-traveler David Stanley'sTahiti guidebook (now in its 7th edition).
What country is Bora Bora part of?
Flying time from United States to Bora Bora The total flight duration from United States to Bora Bora is 10 hours, 50 minutes.
It can be reached by the Maupiti Express , an express ferry riding 3 times a week from Vaitape. Enjoys fantastic views of the island, and has incredible snorkeling (snorkeling tour boats actually come to the area).
The Maldives Is known for its beaches, blue lagoons, and extensive reefs. It has a special desert island feel and is a perfect choice for travelers that value great privacy. If you choose the Maldives you will experience some of the best marine life viewings, both above and below the water.
How many days do you need in Bora Bora?
To properly experience Bora Bora, three days (four nights if arriving late) should be enough. The island is small and there isn't all that much to see. If you're after a pampering luxury holiday of sipping cocktails on the deck of your overwater bungalow, you could probably spend a week (if you can afford that).
The white sandy beaches along with beautiful green forests on the coastline create a charming aura of tranquility. To get to either island, you’ll need to fly out of LAX, Los Angeles. Because of this, many couples opt to stop in Sydney or New Zealand If they’re traveling to Fiji. Fiji is a country in the South Pacific that is actually made up of more 300 islands.
We learned that there were no public cemeteries in Bora Bora, so the people bury their love ones in their own backyard. Our guide said that it was really tough to sell one’s land in Bora Bora, because people can’t sell the land without selling their grandparents. We wanted to explore beyond the confines of our resort to learn more about the villages, the sights, the history and the people of the main island. We were curious if the people were as warm and hospitable as the people we met in the neighboring islands.
Private lagoon tour
They understandably come with a price tag but to travel to either of these destinations and not experience that dream would be a shame. We often recommend to our clients travelling to the Maldives or Bora Bora that you should combine room categories. The travel time to the Maldives from London is around 10 hours on a direct flight.
Several resorts have been built on the motu (small islands, from Tahitian) surrounding the lagoon. Hotel Bora Bora opened in 1961, and nine years later built the first over-the-water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon. Today, over-water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive. Bora Bora is situated approximately 140 miles (225km) northwest of Tahiti, in the western Leeward group of the Society islands of French Polynesia. It is a rugged, volcanic, mountainous island featuring a large lagoon surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and islets.
Just be cautious all the time and take care of the way you act around these animals. And don’t even think about going close to them without a guide unless you’re certified. The best way to really experience these gemlike shades of blue is by crossing Bora Bora’s lagoon. We understand that some clients do not wish to travel to a destination where it’s illegal to be gay or lesbian and so in those cases we would say that Bora Bora and French Polynesia is your best option.
If necessary, the general hospital of French Polynesia in Tahiti will coordinate medical evacuation services with the local airlines or military planes or helicopters based in Papeete. Public and private healthcare departments work together 24/7 to ensure the best healthcare assistance. A trip in the middle of the South Pacific has to be prepared.
Read more on why you should visit French Polynesia. Bora Bora doesn’t have an international airport; travelers must go through the main French Polynesian airport at Papeete, on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti provides regular scheduled flights between Bora Bora and Papeete, as well as to several other French Polynesian islands.
- We also saw relics of several resorts (Club Med was one of them) that closed down as a result of economic crash.
- Your guide will also give you the opportunity to see the feeding of the sharks and rays either from the boat or by swimming with them.
- To get to either island, you’ll need to fly out of LAX, Los Angeles.
What do I need to know before going to Bora Bora?
The main languages that are spoken in Bora Bora are French and Tahitian. English is also spoken in many hotels, resorts, markets, and tourist locations.
Some overwater bungalows feature a glass-bottomed floor and are designed in traditional Bora Bora island houses. Every room (100 in all) is a suite with luxury bathroom. Many of the rooms are over-water villas, some with pools or spas. Overwater villas have glass panels in the floors and under-villa lighing to make the lagoon shimmer in your room.
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
The beach is a bit small, but the whole place is much more intimate than other motu-located resorts. Luxurious 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom vacation rental can accommodate up to 5 people. Located in the residential and peaceful northern part of Bora it features one of the most beautiful views on the lagoon. Manureva House is located montainside in a manicured tropical garden with a little private sandy beach for its guests less than 100 feet from the house.
Activities with the sharks– The number of sharks in Bora Bora is astounding. They’re swimming all over the clear water, giving you a chance to enjoy their magnificence through multiple activities.
Bora Bora arguably lost up to 40% of its population. In the Marquesas Islands it dropped from 80,000 to 2,000 in the century following the arrival of the whalers. These are held to have a mysterious quality that reminds visitors of Bora Bora’s ancient mythical past. The islands topography with only 29 km2 of landmass, most of it mountainous, created a determined population.
Agricultural students have recently discovered that 3 fossils were found under one of houses. The Bora Bora locals are proud to have grown up there and very friendly. The Polynesian summer months, November to April, are often hot and humid. The average temperature during the summer reaches 85 degrees, and the average rainfall is over 10 inches a month. Winter in Bora Bora is slightly cooler, but much drier, with less than 4 inches of monthly precipitation.
The Society Archipelago is perhaps the best known as it includes the world-renowned islands of Bora Bora, Moorea and Tahiti. Lush, dark green islands of volcanic origin, with ragged peaks thrusting upward into the skies. Approximately 60% of the population of French Polynesia lives on Tahiti, the major entry point into the region.
In 2004, all of the French Polynesia islands were granted limited autonomy and citizenship, but would remain under French administration and legal jurisdiction. Bora Bora was first occupied by Polynesian traders and colonists in the fourth century. In 1722, Dutch explorer Jakob Roggeveen made the first European sighting, but a European would not land on the island until James Cook in 1770.
The sharks you’ll see– The first moment you place your head under the blue water and start breathing through your mask, you’ll notice that the lagoons are richer than you could have imagined. From the amazing plethora of fish, stingrays and turtles up to the sharks we’re exploring, you’ll find everything. Most importantly, you’ll encounter the Blacktip reef sharks and the Lemon sharks. They’re the so-called owners of the lagoon and an attraction you shouldn’t miss. Don’t be afraid to come as near to them as possible, but only with a present guide or expert in sharks.
Bora Bora Island
© Tahiti Tourisme — A snorkel and mask are all you need to experience Bora Bora’s abundant sea life. It features in the dreams of loved-up couples the world over, and is in hot demand with just married couples as a honeymoon destination scented with tiare flowers. And for everyone else, Bora Bora is simply the epitome of romance.
Hina Spa, the resort’s hilltop spa, offers unrivaled panoramic views of the lagoon, Mount Otemanu and the neighboring islands. If you decide to travel to Bora Bora no need to panic about accommodations and adjusting. There are many activities that are cost free, like swimming in the lagoons, swimming with dolphins, shark and ray feeding, and enjoying the famous sunset. Most destinations are aquatic oriented, that may also include scuba diving and snorkeling.
Is Bora Bora in the Maldives?
Bora Bora is a small island near Tahiti in French Polynesia, and the Maldives is a tropical country in the Indian Ocean with hundreds of tiny scattered island resorts.