The best time to visit Bora Bora and where to stay
When is the best time to visit Bora Bora? There’s never a bad time to go to paradise – just look at the pictures if you think ‘paradise’ sounds like we’re overegging it – but the climate, and the crowds, are variable. Read on to find out when to experience the island northwest of Tahiti at its blissful best.
We’ve also highlighted some of the best resorts and overwater bungalows in Bora Bora below to help you choose where to stay.
You’d be hard pushed to have a bad time in such idyllic surroundings – but equally if you’re going in search of perfection you may as well do everything you can to make sure your trip lives up to the fantasy. And that’s what Bora Bora should be – pure unadulterated vacation fantasy at its indulgent best.
Just look at those blues…
Temperature isn’t really an issue when choosing the best time to visit Bora Bora. It remains roughly between 28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Farenheit and 30 degrees Celcius or 86 degrees Farenheit right throughout the year. It’s one of the big draws of this beautiful little island in French Polynesia.
The balmy tropical heat and barely believable natural beauty of its bright turquoise waters contrasting against bright white sand beaches, and its iconic and enchanting overwater bungalows attract dream vacation seekers the world over, including plenty of high-profile visitors. Famous guests include Jennifer Anniston – who honeymooned in Bora Bora — Justin Bieber, Usain Bolt, Jason Bateman, Courtney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, and Christine Quinn from Selling Sunset to name just a few.
So now you know it’s going to be hot, the only other factors to consider when deciding when is the best time to visit Bora Bora, are rainfall – and other tourists. Firstly, the rain. Bora Bora, like all of the Society Islands, is very hot and humid between November and April – with the rainy season between November and March. It’s dryer and cooler May to October, and in particular July and September, making May through to October the most popular, albeit more expensive, time to visit.
If possible avoid June, July and August (and the Christmas/New Year holiday period) if you want to beat the crowds, and April in particular is definitely worth considering for a slightly quieter time to go when the weather is still at nearly its optimal and you could get to experience the region’s stunning calm, clear waters more to yourself.
We’ve highlighted a selection of the best luxury resorts in Bora Bora below to help you choose where to stay. Have you visited Bora Bora? When did you find was the best time to travel? And where did you stay? Tell us about your experiences and let’s raise the profile of the places that are truly unforgettable.
Wild Bay Co is as much a celebration of the people who make these incredible experiences possible, as it is a celebration of the luxury resorts and hotels themselves. If you’ve stayed somewhere outstanding that deserves recognition for its exceptional attention to detail as well as its stunning setting then contact us and let us know.
Immerse yourself in the island experience while enjoying a resort adjusted to perfection.
Enjoy exclusive bespoke services in a private villa at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. Discover the best time to visit Bora Bora in one of the island’s most luxurious resorts.
Largest overwater villas in the South Pacific
Stay in the largest overwater villas in the South Pacific at the St Regis Bora Bora, starting at 1,550 square feet, and revel in the turquoise blue waters visible from the glass panels, and for ultimate privacy, reserve a secluded beach villa surrounded by palms trees.
The resort spans 44 acres of stunning tropical terrain, with soft white sand, a crystalline lagoon and Mount Otemanu around its fringes.
Sail around the island’s azure waters, or dive under to meet black tip reef sharks and rays up close. After your island adventure, swim in the St Regis Lagoonarium, workout in the fitness center, or unwind with a spa treatment. Order a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or sample international and Polynesian-inspired cuisine at one of four outstanding restaurants.
The St Regis Bora Bora resort offers an awe-inspiring backdrop for destination weddings, honeymoons and company retreats.
Located with breathtaking views of Mount Otemanu, embrace the inimitable beauty of French Polynesia.
Le Méridien Bora Bora luxury hotel is nestled on a magnificent islet surrounded by the cerulean waters of a private lagoon, setting the stage for an unforgettable tropical getaway.
The Overwater Bungalows provide guests an unbelievable view of the lagoon
Le Méridien Bora Bora connects you with the islands of French Polynesia.
Take in the silhouette of Mount Otemanu from the hotel beach. Find a nearby turtle sanctuary and ecological center, offering a firsthand look at the rehabilitation process. Dive the coast for glimpses of exotic marine life or enjoy an island tour by jeep. Return to the hotel for fresh seafood inspired by international flavors, where savory cuisine and signature cocktails complement the tropical backdrop.
Energize at the wellness center and fitness center before you arrive at your overwater bungalow or private beach villa.
The bungalows feature glass-bottom floors with exhilarating views of the lagoon while the luxury villas expand your living space.
A blissful and luxurious resort where relaxation and unparalleled views await you.
With lush tropical gardens, turquoise coves and the longest stretch of white sand beach in Bora Bora the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is an exceptional luxury resort to stay at.
The longest stretch of white sand beach in Bora Bora
Conrad Bora Bora Nui is a blissful and luxurious resort made for relaxation with unparalleled views.
Located on a private island – Motu To’opua, guests experience the longest private stretch of soft white sand beaches nestled between the soaring backdrop of Mount Otemanu and the mesmerizing lagoon.
The fully renovated resort boasts a variety of accommodations, from the spacious Lagoon View Suites perfect for families, to the spectacular overwater villas and extravagant Presidential Villas. Dining options are in abundance with five restaurants and bars.
For the adventurous, there is an array of activities from hiking to swimming with sharks. For a truly unique experience, spend a day at the resort’s private islet Motu Tapu, enjoy a picnic prepared by Conrad Bora Bora Nui chefs, sip on Champagne, and take in the serenity.
Unwind and relax by the impressive infinity pool. Hina Spa, located on the hilltop, offers serenity and breathtaking views.
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