When most people think of Bora Bora, they imagine mesmerising, shallow emerald waters, quaint, charming lodge huts, and astounding aquatic life, and this depiction is exactly right. The breathtaking Pacific island in tropical French Polynesia is the perfect embodiment of a luxury retreat that still feels largely unspoilt, enabling holidaymakers to become completely in-tune with nature.
Bora Bora does not fall short on romantic experiences. From private champagne tours and helicopter rides, to intimate white sand beaches, the island is the perfect relaxing haven for honeymooners or those celebrating an anniversary.
Some of the most popular, luxurious hotels for holidays in Bora Bora include the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, the InterContinental Thalasso-Spa Bora Bora, and The St Regis Bora Bora Resort. For more affordable accommodation, the Blue Heaven Island or Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort are two great options.
Island hopping is a great way to explore Polynesia’s best sites and marine wildlife. And you can choose to do this any way you like, whether by cruise, kayaking or paddleboarding! If you’re lucky, and travelling between July and November, you may even spot a humpback whale.
Temperatures in Bora Bora vary little during the year, and typically range from around 24 to 30 degrees Celsius. May to October holds the best weather, as there is significantly less rainfall and humidity during this period. However, if you do decide to visit during the dry season, bear in mind that it is Bora Bora’s busiest time of the year. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds, but still want plenty of sun, December, January and February (wet season) may be a good option, with the season still averaging around 200 hours of sunshine.
As there are no direct flights from the UK to Bora Bora, travellers wishing to visit the gorgeous Polynesian island must make at least two stopovers along the way. The only way to get to Bora Bora is through Tahiti, Polynesia’s largest and more urbanised island. The shortest route from the UK takes you to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Tahiti, and then Tahiti to Bora Bora.
Check out our list of flights below to find the route and price that best suits you. Tahiti is well worth a stop if you’re looking for a short break from all the flying. Some may wish to make their trip an even bigger adventure with more connections: for example you can stop in Paris first, before heading to Los Angeles and Tahiti.