Do you wish to take a break from your busy schedule and spend a few days among the turquoise blue sea on the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia? Bora Bora is a land of dreams.
It is a small group of South Pacific Island situated in the northwest of Tahiti. The country is a part of Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The sea here is a mesmerizing palate of sapphire, indigo, and turquoise.
Here you would be enchanted by the white sandy beaches and a turquoise lagoon surrounding it. If this is not enough for booking your next holidays on this marvelous island, then you have the coral reef surrounding the white beaches where you can enjoy scuba diving.
At the center of the island, you would find the remnants of two extinct volcanoes rising as two towering peaks of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. Mt. Otemanu is the highest point in this island and rises to 727 meters above sea level.
Bora Bora is a favorite destination for the honeymooners’. However, this island has a lot to offer than clinking glasses of wine in luxurious resorts. Here is a post exclusively for the super-exciter travelers like you to aid in the best time to visit Bora Bora island.
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Visiting Bora Bora in summer (November to March)
Summer in Bora Bora starts from the end of November and last till March. It is also the wet season of the year. If you plan to visit Bora Bora in summer, always be pared to encounter slightly warmer, humid and damp weather conditions.
The maximum temperature in summer is around 30•C, and the precipitation is about 250mm of rainfall. However, do not stress yourself with the warmer weather in Bora Bora, as there are cold spells in summer as well. There can be consistent rainfall for days together in Bora Bora, which causes a drop in mercury level.
Polynesians do wear sweaters in summer to keep them warm during the cool spell in summer. In fact, the weather in Bora Bora is very unpredictable. You can experience bright sunshine in the morning, rainfall in the afternoon followed by a cold night.
Summer Activities in Bora Bora
One advantage of visiting Bora Bora in summer is you can enjoy the lush green flora and vibrant fauna at this time of the year. Mystical butterflies in all colors and pattern would fly pass you to transform you into a magical destination. The lagoon is also warm from November to April which suggests you can take part in a host of water activities during the summer months. Try out the snorkeling, Jet Ski tour, scuba diving, or the ride in an underwater scooter.
When you are in Bora Bora, do not forget to book the daily excursion tours. Visit the Matira Beach, where the crystal clear water and soft white sand would enchant you. It is the only public-access beach you would find in Bora Bora. The picturesque beach is lined with restaurants, boutique shops, and offer you ample opportunity for day-long activities on the beach. Since the crowd is less in the summer season, you can indulge in a lot of fun and have the beach almost to yourself.
Summer Events in Bora Bora
Two key events take place in Bora Bora which draws from all across the globe. Hawaiki Nui Canoe Race takes place in November. This canoe race has several parts where the locals maneuver the canoe through the islands of Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Raiatea and finishes at Matira Beach. Bora Bora Liquid Festival takes place in November-December. It is a challenging competition where the endurance levels of locals are put to the test by paddling, swimming, and various other activities.
Visiting Bora Bora in Winter (June to August)
Well, we have already discussed the fun and activities you can indulge in Bora Bira during summer. Now, let us have an idea to embark on a perfect vacation in winter in Bora Bora. The winter months are June, July, and August. During this time of the year, you experience an average temperature of 25°C. Precipitation is very less, so there is ample scope of hiking, day-long activities under the sun, and not to forget the excursions in and around the islands. You do not require any warm clothes for the tropical winters of Bora Bora. However, it would be a good idea to bring over a jacket, just in case the south-eastern trade winds pick up in the evening.
Places to Visit in Winter
Book a Trip to Mount Otemanu, which is one of the extinct volcanoes of Bora Bora. This peak is present in the center of the island and towers to 2400 feet above the sea level. You would inevitably experience an adrenaline rush viewing the volcanic remnants. You can either hike to this mountain or opt for a 4×4 jeep tour to reach the top and have an excellent view of the island. Helicopter rides are also available now above the volcanic mountain. One main advantage of the helicopter tour is you can also have a bird’s eye view of the lagoon.
Low Season in Bora Bora (November to March)
The off-season in Bora Bora starts from 1st of November and remains till 20th of December, again commences from 20th of January to the 31st of March. During this period the resorts are almost empty thanks to the hot and humid weather in the island. Except for the Christmas and New Year break, travelers do not prefer visiting Bora Bora in summer.
Best Season to Visit Bora Bora (April and May)
The peak season in Bora Bora commences from April-November. It is the winter season on the island, and almost all the hotels and resorts remain pre-booked in these months. The luxury resorts which already charge an exorbitant room tariff further bump up their price tag. Moreover, the outdoor activities and water sports also become a costly affair in high season.
Keeping the high prices in mind, the holiday experts suggest April or May as the best time to visit Bora Bora. Only a few people from North America enjoy a vacation in Bora Bora during this time. During this time you can enjoy the awesome weather as well as avail the low-season discount in the hotels and resorts.
Besides, scuba-diving, lagoon tours, snorkeling, and parasailing are also available in April and May at an affordable price tag. The beaches, restaurants, and shops are also not crowded during these months so that you can visit these places peacefully.
So, this was all about the best time to visit Bora Bora. This island is a perfect romantic destination for the honeymooners and young couples. Book your next trip to Bora Bora to live the best moments of your life.