Bora Bora: the perfect island destination with crystal blue waters on your doorstep and coconut drinks at your fingertips.
Known as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Bora Bora is an island in French Polynesia. The 9000 residents happily welcome visitors to this picturesque destination! Bora Bora is the perfect retreat for soaking up the sun and dipping into the ocean right off your doorstep. Attractions include Matira Beach, the Lagoonarium and Mount Otemanu.
Pack your swimsuit and sunblock because cheap flights to Bora Bora are now available for a limited period of time! Bora Bora is home to Bora Bora Airport (BOB), which is located just 15 minutes from the town centre.
Popular flights to Bora Bora
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Bora Bora
The majestic backdrop to your stay in Bora Bora, Mount Otemanu reigns over the island. Take a 4x4 or helicopter tour for spectacular panoramic views.
Unwind to the sound of soft ocean waves while you soak up the sun. Bora Bora is known to have the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Matira Beach.
Get up close with some of the ocean’s most beautiful creatures at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium. See sharks, turtles, rays and many other sea beauties.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
CFP franc (XPF) / United States Dollar (USD)
1 ZAR = 8.229 XPF / 1 ZAR = 0.07 USD
French and Tahitian
Bora Bora Airport (BOB)
Best time to visit Bora Bora
The island of Bora Bora is a dream destination any time of the year, but if you’re someone who prefers less rain and humidity then it might be best to visit during the peak season of winter, from June to August. As it is peak tourist season you will find that your flights and accommodation on the island can be very pricey.
The summer season of Bora Bora is a lot more tropical. There are plenty of rain showers and humidity, but the sun is always around with temperatures that average about 30°C. This period is also when you find the most budget-friendly deals so, for cheap flights to Bora Bora consider visiting between December and February, during the wet season.
Weather & Climate in Bora Bora
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month
With breathtaking scenery and wonderful weather all year, Bora Bora makes top of the list of the most beautiful destination on Earth. The island has become a dreamy destination for honeymooners and anyone else who sees just one photo of its crystal-clear sky blue waters, pristine white sandy beaches and bungalows that overlook the ocean floor.
This French Polynesian island may be just 29 km² but it packs in so much more than you could bargain for. Known for its exclusivity, the beaches of Bora Bora are all picture perfect. Many of them are privately-owned by resorts, but to mingle with the locals and sip on a cocktail or two, visit Matiro Beach.
Bora Bora is also famous for its large range of outdoor activities. From windsurfing to hiking to snorkeling with ray and sea turtles, the island has it all and more.
The exalted Mount Otemanu guards over the island with the grace of an old soul. It was once an ancient volcano and now provides panoramic views from helicopter and 4x4 tours.
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South Africans who wish to visit Bora Bora in the French Polynesia will need a visa to do so. To complete your application, you will need to ensure that your passport is valid for three months after your return date and that you have three blank pages in it for stamps. Make sure to leave plenty of time for processing.
For more information, please contact the Embassy of French Polynesia:
250 Melk Street, Cnr Middle Street
Tel: +27 12 4251600
Fax: +27 12 4251609
Bora Bora is very safe to visit. The locals and resort staff are friendly and accommodating and you could easily sleep with your doors and windows open. There have been a few instances of petty theft in the past so perhaps keep your expensive belongings in the hotel safe.
There are a number of beautiful resorts and hotels available on Bora Bora, though the island is quite small (29 km²). The prices have been known to be quite pricey but Bora Bora is known for its exclusivity, so don’t be surprised by the amount of money that can be spent!
To get around Bora Bora you will need to use the local boat shuttles that operate within and around the various resorts. There are also local taxis, an irregular local bus that goes into the local city of Vaitape and bicycles that are cheaper to hire outside of the resorts than in them.