Bora Bora is one of the best south pacific islands in French Polynesia that you should make time to visit. The islands of Bora Bora provide you with a tranquil environment where you can relax and unwind. the beauty of the island is unrivaled and with the pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters gracing the scenery you are sure to have a time of your life when you visit Bora Bora. The island is just more than an ideal romantic spot, it is the reality of what romance is and what you should experience during your romantic vacation. Whether you are visiting the island as newlyweds or you are going on vacation then you should have all the details of the island.

The South Pacific Ocean is filled with islands that are booming with the best beaches and a perfect spot for relaxation. Bora Bora lies in the northwestern part of Tahiti and it is one hour away from the Tahitian international airport. The airport is located on Motu Mete island and you will experience some of the best sceneries in the world when you visit Bora Bora. The people are charming, friendly, and ready to guide you from one place to another. You will check out the island’s translucent lagoon which is home to a wide array of species. You will fall in love with the island the moment you land at the airport. The average temperatures of the islands are high hence you will experience warm weather throughout your vacation. Your experience will exceed your expectations because the island is filled with different places where you can enjoy yourself during your vacation.

Why Do People Visit Bora Bora?

Swimming with sharks in Bora Bora

Bora Bora has proven time and time again that it has the best beaches in the world and if you are visiting the island for the first time then you are bound to see some of the most spectacular views in the world. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for budget-friendly options or you are going on a luxurious tour then you are sure that you will have a time of your life on the island. No matter the time that you have chosen to visit the island there is always something that you can experience during your visit. All the places on the island are filled with fun activities to do and places that you can visit.

There are so many events throughout the year that you can indulge in when you are visiting Bora Bora(see  facts about Bora Bora). It is critical to note that the islands are perfect for your holiday activities and you should enjoy your trip to Bora Bora. You will always find a place where you can enjoy your vacation. When visiting it is always critical that you understand the weather patterns as well as the prevailing weather conditions. When you know this then you will be ready to enjoy your holiday.

What is the best time to visit Bora Bora?


Overwater Bungalows in Bora Bora

January is in the middle of the wet and rainy season and if you are traveling during this period then you should be careful about what to expect because the rains are falling rapidly during this month. The average temperature is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You can save a huge amount of money if you choose to explore Bora Bora during this season because many people will have left the island. The average temperatures are about to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and cyclones are not prevalent, unlike other pacific islands.

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The month of February is right in the middle of the wet season and there is a chance that you might encounter cyclones during this period. Most tropical depressions usually bypass Bora Bora and it is a perfect environment that you should visit for your holidays. However, traveling by plane can be quite dangerous.


Sunset in Bora Bora

March brings fair weather and the rainy season begins to end, however, it is important to note that the humidity levels remain high and the rainfall expected is around 7 inches during this month. You might want to take advantage of the lowered prices because of low tourism activities to visit Bora Bora during this period.

There are different events such as missionaries’ day where the protestants celebrate with traditional songs and dances. Some competitions show the mastery of the traditional French and Polynesian songs. The temperature remains high at 86 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity is still quite high.

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April is often considered a shoulder month. However, this is not the case for thousands of tourists who are seen visiting the island during this period. The temperatures are moderate and there are no rains during this period. The area is usually calm and you can enjoy your visit to the island during this period before the peak season.

The temperature ranges from 75 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit and only about 5.5 inches of rain occurs. The chances of experiencing excellent weather are high hence you can visit during this period. In addition, you will find that many hotels, resorts, and restaurants usually have the best rates and you can take the opportunity to enjoy the serenity that Bora Bora has to offer.


The month of May marks the beginning of the peak season for tourism in Bora Bora. During this period the weather is nicer and there are so many events around the islands that you can never miss something to attend. The peak season attracts large crowds of people who are coming to the island to explore the amazing features that are around it. The rainfall reduces to 3 inches and the temperature ranges from the mid-70s to mid-80s degrees Fahrenheit.

If you want to take advantage of all the beautiful facilities that are around the island then this is the right time because all the hotels and resorts, as well as watersports locations, are fully open. Whether you are sailing vessels to the island or you are just a visitor via a plane, Bora Bora islands guarantee you ultimate safety and an amazing experience.


The peak season continues in June and during this month the weather is exceptional and the island is full of fun activities to do, one of those is hiking and you can find many beautiful hiking routes in Bora Bora. You can attend different festivities around the area and the people here are fun to hang out with during the summer period. Since the number of tourists visiting the island can be high during this period, you will have fun because you get to meet people from different parts of the world.

There are excursions and amazing recreational facilities that you can explore in June. The temperature drops a little to range from 70 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit and the rainfall diminishes to less than 2 inches hence perfect weather for fun activities. When visiting during this period you can soak up the sun and enjoy other fun activities on the beach.


Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

The month of July is amazing because the weather is perfect especially if you are not an islander. The islanders tend to complain that it is cold, however for people who are visiting and want to experience Bora Bora in its finest form then this is the right time. The amount of precipitation reduces considerably and the nighttime temperatures are lower.


The weather in the month of august is ideal and you can experience trade winds from time to time. The rainfall during this month is very low at 2.4 inches and you will receive many hours of sunshine. During this month many visitors from Europe begin flocking the islands and you should book your accommodation early to avoid challenges that you might experience because of crowding.


This is most likely the best month because the weather is dry and you can explore different areas with ease. The weather is amazing and you are at a higher chance of interacting with so many tourists that are visiting the country during this period. The hotels still have reduced rates hence you can take advantage of this and maximize your exploration of the island. The trade winds are still there, however, the temperatures begin to cool off and you can easily explore different areas without worrying about adverse weather conditions.

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The month of October presents the best month that you can visit Bora Bora because the weather is reliably mild and the temperatures may rise by one degree Celsius. in October there is an increased humidity level and rainfall may increase during this time of the year. However, the precipitation level is still low and you can still enjoy your vacation by exploring the amazing islands of Bora Bora. Cyclones are possible during this period although they are quite rare.


November marks the beginning of the wet season in Bora Bora and during this period you will find different people exploring the nation. The wet season continues for almost the next four months. While the humidity might be uncomfortable to some people, some people enjoy their visit to the island. The temperatures are around 86 degrees Fahrenheit and cyclones are possible during this period although they rarely appear. When visiting during this period, you should dress warm and explore the areas that are safe to visit.


During December, the wet season is fully in place in Bora Bora and you should take your time to explore the island very well. The rains might be heavy during this period of the year and you should always check the weather forecast before moving out. The rains move up to 11 inches and the temperatures are still high. The month of December has about two weeks of rain.

Rains in Bora Bora

Since Bora Bora is a tropical island, you should expect rain when you visit the island. It is the rain that makes the island lush green and the amazing fauna and flora of the island. When visiting you should be sure to check out the weather reports before your visit. The number of rainy days tends to increase as you approach December and you should carry an umbrella during this period.

Humidity in Bora Bora

The humidity level on the island is high and you should be prepared when visiting. you should dress light to allow your skin to stay cooler. Always ensure that you carry a moisturizer and sunscreen to prevent your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and sunburns.

Events in Bora Bora

When you visit Bora Bora you will realize that throughout the year there are natural and cultural events that occur in the country. Here are some of the top events that you should not miss when you visit Bora Bora.


This is an event that highlights the local culture and traditions and it is usually celebrated in July. The event features craft, music dance, and traditional sports competitions. It is a perfect spot where you can learn more about the culture of the local people. The locals usually wear costumes during this event.

Hawaiki Nui Va’a

This is a 3-day event that involves the Polynesian people reviving the memories of the past and the voyages of their ancestors. The race usually takes place in November and the competitors use traditional canoes. This is a traditional marathon that comes in November and it includes many fun activities that you can do in the region.

Whale Watching Season

One of the fun activities that you can do while in Bora Bora is to go whale watching. This is a perfect time to catch the whales, especially from early August through October. Bora Bora is one of those places where you will see unique mammals. The whales vary from one species to another and you can get a close look at these mammals when you get up close with them. You can allow your guide to take you to the areas where the whales thrive.

 In conclusion, Bora Bora is an awesome destination that you should visit during your vacation. You should always check the weather forecast as well as prevailing weather conditions before the visit.