Bora Bora is an extinct volcano and one of the beautiful islands that make up French Polynesia. For visitors arriving on cheap flights to Bora Bora it is perhaps the island that most resembles paradise with soft, sandy beaches and lush, green vegetation. The clear waters teem with marine life in the Lagoonarium making it a favoured island for snorkeling with stingrays, sea turtles and reef sharks. The dry season, from May to October, is the peak season and when tourists tend to book flights to Bora Bora. With temperatures a pleasant 24-28C rain is rare during this period. The island has a range of resort style accommodation - over-the-water bungalows, rooms with mountain and garden views to suit all budgets. Flight tickets and accommodation should be booked well ahead in peak season.
The wet season, from November to April, is generally considered to be the low season and when you can pick up the cheapest flights to Bora Bora. February and March in particular are considered the least pleasant months with heavy rainfall and hot temperatures of 27 - 30C. However, if you can brave the heat, humidity and rain, you may be able to have a cheaper holiday as flight tickets and accommodation prices dip during the off season.
When is the best time to book a flight to Bora Bora?
For the best weather, book your flight to Bora Bora between May and October. The Heiva Festival, a month long celebration of traditional dance, music and song which takes place mid July is a popular reason to search for cheap flights to Bora Bora. The school holidays are busy times to take flights to Bora Bora and you may face stiff competition for lodgings, especially at the budget end of the market.
Air Tahiti operates flights to Bora Bora which has a small airport with basic services, the flight time is approximately 45 minutes. You can usually get cheap flights to Bora Bora by booking your airfare as part of a holiday package from a travel agency or online travel service. Passengers must fly to Tahiti first in order to take Bora Bora flights - Jetstar, Emirates, Qantas and Air New Zealand are all carriers that service this route from Australia.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Bora Bora Airport (BOB) is situated on the islet of Motu Mute. You can arrange for a boat to transfer you to your resort, there is also a free ferry that goes to Vaitape, the largest village. A bus service runs around the island’s one paved road, there is also a limited taxi service.
Bora Bora insider information
Matira Beach is the only public-access white-sand beach on Bora Bora. It stretches for more than 1km and is dotted with beach resorts. Gets very busy at the weekend.
There are more than 40 ancient altars or Marae in Bora Bora's interior. They are ancient religious sites where human sacrifice was carried out. Marae Fare-Opu is one of the most interesting, due to its turtle petroglyphs.
The Guns of Bora Bora make for an interesting tour. The now-rusted guns date from the Second World War years when Bora Bora, due to its strategic position in the South Pacific, was a stronghold of the US Army.
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