Bora Bora: the perfect getaway destination
Crystal clear waters, white sands, and excellent accommodations – these are just some of the numerous sights make the Bora bora islands in Tahiti the favorite of swimmers, divers, snorkelers, honeymooners and adventurers alike. If you want to experience the delights of this tropical paradise, then here are some tips that can help you out.
When to visit Bora Bora?
Bora Bora has two seasons: summer and the monsoon season. Of course, the best time to visit Bora Bora is from May to October, when the temperature ranges from 24-28 degrees Celsius. November to April is considered the monsoon season, and the temperature ranges from 27-30 degrees Celsius. Although you can expect some rains, this months are perfect for vacationers who don’t want the hustle and bustle of the thick tourist crowd.
Navigating to Bora Bora
Visitors need to alight at the Tahiti-Faaa International Airport in Papeete and join a charter flight to Bora Bora. Companies which fly directly to the islands are Air Tahiti, Air Moorea, and Air Archipels. You can also reach Bora Bora by availing of a private helicopter transfer service to the island. If you want to enjoy the beautiful seas of French Polynesia, you can access Bora Bora by riding the Cruise ships of companies such as Aranui, Archipels and Paul Gauguin.
Where to stay?
If you are willing to splurge, then go to the Sheraton Hotel Tahiti Resort and Spa. For mid-range accommodations, try Hotel Royal Papeete or Hotel Pacific Kon Tiki. If you’re working a meager budget, then Shogun Hotel and Chez Myrna can give you good accommodations for a low price.
Things to do in Bora Bora ?
A tourist will never run out of things to do in Bora Bora. Because of its crystal clear seas, Bora Bora Island is perfect for water activities such as swimming, scuba diving, surfing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, and fly surfing.
Fun activities suchas horseback riding, lagoon excursions, camping, flightseeing and light tackle fishing are enjoyable pastimes you will enjoy as well.
What to see?
Despite being a topnotch tropical destination, Bora Bora also boasts of galleries and museums which feature the culture and heritage of Polynesia. At the Galerie D’Art Alain Linda, you can marvel at spectacular Polynesian art.
Dine and shop
Polynesian food is delicious, and you can feast on its fiesta fare at the many restaurants in Bora Bora, such as Bloody Mary’s Bar and Restaurant, Temanuata, Bamboo House, Au Cocotier, and Patoti.
As for shopping, handicrafts, shirts, and souvenirs can be purchased at the Bora Bora Local Art Studio, Pakalola Boutique Bora, Fare Maohi, Gauguin and Tamanu. If you want to purchase the world-famous Polynesian black pearls and sashay in pearl earrings or baroque pearl necklaces, then you need to drop by at the Matira Pearl Fashion, Herman Pearls, Paradise Pearl, or Sibani Pe