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Palm-lined beaches, crystal-clear waters and a beautifully rugged interior make Bora Bora the perfect destination for a sun-soaked break. Book your flights to Bora Bora today and begin dreaming of an exotic escape of your own.
Although the weather in Bora Bora is warm throughout the year, there are low and high tourist seasons in the islands.
From October to May, skies are clear, humidity is relatively low and beaches are full. As these months form peak season, you’ll find Bora Bora tickets are a little more expensive. Luckily, booking cheap flights to Bora Bora is possible throughout the year if you know where to look.
From June to September rain is more common in Bora Bora and the mosquitos are out in force.
If you want to secure a good Bora Bora flight and hotel deal but don’t want the weather to put a dampener on your holiday, book your trip in April or November. Although technically peak season, prices are generally fairly low and crowds few and far between, making these the perfect months to travel.
Book your flights to Bora Bora using Expedia and finding a great deal should be easy. On the results page you’ll see a ‘Show flexible dates’ link just at the top of the flight options. If you click this you’ll be shown prices for departures on different days, allowing you to select the most affordable flights for your dates.
Another good way to find cheap fares is to search for departures from other airports in your local area. Click the ‘Nearby airports’ link at the top of the result page to see if you could save money by flying from a different terminal. If you’re flying from London make sure you select the ‘All London airports’ options when putting in your details to ensure you’re shown all potential journeys.
Also known as Motu Mute Airport, thanks to its location on the island of Motu Mute, Bora Bora Airport has been the main gateway to the islands since it was first opened for commercial flights back in 1958. As it’s located on an outlying islet, a boat transfer is necessary to reach the main island and other destinations in Bora Bora.
The only airline that flies to Bora Bora Airport is Air Tahiti. The national carrier connects the island group with other destinations in the archipelago including Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia.
Although only Air Tahiti flies to Bora Bora a number of airlines offer connecting services linking the UK with the archipelago.
Thanks to Bora Bora’s unique geographic layout - the centre of the island is made up of an extinct volcano - the main form of transport in the archipelago is boat. Both public ferries and private shuttles connect various parts of Bora Bora, making it easy to get out and explore.
If you’re staying on the main island you can also useLe Truck, Bora Bora’s public transport system, or hire a bike or a scooter for the duration of your stay. If you do decide to rent a bike of a scooter, you’ll find the roads are relatively quiet and, as long as you avoid the rugged interior, pretty flat.
The most prominent attraction in Bora Bora is Mount Otemanu. One of the two ancient volcanoes that make up the island, the peak rises to 2,400 feet above sea level. If you’re feeling energetic, you can hike to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the surrounding area. If that sounds a little too much like hard work, book a 4x4 tour of the volcano or take in views of the peak from a cruise on the lagoon.
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter French Polynesia, however you should check that your passport is valid for the duration of your stay. A yellow fever certificate may be required: make sure you check before you travel.