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Bora Bora Guide
What are the best things to do in Bora Bora?
As the largest publicly accessible beach on the island, Matira Beach is a must-visit spot for tourists with flights to Bora Bora. Whether it’s to see the crystal-clear waters for yourself or feel the soft white sand on your feet, you can easily spend an entire day enjoying Matira Beach. There are lots of resorts, shops and restaurants, such as Bora Bora Beach Club and Moi Here, nearby as well.
Many visitors with flights to Bora Bora travel to this island paradise purely for the incredible snorkelling experiences. From the mesmerising array of fish, stingrays, manta rays and reef sharks, to the otherworldly coral gardens, Bora Bora has some of the best waters for snorkelling in the world. Popular snorkelling and scuba diving spots include the Coral Garden, outer reef, Anau, L’Aquarium and the inner reef.
Take advantage of your flights to Bora Bora by seeing as much of the island as you can with a boat tour. Whether you want to experience the excitement of a glass-bottom boat or would rather relax on a sailboat, there are several different tours to choose from, including Lagoon Service and Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you can also go deep-sea fishing and snorkelling with reef sharks.
What's the best way to get around Bora Bora?
Travellers to Bora Bora usually fly into Bora Bora Airport (BOB) - also known as Motu Mute Airport - when they holiday on Tahiti’s most famous island. Bora Bora Airport is situated on the small islet Motu Mute, which sits northwest of the main island, so you’ll be able to start your holiday in style thanks to a short catamaran trip over to Bora Bora’s Vaitape Quay. When you book flights to Bora Bora, it’s a good idea to book your airport transportation at the same time.
There are plenty of car companies operating on Bora Bora, including Europcar and Avis. If you’ve booked flights to Bora Bora, you can easily rent a vehicle at Bora Bora Airport (BOB) or if you’d prefer to plan in advance, you can hire a car with Webjet.
Visitors with flights to Bora Bora will likely find that bicycles are one of the easiest and most scenic ways to get around this beautiful South Pacific island. The entire island has a circumference of 29 kilometres, and it only takes a few hours to travel across, making bikes a cheap and convenient option. Bikes can be rented from Matira Beach, or some hotels and resorts may also provide bicycle hire for guests.
The local bus system in Bora Bora, Le Truck, isn’t hugely reliable, but it can be a really cheap way to get around the island. The bus route does a loop of the island and you can usually catch one from multiple points along most coastfront roads. If you’ve booked cheap flights to Bora Bora and have some extra spending money, then the island water taxis are a great way to get around. At about 2,500 CFP ($25 AUD) per one way trip , water taxis are the most expensive way to travel around Bora Bora, but are also part of its charm.
When is the best time to visit Bora Bora?
Tahiti’s iconic island experiences warm weather all year round, making it hard to find a bad time to book flights to Bora Bora. December to March is the rainy season, with around 14 days of rain per month, though daytime temperatures are still around 28°C. If you plan to stay on the island for a week or so, you’ll likely still have plenty of sunny days to spend at the beach or by the swimming pool. The dry season is from May to October and temperatures average around 26°C during the day. Humidity is also much lower, creating great conditions for outdoor activities.