Who doesn’t love the sound of waves crashing against the shore, cocktail in hand? If you’re picturing yourself on a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, then you might be imagining Bora Bora.
This small South Pacific island is part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia and is known for its luxury resorts and overwater bungalows.
Just the thought of Bora Bora might have you daydreaming, but you’re probably wondering how much it would cost to turn that dream into a reality. Well, we did some research for you, and here’s what we found.
The Best Times to Visit Bora Bora At A Low Cost
Although Bora Bora is beautiful year-round, the best time to visit in terms of cost is from May to October. This is considered the low season since it’s the cooler and wetter months. However, you can still expect temperatures in the mid-80s Fahrenheit (or 29-30 Celsius). If you don’t mind a little rain and are looking to save some money, this is the time to visit.
But for most people, the ideal time to visit Bora Bora is during the dry season from November to April. This is when you’ll find the perfect weather with little rain and temperatures in the low to mid-90s Fahrenheit (or 32-34 Celsius). Keep in mind that this is also the busiest and most expensive time to visit.
Average Bora Bora Trip Costs
Now that you know when to visit, let’s talk about how much you can expect to spend on a trip to Bora Bora.
On average, a week-long trip for two people to Bora Bora costs around $10,000. This includes airfare, accommodation, food, activities, and transportation. Of course, this is just an estimate and your actual costs will depend on several factors.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to save money and still have an amazing time. If you want to visit Bora Bora on a budget, you’ll just need to be a little creative.
Average Solo Traveler
Thinking of going to Bora Bora alone? Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
If you’re planning a solo trip, you can expect to pay around $3,000-4,000 for a week-long vacation. This includes airfare, accommodation, food, and activities. Again, this is just an estimate and your actual costs will depend on your travel style and the specific things you want to do and see.
There are some pros and cons to solo travel, like having more freedom and flexibility but also having to pay for everything yourself. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.
Average Couple’s Trip
If you’re planning to stay for a week, the average price of $4,000-6,000 should cover airfare, accommodation, food, and activities. Hotels in Bora Bora are typically more expensive than other places in French Polynesia, so be prepared to spend a bit more.
Average Family Vacation
Bora Bora is the perfect place to take your family on vacation. With its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and lush jungle scenery, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re planning to travel with your family, you can expect to spend around $10,000 for a week-long trip. However, that’s for a family of 4. If you have more people in your family, your costs will be higher.
Keep in mind that some activities in Bora Bora may not be suitable for young children such as swimming with sharks or diving. However, there are plenty of other things to do like sightseeing, snorkeling, and hiking.
Traveling Cheap to Bora Bora
Not everyone has the luxury to spend $10,000 on a vacation. But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Bora Bora on a budget. Or for some, practicality wins and they don’t want to spend more money than they have to. There are plenty of ways to save money and still have an amazing time in Bora Bora.
Budget Solo Traveler
If you didn’t know, most people opt to travel in pairs or groups. It just makes logistics and planning easier and often, cheaper. But that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Bora Bora as a budget-conscious traveler.
If you’re a solo traveler on a budget, you can expect to spend around $500 for a week-long trip. You can find budget flights for as little as $159 and there are plenty of affordable accommodation options, and you can purchase your necessities from the local grocery store. However, bringing your necessities with you will save you money by preventing the need to purchase them at the venue.
Budget Couple’s Trip
It can be fun and romantic to travel with your partner. But it can also get expensive, especially if you’re not careful. If you want to visit Bora Bora without breaking the bank, it can cost as little as $5,000 for a week-long trip.
Airfare is often the most expensive part of any vacation. But if you’re flexible with your travel dates, you can find flights for as low as $500. You gotta prepare yourself for an awesome beach vacation because once you’re in Bora Bora, there are plenty of free things to do like swimming, sunbathing, and hiking. But heck, you’re in Bora Bora! You might as well splurge on a couple of activities.
Budget Family Vacation
Families come in all shapes and sizes. And so do their budgets. It’s hard to give a definitive answer on how much it costs to visit Bora Bora as a family because there are just too many variables.
However, a safe estimate would be around $8,000 for a week-long trip. That is if you reduce unnecessary costs and get good flight prices. If you have more people in your family or you want to stay in a luxury overwater villa, your costs will be higher.
Cost of a Luxury Bora Bora Trip
If money is no object (jealous!), then you can go to Bora Bora without worrying about your budget. You can stay in the most luxurious resorts, eat at a lagoon restaurant, and do all of the most popular activities like getting private tours.
Luxury Solo Traveler
They say no man is an island, but if it meant being on a luxury Bora Bora trip, I’m sure plenty of people would be willing to make that sacrifice. If you’re planning a luxury solo trip to Bora Bora, you can expect to spend around $8,000 for a week-long vacation.
Luxury Couple’s Trip
What’s more romantic than a luxury couple’s trip to Bora Bora? If you have the budget for it, you can expect to spend around $10,000 for a week-long trip. Keep in mind that prices will be higher during peak season.
Luxury Family Vacation
Family vacations are meant to be enjoyed by everyone, even grandparents. If you want to treat your family to a luxury trip to Bora Bora, it can cost as much as $15,000 for a week-long trip. Of course, this all depends on the size of your family and where you’re staying.
Bora Bora Hotel Prices
There’s no shortage of amazing hotels in Bora Bora. But as you might expect, the prices can range quite a bit. Here’s a list of average prices for different types of hotels in Bora Bora. Take note these are just averages and prices will differ on the room type, location, and time of year.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
– Around $1,500 per night depending on the season. Check prices
Bora-Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
– Around $500 per night depending on the season. Check prices
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
– Around $1,600 per night depending on the season. Check prices
Le Meridien Bora Bora
–Around $945 per night depending on the season. Check prices
Vacation Rental Prices
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, you can always rent a vacation home. Prices will depend on the size of the home and its location.
You can expect to pay around $200 per night for a basic vacation rental.
Flight Costs to Bora Bora
Coming from the US, you can expect to pay around $274 – $937 for a round-trip flight to Bora Bora. Prices will vary depending on the departure city and time of year.
Average Flight Cost by Season
Peak season is from May to October. During this time, prices will be at their highest. A flight during this time can cost as much as $937.
December to March is the low season and flights will be the cheapest time and you will find reasonable prices. You can find flights for as low as $274 during this time.
Average Flight Cost by Day of Week
You can save a significant amount of money by flying during the week. Tuesday and Wednesday tend to have the cheapest flights. Prices will go up on Thursdays and Fridays and are the most expensive during weekends. One-way flights could cost as much as $200 or more during the weekend.
Daily Expenses Budget
It’s important to factor in your daily expenses when budgeting for a trip to Bora Bora. This includes things like food, activities, souvenirs, and transportation. Here is a list of things you would be spending money on and a rough estimate of how much it would cost.
- Food: $50 – $200 per day
- Activities: $50 – $200 per day
- Souvenirs: $20 – $100 per day
- Local Transportation: $10 – $100 per day
Other Bora Bora Guides
Where To Stay
Don’t know where to stay during your trip? Check out this list of hotels on where to stay in Bora Bora for recommendations.
Where To Book Flights
If booking flights is giving you a headache, take a look here for flights to Bora Bora.