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Language: French | Currency: French Pacific franc (CPF) | Local time: GMT +5:00 | Avg. Flight time: 26 hrs
The majority of Bora Bora hotels are situated on the main island where they are sandwiched between sparkling seas and an interior covered in glistering tropical forests. There are a few luxury hotels on the southern tip (Matira Point), but hotel prices get cheaper as you head further north.
The most glamorous resorts are found near Motu Piti A’au, a long and thin stretch east of the main island. Here is where you’ll find the shallow lagoons and thatched bungalows often seen on glossy magazine covers. The luxury resorts here are built on their own motu (islet) and surrounded by a lagoon – their gorgeous settings, exclusive beaches, impeccable services, and fabulously lavish spas often mean their guests, from movie stars to well-heeled individuals, can rest and relax completely.
There’s also a resort each on To’opua and Tevairoa, the two main islets on the west of Bora Bora.
Four Seasons is the epitome of luxury here – plush bungalows are built over the water, each unit has high ceilings and roofs thatched with fragrant pandanus leaves. As a guest, you have a sweeping view of the pale blue lagoon and azure sky, and you may even get glimpses of marine life from the comfort of your room. Breakfast? It’s free and delivered to you on a beautiful flowered canoe every morning – this extraordinary touch is something that you’ll remember for a long time.
Can you get something for less than £100 a night in Bora Bora? Definitely. Most family-run guesthouses are below this mark and they’re dotted along the west coast on the main island. Rooms are often spacious, and some feature basic kitchen facilities. Apart from being authentic, the hosts often share travel tips and stories, giving you a more personal holiday experience as well as a good opportunity to immerse yourself in the Polynesian culture.
Pro tip: if a hot water shower or an en-suite bathroom is important to you, make sure you clarify this with the guesthouse in advice.
Hotel prices are also cheaper during the wet season (December to March), when you can easily knock a couple hundred pounds off per night, even for the top-tier hotels.
One cheap, if unconventional, accommodation idea would be to stay in Tahiti and visit Bora Bora on a day trip. Flights to Bora Bora from Tahiti take only 50 minutes and you can purchase the tickets from the Air Tahiti website directly.
If you get tired of powdery white sands and warm, shallow waters, you can opt to stay in tree house resorts. Places like Rohotu Fare offer unique holiday experiences, allowing you to view the spectacular Polynesian sunsets from a tree top platform.
Looking to visit Bora Bora? Make sure to check out our Tips and Advice first.