Whether you’re a newly-wed couple looking for a honeymoon or a couple hoping to ignite that lost spark in your relationship, Bora Bora has got your back. Offering a plethora of white sandy beaches, lush greenery, water adventures, and soaring volcanic peaks, it is the most beautiful romantic island of French Polynesia. Besides, the lavish resorts tucked on the quaint beaches of the island is the best thing a couple could ask for. We have created this incredible Bora Bora romantic tour guide to help you prepare your bucket list of things to do here.
On another note, here you will get a chance to experience a vibrant island life fused with a slice of heaven, beauty of freshwaters, and a delightful atmosphere. So, begin your happy life together with a sprinkle of romance and spend your honeymoon in Bora Bora. And for couples at other phases of their married life, you can speed up your train of romance here too.
Best time to Visit Bora Bora
The best time to take a Bora Bora vacation will be around June to October, when the weather conditions are most favorable. During this time couples can enjoy marine adventures and even take a good stroll with their beloved around the place.
In contrast, November to April is considered the most inappropriate time to take a trip here. The reason is the hot and humid weather, which makes it unlikely to cheer up the whole romantic mood. Plus, many water adventures are also forbidden around this time.
Hence, it’s advised to visit here only when the weather conditions are most suitable.
How to reach here
Fortunately, exploring this gem of an island along with your partner will be just as romantic as affordable. That said, there are many ways of getting around here. Let’s check out some of the ways you can stroll around, and we’ll let you decide which one suits you best.
The best way to get around here is on a two-wheeler, since the entire island can be traversed in one afternoon on a bicycle. While many resorts offer complimentary bikes, others may charge up to XPF 1,632 (USD 15) per day. Biking is the most exciting and fun way to discover the hidden gems of a destination and spend some quality time riding along with your boo.
Europcar, Avis, Bora Bora Tours, and Fare Piti Rent-a-Car are only a few among the many car and scooty renting companies on this island. These vehicles may be rented at the airport itself or at resorts, such as Club Med and Intercontinental Le Moana. Renting a car or a four-wheeler will save your time and is highly efficient. It makes it easier to cover a large distance and the scenic drive for a Bora Bora vacation is always worth it!
The Le Truck local bus system is one of the most economical ways to travel around here. This is the most cost effective mode of transport you’d find here. If you’re in for a local transport, then this is your best option.
Taxis can be hailed or pre-booked on the mainland of the island. But they are expensive. A mere 10-minutes’ ride can cost you up to 1,800 XPF (USD 15). Make sure that the cab drivers don’t charge an exorbitant price and always bargain for a fair price.
Water taxis are one of the most expensive modes of getting around Bora Bora. A 2-person ride can cost in the excess of 8,500 XPF (USD 75). But similar to the water taxis, there are some complimentary boat shuttles provided by the airport and resorts. Some resorts, however, charge for the scheduled/private boat trips for traveling around the place.
Things to do
Traveling to Bora Bora for your honeymoon is indeed a brilliant idea. But to make it count, you must check out the wide variety of attractions and adventures this place has to offer. On that note, here are a few of the best things to make your romantic vacation full of adventure, cozy moments, and fun.
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Bora Bora with its pristine waters and coral teaming with life, is a renowned paradise for divers and adventure enthusiasts. You can opt for snorkeling or scuba diving and experience the beauty of underwater life. Most resorts offer boat trips and diving lessons on this island. However, you could also simply jump off the pontoon with your diving gears and see what you discover. Here you can witness marine turtles, sharks, rays, and coral gardens filled with vividly-coloured fish.
Relax at Matira beach
It is the only public access beach on the island and hence a perfect place to add in your Bora Bora romantic tour. The white sand stretches and the crystal clear water add to the beauty of this tourist attraction. Besides, it is also popular for the excellent experiences of snorkeling in Bora Bora.
Catch a shooting star
This might sound a little dramatic or filmy, but stargazing in Bora Bora with your partner is actually very romantic. Fortunately, there are several companies that offer star-gazing cruises at night. However, if you’re looking for the ultimate honeymoon romance, it would be best to find a secluded section of beach and take in the view alone with your other half.
Climb up a volcano
Since this one is quite an adventure, it’s the best time to bond closely with your partner. The island has two pretty spectacular peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. Although it would be a long day trip up and down from the peak, the iconic views are worth the honeymoon exercise.
Parasailing or taking a helicopter ride is worthy of a spot on anyone’s bucket list, but parasailing in Bora Bora or taking in the French Polynesia from a helicopter, well, that’s certainly phenomenal. There are several companies offering birds-eye views over the island, which you can enjoy with your beloved.
Bora Bora Tours
There are some wonderful Bora Bora vacation packages and tours that will help you explore this serene paradise island and ignite the kindling romance. This package offers 4×4 tours. Additionally, such rides includes:
- jeep safaris
- bicycle tours
- boat tours (ferries, speed boats, sailboats, glass-bottom boats, and kayaks)
- shark and stingray feeding tours
- photo lagoon tours
- helicopter tours
- aqua-bike tours
Romantic cafes to visit
Spending a vacation, especially a honeymoon on the Bora Bora island means you can cherish many romantic moments. To do so, you will require a perfect cafe location to get into that whole “candle light dinner” mode. So here comes a list of all such cafes you can visit with your sweet plus one.
Romantic Places to stay
While romantic cafes are crucial to spark up the romance, a perfect resort for staycation is important to let that romance get going. Interestingly, you can easily find many Bora Bora vacation packages which include flight tickets and opulent resorts topped with complimentary amenities plus food. However, if you’re looking to book privately, then check out the following: