Bora Bora , the pearl of the Pacific is indeed a dream destination to most of the travel enthusiasts. The pristine cerulean waters, the exclusive over the water bungalows hovering over the lagoons, the magnificent Mount Otemanu, the lush green volcano surrounded by beautiful islands, all of this sounds like a fairy tale. This is what Bora Bora is all about. It ranks #2 in the world’s best places to visit and the best and the most expensive honeymoon destinations. How cool is that? Here are some travel tips to help you discover Bora Bora, the most beautiful island in the world.
Best time to visit:
As Bora Bora is a very expensive place, the best thing to do is to visit off-season when the rates will be comparatively less than the usual seasonal rates. This way it would be more affordable for you to have a comfortable stay and enjoy all the goodness of the island without burning a hole in your pocket. The best off-season to visit is between December and March.
Opt a pacific cruise:
Cruising is the best option to visit Bora Bora as most of the cruise lines make a stop at Bora Bora. Moreover, it is less expensive to cruise and enjoy the luxuries at the same time.
Have ample supplies for your stay. Pack your essentials like bug sprays, moisturizers, sunscreens and your favourite alcohol in surplus. Though there are several local shops that sell everything you want, it is quite expensive. So pack your own things to last for your entire stay.
Pack light and eat light:
You will have to board another plane from Tahiti where you and your luggage will be weighed. They do this to know the proper weight that can be accommodated inside the plane in order to have a perfect balance. After boarding the plane, they might also shuffle the passengers to make sure the weight is balanced. To have a safe flight, pack light and also make sure to have a very light diet that doesn’t make you all bloated up.
Get ready to beat the heat:
It is awfully hot in Bora Bora, something you cannot imagine until you experience it. So don’t expect the cool tropical climate, you will be disappointed. Be prepared to beat the heat. Pack your sunscreens and moisturizers in plenty. Drink lots of water often during your stay. You can either stay indoors in your air-conditioned rooms or take the risk to get out and tackle the sultry weather and have an excellent adventure. Try it, you’ll find it interesting.
Good news Ceviche lovers:
The place has amazing sea food. They have the best Poisson cru, crisp raw tuna salad marinated in lime, cucumber and coconut milk, yum. But all the other delicacies are shipped in which makes dining expensive. So be prepared to experience the sea food varieties rather than your regular meals.
If you have saved money enough to support you on your trip to Bora Bora and you’re serious about it, follow these tips to get the best out of this dream island.