Bora Bora is known to be the perfect paradise. This attractive place offers a ton of stunning things that you have never imagined before. However, being one of the remote islands means it usually costs quite a few dollars to get there. So, how much is a trip to Bora Bora for a week?
The average cost of a trip to Bora Bora for a week
- If you are a solo traveler, the average cost of a week trip to Bora Bora is $3,184. For a couple, the cost is about $5,718. Please take note that this average price is for all holidays to Bora Bora from any place in the world. Basically, the cost for each people will be different.
- Based on all world flights to Bora Bora, the average fee of a flight is $2,432 per individual.
- According to the data from all hotels across the whole year, the average cost of a hotel is $157 per night.
- During a week long vacation, the average budget spent on both food and travel will be $1,092 per individual.
The cheapest times to visit Bora Bora
Everyone knows that the two main expenses of a holiday are the flights and the accommodation. These two can be extremely high during the peak tourist season. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce it. According to the Journeying the Globe, here are the cheapest times to visit Bora Bora, when the flight and accommodation prices are at the lowest.
- January 15 – April 16 (after the Christmas or New Year event, and going into the tail end of the wet season)
- April 21 – May 21 (the shoulder between the wet and dry seasons)
- August 13 – October 7 (the tail end of the peak tourist season)
The flights to Bora Bora
The flight that you will take will either be in 2 or 3 stages. The last one is getting from Faa’a International Airport in Papeete (Tahiti) to Bora Bora Airport, which is also known as Motu Mute Airport. There is no much that you can do with the price of the flight, which is around $200 for a 30-minutes of flight. The reason is because the local operator Air Tahiti has a monopoly on the air travel to all the Tahitian islands. However, for those who are on an island hopping adventure, it is better for you to look at the multi island passes that is effective to save up to 70% across all the flights.
The good news is that it is sure that you can make a saving on your way back from home to Tahiti. Here are several ideas that will help you:
- Book early
- Select the dates and stick to them
- Be flexible if you can
The cost to stay in Bora Bora
If you want to stay in an overwater bungalow, then you will have to prepare for a budget of a minimum of $500 per night for a basic room. There are also some half on-half off overwater rooms that cost $250 to $300 a night.
If you are dreaming to stay at a luxury overwater suite with glass bottomed floors and food brought to your room by a waiter in a tux, the budget that you will need to have is at least $1,000 a night. It is the cost of something like a private bungalow at the Intercontinental resort. Booking for a full week is better to get the best rates and there is a chance of one or two days to be included for free as part of an early booking deal.
Some people prefer to spend there or four nights one of the overwater villas that offer luxurious things. For the rest of the days, they book a cheaper accommodation as a base to go off and explore the island for another few days. Trying another way round is also recommended.
If you like this idea, there are many accommodations with apartment style that will cost you about $130 per night. Rather than hotel, they look more like hostels because they are pretty basic and quite far from the waterfront. The better ones cost $200 to $300 per night. They offer a garden facing room at a mid-range hotel.
Another plan that you can consider is to book an apartment through airbnb. Apparently, there are about 124 properties to choose from, which some of them cost about $50 per night.
The cost to eat in Bora Bora
As stated before, Bora Bora is a remote island, meaning any food imported costs a bit much. The sad news is that the extra cost usually gets passed directly to the visitors. One of the ways to save money when staying at the resort is to ask if they offer a pre-paid meal plan. You can save up to $340 a week by choosing this plan.
The alternative way that you can try is to buy food from a local grocery store. Every food that is offered by the local Polynesian is always fresh and you will be able to save your budget. If you visit with your partner, it is also good idea to stroll around the streets and eat at the roulottes or rolling food trucks.
The cost to get around in Bora Bora
The best way to travel around Bora Bora is to hire a bike. There is actually a public bus known as Le Truck but it is not a good idea. It is not really needed for you to take a public bus since it takes only 2 hours for you to circumnavigate the island by a bike. If you want to rest one, the cost ranges from $10 to $15 a day. Apart from the bikes, a lot of rental outlets also offer scooters and cute two seater buggies. Actually, there are also lots of taxies but you will have to be ready to pay more as locals usually make up the fares based on how rick you look.
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