Blue skies and clear waters are abundant in high season but if you want to avoid the high price point, shoulder season is where it’s at.
The idyllic island getaway of Bora Bora is the type of place you would consider paradise. The best bit is that it is obtainable for less than you might think. All you need to do is put in a little forward planning and be willing to travel slightly out of peak to get there.
The best time to go to Bora Bora
April-May and October-November.
October-November and April-May are seen as shoulder seasons and offer similar weather to peak months for a fraction of the cost.
Bora Bora has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. Wet season occurs between November to April with December being the rainiest month of the year. Dry season occurs between May and October and is Bora Bora’s peak season. The driest month of the year is August. Bora Bora is a popular destination for honeymooners and families from all over the world. To avoid steep peak prices and overcrowded beaches, steer clear during the northern hemisphere’s summer holiday months (mid-June to mid-August).
Weather and prices
The best time to go to Bora Bora, weatherwise: August and September offer the best weather with minimal rainfall and an average maximum temperature of 28℃.
The cheapest time to go to Bora Bora: The best deals can be found in Bora Bora’s off season between October and May. For bargain prices with optimal weather, book summer dates early or book dates in the shoulder months of November and April.
The best time to go to Bora Bora for…
- Your honeymoon: Honeymoons are worth going all-out for so travelling to Bora Bora for it must be done during summer. To avoid overpaying, book your flights and hotels well in advance.
- Snorkelling: Snorkelling can be enjoyed year-round but for clear and calm waters, travel during peak season between May and October.
- Diving: Similar to snorkelling, diving can be enjoyed year-round though is best during peak season.
- Hiking: Outdoor activities such as hiking are ideal from July to August as they are the coolest months in dry season.