Best Time to Visit Bora Bora




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Like all of French Polynesia’s Society Islands, Bora Bora has two seasons: Wet season runs from November through April and dry season lasts from May through October. The peak time for traveling to Bora Bora is July, when air and water temperatures are in the high 70s and the island is in full swing with the monthly Heiva I Bora Bora festival, which features traditional dancing, storytelling, singing, and local crafts at Moto'i Place in Vaitape. Come in June and you’ll spot the colorful sails of the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, when over a three-day span, sailboats race from Bora Bora to the neighboring islands of Raiatea and Tahaa.

Visit Bora Bora in September or October, after the summer high season is gone, and you’ll share the island with locals. Many honeymooners come to the island during this time to savor the dry weather in a far more peaceful setting.

Even though this tropical isle can produce drenching rain for 30-minute periods in the winter months, the rest of the day might be sunny. The humidity and temperatures are higher than the dry season (though definitely bearable), but prices at resorts are reduced. In mid-December, the Bora Bora Liquid Festival features professional swimming and surfing events, with nightly beach parties and barbeques.