Bora Bora on a Budget

Not a bad beach for a cheap hotel!

Here's how to do Bora Bora on a budget. Below are the cheapest resort rooms in Bora Bora, the cheapest hotel rooms in Bora Bora and other cheapest accommodation types in Bora Bora! We'll also show you free activities in Bora Bora, eating on a budget tips, and how to get here on a budget!

Stay in a Garden Bungalow

If you want to do Bora Bora on a budget, and still have the luxury of a nice resort to frolic in, consider booking a garden bungalow.

They are the cheapest 'rooms' available at the Bora Bora resorts. Set amongst lush tropical gardens, with only a few steps to a superb, white­sand beach, they are a budget way to have a resort style vacation in Bora Bora.

Here are the cheapest garden rooms in Bora Bora:

  • The Hilton Nui Bora Bora has 16 lagoon view suites which are in 'hotel block' accommodation style with thatched roof. They have lovely vistas over the lagoon, and each suite has the same spacious layout and quality furnishings, as pricier, individual Nui bungalows. We've compared them! They make it possible to stay at the beautiful Hilton in Bora Bora on a budget.
Hilton Lagoon View Suites
  • Sofitel Marara Beach has 29 garden bungalows. Each 'hotel room' is a separate hut, set privately amongst flowering gardens. Charming walkways to the enticing beach are adorned by exotic foliage. Check out the special advantages of a Sofitel Marara Beach resort stay.
Sofitel Marara Garden Bungalows
  • Maitai Bora Bora has garden view rooms and ocean view rooms in basic hotel style blocks, with thatched roofs. The ocean view rooms are on the top floor, offering the most extraordinary panorama of the lagoon's kaleidoscope of blues (that you'll see outside of a helicopter)!

    The garden rooms on the lower levels are the cheapest rooms at the Bora Bora Maitai. They're also
    the cheapest hotel rooms in Bora Bora offering a private beach with watercraft!
Maitai Garden and Ocean View Rooms

Stay in a Beach Bungalow

If you have a few more dollars in your budget, upgrade from a garden bungalow to a beach bungalow. You'll have front row views of your resort's beautiful beach and maybe even Mt Otemanu. See our favorite beach bungalows for a Bora Bora vacation.

Our view from a Intercontinental Le Moana Beach Bungalow

Cheap hotels in Bora Bora

Doing Bora Bora on a budget might seem elusive, as most accommodation in Bora Bora is luxury resort­style villas. The resorts are set on pristine, private beaches and secluded motus; with swimming pools, restaurants and luxury service.

If you are looking for a cheap hotel, or more traditional hotel accommodation without frills, stay at the Maitai. Most beaches in Bora Bora are private and the Maitai has it's own beach. But there are no added extras, which keeps this hotel in Bora Bora cheap.

Want to step up from a regular hotel room? Stay in a modest Maitai beach bungalow, next to the lagoon. Have an enviable, Bora Bora vacation, without the resort price tag!

A quaint Maitai beach bungalow

Maitai has the cheapest over water bungalows in Bora Bora. These simple, authentic, Polynesian bungalows are more 'Robinson Crusoe' than 'luxury resort'. But you can experience staying over water for a fraction of the cost at resorts.

Cheapest rooms in Bora Bora?

If your budget is lower than the previous options, check out the Bora Bora pensions. This is a stay in a local home or room, with breakfast or basic facilities provided. You get warm Polynesian hospitality through a Pension stay, but you won't have as many facilities as the other options. If this gives you an affordable Bora Bora vacation, you can visit famous Matira beach and take excursions that show you the best of Bora Bora, without trading your car for a bed to sleep in.

Activities when you are on a budget

Some of the best things to do in Bora Bora are an essential part of a Bora Bora vacation. Make sure you factor in the cost of the ones you will enjoy most. There are also plenty of free things to do in Bora Bora.

Eating in Bora Bora on a Budget

We can show you how to eat like the locals, to save on food costs. There are many ways of planning your Bora Bora dining, to spend less money. Find out why we don't usually recommend having a full meal plan added to your package.

Cheap flights to Bora Bora

Flights to Tahiti are generally not cheap. If you can get a Tahiti airfare for around the $1000 mark, you have done well. Sales, offering a cheap airfare for short stays in Tahiti, come up occasionally. These cheap flights to Tahiti usually limit the number of nights you can stay in French Polynesia, and don't allow enough vacation days to travel on to Bora Bora.

The flight from Tahiti to Bora Bora is with the only inter­island carrier, Air Tahiti. To get cheaper fares you must book well ahead. (Locals get special rates.)

The best way to get cheap flights to Bora Bora is to book your vacation ahead of time, with a Tahiti specialist who can get wholesale rates.

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