Design the Bora Bora Vacation of a lifetime!

Here's how to plan the most memorable Bora Bora vacation and experience the best Bora Bora Island has to offer; including how to stay in utter luxury, or enjoy Paradise on a budget.

1. Choose the Best Bora Bora Resort

Bora Bora resorts are in the best locations around Bora Bora and the coral isles edging the world's most famous lagoon. Make the most of your Bora Bora vacation time by treating yourself to the most luxurious resort you can afford. These are currently the best hotels in Bora Bora.

The exotic settings of Bora Bora resorts are so mesmerizing that it will be hard to leave your deck to see and do other things. Much of your Bora Bora vacation time will be spent enjoying your resort's tropical playground.

Here's a quick overview of the Bora Bora resort hotels. Explore what each offers. Find the best resort for your desired vacation style and interests. You'll also get gems from this comparison of the luxury Bora Bora resorts or follow our advice on where to stay in Bora Bora.

The resorts on the eastern motus have stunning views to Mt Otemanu

Choose Your Resort For It's Beach

Is this the best hammock in Bora Bora?

Bora Bora beaches are considered the most beautiful in the world, and the resorts have located themselves on some of the best beaches in the island. You may want to choose your resort for it's beach, as a lot of your vacation time will be enjoyed admiring it's pure, white sand and calm, blue water.

2. Stay for the Right Amount of Time

Coming on a Bora Bora vacation requires passing through the international airport in Papeete and taking a 45 minute flight to Bora Bora. This transfer time, plus the short flight, means that you will spend half a day travelling to, and then back from, Bora Bora. Keep this in mind when planning how many nights accommodation you want for your Bora Bora vacation. The perfect amount of time for experiencing the wonders of Bora Bora is 5 to 7 nights. If you stay longer, consider dividing your stay between 2 resorts as each Bora Bora resort offers a different experience in paradise. For those conscious about budget, consider spending only part of  your vacation in an overwater bungalow.

If you are coming to French Polynesia for a week's vacation, don't try to see more than one island. You will need more than 8 nights to fully appreciate Bora Bora and another island. Remember that one night, either at the start or end of your trip, will need to be spent overnight in Papeete for connecting with your flights to Tahiti.

3. Have the Best Over Water bungalow

Everyone, who has experienced the delight of an over water bungalow stay, raves about the experience. Many say an over water bungalow is an essential part of the Bora bora Island experience or a romantic Tahiti vacation!

Doing Bora Bora on a budget? Then book a beautiful beach bungalow. Even if you can't afford to sleep in an overwater villa for all of your Bora Bora vacation, have 1 or 2 nights in one. Jumping off your deck is so much fun.

4. Get the Best Deal on Your Bora Bora Resort

If money is the biggest consideration, base your resort decision on where you get the best deal. Common offers are stay 4 nights pay 3, stay 3 nights pay 2, the 5th night free, or 20 per cent off deals. Nightly rates between resorts vary greatly. Discover when to take a Bora Bora vacation to have the best prices.

Wondering how much a Bora Bora vacation costs? Generally, the lowest category rooms at each resort range from $200 to $1200. Here's a guide to Bora Bora prices.

You can find affordable Bora Bora vacations. A cheaper option is to stay at Bora Bora pensions (local lodging style). Or if you're scraping your pockets try couch surfing! Those wanting to visit Bora Bora on a budget can learn from these valuable hints.

Want to stay at one of Bora Bora's best resorts at a wholesale price? Get a quote with our favorite Tahiti travel agent.

5. Choose the Best Bora Bora Excursions

Every moment of your Bora Bora vacation time is precious. And some tours are in high demand, especially during busier months. So check out the smorgasbord of awesome water excursions and on-land activities so you can plan ahead, and have more opportunity to simply relax on a sun-lounge and have your holiday go smoothly.  Want to know what are our favorite things to do in Bora Bora? Here are the best things to do in Bora Bora and our 2017 list of top things to do in Bora Bora.

Meeting the local stingrays

6. Choose the Most 'On­ The­ Ball' Travel­ Agent

Bora Bora is a unique destination. So make sure you do some homework to be aware of your choices. Then if you prefer to book through a travel agent, choose a Tahiti specialist. The supportive service provided by our favorite Tahiti specialist receives more accolades than any other.

7. Find the Best Eating in Bora Bora!

Bora Bora's food is rumored to be expensive. Here's practical information on how to enjoy eating in Bora Bora, while getting the best value for your dollars. Styling an all inclusive Tahiti vacation can trim your food costs.

To experience island dining, outside of your resort, check out what these diverse Bora Bora restaurants offer.

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