Things to do in Bora Bora?
Hello! Thank you for some amazing tips!
I will be staying in an overwater bungalow at Le Meridien from Dec. 26-28. I will be visiting alone and I want to relax and enjoy the surroundings, but I also want to snorkel at some of the lovely coral reefs you mentioned. I am planning on visiting the turtle sanctuary, but I have no idea how to get around Bora Bora to visit other beaches and locations you mentioned. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me, and I don't want to miss out on having the best experience I can while there! (Especially keeping in mind that I need to keep most costs reasonable!) I'm not looking for fancy meals, but I do want to visit the bar you mentioned with the fresh pina coladas! Any advice would be appreciated! Also, what plugs do hotels in Bora Bora use? Do I have to reserve in advance? It looks like there will be thunderstorms when I get there. Is it still okay to be in the water? Sorry! Loads of questions and I just found your site this morning!
Thank you SO much in advance!!!
Bora Bora Island Guide's response
That's great you got in touch with us. We understand how special this trip is to you and your time is limited! Staying at Le Meridien will give you a beautiful beach to enjoy with the stunning backdrop of Mt Otemanu. You could stay your whole time at the resort and have a great time for those 2 days. I do recommend you take one excursion that takes you to snorkel in the coral gardens, visit the sharks outside the reef (the most amazing experience) and to a motu for a Polynesian picnic. This could be done as a half day or full day excursion, but even a half day one will give you enough experience (and costs less). We recommend Lagoon Service as a provider.
The original Bora Bora Yacht club is where you will find the fresh Pina Colada's. Make sure you try their food too, it is the freshest fish you will get on the island. You can get there by taking Le Meridien's shuttle boat to the dock on the main island, and then take a taxi to the Bora Bora Yacht Club. The taxi trip is to the other side of the island, so my guess is it would be around $20-30US. If you call the Yacht club ahead, you may be able to organize for them to pick you up in their shuttle from the Le Meridien's dock. If you are taking a taxi, make sure one is ordered for you before you leave Le Meridien Resort.
There is typically more rain in Bora Bora at this time of year as it is the summer wet season. This does not mean that it will rain all the time though. Rain showers can come and go. The weather is so unpredictable and changeable at this time of year so don't worry yourself with the long range forecast. Even when it is cloudy, the lagoon is beautiful. Even when it is raining it is warm. If there is lightning then I would not recommend being in the water, admire the lagoon from your over water bungalow until it passes.
If you would like more snapshots of the best things to do while you are in Bora Bora, have a look at our eBook with all the pearls of Bora Bora information.
Hotels in Bora Bora have both American plugs and European plugs for power. You can also ask for adapters from the front desk, however their supply can be limited.
We hope you have a wonderful time and will be hoping you have sunshine and blue skies for your trip!