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Budgeting for a Trip to Bora Bora


Bora Bora, the epitome of tropical luxury, is a dream destination for many, me included! However, it's often perceived as an expensive getaway. The good news is that with careful planning and budgeting, you can make your dream vacation to Bora Bora more affordable than you might think. In this blog post, we'll share practical tips and tricks to help you budget for an unforgettable trip to this paradise-like island without breaking the bank, and we'll include some average pricing to help you plan!


Let's Talk About Flights


Round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to Bora Bora can range from $1,000 to $2,500 per person. Pro Tip: Generally speaking flights are cheapest if you fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday & the cheapest flight to Bora Bora is almost always from San Franciso, CA. Flight time from San Francisco starts at about 11 hours so you may want to consider booking round trip flights to San Francisco and spending a night before heading on to Bora Bora.


Deciding Where to Stay


Bora Bora is known for it's overwater bungalows, and who wouldn't want to stay in one? Planning where to stay is very likely going to be the most expensive part of your vacation. For a mid-range hotel or beachfront bungalow, expect to spend around $300 to $600 per night. Overwater bungalows, which are more luxurious, can range from $800 to thousands per night. To save on lodging, consider traveling in the off-season, which runs from October through March. Avoid Christmas and New Years unless you have a big budget! Many resorts offer breakfast and dinner as part of their packaged pricing so looking for those options can help save some money as well!


Meals, Activities & Transportation


Meals at local restaurants or food trucks can cost around $20 to $50 per person per meal. Dining at resorts or upscale restaurants can average $80 to $150 per person per meal. Don't forget to check for resorts that include breakfast and dinner to save on meals if you're looking to cut costs.


Excursions and activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and island tours can range from $50 to $300 per person, all dependent on what you'd like to do! A snorkeling tour where you can swim with stingray and sharks or a 4WD tour can cost as little as $100.00 per person. Or you can splurge on an underwater scooter tour, a sunset sail or a scuba diving adventure for between $200 - $500 per person.


Local transportation costs are minimal, but if you plan to explore other islands, consider budgeting for inter-island flights or ferry trips, which can be around $100 to $300.


Don't forget to set aside a few hundred dollars for souvenirs and any additional expenses that you may incur during your trip and you should have a pretty complete budget!


Taking these factors into account, a rough estimate for a week-long trip to Bora Bora for a couple could range from $4,000 on the low end during the off-season to $30,000 or. more. Remember that this is just an approximation, and prices can vary based on individual preferences and choices. With careful planning and budgeting, it's possible to create an amazing Bora Bora experience that suits your budget while still enjoying the tropical paradise to the fullest & we're here to help you every step of the way. Just fill out the form below or call us anytime at 800-368-3395 for more information or to start planning your dream vacation!




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