We had the opportunity to visit three BEAUTIFUL islands of the French Polynesia this past May for our anniversary trip and I’m excited to share part TWO of two with you today! The final island we visited was Bora Bora. If you missed part ONE of the islands of Tahiti & Moorea, you can see it HERE.
After Tahiti & Moorea, we headed to the island of Bora Bora, French Polynesia where we stayed 5 nights at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui. We took a 45 minute flight from Moorea to Bora Bora. Be sure to ask the flight attendant what side has the Bora Bora view (for us it was the left side). It’s absolutely STUNNING flying in to see the island because you get an arial view of the island. Have your camera ready!
A couple highlights from the island of Bora Bora were swimming with sharks, the amazing food, the outstanding views, and the picture perfect resort.
A Few More Tips:
- Bring a water bottle so you can save money by filling up at the fitness center (at least at the Conrad). They have a jug of water in there.
- If you’re planning on drinking, I recommend buying alcohol in the LA Airport (at the duty free store) prior to boarding. It will save you so much money! Remember these are secluded islands – so everything is expensive!
- Another way to save some money is to head to the main island of Bora Bora one day and stock up on water, snacks, pop, etc. At the convenience store, the Bora Bora bottled water was cheap!!
- Your resort will not be connected to the main island so you will have to take a boat to get there. I am not sure if all resorts charge a fee, but ours did (so plan accordingly). It was cheaper to go during the day than at night.
- French is their first language, however, the people who worked in the hospitality industry could speak English as well. Most menus were in French.
- Their currency is also different – CFP Franc. For the best exchange rate, be sure to exchange currency at the airport when you land. Most local shops, accept credit cards, however, they usually had a minimum purchase amount which came out to be around $10-15 USD.
- Watch out for stray dogs! Most are friendly, but we were warned not to touch them.
Special thanks to Michelle, our travel agent, for everything! We couldn’t of done it without her expertise! I highly recommend her for any of your travel needs, send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started! P.S. She doesn’t know I am saying this – just want to shout out the best travel agent 😉
*These photos are a mix of iPhone and my big girl camera 😉
I hope you enjoyed this blog! We love sharing our adventures with our couples, just in case they are considering it for a honeymoon! Please let me know if you have specific questions about either of these islands. We know we loved all the advice, recommendations, and tips when we were planning our adventure so we’d love to do the same for you!