When is the Best Time to Visit Bora Bora?

If you’re keen to venture to Bora Bora on your honeymoon, you may be considering when the best time to go would be. Bora Bora has two seasons as opposed to the traditional four: a wet season and a dry season.

Due to its location near the equator, the summer months fall between December to February, while the winter months fall between June to August.

May through to October is considered the best time to visit Bora Bora – it’s dry and less humid, which gives visitors the chance to make the most of their honeymoon adventure.

Visiting Bora Bora in January

January is one of the hottest and wettest months of the year; due to falling in the rainy season. With approximately one foot of rain expected throughout the month, the weather can be changeable and generally overcast most days. However, it is a great month to visit if you’re on a budget as you may be able to snap up a great deal on flights and accommodation.

Visiting Bora Bora in February

Although February is one of the wetter months, there is far less rainfall than in January. Do be aware that cyclones may make an appearance that may disrupt your itinerary and humidity levels are generally high.

Visiting Bora Bora in March

Heavy rainfall starts to clear during March, but humidity levels remain high due to high temperatures and the occasional shower. However, it is one of the best times of the year to visit if you’re keen to escape the crowds and enjoy a more relaxed pace across the islands.

Visiting Bora Bora in April

April marks the beginning of the shoulder season in Bora Bora; where you can make the most of the dry, sunny weather without the crowds. Due to the more settled weather, scuba divers flock here during this month thanks to the greater underwater visibility.

Visiting Bora Bora in May

May marks the beginning of the high season in Bora Bora; thanks to the glorious weather – but with that draws in greater crowds. With average rainfall now less than 3 inches, it’s a great time of the year to make the most of the golden beaches.

If you’re planning on visiting during this month, be sure to witness the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, in which the ocean is brimming with yachts and ships as they pass through Bora Bora.

Visiting Bora Bora in June

June remains in the high season – the weather is sunny and dry and humidity dips to a more comfortable level. With the winds picking up, it’s a great month to try out water sports such as kiteboarding; but be aware that scuba diving may be off-limits due to the poor underwater visibility.

Visiting Bora Bora in July

July is considered the peak of the high season – not only for the fantastic weather but due to concurring with the European school holidays which leads to greater tourist numbers. Trade winds pick up slightly which makes the hot weather a little more bearable, but snorkelling or diving in blustery wouldn’t be advised.

There are plenty of events happening throughout the month, including the annual Raid Anei Bora Bora hiking event.

Visiting Bora Bora in August

August sees trade winds drastically pick up which makes sizzling temperatures a little more bearable. Be aware that the islands are very busy due to coinciding with the school summer holidays, therefore, it can be one of the more expensive months to visit.

Fan of whale watching? Hop on a boar along the coastline as the whale migration season takes place.

Visiting Bora Bora in September

September is much quieter than previous months as the school holidays come to an end. As a result, you may be able to snap up a great deal on your trip. While temperatures rise slightly, humidity remains low, so you can still enjoy your days exploring the surrounding islands.

This is the peak humpback season in which whales migrate from Antarctica towards the Bora Bora coastline and produce offspring.

Visiting Bora Bora in October

The temperatures are on the rise again in October, but with that comes higher humidity levels. Cool off in the ocean with a relaxed swim, or head off on a scuba diving venture, thanks to the greater underwater visibility from the more settled weather.

Visiting Bora Bora in November

November marks the beginning of the shoulder season. Humidity levels reduce, as does rainfall; but you’ll still benefit from hours of hot sunshine each day. As crowds diminish, you may be able to secure cheaper deals on accommodation and flights to Bora Bora.

Visiting Bora Bora in December

December is a hot and humid month in Bora Bora. While you can expect regular showers and overcast skies, this destination will still make a great escape from the bitterly cold UK winter weather. Tourist numbers rise again over December, due to the festivities and events being held across the islands over the Christmas season.