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Bora Bora Honeymoon: How Much Does it Cost and Where to Stay?

The original home of the Instagram-worthy overwater bungalow, Bora Bora is the ultimate honeymoon destination if romance, luxury and serenity are on your shortlist

A couple enjoying a luxury hotel on honeymoon in Bora Bora

Couples after luxurious, romantic holiday trip need to consider booking a honeymoon in Bora Bora. Bora Bora is one of the most popular and best honeymoon destinations for newlyweds and for very good reason too. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, scenic places in the world and exudes luxury from every angle.

The island of Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia and is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Just northwest of Tahiti, Bora Bora and its (equally as breath-taking) neighbouring island are sometimes visited simultaneously as a twin-centre honeymoon. Two incredibly stunning islands in one trip? Why not!

Bora Bora honeymoon overwater bungalows are one of the reasons this idyllic French Polynesian island is such a sought-after honeymoon destination. Who wouldn’t want to spend their first holiday as a married couple lounging around one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious resort islands?

Bora Bora Honeymoon Guide: Where to Stay, What To Do & When To Go

Our ultimate Bora Bora honeymoon guide includes where to stay in Bora Bora whilst on your honeymoon, some incredible Bora Bora honeymoon packages and a guide on what to do whilst on holiday here.

We also have expert tips and advice from the team at Turquoise Holidays who are no stranger to luxurious honeymoon destinations, and they even give us the lowdown on how much a honeymoon in Bora Bora costs and why it comes with such a luxurious price tag.

But fear not, if you're tight on pennies, why not opt for a honeymoon gift list or ask for cash as a wedding present

The Best Bora Bora Honeymoon Hotels

One of the best things about booking a honeymoon in Bora Bora is that it's almost impossible to book a bad hotel because there's luxury everywhere you turn - but we've researched five of the best hotels in Bora Bora, all of which offer honeymoon holiday packages and have a number of five-star facilities and experiences you'll never forget.

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The St Regis Bora Bora Resort

A group of stunning overwater bungalows at the St Regis Hotel Resort in Bora Bora

The St Regis Hotel Resort in Bora Bora is a 5-star luxury spot that is absolutely perfect for a romantic honeymoon getaway. With unspoilt 360-degree views from your overwater bungalow, you’ll never want to return home after staying here!

Facilities: Private beach, spa, four restaurants, 24-hour gym, yoga and fitness classes, water sports and an on-site gallery. 

Reviews: 4.8/5 - Expedia reviewers say this Bora Bora hotel is ‘exceptional’.

Nearby Landmarks: Bora Bora Lagoonarium, Le Meridien Beach, Mt Hue

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Le Bora Bora by Pear Resorts

A couple in the pool in their private overwater bungalow at a resort in Bora Bora

White sandy beaches, turquoise clear waters and mountainous views, the Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts hotel is Bora Bora honeymoon at its finest. The resort benefits from a number of five-star facilities that cannot be beaten.

Facilities: Spa, private beach, three on-site restaurants, water sports, gym, poolside bars, beachfront dining and massages. 

Reviews: 4.6/5 - Expedia customers say this Bora Bora hotel is ‘wonderful’.

Nearby Landmarks: Pearl Resort Beach, White Valley, Vaitape Harbour

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Villa Yrondi Bora Bora

A view from Villa Yrondi overlooking green mountains and a lagoon in Bora Bora

Offering a different honeymoon package in Bora Bora, the Villa Yrondi is located in a rural beach area of the island with every inch of luxury that the overwater beach huts offer. This boutique guest hotel is full of charm and makes for the perfect honeymoon hotel. 

Facilities: Swimming pool, rooftop terrace, on-site art gallery, cycling, on-site library, manicured gardens and water sports.

Reviews: 4.8/5 - Expedia customers say this Bora Bora hotel is ‘exceptional’.

Nearby Landmarks: Bloody Mary’s, Iraitai French Restaurant, Dare Tama’a Maitai, Aloe Cafe 

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Le Meridien Bora Bora

A walk way leading to overwater bungalows at the Le Meridien Bora Bora resort with mountains in the background

Giving couples the change to honeymoon on one of Bora Bora’s most luxurious stretches of beach, the Le Meridien Bora Bora resort really is one of the best places to stay. Bursting with island charm whilst still giving that uber-luxurious feel, this Bora Bora honeymoon hotel is situated right in the centre of the White Valley. 

Facilities: Poolside bar, terrace, private beach, wellness centre, on-site spa, water sports, three on-site restaurants and shopping facilities.

Reviews: 4.5.5 - Expedia customers say this Bora Bora hotel is ‘wonderful’.

Nearby Landmarks: Mt Hue, Mt Otemanu, Mt Pahia

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

A sand-into-ocean view of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora with mountains in the background

Four Seasons hotels always guarantee an essence of luxury no matter where they are, and the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is no exception. In fact, it may just be one of their most impressive honeymoon hotel resorts yet! The resort has a plethora of facilities that are unrivalled and the attention to detail is impeccable. 

Facilities: Swimming pool, private beach, mountain views, fitness centre, waterfront day spa, lagoon sanctuary, four on-site restaurants and cruise service.

Reviews: 9.4/10 - customers say this Bora Bora hotel is ‘superb’.

Nearby Landmarks: Mt Otemanu, Le Te Ava, Maitai Beach

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What to Do on a Honeymoon in Bora Bora

The sun shining through strongly amongst a walkway of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora
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Before booking your Bora Bora honeymoon package, it’s important you know what the main attractions and things to do are. Though most of your time will likely be spent in the swim-up bars and overwater bungalows, there is more to Bora Bora than luxury accommodation and relaxation options.

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1. Tour a Lagoon

Bora Bora is brimming with gorgeous lagoons. In fact, it’s almost impossible to find a honeymoon hotel or resort that doesn’t have one nearby! Lagoon tours can be booked in advance of your trip and start from around £120 per person for a full day tour and lunch. 

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2. Take a 4x4 Safari Tour

As well as the picturesque waters in Bora Bora, there’s also plenty to explore on land. The greenery and mountainous landscapes are bursting with wildlife and picturesque landscapes for you to delve into and the best way to travel around the island is on 4x4 quad bikes - what fun! Tours can be purchased for around £230 per couple and include a tour guide who will show you all the best sights. 

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3. Visit a Mountain

The mountains in Bora Bora are what makes the scenic views so famous. With so many to choose from, the location of your mountain tour will very much depend on the location of your hotel but wherever you stay, you will have at least one or two incredible mountain tours to choose from. 

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4. See Bora Bora's Lagoonarium

A groom diving into the ocean whilst on honeymoon in Bora Bora holding an inflatable donut
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One of the absolute best ways to explore the wildlife in Bora Bora’s waters is to take an underwater tour of the Lagoonarium where you will have the opportunity to get up close to some of nature’s most gorgeous species. From colourful coral to sweet fish, this is a once in a lifetime experience perfect for honeymooners. 

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5. Check Out the Local Art

Beautiful scenery and accommodation is what Bora Bora is known for, but the art scene here is just as exciting. There are a number of buzzing art galleries in Bora Bora and many of the hotel resorts on the island also have their own on-site art galleries, all of which showcase local artists and art inspired by the beauty of French Polynesia. 

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How Much Does a Honeymoon in Bora Bora Cost? 

a view of the ocean and a line of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora
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The experts at Turquoise Holidays explain that despite the sometimes hefty price tag, Bora bora is worth every penny: “This is an extraordinary destination, but luxurious honeymoon countries like this aren’t easy to do on a tight budget.

"To make the most of a honeymoon in Bora Bora, we would advise looking at a starting point of around £5,000 per person for an all-inclusive week away. The price of any honeymoon, luxury or not, will always depend on the time of year you travel, duration of your trip and the level of board you decide to go with.

"Honeymoons in Bora Bora can be purchased for less, but to make the most of this idyllic destination we’d recommend splashing out a bit more.”

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When Should You Travel to Bora Bora?

a sunny view of the ocean and skyline overlooking some water front bungalows on honeymoon in Bora Bora
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The best times to travel to Bora Bora on your honeymoon will very much depend on the kind of trip you’re after. The climate in Bora Bora varies from month to month due to the tropical location. The driest and coolest months in Bora Bora are between May and October where you will find much less tropical rain spells and highs of around 28 degrees.

For a hotter, more tropical climate, couples should travel between November and April where temperatures average just over 30 degrees - you may get a few wet spells but that’s common with tropical islands and won’t take anything away from your trip. 

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Is Bora Bora Expensive for a Honeymoon?

A misty view of a palm tree and gorgeous mountain and ocean view on honeymoon in Bora Bora
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It’s no secret that Bora Bora, along with the likes of honeymoon destinations like honeymoons in the Maldives, Mauritius, Fiji and the Caribbean are all on the pricey side due to their luxurious nature.

Turquoise Holidays explain: “Tahiti and Bora Bora are not the cheapest of destinations but they really are worth every penny. This tiny ocean country really is one of the most stunning, beautiful and most exclusive destinations in the world. Tahiti has fewer visitors in a year than Hawaii has in one day, and the average Las Vegas hotel has more rooms than Tahiti has in all of its 118 islands!

"You are paying for exclusivity and luxurious, exclusive destinations like this are always going to cost more than other, more populated beach honeymoon destinations."

Expert ‘Must Dos’ on Your Honeymoon in Bora Bora

Groom eating breakfast in his pool in Bora Bora
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The team at Turquoise have given us their list of absolute musts whilst on honeymoon in Bora Bora. 

  • It goes without saying you must spend at least a few nights in an overwater bungalow - Bora Bora is the original home of the overwater bungalow and they truly are paradise on Earth.
  • One of the most luxurious things you can do in Bora Bora is have your breakfast delivered to your overwater bungalow by an outrigger canoe - this will make you feel like true royalty. 
  • If your budget permits, we would always recommend buying some black pearls. 95% of the world’s black pearls are produced in and around Tahiti so if you’re ever going to treat yourself to some incredible jewellery, this is where to shop for it. 

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