In the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, Northwest of Tahiti, lies Bora Bora, a bucket list destination for many couples seeking the ultimate romantic getaway. Beyoncé and Jay-Z flew to this paradise island for their babymoon. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban honeymooned here. So did Paris Hilton and Carter Reum. A destination that lures A-list celebrities must cost a fortune, right? Yes and no. A holiday in Bora Bora is expensive, but it will not cost you a limb to vacation here. Let’s look at the average cost of honeymoon in Bora Bora.
How much do couples spend in Bora Bora?
The average cost of honeymoon in Bora Bora is around $5,800 to $7,000.
This amount can vary depending on where you come from, as flight prices make up a large part of your budget. If you plan to splurge on a 5-night stay in an overwater bungalow or a private beach villa, fancy dinners, and private tours, expect to shell out $26,000 and up.
But if you’re on a tight budget, you can cut your expenses by booking a standard room in a beachfront hotel or renting a condo. Go for casual restaurants, or better yet, prepare your own food. Instead of private activities, join group tours. These will reduce your costs to $6,000 for mid-range and $2,500 for an affordable vacation.
Cost of getting there
If you’re coming from North America, economy class range between $800 to $5000 while business class is around $7,000 to $10,000.
European flights cost $1,500 to $3,000 economy class and $4,000 to $10,000 first class.
Flights from Asia are between $5,000 to $10,000 economy and $14,000 to $20,000 business.
Those from Australia or New Zealand range from $800 to $1,500 for economy and for business class, up to $5,000.
Cost of the accommodations
Ultra-lux hotels, private villas and overwater bungalows range from $600 to $10,000+ per night. Mid-range lodging, such as standard hotel rooms, condos and modest overwater villas, is $150 to $300+ per night. You can also find guest houses, apartments, and decent hotels for as low as $50 to $100 per night for a budget stay.
Cost of Food and Activities
For fancy dining at high-end eateries such as the Lagoon Restaurant in St. Regis, expect to spend between $40 to $100 per course. Casual dining with mid-range prices is about $25 or more for each meal. You can also try food stands, snack bars, pizzerias, and grocery stores for as low as $12.
Private activities, including lagoon tours, helicopter rides, whale watching, and snorkeling, cost $200 to $1500+. You can save by joining a group tour or group activity instead. Prepare about $80 to $150 per person per day to enjoy various activities.
How much does a bungalow in Bora Bora cost?
Bora Bora’s stunning overwater bungalows are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, but they are also notoriously pricey. The cost of a modest honeymoon overwater bungalow starts at around $600 per night. You will find the cheapest ones in Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora. The most luxurious overwater bungalows range from $1,200 to $3,000+ per night. Prices can go so much higher during peak season. St. Regis Bora Bora and Four Seasons have the most expensive bungalows. If an overwater villa is too costly for you, consider staying in a beach bungalow for $400+ per night.
What is the cheapest time of year to go to Bora Bora?
The average cost of honeymoon in Bora Bora varies depending on the season. The low season runs from December to March. These months are ideal for bargain hunters seeking good deals. It could be rainy, but the temperatures remain in a pleasant low 70s to mid-80s. The unpredictable weather keeps most tourists away, so you don’t only get discounted room rates but also a relatively uncrowded island.