When is the best time to go to Bora Bora?

The best time to travel to Bora Bora is definitely throughout period of the southern winter, which runs from the months of July to October. This period is only winter by name, not by actual weather, as the average temperature is around 24° C and the sun is always on the program.

It is not surprising to see an overall rise in travellers during this time as this period also coincides with the time of school holidays. Sunny holiday lovers flock toward Bora Bora to enjoy its beautiful, sheltered lagoon.

Concerning the rest of the year, one may have to compromise with nature and the relatively abundant rainfall. It remains possible to hike among the lush vegetation but one should always be prepared for rain.

On an additional positive note, this period which ranges from November to May, does not lack in interest as many religious festivals are held at this time and Bora Bora natives like to celebrate the holidays in their own, unique way. In turn, these are great opportunities to share the native Maori cuisine.

So, when is the best time to go to Bora Bora? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Bora Bora, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Vaitape are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Vaitape
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Vaitape, Faanui and Nūnu'e, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Vaitape

Annual weather in Bora Bora

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Bora Bora for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 85°F
17 days
February 85°F
15 days
March 85°F
14 days
April 85°F
12 days
May 83°F
11 days
June 83°F
7 days
July 81°F
6 days
August 81°F
6 days
September 81°F
6 days
October 81°F
10 days
November 83°F
13 days
December 83°F
17 days

Best time to travel to Bora Bora by cities

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Climate and Weather in Bora Bora

As part of the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia, the Bora Bora Island is characterized by high heat throughout the entire year. This South Pacific island has a tropical oceanic climate that is identified by two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season, that also extends its way to Moorea. From the months of November to April, the weather of the island is dominated by heavy rains - while for the rest of the year or otherwise known as the dry season, only sees a few short showers. Thus, from May to October, the climate in Bora Bora which can be described as more lenient than that of Vanuatu, is superb for a holiday in the sun, to enjoy the beach and the blue lagoon that surrounds the island.

Bora Bora: Bungalows sur pilotis dans le lagon à Bora-Bora

The Dry Season in Bora Bora

The best time to experience the splendor of the Bora Bora island is during the dry season, that begins around the middle of May. Unlike the Austral Islands and Tubuaï, Bora Bora has the opportunity to have many beautiful, sunny and warm days, despite some cloud coverage that also characterize the weather in Bora Bora. As in Nadi, Fiji, the beautiful sun is on the program from the months of July to October, while in the Marquesas Islands, the weather is beautiful all the way until December. However, we must not forget that because of the geographical location of the island, the rains are also recurrent.

The Humid Season in Bora-Bora

With the rains that occur more often, November signifies the start of the rainy season. Such rains continue to intensify until the achieval of ultimate moisture and humidity in the month of January. This period, characterized by greater heat than that in Tahiti, also corresponds to the hurricane season. Caution is generally required, especially for adventure-loving tourists and travellers who enjoy new experiences. Overall, the rain is described as intermittent and it is therefore possible to take advantage of the clearing clouds and enjoy the quality of the sea - which is just right for swimming or watersports.

Temperatures and rainfall in Bora Bora

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Bora Bora and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Vaitape, Faanui and Nūnu'e, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bora Bora

Find out when Bora Bora has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bora Bora

The months with low numbers of tourists are: February, March, April, May, June, August, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Bora Bora is high in: January, July and September.

  • Very low season in Bora Bora: February, April, November and December.
  • Low season in Bora Bora: March, May, June, August and October.
  • High season in Bora Bora: July and September.
  • Peak season in Bora Bora: January.

Figure: Visitor index for Bora Bora month by month

Where to go in Bora Bora?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.


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tolerable weather

About Bora Bora

What can I do in Bora Bora?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Bora Bora reliable?

Climate data for Bora Bora has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Bora Bora allows us to determine the average for each month in Vaitape, Faanui and Nūnu'e.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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