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 July, September and October
- The best months to go to Vaitape are July, September and October
- On average, the warmest months in Vaitape are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December
- The rainiest months in this city are January and February
- The cities with the best climate are Vaitape, Faanui and Nūnu'e, with good weather at least 3 months a year
- The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Vaitape
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Bora-Bora for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
|Month||Average temp.||Rainfall||Our opinion||View Details|
|January||30°C||359mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in january|
|February||30°C||332mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in february|
|March||30°C||219mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in march|
|April||30°C||182mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in april|
|May||30°C||164mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in may|
|June||29°C||101mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in june|
|July||29°C||71mm||good||Bora-Bora in july|
|August||27°C||90mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in august|
|September||28°C||90mm||good||Bora-Bora in september|
|October||28°C||130mm||good||Bora-Bora in october|
|November||29°C||206mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in november|
|December||30°C||267mm||tolerable||Bora-Bora in december|
Best time to travel to Bora-Bora by cities
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.
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.
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).
Map of Bora-Bora
Click over cities for information about the weather.
What can I do in Bora-Bora?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
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.