If you’re following me on social media, you’ll know that my husband and I just returned from our dream Bora Bora honeymoon. Our honeymoon felt like paradise with a dreamy overwater bungalow, surrounded by the beautiful turquoise ocean and waking up/falling asleep to the calming ocean waves. Our days were filled with snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, bike rides around the island, and a few kayaking trips around the lagoon.
You’re in luck if you’re currently considering or planning your Bora Bora honeymoon. I’ve saved you time and rounded up the best travel tips, places to stay, restaurants, and activities in my ultimate Bora Bora Honeymoon Guide. Check the covid travel guidelines for French Polynesia before you start, and read on to view my guide.
How to get to Bora Bora
Arriving in Bora Bora is quite a journey. First, you’ll have to fly to Papeete, Tahiti. When you arrive in Papeete, you may have to stay overnight as flights to Bora Bora end in the early evening. Since we arrived in Papeete late evening, we stayed overnight at the gorgeous Hilton Tahiti resort before flying into Bora Bora.
Next, you’ll have to take a short airplane ride (~45 minutes) from Papeete to Bora Bora. Once you arrive at the Bora Bora airport, you must take water transportation to your resort. Most resorts will have their designated private boat or yacht service for their guests, and they take care of your luggage. We were staying at the luxurious Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort, which offered a private yacht service to the resort. The roundtrip cost for a boat transfer from the Bora Bora airport is 15,000 XPF (~$133 USD) per person with the Conrad Bora Bora Nui.
Where to stay during your honeymoon in Bora Bora
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
My husband and I chose to stay at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui for a few reasons. First, it was built in 2017 and is the newest five-star luxury resort in Bora Bora. The entire resort is new and has modern touches. Second, located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is the only resort on the island which makes you feel like you’re in paradise.
As an AMEX platinum card holder, we were grateful to receive many add-ons and perks. We enjoyed the complimentary daily breakfast at Iritai, early check-in (we could check in as early as 9 am), late check-out, free wi-fi, and a $100 resort credit, including any spa service at the Hina Spa. Sign up for your own AMEX Platinum card using my referral link here.
Our Deluxe Overwater villa was dreamy, spacious, and overlooked a beautiful turquoise lagoon. They gave us a sweet welcome note, a bottle of Bordeaux wine, and delectable chocolates as a honeymoon gift.
Dining experiences at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
This Conrad also has some of the best fine dining restaurants in Bora Bora:
- Iritai: an open-air restaurant that serves a Polynesian-infused breakfast in the morning and classic French cuisine for dinner.
- Upa Upa Lounge: serves sushi and tropical cocktails over glass floors so you can watch the fish swim by as you dine. Live music is available for a few days of the week.
- Banyan: serves seafood, dim sum, and modern Chinese food. We heard so many great things about the Banyan. However, we couldn’t get any reservations during our stay. If you plan to dine at Banyan. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time.
If it’s within your budget, I highly recommend ordering the canoe breakfast dining experience in which the staff will bring you breakfast in a canoe boat and set the breakfast table in your suite for you. They also offered to take us around the lagoon in the canoe boat as breakfast was being set up. The entire experience was lovely.
Activities to do at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Additionally, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui provides complimentary snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and paddle boards to help you enjoy your stay. Bicycles are also available throughout the resort for you to use for leisure. Every morning, we enjoyed a bicycle ride to breakfast, and it was one of our favorite things to do together during our honeymoon.
Visiting Bora Bora’s most romantic restaurant
La Villa Mahana
If you’re planning to visit the main island, you must visit the most romantic restaurant in Bora Bora, La Villa Mahana. The owner/chef Damien Rinaldi-Dovio is a Corsican native who trained in Paris before moving to Bora Bora 12+ years ago.
The restaurant serves a delicious combination of Parisian and Polynesian-style cuisine. If you don’t fall in love with the restaurant itself, you’ll definitely fall in love with the food. A fun fact, there are different menus for men and women. Menu with prices will be given to the men, and the women will receive a menu without prices.
How much does a honeymoon in Bora Bora cost?
The cost of a honeymoon in Bora Bora depends on where you stay, how long you visit, and where you’re flying from. If you’re staying at a luxury five-star resort, you may pay anywhere from $7,000 – $15,000 for the trip. However, you can find reasonable accommodations and airfare where you may spend $6,000 or less. You can also use credit card points to help cover costs, such as the AMEX Platinum or any travel credit card.
Anywhere you stay in Bora Bora for your honeymoon will be beautiful, relaxing, and memorable.
Lastly, visit my 5 Summer Dresses to Wear on Your Next Vacation blog to get inspo for planning your honeymoon outfits.
What is your favorite tip from this guide? What are you looking most forward to doing, eating, or staying in Bora Bora for your honeymoon?