Although many of our honeymoon couples fall in love with pictures of Bora Bora and its spectacular overwater bungalows, they’re often not exactly sure where Bora Bora is. Which hemisphere is it in? Are there hurricanes? What is the best time of year to go to Bora Bora and will that work with their wedding plans? Let’s explore!
French Polynesia and the Society Islands
French Polynesia is a group of islands in the middle of the Pacific, between Australia and South America. It stretches over an expanse of more than 1,200 miles so the weather varies as you move closer to and farther from the equator. The popular honeymoon destinations of Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea are in one of the central archipelagoes, the Society Islands.
Best Time of Year to Visit Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea
French Polynesia is in the southern hemisphere so summer in North America is winter in Bora Bora. However the very best time of year to visit is actually between May and October. The temperatures are lower (low to mid 80s) as is the humidity. This makes for perfect, relaxing honeymoon weather!
Lowest Prices for French Polynesia Honeymoons
With that being said, the best time for the lowest prices falls between December and March. This is the rainy season but those of us with Remarkable Honeymoons who have visited Bora Bora, Tahiti, and Moorea in these months have found that the weather is rarely bad. Afternoon showers are common and humidity is higher, but we have not experienced solid rain. In addition, our clients have usually had quite nice weather, save for the very few who encountered a tropical depression.
Hurricanes in the South Pacific
Hurricanes are called cyclones when they are in the South Pacific and they are very rare. However South Pacific storms can still bring plenty of rain between December and March.
Bora Bora Specials
We work with resorts located both in the United States as well as on Tahiti, who offer some amazing specials for those couples willing to travel in non-peak times. We also have Specials with up-to-date offers at nearly every resort whether it be located on Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Le Taha’a, Tetiaroa, Raiatea, or elsewhere. Some specials are very time-sensitive and therefore we recommend you contact us to put options together for your specific needs.
We hope we answered any questions you may have had about the weather in French Polynesia and the best time of year to go to Bora Bora. If you have any other questions, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re ready to discover pricing for your dream honeymoon, please request a quote today.