The second half of our honeymoon was spent in Bora Bora. We took a short flight from Temae, Moorea to Bora Bora and then grabbed a boat to our hotel. We spent 5 nights at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa and I highly recommend it. Bora Bora is more touristy than Moorea, but for good reason. It’s completely off the grid and if you want to venture off the resort, you have to take a boat. The views are unreal and below are a few of my favorite photos.
Rainbow after an afternoon storm
View of the volcano from the over-the-water bungalows
We spent an afternoon touring the Island with Moana Adventure Tours. We had an unbelievable guide that showed us his family’s island, where to find the best coral, and even took us swimming with rays (and sharks). It was one of my favorite experiences from the trip and if you go, this is an absolute must.
Our amazing guide and our ride for the day
Most of our days consisted of lounging on our deck reading or relaxing on the beach.
Purple Water Lilies were everywhere
Our trip was even better than we anticipated and lived up to all the expectations we had. Before you book a trip to French Polynesia, there are a few things you should know…
Mosquitos. I’m not kidding when I say that you need bug spray with you all-the-time. They will literally eat you alive. Be smart and buy some before you go or else pay upwards of $25 for a small bottle. Ouch.
Also, if you want to travel in the Fall (like we did), go in early or mid October so that you miss the beginning of their rainy season. We caught the early part and it wasn’t terrible, but we had a few rainy days.
Last, plan your tours early. There are a lot of people trying to do the same activities so try and figure out what you want to do and just book it.
French Polynesia was the trip of a lifetime and I’m looking forward to our next adventure…