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Bora Bora, Mo'orea, & Tahiti

9 days, 8 nights


HIGH SEASON - Populated with families

  • June, July, Aug - coolest and driest months (Winter)

    • Hi 84°F (29°C), Low 72°F (22°C)

  • Sept, Oct - cool and relatively dry (Spring)

    • Hi 84°F (29°C), Low 73°F (23°C)

SHOULDER SEASON - less people, best rates, good weather

  • April, May - warm with showers that pass quickly (Fall)

    • Hi 88°F (31°C), Low 75°F (24°C)​

  • Nov - warm with more showers, but pass quickly (Spring)

    • Hi 88°F (31°C), Low 75°F (24°C)​

LOW SEASON - less people, lower rates, very lush, rainy

  • Dec, Jan, Feb, March - rainy season (Summer)

    • Hi 86°F (30°C), Low 75°F (24°C)

    • Lots of rain, unpredictable weather, hot and humid


XPF - French Polynesia Franc (0.0099 US Dollar)

USD - U.S. dollars are also accepted in some areas

Credit Cards - most credit cards are accepted

Languages Spoken




When did we go?

NOVEMBER - the weather was great. We experienced a combination of sunshine, rain, and clouds, but storms passed quickly and the sun was strong. BRING SUNSCREEN!!

Sea Temperature

Year round, the water temperature remains consistent between 81°F to 84°F (27°C-29°C). 

Budget $$$$$

French Polynesia is EXPENSIVE. All of the FP Islands are exclusive and remote. Because of this, a majority of their food is imported. Bora Bora is easily the most expensive island due to its reputation, shear beauty, and limited accommodations. If you want the ultimate over-water bungalow experience, you're looking at $600+/night, and that's for a 3 Star resort...during low season. Worth it? That's relative. For us, yes! Once in a lifetime experience.

Be sure to check out this guide for detailed information on airlines, accommodations, food, things to do, and more!

French Polynesia Itinerary

Day 1



Fly into Tahiti + Bora Bora

  • Overnight flight from LAX (Los Angeles, California) to Papeete, Tahiti via Air Tahiti Nui

    • Duration of flight - 8h, 10m (nonstop)

  • Connecting flight to Bora Bora via Air Tahiti

    • Duration of flight - 50m (nonstop)

  • Pre-book transportation - boat transfer via Le Meridien (hotel accommodation)

  • Cost - $123 USD per person, round trip​

  • Check into Le Meridien (Marriott Resort)

  • Explore resort and amenities




Snorkeling Adventure

  • Excursion: signature lagoon snorkeling tour via Viator

    • Duration - 4h, pick up from hotel by boat​

    • Cost - $140 USD per person (includes water, snacks, snorkel gear)

  • Snorkeling in Bora Bora is a must. The pristine waters, gorgeous reefs, and unique marine life are the reasons why this tiny island is a desired destination

Day 2



Explore Resort + Amenities

  • Swim, snorkel, relax on beach, lagoons, and pools + lunch at pool bar

    • There are plenty of areas to snorkel within the lagoons of the resort​

  • Pre-book Dinner at St. Regis Resort*

    • Transportation - complimentary from Le Meridien to St. Regis Resort via boat taxi​

    • Fun Fact - the St. Regis Resort is where the movie "Couples Retreat" was filmed!

Day 3


Sunrise + Fly to Mo'orea

  • Wake up extra early, head to east side of resort and cross over the rocks to the ocean side (south pacific ocean) to watch the sunrise.

    • You don't want to miss this! 

  • Boat transfer from Resort to Bora Bora airport

  • Fly from Bora Bora to Mo'orea via Air Tahiti

    • Duration of flight - 45m​ (nonstop)

  • Arrive in Mo'orea main airport

  • Pre-book transportation ONE WAY* via Hotel shuttle (email concierge prior to arrival)

    • One way only - You will take the ferry back to Tahiti in lieu of flying (30m ferry ride)

  • Check into Intercontinental* Mo'orea 
    (permanently closed now due to Covid-19

Day 4



4WD Tour + Pre-booked Dinner

  • Excursion: Mo'orea 4WD tour including Belvedere Pineapple Farm, Magic Mountain, and Vanilla Bean Plantation via Trip Advisor

    • Duration - 4h (email beforehand to set up transportation - they pick you up)

    • Cost - $57 USD per person 

  • Pre-booked dinner at Holy Steak House (across the street)

    • Set up in advance through concierge​

Day 5


Horseback Ride + Bike Island

  • Excursion: Horseback riding at Ranch Opunohu Valley via Trip Advisor

    • Duration - 2h​ 

  • Grab lunch at local spot Snack Mahana (can do this while on the bike ride)

  • Biking around Island - Grab bikes from hotel

    • Small fee for the day

  • Mo'orea ring road around island is 42 miles

    • Duration - 4-8 hours, depending on stopping for hiking trails/pictures

    • See BLOG for stops along ring road

  • Dinner - Polynesian dinner and show at resort

    • Cirque Du Soleil theme

    • Cost - $90 USD per person​

Day 6



Hiking + Sunset Cruise

  • Self guided hike: Three coconut trees pass 

    • Duration - 4.1 miles (6.6km), allow for 2-3 hours total​ time

  • Lunch at local spot A I'Heure du Sud food truck

  • Excursion: Private half day sunset catamaran sail and snorkel (highly recommend!)

    • Duration - 4 hours​

    • Cost - $550 USD total (for entire boat)

    • Includes: swim/snorkel with sharks and stingrays, swim/snorkel near coral reef, delicious island themed dinner, drinks, and optional professional photos

Day 7



Dolphin Encounter + Free Day

  • Excursion: Dolphin Encounter via Mo'orea Dolphin Center (this was on property)

    • No longer open due to hotel closing

  • Lunch at Snack Mahana again (because it was so good!)

  • Explore resort, relax in lagoons, pools, and beach

  • Dinner - Polynesian dinner and show at resort (Polynesia Pig Roast)

    • Cost - $90 USD per person​

Day 8


Massage + Return Home​​

  • Private couples massage at Reikilibre-Toi 

    • Duration - 1.5h (they also offer 1h)

    • Cost - $300 total (for both of us)

  • Massage is on the beach under a tiki hut

  • Hotel shuttle to ferry port

    • Terevau Ferry - check ferry times

    • Cost - ​$11.50 USD per person, one way

    • Duration - 30m

  • Arrive in Tahiti, check bags at airport

  • Take shuttle to downtown Tahiti (if time permits)

  • Explore downtown Tahiti market, grab dinner

  • Take off at midnight from Papeete, Tahiti to LAX, USA via Air Tahiti Nui

    • Duration - 7h 40m (nonstop)​

Day 9
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