Bora Bora, French Polynesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bora Bora, French Polynesia? If you're planning to go to Bora Bora, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Based on the climate and weather in Bora Bora, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bora Bora, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bora Bora, French Polynesia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Bora Bora during January, you may see that it can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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February

If you visit Bora Bora during February, you will probably notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

Traveling to Bora Bora in March, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April in Bora Bora is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

May here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

If you go to Bora Bora in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

Traveling to Bora Bora in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Bora Bora is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in Bora Bora during September, you might notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November in Bora Bora can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

Traveling to Bora Bora in December, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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