Authentic Food in Bora Bora
Vacations mean eating. A lot of eating. And that’s a good thing, because eating means getting to know the local culture in one of the most fundamental ways. Can you really say you’ve visited a place if you haven’t eaten its signature dishes?
As you might know, restaurants are a bit scarce in our part of Bora Bora. They are not non-existent, of course—we have our favorites, like Bloody Mary’s, which we’ve talked about before, plus the nearby resorts have gourmet dining experiences that are worth a try.
Honeymoon Adventures in Bora Bora
Not a fan of walled-off resorts and cruise ship captivity, but have a soft spot for tropical drinks, eye-popping sunsets and flawless beaches? Then Bora Bora (and Here Moana Bungalow) might be the perfect tropical honeymoon for the two of you.
Here's how to honeymoon off the beaten path and adventure like a local during your Bora Bora honeymoon vacation.
And for the Bungalow's particular scenic location on the motu: you don’t have to feel like a tourist here.
10 Things You Must Do In Bora Bora
Don’t leave us until you’ve checked these from your Bora Bora Bucket List.
1. Go snorkeling. The water around here is as clear and sparkling as Windex. Go under the surface and witness a stunning Technicolor display of tropical fish, coral, and gliding manta rays. You can set out independently on foot from the beach or lagoon—we provide the facemask and snorkels at Heremoana— or charter a boat with a guide to get to some of the more out-of-the-way snorkeling spots.
2. Explore the lagoon via your own boat. You can also rent a small, easy to handle four-seater boat and motor around the lagoon on your own—a great way to explore the complex and photo-worthy ecosystem of French Polynesia. No boating license necessary!
What to Pack for Bora Bora
Ahhh, the joys of packing for a vacation. The only thing more tedious is unpacking after you get home.
For now, though, you still have your trip to look forward to. Here’s a list of what to bring for your Bora Bora vacation, and what we provide for you at the Here Moana Bungalow.
WHAT TO BRING/BUY
- Lightweight clothes. The weather here averages 82-85 degrees Fahrenheit (27-29 degrees Celsius) year-round. A light jacket or sweater is appropriate for mornings and evenings. We also provide a washer, dryer and laundry detergent in case your clothes need a mid-week refresher.
A Bora Bora honeymoon can kick-off a marriage in an amazing way.
Have you heard about these guys?
Alexandra and Nicolas of Spain recently ditched a traditional church wedding in favor of exchanging vows in a stylish underwater ceremony beneath the surface of a Bora Bora lagoon.
The couple said “I do” before a Polynesian priest and wore white diving suits for the occasion. A photographer was on hand to capture their unique nuptials with a series of futuristic-looking images.
Alexandra and Nicholas are certainly not alone in finding a dreamy moment on the surreal island of Bora Bora. Tahiti and Bora Bora regularly make top “honeymoon destination” lists, thanks to its matchless beauty, built-in romantic ambiance and bungalows built for two. Not to mention a whole host of couples excursions that bring you closer and give you a remarkable first set of married-life memories.
In fact, we (Ed & JoAnne, owners of the Here Moana Bungalow in Faanui, Bora Bora) shared one of our most romantic moments under the turquoise waters of Bora Bora. JoAnne was certainly not expecting an underwater marriage proposal that day—but she said yes!