The idea of travelling to Bora Bora is more than enough to get anyone all hyped and excited. It may be a long and tiring trip to get there, but definitely worth it. Now, do you know exactly what you need to pack for a vacation to this beautiful island paradise? Use this article as your guide regarding different packing tips and what you need to keep in mind when getting ready for this once-in-a-lifetime escapade.
Only pack light clothes.
Bora Bora is located in the French Polynesia; sunny climate is generally experienced year-round. So, when packing, think light – light shoes, light clothes, light evening wear and swimsuits! As expected, you will get a lot of exposure from the sun during your vacation. So, don’t forget to pack sunscreen (with good SPF), sunglasses and hat for protection.
When travelling during the months of June to August, evenings could be a bit cool in Bora Bora. A sweater, light jacket or light shawl could come in handy. These could also be very useful during evening boat trips.
Before you panic, Bora Bora is free from malaria. However, the fact remains that there are still mosquitoes on the island, quite a common thing in tropical places. So, if you want to thoroughly enjoy your night out without getting bothered by mosquitoes every now and then, bring mosquito repellent with you.
Light activity equipment.
This is applicable to outdoor and adventure enthusiasts out there. If your trip to Bora Bora also involves adventure activities, make sure to bring equipment for such. Though most resorts offer gear, chances are that they might charge extra. So, if you want to save on expenses, you might as well bring your own equipment. The items listed below are recommended:
Hiking shoes. Bora Bora has beautiful hiking treks waiting to be explored. Bring your best hiking shoes if this is something you might be interested in doing.
Water shoes. Useful for walking on the reef or shallow waters with many corals, which is not unusual in the island.
Rain and wind jackets. These will come in handy during cruise ship tours if you want to protect yourself while on deck, especially during night tours.
Snorkeling gear. There are water bungalows in Bora Bora, giving you easy access to surrounding seas. This allows you to snorkel anytime you want to without going too far. A snorkel, fins and mask are all you need to thoroughly take pleasure in the underwater sceneries.
Avoid bringing lots of shoes.
Bear in mind that you will be going to a place surrounded with beaches. As such, your shoes won’t be so useful Bora Bora. As a matter of fact, wearing one might be the last thing you’ll need there. With pristine coastlines everywhere, it won’t come as a surprise if you end up walking barefoot to truly savor the feeling of walking on fine sand. A pair or two, for evening dates, will do if you really want to bring shoes.
Now, as an alternative, bring flip-flops instead. They are way more comfortable to wear in the island, as opposed to shoes. There are stores and boutiques in Bora Bora that sell nice flip-flops as well.
And don’t forget to bring something to keep you occupied during your flight. You can find some great games to play to keep your mind off the long flight.