ON A BUDGET IS POSSIBLE
CHEAPEST WAY TO BORA BORA
Here are 10 ways to visit Bora Bora on a budget
There's an airline called French Bee that flies from Paris -> San Francisco -> Pape'ete. Hop on from SFO and you might find a great deal.
LOW COST CARRIER
USE YOUR AIRLINE POINTS
We paid only $157.96 CAD for 2 people for Toronto -> San Francisco -> Pape'ete with Air Canada and United Airlines
PLAY THE LONG GAME
Overwater bungalows are possible on points. You just need to stick to a problem such as Marriott and build up your cache with cards like the Amex Marriott Bonvoy.
BRING YOUR OWN FOOD
As cheap as this sounds, save on the expensive meals at the resort by bringing snacks from home or even go extreme with cup noodles.
Free breakfast is typically included once you reach a top-tier status. Take advantage of this by having a late breakfast, turning it into a brunch.
BOOK ACTIVITIES ON YOUR OWN
The resort activities are marked up. Book tours on your own and look out for ones on GetYourGuide or Viator.
THE KIDS MENU
Don't laugh. There's often some serious value with the kids menu especially room service. You'd be surprised!
AIR TAHITI MULTI-ISLAND PASS
It's complicated but it's worth figuring out whether you can make use of this to save on those flights between islands.
LOOK AT PENSIONS
There's more than 5-star resorts in Bora Bora. Pensions are Tahiti's secret to affordable accommodations.
Every resort has them. At Le Meridien Bora Bora they have free visits to the Turtle Center everyday.