Bora Bora, positioned about 160 miles northwest of Tahiti and approximately 2,600 miles south of Hawaii, was discovered in 1722, ∙and is∙ arguably ∙the most beautiful∙ island ∙on the planet∙.
Its ancient name of Vava'u suggests that the earliest population on this seven-million-year-old island showed up from Tonga. And interestingly, from our Tahitian language there isn't a "B," so its genuine name is in fact Pora Pora, denotation "first born."
Bora Bora's mythical blue lagoon (above) is, ∙according to∙ novelist James A. Michener, "so beautiful, that there is really no sufficient words to explain it."
Volcanic in origin, Bora Bora's rugged main isle, and many smaller islands, are totally surrounded by coral reefs.
Made famed by books, screenplays, ∙and its∙ stunning splendor, ∙the isle∙ ∙is now∙ besieged by tourism and overcapacity. Regardless, ∙if you∙ must visit a South Pacific isle (and you'll), Bora Bora could be a fantastic preference.
The climate ∙on the∙ Island of Bora Bora along with the rest of the Society Islands is said to be tropical and could be divided into two basic seasons: the wet time of year ∙and the∙ dry season.
The wet period (Polynesian Summer), is ∙in between the∙ months of November to April, receiving approximately 3/4ths ∙of the∙ annual rainfall of French Polynesia in between these months. The humidity during this time can be very heavy and muggy and cloud cover is typical. Storms are frequent, brief, and unpredictable.(Average rainfall for Papeete is 1800mm). The temperature will that can start from 27 - 30 degrees C, using the hottest several weeks being February and March. Day ∙to night∙ temperature fluctuations are minimal. This "wet season" is known to be the "off time of year" for tourism.
∙From a∙ travelers standpoint, this "off period" is probably not the best favorable weatherwise, however the benefits may tip the scales ∙to the∙ travelers advantage ∙in many∙ ∙other ways∙: There's less competition for lodging, activity and sightseeing schedules. Using the additional benefit of lower average pricing for many products and services, ∙it can be∙ ∙considered that∙ this moist ∙season is∙ less troublesome travel, discover, ∙and generally∙, get things done. There's always the trade-offs to consider...
In your case sunworshippers out there, ∙keep in mind∙ ∙that the∙ sunlight ∙is not∙ on holiday, but less ∙commonly seen∙ ∙than in∙ the drier months. As a A french Polynesian Island, and tropical, apart of the "moist season" you'll definately ∙get your∙ ∙fair share∙ of solar on Tahiti Island. (There are in between 2500- 2900 Sunshine hours ∙per year∙.)
By contrast, the "dry time of year" - May through October, ∙is the∙ "on period" for tourism. ∙This is the∙ Polynesian winter. Temperatures generally ∙range from∙ in between 24-28 degrees C, and rain is rare. Day to nighttime temperature fluctuations are minimal.
They can be expected, using these favorable weather conditions also bring out the tourists. July is most likely the favorite and above heavily traveled month ∙for all the∙ Tahitian Islands as a result of its many festivals and celebrations in the month long holiday that occurs after that generally known as Tiurai. For all those thinking about Scubadiving in Tahiti and her surrounding islands, the dry ∙period is∙ favorable due to increased visibility.