1. Hotel Deals

Take a look for any deals that hotels have going on. When we booked our vacation, there was a buy 4 nights get the 5th night for free deal. We also got free breakfast! It was what pushed us to book our trip 5 nights in paradise.

2. Eat outside of your hotel

Take a look at our post on 5 Best Places to eat on a dime in Bora Bora. These restaurants are significantly cheaper and in our opinion the food is better. We ate at our hotel one night for dinner and ended up spending close to $200 without drinks. At these restaurants we not only spent almost half the cost but we got to try to local cuisines and enjoyed ourselves.

restaurants in bora bora

3. Purchase the Tahitii Fun Pass

It was $50, but the savings were much more. We got 1 free drink each at Bloody Mary’s Restaurant, we got 15% off our snorkeling excursion, and we got 20% off massages at the Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso, and 15% off our Jetski and ATV tour. Our savings were over $200. www.tahitifunpass.com

4. Get your liquor at the duty free shop at the airport.

When you’re in LAX ,grab your liquor of choose and bring it with you.$13-15 for a basic one liqour or mixer drink or $18 for that delicous pina colada will add up night after night. Of course you want to enjoy yourselves, put mixing your own drinks will help your wallets!

5. Bring Snacks

Playing off the 3rd reason, bring snacks from home and go to the convenient store and buy snacks and drinks. We went to the convenient store that was on the main island about half a block from out hotel. We bought cheese, butter, bread, cold cuts, water, mixers , Tahiti Drinks ( I will explain and talk about this drink all through the series, It is alcohol and tropical drinks mixed together in carton of amazingness and it was only $5). We spent a total of $100 but we skipped about 2 lunches, and had our own happy hours on our patio.

6. Take Advantage Of Happy Hour Deals

Talking about Happy Hours, Drinks at the hotel were buy one get one free. So go to the bar, meet new people and get your free drink!
Everyone talks about the over the water bungalow, i mean that is why people go right? But you don’t have to stay there every night. When you go, do the first half of your stay in the garden bungalows and then the 2nd part of your stay in the over the water bungalow. It will be a nice treat at the end of your stay AND you will save a couple hundred dollars!

happy hour in bora bora

7. Stay In A Garden Bungalow For a Little

Everyone talks about the over the water bungalow, i mean that is why people go right? But you don’t have to stay there every night. When you go, do the first half of your stay in the garden bungalows and then the 2nd part of your stay in the over the water bungalow. It will be a nice treat at the end of your stay AND you will save a couple hundred dollars!

Do you have any other tips for a budget vacation in Bora Bora? Do you have any money savings tips from your vacation? Let us know below!