Bora Bora day pass: The sneaky way to save money and enjoy the resorts’ luxury

Whether you’re on a cruise just for a few days, want to see a different side of Bora Bora, want the best spots for your photoshoot or you’d like to save money while still seeing Bora Bora in its full beauty, we have a solution for you. 😉 The Bora Bora day pass! What exactly is it and how it works? We explain everything you need to know right in this post. Just bring a cup of tea/coffee, get comfy, and read on! 

Why get a Bora Bora day pass?

As it usually goes with any paradise-like location, they’re not that easy to access. The same goes for Bora Bora’s wonderland. If you come to Matira beach (Main, and only Bora Bora public beach), and expect the beach, with the mountain and overwater bungalows on the background that you saw on Instagram… We don’t like to break it to you, but you’ll be quite disappointed. All the hidden gems and postcard-perfect beaches, the ones you want for your photoshoot, are exclusively in the (quite pricey) resorts. 

While the main beach (the free one) is still waaay more beautiful than any other average beach, don’t expect it to take your breath away. Unfortunately, the best spots are hidden mostly in the hotels areas (Check the 2 pictures below for a quick example). And that’s when the Bora Bora day pass comes in. 

Matira beach
Le Bora Bora –
Mountain & bungalow view

If you’re determined to have the best landscape for your photoshoot and to enjoy Bora Bora with all its glory while not spending a fortune for a resort stay, this is the way. In this post, you’ll know everything about the day pass in Bora Bora to make the most of your stay. We’d like to show you how to experience it all. The gorgeous beaches, turquoise lagoons, dazzling views of Mt. Otemanu, luxurious SPAs, top-notch restaurants, and all the magic Bora Bora has to offer. 

How to get a Bora Bora day pass to one of the top resorts?

So how can you get a Bora Bora day pass? Don’t worry it’s no science at all. All you need to do is to call or email the resort and ask if they have any day passes available. Simple as that! Here, we have prepared for you all the contact numbers and information from the resorts offering this option. Later in this post, we also include our recommendations on hotels and the exact activities you can do at each of them. 

That being said, be careful! In high season the resorts might be full and not offering this option. For a higher chance of getting a Bora Bora day pass, we suggest you arrive in low or shoulder season. At this time, the resorts aren’t so crowded, prices drop, and you can save even more money while enjoying the divine Bora Bora. 

Here are all the resorts that allow you to book a Bora Bora day pass option:

Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Intercontinental Thalasso & Spa
Le Bora Bora (Ex Pearl Beach Resort)
Le Meridien Bora Bora (closed for renovations as I’m writing these lines)

Unfortunately, the Four Seasons Resort & St Régis Bora Bora don’t deliver day passes at the moment. If you’d like to stay there, you’ll need to book a full stay. 

Our favorite resorts for a Bora Bora day pass

Day Pass at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui

Bora Bora Day pass - Conrad Bora Bora
Photoshoot at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui

For those who seek the highest-class luxury, Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort is your best bet. Conrad is a winner of Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, Forbes Travel Guide « recommended » award in 2020, and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award in 2019. Thanks to its location on a private island – Motu To’opua, you’ll experience the longest private stretch of soft white sand beaches nestled between the dazzling Mount Otemanu and a turquoise lagoon.

To unwind, watch the sunset from their impressive infinity pool, sip on a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or relax at Hina Spa located on the hilltop. Other than delightful facial massages, you’ll experience serenity and breathtaking views. For dinner, choose from their six restaurants and lounges all with mesmerizing views and exceptional locally sourced food. As Conrad puts it, at their resort you’ll find the best of both worlds – seclusion and connection – during your tropical escape.

Bora Bora Day pass - Conrad Bora Bora
Bora Bora Day pass - Conrad Bora Bora


Conrad Bora Bora Day Pass

What’s included?
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• Round trip boat shuttle Vaitape – Resort – Vaitape
• Access to the resort facilities (Beach, swimming pool, water sport activities)
• A la carte lunch at Tamure Restaurant (Starter / Main course or Main course / Dessert – Excluding drinks)
• 10% off Spa treatments

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Price : 21 000 XPF / person

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How to book your day pass: Reservation required at least 24 hours in advance.
Call : +689 40 60 33 00 or email conrad.service@conrad-borabora.pf

Day Pass at the InterContinental Thalasso Resort & Spa

Bora Bora Day pass - Intercontinental Bora Bora
Sunset photoshoot at The Intercontinental Thalasso

Get loved up in an award-winning SPA at Intercontinental resort and indulge in their sweet wellness day-retreats. Their Deep Ocean Spa is located between the turquoise colors of the lagoon and the deep blue of the ocean. Choose from the areas of seawater therapy, beauty care, or gentle energy. With their modern body-care techniques and Polynesian healing rituals, you’ll rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. 

For your best experience, the Intercontinental team combined eco-luxe body treatments with a full-blown marine wildlife adventure! While getting pampered with organic & locally sourced products, you’ll also admire the marine life through their epic glass-bottomed floors. Alone or as a couple, their oasis is there for you. 

The resort offers 3 day passes, depending on the time you if you wish to spend in the resort and if you want to use the spa or not.

Bora Bora Day pass - Intercontinental Bora Bora
Morning photoshoot at The Intercontinental Thalasso
Bora Bora Day pass - Intercontinental Bora Bora
Morning photoshoot at The Intercontinental Thalasso

Half day pass


What’s included?

• Shuttle boat round trip between the InterContinental Le Moana (on the main island) and the InterContinental Thalasso
• Lunch, 2 courses at the Sands restaurant, (beverages not included)
• Access to the beach facilities (swimming pool non included).
• Free activities onsite: Kayaks, Paddle-Boards, Table Tennis, Snorkelling Gear & Tennis Court.


Price : 10 600 XPF / person


How to book : Call : +689 40 607 630 or email concierge.boraboraspa@ihg.com

Full day pass


What’s included?

• Shuttle boat round trip between the InterContinental Le Moana (on the main island) and the InterContinental Thalasso
• Breakfast at the Reef restaurant (served between 7:00 & 10:30 am)
• Lunch, 2 courses at the Sands restaurant, (beverages not included)
• Access to the beach facilities (swimming pool non included).
• Free activities onsite: Kayaks, Paddle-Boards, Table Tennis, Snorkelling Gear & Tennis Court.


Price : 13 500 XPF / person


How to book : Call : +689 40 607 630 or email concierge.boraboraspa@ihg.com

Spa day pass

What’s included?
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• Shuttle boat round trip between the InterContinental Le Moana (on the main island) and the InterContinental Thalasso
• Lunch, 2 courses at the Sands restaurant, (beverages not included)
• Access to all the spa facilities (deep-sea baths, jacuzzis, relaxation room… ).
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Price : 9 900 XPF / person + 4% service fees
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How to book: Call : +689 40 607 700 or email reservationsbora@deepnature.fr

Day Pass at Le Bora Bora

Recently renovated Le Bora Bora is another good option for your day pass in Bora Bora, just a few minutes away from the main island! You’ll find there a gorgeous white sand beach to relax, a nice spa, nestled in the jungle to get pampered, and a few bars and restaurants.

Bora Bora Day pass - Le Bora Bora

Half day pass


What’s included?

• Shuttle boat round trip between the resort & the main island (Base Chancelade)
• Lunch, 2 courses + 1 cocktail (with or without alcohol) + water
• Access to the beach & pool facilities from 10H30 to 17H.
• Discounts on the spa menu


Price : 12 000 XPF / person


How to book : +689 40 605 246 or email fnb.manager@leborabora.com

Full day pass


What’s included?

• Shuttle boat round trip between the resort & the main island (Base Chancelade)
• Breakfast (served between 7:30 & 10 am)
• Lunch, 2 courses at the Sands restaurant, (beverages not included)
• Access to the beach & pool facilities from 7H15 to 17H.
• Discounts on the spa menu


Price : 17 500 XPF / person


How to book : +689 40 605 246 or email fnb.manager@leborabora.com

Is a Bora Bora day pass actually for you?

If you want to save money and travel Bora Bora on a budget while still enjoying its divine luxury, then our answer is yes! Absolutely! However, if you have the time and funds, then we would recommend spending at least one night at one of the “motus resorts”. It is well worth the price. You get to enjoy overwater bamboo huts, an insta-worthy brekkie, and a luxurious night just for the two of you. Priceless memories forever!

Also if you decide to go for a day pass also keep in mind that the access is never guaranteed. Usually, it’s not possible to book a day pass too much in advance of time. So if the resort ends up being fully booked during your stay you may not be able to get your access. You should see the Day Pass as a bonus during trip to Bora Bora, not a right.

Bora Bora Day pass - Conrad Bora Bora

Don’t ever let the price stop you from coming to paradise! 😉 

If you always believed you can’t come to Bora Bora because of its high prices, then we’ve just proved you wrong. Yep, this is the way! With a Bora Bora day pass, you can experience the top-notch resorts, use their spas, visit an ecological center, and, most important: Have the most fabulous spots for your photoshoot in Bora Bora.

We hope this article has been helpful to you. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or your desired resort directly. 

We hope to see in Bora Bora!

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