French Polynesia Budget: What does it cost to visit French Polynesia

by | Jun 7, 2023 | French Polynesia, Oceania, YouTube | 0 comments

(Last Updated On: August 17, 2023)

When visiting French Polynesia, it can seem like it’s really expensive! Bora Bora is a popular honeymoon destination with gorgeous luxury overwater bungalows, but there are also a ton of low-cost accommodations on the islands.

If you’re planning a trip to French Polynesia, here is what you can expect to spend.

Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow

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We spent 10 nights in French Polynesia, so here’s what we spent in total.


$2440 total (244/night)

This includes a night at overwater bungalow for $1000/night, so if you don’t stay in an overwater bungalow, the accommodation budget will be much less. We stayed at 6 different accommodations over 10 nights, ranging from $100-$1000/night.


Total $973 – $97/day

Food and drinks were pretty reasonable. For example 2 tuna dishes and 2 cocktails on Moorea was $64.


Total $358 ($35/day)

We didn’t spend a ton on groceries, there were a few places we cooked our own meals. But we do like to buy beer, water, and some snacks to save us from eating out all the time.


Total $498

We did 2 excursions while in French Polynesia: The Huahine Nautique Tour and Whale Watching in Moorea.


Total $1240 – $620/person

This can get expensive if you decide to visit lots of islands. You can take the ferry between Tahiti and Moorea, but otherwise you’ll need to buy flights. We bought the inter-island flight pass, but with 3 different flights, it came out to be $460/person.

If you want to see a total breakdown of what we spent in French Polynesia, you can download our budget guide here

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Tip and Tarah of Fit Two Travel

Tip and Tarah of Fit Two Travel

Tip and Tarah are the founders of Fit Two Travel. Since getting married in 2013, they have traveled to 26 countries and 22 states together. They are true Oregonian natives, and love to explore the outdoors, enjoy the food and drink, and spend time with their 2 dogs. They help others plan their international and local trips.


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