Bora-Bora What to Pack

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    Items to bring or pay arm and leg...

    by amyhouston Written Jan 1, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: - Plastic bags to protect your camera or items from water or to store away your wet dirty clothes.
    - Beach bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Extra pair of sandal (my husband lost one of his sandal while wind surfing and it cost $31 for average plastic flip flop)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - Cortizone (in case you have allergies)
    - Advil
    - Pepto Bismol
    - Bandaids
    Medical supplies are expensive.

    Photo Equipment: - Underwater camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: - Lots of sunblock as sun is particularly strong there, had to re-apply at the hour and don't miss a spot, also apply evenly or it will show.... speaking from experience. ($25/bottle at hotel)
    - Bring your own snorkeling equipment and shoes to walk on beach as there are small rocks not comfortable to walk barefoot.

    Miscellaneous: - Mosquito Repellent
    - DVD and CD (when we went in December, the weather was a bit unpredictable and rained entire day on 2nd day, good thing we had our movies and room had dvd player)
    - Water (it's $5/liter at our hotel)

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    by sunnysarah Written Apr 5, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring water socks for the coral. Bora Bora is caual so unless you are planning a really fancy dinners, jusyt packs shorts, skirts and flip flops. Bring a sun hat a beach cover up because it is easy to get too much sun

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring extra sunscreen! If you are ther for a week, 1 person should empty an entire bottle of sunscreen at the minimum, or you are not using enough. Sunscreen is extremly costly there, as well as aloe vera/aftersun. Pack more than you think you will need because you do not want to have to but more at $20US a bottle. ALso bug repellant and after bite for the itch.

    Photo Equipment: An underwater camers and a large enough card for your digital. We ran out of space on our digital card and in town the cost to have our pics put to disc was about $45US.

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    Snorkeling gear

    by keida84 Updated Feb 3, 2005

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you like to snorkel, then I highly recommend investing in or renting a "dry" snorkel. This type has a device at the top of it so if a wave comes over you or you dive you don't get a mouthful of water. Also if you wear glasses make sure you have a prescription mask that way you will be able to see clearly.

    Bora Bora does not have many of these items so BEFORE you leave contact a local dive shop (or shop one online) to either purchase or rent this type of equipment.

    A dry snorkel is about $30.00 and a Rx mask $100.00. I do not recommend you purchase these items if you do not plan on using them again. As for the fins, usually the ones at the resorts are just fine to use.

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    Don't forget

    by Helga67 Written Jun 8, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Loose-fitting clothing (cotton is best), open-toed sandals. Be sure to include aqua socks or protective footgear for walking on the coral reef and in the lagoon. Along with a hat, don't forget to pack a good pair of sunglasses.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a good sunscreen and insect repellent

    Photo Equipment: Keep in mind that daylight is very intense in the tropics. Use a polarisation or UV filter and bring a waterproof bag to protect your camera from salt and spray during boat trips.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkelling equipment

    Miscellaneous: Bring an adapter if you don't have a French plug with two round prongs.

    Insect repellent

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    by Lotyra Updated Sep 17, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Bring candle souvenirs to give as tips as good candles are hard to come by for the Bora Bora locals. Give to your cleaning lady find a surplus of flowers in your room daily.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I recommend you bring your own food. A hamburger is around $25 in Bora Bora. We purchased cans of tuna, fruit, etc a grocery store after our $30 each continental breakfast the first morning that we arrived in Tahiti!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Suntan lotion averages $30 in Bora Bora

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    Mask, Fins, and Benadryl!

    by nicolettart Written Jun 5, 2003

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget to pack Benadryl, Tylenol, and an anti-biotic, just in case. The no-see-ums got to my ankles, and the sun got the best of me towards the end.

    Photo Equipment: Underwater camera. I also brought my Nikon with extra zoom lens.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't forget your snorkel gear! I guess you could buy it when you get there, but it's probably cheaper to bring it with you.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling
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