Bora Bora Dream Vacation on a Low Budget

April 14, 2014

Bora Bora Dream Vacation on a Low Budget

Bora Bora is a legendary dream vacation destination, but few know the secrets to make it affordable even on a low budget. The stunning island was awarded the title of "the best island in the world" by US News and World Report and has been voted the most photogenic place on earth!


It's true that many of the resorts there can cost as much as $5,000 per night, but we easily stayed on our RTW family travel budget of $23/day per person and also got to connect deeply with the locals. This place should definitely be on everyone's bucket list and not just for a honeymoon or couples, we loved it as a family!



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Go! This is a dream you don't want to miss. One of our favorite spots on our family world tour!

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I remember that you were a part of an online business coaching program. Are you still a part of that? I was wondering what the url is for that site? I'd like to take a look again and maybe get some coaching.
Thank you for all the information you provide on this blog! I love it!
~ Amanda


Bonjour, Jeanne!!

I have owed you a good long email (or at the very least an extensive "comment") for ages! We're at it again…gleaning tips from you…doing the mini-soul-travelers-thing. And loving it! Dipping in the local school, immersing in the local culture, etc. (France) Will keep you posted! :-)

In the meantime, two things:

1. Thanks for continuing to write your blog and sharing your life. What a joy to see Mozart grow!

2. I love your How To Enjoy XYZ For Less Posts but what I would be super grateful to know is how to actually get to XYZ on the cheap. From the USA, that is. Like Bora Bora, for example. Any tips? I am all ears :-)

One in spirit with you...



Jeanne @soultravelers3

Hello Amanda! Do you mean I am still listed on their website, so please tell them that I sent you and you heard about them from me.

I have been too swamped to do anything with them lately, but I think they are still going strong.

I also do private coaching, but not so much on business on the road, since we are retired. Our area of expertise is more family and education on the road.

Happy to hear that blog is helpful to you! I do put a lot of time into it...and it is one of the oldest travel blogs it is always great to hear that it has inspired or helped others.

For the business/financial area, Nora from the Professional Hobo is a friend and also very good. Tell her I sent you too! ;)

Good luck!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Bonjour HullsEdge! Always happy when you stop by!! Sounds like you are to exciting tell more..maybe we can meet in France soon!! ;)

( Tahiti is also such a grand place to immerse in some French). ;)

Happy you enjoy and are helped by our blog!! We get lots of readers, but not that many comments ( many more on FB) so it is always so reassuring to hear that this effort is worth it and helping others.

I am still trying to get my books out, but with Mozart now in her teens I seem to have even less time for writing, so I may have to slow the blog down.

As far as "getting to XYZ on the cheap" I have gone into this before like in this post about extended travel:

Flights are expensive - so one of our keys is to use as few as possible and stay longer.

This evens out the cost considerably.

Then go off season or find ways to get the cheapest flight possible or be a fly hacker and get milaage points.

When we went to Bora Bora, we put it on our Round-the-world ticket. We had to get to Asia from Spain, so made the most of a RTW ticket with LOTS of stops ( over a years journey).

If we go back again to immerse in French and enjoy the Polynesian lifestyle, we would most likely do a long stay of at least 6 months and rent a long term furnished place. This would make the flight from LA not that expensive because it would be our only big expense and spread out over time.

MUCH less expensive that way than if we went for a we'd have a much deeper experience.

Hope that helps!


Thank you! I've actually been to the professional hobo site before and liked it. I'll go there again and see how she can help me further. Thanks for the info!

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Glad to help Amanda! You might also want to check out this site I just discovered:

He thinks everyone could retire at 30 and I think he is right! He thinks a LOT like we do and both he and his wife retired at 30!!

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