There’s no denying that Bora Bora is a pricey destination so knowing the costs involved beforehand can really help.
After visiting Bora Bora for myself, I’d love to share with you how much food cost based on my own experience.
This ultimate guide includes food prices, restaurants in Bora Bora with prices, resort restaurant prices, some cheap-eat options and even a list of grocery store prices.
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Cost of Food in Bora Bora – Summary
Food costs entirely depend on where you choose to dine. In general, most restaurants are super pricey but there are a few cheap eats on the main island.
At super expensive restaurants, you’ll easily spend over $100 per person however at some of the cheap eats, you can grab dinner for just $15 per person.
In general, I found that dining in a restaurant on the main island was way cheaper than dining at one of the resorts. You do have to factor in the cost of transportation to the main island though.
Many of the hotels (and some of the restaurants too) offer a free shuttle service to get you to and from your resort but some do charge like the Four Seasons.
Here’s a quick overview of Bora Bora meal prices:
- At a cheap local restaurant, expect to pay around $15 per person.
- At a standard restaurant on the main island, expect to pay between $60 to $90 per person.
- At a fine dining restaurant, expect to pay between $100 and $150 per person.
- At a resort restaurant, expect to pay between $100 and $150 per person.
- Breakfast is between $35 and $50 in Bora Bora. This is for a standard buffet breakfast at a resort.
The above prices are the average prices for most restaurants across Bora Bora.
There are plenty of more affordable options where you’ll spend way less than the above (more on this below).
Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
In general, food prices in Bora Bora are very expensive. For 2 people at most restaurants, you can easily end up paying between $200 and $300 and sometimes even more.
I was actually really shocked when I sat down in the first restauran of our trip and just assumed that we’d wandered into some fancy restaurant by mistake.
By the end of the trip, I realized that this was just standard Bora Bora pricing. We paid over $100 per person at most restaurants.
There’s many popular restaurants that have fantastic food but they do charge a premium. These include St James, La Villa Mahana, Bora Bora Yacht Club and more.
There are also some cheaper places to eat if you’re on more of a budget (more on this later).
At a standard restaurant on the main island, these are the average restaurant prices in Bora Bora:
- Approximate dinner cost overall is between $60 and $90 per person.
- Dinner can cost up to $150 if you also order starters, desserts and alcoholic drinks.
- A cheeseburger and fries would cost around $35.
- A can of soda costs between $4 and $5.
- For an alcoholic cocktail, expect to pay around $15.
These costs are the average for a standard restaurant. Some expensive fine dining restaurants charge more. I’ve covered costs of specific restaurants later in this post.
As a rough estimate, you’ll pay between $100 and $150 per person at a fine dining restaurant. This can be even more if you opt for expensive wine.
💡Tip: Tipping isn’t customary in Bora Bora but you can tip if you receive fantastic service. Check out my tipping guide to Bora Bora for more information.
To help you budget your trip more specifically, here are some restaurants in Bora Bora with prices.
St James Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
One of Bora Bora’s most popular fine dining restaurants is St James which is located in Vaitape.
I did really love this restaurant as it has ocean views. We actually arrived just before sunset so we got the watch the sun fall below the horizon whilst eating our dinner.
Here are the average prices for food at St James Bora Bora:
- A standard starter costs around $23.
- One standard main course will cost between $33 and $36.
- One standard dessert will cost around $15.
- An alcoholic cocktail costs around $16.
- A soft drink costs around $5.
St James is a great restaurant and one of the most affordable if you’re looking for fine dining.
Getting there can be a pain though so that’s why I’d recommend joining this relaxing sunset cruise which will pick you up right from your resort and take you to St James Restaurant and back.
This makes the evening much less stressful. You can simply sit back and relax and let your guide take care of everything else including your restaurant reservation.
La Villa Mahana Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
Another one of Bora Bora’s best rated fine dining restaurants is La Villa Mahana.
Here are the average prices at La Villa Mahana:
- The set menus at La Villa Mahana will cost somewhere between $100 and $150 per person.
- Add on another $50 to $80 if you want to include the wine pairing.
- A bottle of water will cost $15.
- Meals here can cost up to $200 or $300 per person if you opt to include an expensive bottle of wine.
La Villa Mahana is one of Bora Bora’s most expensive restaurants. You can save a bit of money by ordering from the a la carte menu rather than ordering one of the set menus.
If you’re wanting to cost up your meal when you get there then make sure you ask the waiter to give you a menu with prices.
La Villa Mahana have an annoying habit of only giving men menus with prices and women menus without prices (super annoying).
I read about this in the reviews before visiting and ultimately decided not to go for this reason but I thought I’d include the prices here for anyone wanting to go.
Related Post: What Is The Traditional Food Of Bora Bora?
Bloody Mary’s Restaurant Prices
Another popular Bora Bora restaurant is Bloody Marys. This restaurant is much more reasonably priced and a great place to spend an evening (and save some money).
I ended up visiting twice as I really loved the atmosphere, the food and the drinks. It has a bit more of a local feel to it than the other restaurants in Bora Bora.
Here are the average prices at Bloody Mary’s Bora Bora:
- A standard main course meal costs between $11 and $15.
- A cheeseburger costs $13.
- A standard alcoholic cocktail costs between $8 and $11.
- A glass of wine costs around $7.
- A can of soda costs $3.
Bora Bora Yacht Club Restaurant Prices
Bora Bora Yacht Club is another one of Bora Bora’s most popular restaurants located in Vaitape.
Here are the average prices at Bora Bora Yacht Club:
- Main courses cost between $20 and $30.
- Set menus cost around $52 per person.
- Cocktails cost around $15 each.
- One starter costs between $17 and $23.
This restaurant is overall fairly reasonably priced (for Bora Bora standards) so it’s worth a trip if you love good food.
If you’re staying at a resort that isn’t on the main island then you also need to factor in the cost of your transportation.
Some hotels offer free shuttles to the main island however some do not. St Regis, InterContinental Thalasso and Hilton Conrad all offer free shuttle services to the main island.
The Four Seasons resort doesn’t offer this and charged us $37 per person each way which I thought was a bit steep.
If you’re staying elsewhere you’ll need to check with your hotel.
Cheap Places to Eat in Bora Bora
There are some budget-friendly options where you can get a meal for $10 to $15 per person such as Moi Here restaurant.
We got a large pizza for $15 at Lucky House and some burger and fries at Snack Matira for around $12.
I’d also recommend heading over to the small street food stalls which line Vaitape and Matira Beach such as Roulotte Matira (they have cheeseburgers for $7!).
These stalls have loads of cheap food including burgers, pizza, roast chicken, crepes and even some Tahitian style dishes and you can usually get a meal for $10 or less.
These types of eateries are known locally as ‘roulottes’ and usually have some seating areas beside them.
Food Costs at Resorts
In general, eating at a resort (especially the more luxury ones) costs a lot more than eating out on the main island.
The few times that we ate at the resorts, we ended up spending almost double than what we spent on the main island.
If you plan on eating at one of the restaurants at Bora Bora’s luxury resorts, then here’s what you can expect to pay:
St Regis Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
St Regis is without a doubt one of Bora Bora’s most popular resorts. I stayed here for a few nights and we ate breakfast & lunch on-site every day and had dinner once.
If you’re staying there, or just want to pop over for a meal, then here’s an overview of the St Regis Bora Bora restaurant prices:
- Breakfast costs $50 per person per day. This gives you access to a large breakfast buffet.
- A 3 course dinner at St Regis will cost between $115 and $150 per person.
- One standard main course will cost between $30 and $50.
- An alcoholic cocktail will cost between $18 and $28.
- A coke will cost around $8.
- A glass of wine will cost between $12.50 and $16.
- A beer costs around $7.
There are actually 4 different restaurants to choose from at St Regis with the Lagoon Restaurant by Jean-Georges being the most pricey.
Four Seasons Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
The Four Seasons is often ranked as Bora Bora’s best resort but…it’s also one of the most expensive.
I also spent a few nights at the Four Seasons. We ate breakfast and lunch on-site most days but only had dinner once.
Here’s what you can expect of the Four Seasons Bora Bora restaurant prices:
- Breakfast costs $48 per day and this gives you access to an extensive breakfast buffet.
- A 3 course dinner will cost between $100 and $150 per person at the Four Seasons Bora Bora.
- One standard starter costs around $32.
- One standard main course costs between $50 and $60.
- Lunch at the Four Seasons will cost between $30 and $40.
- One standard dessert costs around $20.
- An alcoholic cocktail costs between $20 and $25.
- A coke costs around $7.
- A bottle of wine costs between $70 and $90.
- A beer costs around $10.
- A glass of wine costs between $16 and $20.
The one night we had dinner on-site at the Four Seasons, we ended up spending around $350 between us which was our most expensive dinner of the entire trip.
It kinda made me wish I’d brought some snacks from home in my suitcase!
The Four Seasons resort has 4 different restaurants to choose from with Arii Moana being the most expensive.
Conrad Bora Bora Restaurant Prices
Another one of Bora Bora’s most popular resorts is the Hilton Conrad Bora Bora.
If you’re wanting to dine there then here is the Conrad Bora Bora restaurant prices:
- Breakfast costs $50 per day and this gives you access to a large breakfast buffet.
- A 3-course dinner will cost between $92 and $110.
- One standard main course will cost between $42 and $53 at the Conrad Bora Bora.
- One standard dessert costs around $20.
- A sushi platter will cost around $90.
- An alcoholic cocktail will cost between $18 and $29.
- A coke costs around $7.
- A glass of wine will cost between $11 and $15.
- A beer costs around $8.
Hilton Conrad Bora Bora has 3 different restaurants to choose from with Iriatai being the most expensive.
Bora Bora Grocery Prices
To save a bit of money, you can buy some snacks from a local grocery store. We visited the store once whilst we were in Vaitape to buy a few snacks to keep in our overwater bungalow.
It was really nice to have a few bits to snack on in the evenings whenever we got peckish so we didn’t have to bother ordering room service (and spending a ton).
Food is still kinda pricey at grocery stores but you’ll still make a saving if you compare it to a restaurant meal.
Tip: To save money on food in Bora Bora, fill up at the breakfast buffet, grab some snacks for lunch from the grocery store and then eat out for dinner.
Here’s the average food prices in Bora Bora at a grocery store:
- One baguette will cost around $0.60.
- 4 – 5 pieces of chicken costs $8.
- A small roast chicken costs $20.
- A bag of pasta costs $2.
- A jar of tomato sauce costs around $5.
- 12 eggs costs around $5.
- A small tub of butter costs $3.
- A can of coke costs $1.50.
- A 6-pack of beer costs $20.
- A platter of cooked food costs $10.
- A 1L bottle of cooking oil costs $3.
- 2 small steaks costs around $10.
- A pack of ground beef costs $5.
- Candy bars cost between $1.50 and $2 each.
- 5 – 6 large sausages costs around $5.
- One large hunk of cheese costs around $6.
- A pack of bacon costs $6.
- A box of cereal costs around $5.
- A bag of doritos costs $10 (imported brands cost more).
- A box of cookies costs $8.
Overall the best way to save money at grocery stores in Bora Bora is to buy local brands. Avoid the imported brands as they tend to cost way more.
One of the best places to buy groceries in Bora Bora is at Chin Lee’s Market in Vaitape village which is the one we visited.
Here you can find fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, canned food, bread, biscuits and more. It has a huge selection.
Other grocery stores include:
- Tiare Market which is located close to InterContinental Le Moana resort.
- Super U which is huge and has the cheapest prices but it’s a little far from the main tourist area.
Unfortunately, food can be difficult in Bora Bora if you have special dietary requirements. It can be hard to find good vegan/vegetarian meals as well as halal food.
And that’s it!
Thanks for reading this post on the food prices in Bora Bora which covers everything from restaurant prices, grocery prices and resort prices.
If you need more help costing up your trip then check out my post on how much it costs to visit Bora Bora. It includes a full cost breakdown of a vacation in Bora Bora.
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