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What Is The Drinking Age In Bora Bora?

If you’re wondering about the Bora Bora drinking age then this post is for you.

Below I’ll explain what the drinking age is in Bora Bora and some other key information that you’ll need.

What is the Drinking Age in Bora Bora?

The legal drinking age in Bora Bora is 21 years old.

This means that anyone who is 21 or over is able to purchase alcoholic drinks from a bar, restaurant or grocery store.

Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia and French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France. 

This means that it has its own government however a mix of French and local laws apply.

In France, the legal drinking age is 18 but this doesn’t apply in French Polynesia as they have set their own local law. This is an area of confusion for many people.

How Much are Drinks in Bora Bora?

In the fancy resorts, drinks are very expensive. Expect to pay at least $20+ per cocktail at a resort like St Regis or the Four Seasons

Restaurants outside of the resorts tend to be much cheaper. For example, a cocktail at Bloody Mary’s costs between $8 and $11 and a glass of wine costs around $7.

For more details on this, check out my post on food and drinks prices in Bora Bora. It covers drinks prices in more detail.

💡Tip: Tipping isn’t customary in Bora Bora but you can tip if you want. For more information, check out my tipping in Bora Bora guide.

How to Save Money on Drinks in Bora Bora

To save some money on drinks, you can purchase them from one of Bora Bora’s grocery stores.

Most grocery stores sell beer, spirits and wines. For example, you can get a 6-pack of beer at a grocery store for around $20.

One of the best grocery stores in Bora Bora is Chin Lee’s Market which is located in Vaitape Village. 

Another good one is Tiare Market which is really close to InterContinental Le Moana on the main island.

Hinano beer is the locally brewed beer and is much cheaper than other imported brands. You can get this in most bars, restaurants and grocery stores.

Another way to save money on drinks in Bora Bora is to bring some with you.

Each person traveling to Bora Bora is able to bring 2L of wine/liquor in their checked luggage (that’s around 3 bottles). You could also grab some in duty free.

Most hotels are absolutely fine with you doing this and will sometimes even offer to put your drinks into the refrigerator for you.

Many of Bora Bora’s resorts will provide wine glasses (or regular glasses) in the room for you.

If you’re staying at a more budget accommodation, then bring some silicone wine glasses like these with you. 

And that’s it!

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