There have been many people bringing drones to Bora Bora in the past years. Rules are becoming strict everywhere in the world, especially in Bora Bora: the best known island in French Polynesia. You will find the basic information here. Please note, however, that they cannot replace knowledge of the comprehensive rules of aviation. It is your responsibility as an UAV operator to read and understand the relevant rules and regulations before taking photographs. If you are looking for epic aerial photos in Bora Bora, the best solution is to hire a certified drone photographer
If you are not certified, you should know that flying your drone in Bora Bora is generally forbidden.
If you are certified in your country (the European Union / EEE), you must request for an approval (DGAC – France)
The Bora Bora’s civil aviation authority is not the DGAC directly (France), but the SEAC (French Polynesia)
The island is tiny (30km2) and the no-fly GEO zone cover a huge part of the island (controlled airspace)
Flying over your hotel (private property) is forbidden (The St Regis, The Four Seasons, The Conrad,…)