Moorea 4-star water villas with glass floor for US$495 per night

As a popular island destination, it’s hard to find anything wrong with Moorea. Here you’ll spend your days relaxing under a palm tree, swimming above schools of colorful tropical fish, eating lunch while enjoying views of the beach and ocean or partaking in one of the fun outdoor activities at your resort. Once you land in paradise, it’ll be hard to convince yourself that vacations don’t last forever.

Even though your vacation won’t be able to last forever, that doesn’t mean that your money can’t last longer. Due to the popularity of Moorea, you’ll find a nice selection of resorts all vying for your attention with competitive prices, activities and rooms. If you’re looking to enjoy paradise on a budget while still experiencing all that Moorea has to offer, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa where overwater rooms start at only US$495 per night for two people.

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Maldives 4-star water villas with full board for US$443 per night

When people dream of summer, they almost always picture tropical images filled with palm trees, white sand beaches and effortless swims in the ocean. But why settle for dreams when reality is even better! The Maldives, in all their glory, produce image after image of tropical paradise made better with adventure filled mornings, lazy afternoon swims and sunset viewings over dinner.

Believe it or not, all this is possible on a more minded budget. In fact, there are many Maldives overwater resorts that cater to those who aren’t willing to pay the ultimate price for a room. One of those such resorts is the Kuredu Island Resort & Spa which offers its guests overwater villas starting at only US$443 per night.

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Tahiti 4-star water villas for US$624 per night in June or July

Located in the South Pacific, Tahiti is nothing less than a tropical paradise. Year after year couples and honeymooners find themselves on this remote slice of heaven where they become lost in the magic of it all with beautiful beaches, lush mountains and crystal clear waters teeming with topical, colorful fish waiting to be explored.

With only two overwater resorts on the island, there isn’t much in the way of decision making as far as which one to stay at, but if you’re looking for activities galore, you might just find that the Le Meridien Tahiti Resort is the best fit. Here you’ll also find great bang for you buck with overwater rooms starting at only US$624 per night for two people.

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Bora Bora 5-star water villas for US$736 per night

To many, Bora Bora is a slice of paradise with clear ocean, white sand beaches and palm trees at every island turn. Because so many adore Bora Bora and all it has to offer, resorts have sprung up everywhere, each offering guests a unique and relaxing island getaway.

With so many choices, it can be hard to decide which resort to choose. For those travelers who want the best of the best, but hope to find it on a tighter budget will find it all at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. At this resort, you’ll find overwater rooms starting at only $736 per night for two people.

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Maldives 5-star water villas for US$659 per night

The idea of paradise is often conjured up on Hollywood movie sets where they either recreate island escapes or use an actual island for only a few brief scenes. But who needs a movie set when there’s the real thing? In the island nation of the Maldives, you’ll find countless islands dotting the sea, creating that picturesque escape you’ve always dreamed of.

You’ll also find a large variety of resorts to choose from, with most offering a selection of beach front and overwater rooms. Some come with all of the amenities while others pride themselves on simplicity. If you’re looking for an amenity rich island vacation at a great price, you’ll find exactly that at the Coco Palm Bodu Hithi with overwater rooms starting at only US$659 per night. [read more]

About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for overwater bungalows, but it’s actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 80 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.