Bora Bora 4-star water villas for US$644 per night

Palm trees, long white sand beaches, crystal clear water, healthy reefs, schools of tropical fish- these are all things that come to mind when dreaming up a tropical vacation. But why settle for just dreaming? Bora Bora, known as paradise on earth, is your perfect escape.

Home to resorts of all kinds, it can be hard to choose which is best for your island escape. Those looking for the true Bora Bora experience yet still mindful of their spending will find the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island to be exactly what they’re looking for with overwater rooms starting at only $644 per night for two people. [read more]

Maldives 4-star water villas for US$434 per night

When most think of the Maldives, they picture luxury with an island twist, romance with a touch of adventure, ocean breezes mixing with the gentle sea and a home away from home. But there is so much more to paradise.

The Maldives serve as your entrance into another world. One that has become increasingly popular over the years. Because of this, resorts have begun to dot the island chain, each completing with the next, trying to appeal to the most amount of visitors possible. This can make finding your perfect resort a bit of a challenge but if you’re looking for tropical island charm on a budget, we just might have the right one for you. The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa with overwater rooms starting at only US$434 per night is perfect for budget island vacationers who seek adventure, romance and sunny skies. [read more]

Maldives 4-star water villas for US$324 per night

The ultimate experience for many, the Maldives offer guests island after island surrounded by crystal clear waters just waiting to be explored. Relaxation and adventure intermingle perfectly with activities, both on land and in the water, suited for whatever you wish to experience during your visit.

With so much to do and see, you’ll find that resorts of all kinds have dotted the islands, some expensive while others more budget minded. For those seeking the Maldivian experience on a smaller budget, you’ll find that the Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa just might be the resort for you with overwater rooms starting at only US$324 per night for two people. [read more]

5 Reasons to book an overwater bungalow for your honeymoon

Overwater bungalows and water villas are incredibly popular as honeymoon accommodation, but some people still need to be convinced. If you are reading this site there is a good chance that you already know or at least suspect much of this, so we’ve created a graphic to help convince future partners or anyone else who might not get it.

Your honeymoon is a magical holiday that most of us only want to do once, so it’s worth staying in a suite or villa that you’ll never forget, even if you might not be able to afford it again in the near future. Spending a lot of money to visit a romantic city like Paris or Rome might seem worthwhile, but in those places you’ll be spending most of your time marching around the city rather than focusing on your partner in a romantic setting. These overwater bungalows, on the other hand, are built for a romantic getaway, and are an amazing combination of privacy and views that is impossible to get anywhere else. [read more]

Best Bora Bora & Moorea deals for March: Overwater bungalows from US$494

Rounding out the end of the winter season for most of those living up north, March serves as a fantastic month to visit both Bora Bora and Moorea whose warm waters, calm days and sunny skies can only be topped by seasonally low overwater bungalow rates. During the month of March, visitors will find affordable rates at many of the area’s local resorts with rooms starting out $100s of dollars cheaper than other times of the year.

Moorea once again reigns king with the lowest prices out of the bunch with rooms starting out at $494 per night while Bora Bora offers nightly rates beginning at $550. These same rooms can cost upwards of $1,000 and more during their peak, making the month of March an exceptional time to visit the islands. [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.