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There are around 125 overwater resorts around the world, with more than 5,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world’s best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
Many types of travelers and vacationers visit the beautiful island nation of the Maldives. Some travel alone and others as a family or group, but most travel as couples seeking a relaxing (or adventurous) getaway or honeymoon just for them. Though there are lots of different resorts to choose from throughout the islands, only a few cater to those looking for a vacation free of children running about.
One of those such resorts is the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Though children are allowed to stay within some of the beach villas here, the over-the-water villas are 18 and up only, providing a private slice of paradise for those seeking it. A stay at one of these villas includes an outdoor personal jacuzzi, full board with the choice of a ‘plus’ plan and an endless amount of amenities starting off at only US$400 per night.
Heavily portrayed in movies, music videos and used as backdrops for many famous novels, the South Pacific is a dream come true for most vacation seekers. It used to be that only honeymooners and other romantic couples sought out this island paradise, but nowadays more and more families are choosing the South Pacific for their next vacation.
Even so, there are still quite a lot of overwater resorts that choose not to cater to families, especially those traveling with 2 kids. Luckily, there are a few resorts that have rebelled against the rest and happily invite families with children to stay in their overwater rooms. These resorts are spread out across the South Pacific and can be found on Bora Bora and Moorea.
With popularity increasing every year, the Maldives are now considered a destination hotspot attracting visitors from every corner of the globe. Within the numerous islands that make up this popular island nation, you’ll find resorts of all styles, with most offering a combination of beach villas and overwater bungalows.
Due to the amount of resorts to choose from, guests will find that room rates vary with some catering to those with a loose budget while other resorts cater to those who are keeping track of their money throughout their vacation. One resort great for those on a tighter budget is the Komandoo Island Resort which offers water villas with a jacuzzi for only US$394 per night.
When planning a tropical vacation or holiday, the Maldives often top the list of possible destinations. Over the years, what was first viewed as a destination suitable only for romantic couples, destination weddings or honeymoons, has now become a paradise for all types of traveling groups, including those with children under the ‘adult’ age required in some overwater rooms.
Even though more children are accompanying their parents on vacations, it doesn’t mean that all resorts will cater to the young travelers, especially if there are 2 in tow. However, there are a few standout resorts in the Maldives that do allow for 4 people to stay in 1 overwater room, even those who are younger than 15 years of age. These resorts not only allow for more visitors in a room compared to neighboring resorts, but also provide a wide selection of amenities and things to do, making for a well rounded vacation for every member of your group or family.
An island dripping in tropical charm, Tahiti serves as a once in a lifetime dream vacation for many. With swaying palm trees, white sand beaches, local culture and crystal clear waters teeming with fish, it’s easy to see why so many travelers choose the South Pacific for their paradise vacation.
What makes Tahiti even better is that it doesn’t have to be a once in a lifetime vacation. Though the area is known for its high prices, not all rooms cost an arm and leg. In fact, overwater room rates start at only US$439 per night for two people at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort. At this resort you’ll find activities, amenities and convenience wrapped neatly with an island inspired bow.
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.