Moorea 4-star water villas with a spa and a diving club for US$472 per night

A stunning island offering first class resorts, stunning ocean scenes and palm trees for miles, the South Pacific island of Moorea is a beautiful escape for all types of visitors. With that said, it’s easy to see why this island attracts repeat visitors year after year, some of who stay at the same resort while others try a new one.

Whether or not you’ve visited the island of Moorea in the past, you’ll find that there are some great resorts to choose from in both the 4-star and 5-star range. If you’re looking for a fun, yet relaxing vacation that offers the chance to learn more about the island’s ocean ecosystem, you’ll find a friend in the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Here, you’ll also find that overwater rooms start out at only US$472 per night for two people.

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Moorea 5-star water villas with water sports and a spa for US$458 per night

The island of Moorea is a world class destination for many and offers a tropical escape that creates memories for a lifetime. It also plays host to several different, yet all beautiful, overwater resorts that cater to their guests every need and desire.

Overlooking the island of Tahiti, though located on the island of Moorea, the Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort is a 5-star resort that aims to impress with views, rooms and amenities. Though there are other great resorts on the island as well, those seeking endless outdoor possibilities and water fun will find this resort to be the best fit. Even better is the price. Here guests will find overwater villas with nightly rates starting at only US$458 per night for two people.

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Moorea 5-star water villas with a spa and driving range for US$638 per night

Nestled in the South Pacific, Moorea not only draws interest with its name, but its beautiful mountains, clear waters and luxury overwater resorts. These resorts can be found around the entire island, offering a different ocean view for visitors. Aside from their view, these resorts also offer guests various activities, restaurants, bars, spas and picture perfect moments.

If you’re looking for a resort that offers pretty much everything, from little extras in each room to excursions around the island, then you might want to take a good look at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa. Here, you’ll find overwater rooms starting off at US$638 per night for two people.

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6 Best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts

When planning your overwater vacation, you’ll find that there are several different island locations to choose from. The most popular however, just may be the islands that make up the South Pacific. Here visitors will find tropical getaways that seem straight out of a movie with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with fish and a Polynesia culture that is sure to impress. Unfortunately, many people think of the South Pacific as nothing more than a dream vacation, one that they feel they’ll never be able to afford. Luckily, that’s simply not the case. The islands of Bora Bora and Moorea welcome all with some overwater rooms not only catering to those looking for a luxury vacation, but those who seek one with an attainable price tag.

Below, we’ve put together a list of the 6 best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts that are all under the US$1,000 a night mark. These resorts, though low in price, are grand in design with spacious rooms with stunning island and/or ocean views, a nicely built list of activities and dining options and great reviews that detail not only the beauty of each resort, but their attention to detail and their pride in offering a vacation worth a thousand memories.

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Moorea 4-star water villas with a glass floor sea life viewing area for US$459 per night

A beautiful island surrounded by clear ocean with plentiful sea life, Moorea continues to serve as a top choice for travelers from around the world. This island allows guests to not only enjoy an overwater bungalow experience but also the availability of multiple land activities that are hard to find when staying on a far removed island elsewhere. In fact, guests on Moorea have access to the entire island, not just the property of their chosen resort. This means that your stay can be filled with shops, restaurants, excursions (both land and sea) and hikes to viewpoints.

Those who are wishing for all this at a lower price will find perfection in the Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa where rooms start off at only US$459 per night for two people. This price allows guests to have a little more spending money to help them enjoy the many activities that Moorea proudly offers.

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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 the best 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.