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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.
It’s hard to imagine a better combination than a beautiful Maldives holiday in a water villa with the freedom of knowing that everything you want is already paid for upfront.
There are many water villa resorts in the Maldives that offer all-inclusive options, and quite a few where that’s the only option for every guest. There are also many resorts that offer full-board and half-board, and those might be better options for some people. We’ve already compiled a list of the best Maldives all-inclusive water-villa resorts, and many of those are actually quite cheap as well.
Many of us like to shop by starting with the cheapest thing and going up the list until we find the one that suits us best. For that reason we’ve compiled TWO LISTS BELOW: [read more]
The high season for resort prices in the Maldives basically runs from December through April, with December and January being the busiest months because it’s when most Europeans want to take a winter break. The rest of the year is considered the “low season” for Maldives resorts, even though the Maldives weather is almost exactly the same the whole year round.
Interestingly, July and August tend to be the cheapest months for resorts in the Maldives, so it’s quite a popular destination for Europeans who take one of those months off. Better still, many resorts offer drastic discounts during the off-season months, so it’s possible to get a water villa at literally half the price you’d pay in the high season. [read more]
With nearly 80 different private-island water bungalow resorts in the Maldives, you could spend a week or more sorting through all the prices, features, and guest reviews to find the one that suits you best at a good price. Since we’ve spent many months sifting through this information, we’re publishing our “Editor’s Choice” resort recommendations to save you time finding the best resort and deal.
We also have a complete list of all of the cheap Maldives water villa resorts, but below are the six best that combine low prices, excellent features, and overwhelmingly positive guest reviews. Most of the resorts below operate on an all-inclusive basis to one degree or another, and considering that nothing is cheap in the Maldives, they represent an even better deal than you might otherwise think. [read more]
So many of us dream of spending a holiday in an overwater bungalow in the South Pacific…until we see the price. Even the cheapest water bungalows on Bora Bora start at around US$500 per night, and go way up from there. If you stay at one of the large resorts on Tahiti itself you can find overwater bungalows starting at around US$320 per night, but the cheapest in the entire region are on Raiatea Island, which is a 40-minute flight from Tahiti.
With rates starting at US$259 per night you can stay in an overwater bungalow at the Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel, and their island rooms start at US$147 per night, which is helpful for those who want to save money by only spending part of their vacation in the expensive rooms. The overwater bungalows here have also had a minor update recently, so there are some new features and amenities, though they are still among the most dated in all of French Polynesia. [read more]
Each week we comb all the best deals on water villas and overwater bungalows around the world to present the most interesting one for our readers. This week we came upon a treasure trove of amazing discounts on Maldives water bungalows for the summer months.
Even though the Maldives weather is nearly the same all year round, with just a few more quick rain storms during the summer than the winter, the months of June through August are the off season for the resorts with the lowest prices of the year. [read more]
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.