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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.
Fiji is certainly one of the most famous islands in the South Pacific, and the name alone brings up images of thatched-roof huts in a perfect warm climate. Many people wonder if there are any overwater bungalows on Fiji, like the more famous ones on Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti, and the answer is yes, but perhaps bad news is that it’s also one of the most expensive overwater bungalow resorts in the South Pacific.
The other interesting thing about Fiji is that it’s much more remote if you are coming from North America (or closer if you are coming from Australia or New Zealand), so it tends to draw visitors from some areas more than others. On the other hand, you can actually fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Fiji in about 10 hours, which is faster than cheaper compared to any other overwater bungalows except those on Tahiti itself. [read more]
While there are overwater-bungalow resorts all over the South Pacific, there is exactly one such resort in Fiji itself as of now. If you are looking for a super-luxury hotel with overwater bungalows in Fiji then you’ve got a perfect choice, provided your budget is large.
If you are looking for something under US$1,000 a night you’ll have to go to another of the islands in the South Pacific, and fortunately you’ll have around 30 different resorts to choose from if you can make it to Bora Bora or elsewhere in French Polynesia. There are a few closer resorts in Samoa and New Caledonia as well, though those are less ideal than most of the others. [read more]
29 Mar 2011Comments Off on Overwater bungalows on Fiji
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.