4-Star Tahiti overwater bungalow for US$324 per night in February

Every day I hear about people who dream of staying in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, and I think most of them actually assume they never will. Unfortunately, the resorts there tend to start at around US$500 per night and there is also a fairly expensive flight between Tahiti and Bora Bora to even get there. That's why I recommend people consider staying at one of the two overwater resorts on Tahiti itself as a very affordable alternative.

Right now you can get an overwater bungalow at the Le Méridien Tahiti Resort for only US$324 per night for two people in February and March. Not only are these among the cheapest of the “honeymoon style” overwater bungalows in the South Pacific, but the resort is a short taxi ride from the Tahiti Airport. Overall this is by far the cheapest way to stay in a gorgeous overwater bungalow over a turquoise lagoon, and right now prices are near their annual lows.

The Deal

Over Water Bungalows at the Le Méridien Tahiti Resort for US$324 per night for selected dates in February and March.

The Details

This promotion is available through our booking partner and it includes free cancellation and a Price Match Guarantee, so there's almost no risk in locking it in and then sorting out the flights later. There is no minimum stay required to get this rate, so you can even get it for a few days before heading off to another resort in Moorea or Bora Bora.

French Polynesian luxury and style

One of the best things about the Le Méridien Tahiti Resort is that it's run by the acclaimed international Le Méridien chain, so it has a French influence and high standards in food and luxury. This resort has 12 overwater bungalows, each of which is much larger than a typical city hotel room. You might think at this low price you'd be getting a stripped-down experience, but you'd be wrong.

Each of the overwater bungalows has a sofa with a coffee table that looks down into the lagoon below, in a separate sitting area from the bed. There's also bathrobes and slippers, plus a minibar and much more. Even though the resort is only officially rated as 4 stars, you still get a separate bathtub and shower, which is something you only expect in 5 star resorts.

Many activities and a wonderful spa

Another advantage of staying on Tahiti instead of Moorea or Bora Bora is you have a far greater choice of activity and cultural options. The Le Méridien Tahiti Resort has two restaurants and two bars of its own, but there are other restaurants nearby, and it's a short taxi or Le Truck (public transportation) ride into the capital city of Pape'ete, which has great shopping and many wonderful restaurants, including some that are very affordable.

This is a popular resort for honeymoon couples, particularly the overwater bungalows, because they are in a private wing that doesn't get many families. But there is also a deluxe spa here, plus the South Pacific’s largest sand-bottom lagoon swimming pool.

If you are still on the fence, you might consider coming for a week and spending 3 or 4 nights in one of the island rooms, which start at only US$137 per night, and the rest of the time in an overwater bungalow. You get the full experience at a lower cost, and you get to explore more of the resort as well.

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