Everybody loves photographs of overwater bungalows, especially the aerial shots that show all the rooms lined up over the turquoise lagoon, but obviously those don't really tell you much about what it's like to stay in these glorious hotel rooms.

The good news is that many guests are so thrilled with their bungalow that they've recorded guided video tours of them. There are 9 overwater bungalow resorts on Bora Bora itself, and I've collected the best video for each of them and put them below.

In a couple of cases the best video (by far) has Spanish-language narration, but I feel that gives it an even more exotic vibe. One thing you'll learn from these videos is that ALL of these resorts are fabulous, so don't assume you need to stay at the 5-star deluxe ones to have an epic vacation of a lifetime.

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The best Bora Bora overwater bungalow videos

Narrated walkthrough at the Four Seasons Bora Bora Resort

Time: 3:23


This video is tastefully narrated by a guest who claims this is the nicest hotel room he’s ever seen, and when you watch the video you’ll know why. The overwater bungalows at the Four Seasons Bora Bora are all huge and very well laid out. Notice the Jacuzzi for two overlooking the lagoon, right in the middle of the room. By the way, with 100 overwater bungalows, the Four Season Bora Bora has the most of any resort in the South Pacific, and the second most in the world.


Silent walkthrough at Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

Time: 2:16


Here’s a silent video of someone showing off bungalow #29 at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. The bedroom portion doesn’t look too large, but you do get to see how cool the glass-floor coffee tables are, plus the dual-level sundeck leading down into the gorgeous lagoon. But the best part of this one is to see how huge the bathroom is, with the spa bathtub with special private viewing windows out into the lagoon. Pure luxury.


Narrated walkthrough at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort

Time: 6:59


This is yet another narrated walkthrough of a huge overwater bungalow, this time at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort. The room is very large and luxurious, but the thing to notice about this one is the view, which is even more interesting because the Hilton is located on its own small private island just southwest of the main Bora Bora island.

Guided tour at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Time: 3:52


This video isn’t terribly well done, partly due to the camera going in and out of the bright sunlight, but I’ve included it for two reasons. First, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is considered to be the finest of all the overwater bungalow resorts in Bora Bora, and second because the tour guide is a beautiful girl. Note the enormous bathroom in this suite and the huge sundecks as well. The bungalows here are closer together than at many, but from the bed you have a totally private view of the lagoon.


Narrated walkthrough at the InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa

Time: 2:53


This honeymooner narrates a tour of his huge suite at one of the two InterContinental resorts in Bora Bora. He doesn’t identify which, but I believe it’s the IC Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa, although both are similar and near each other. This video is yet another that shows how large these rooms all are and the easy access to the lagoon from all of them.


Spanish and French tour of the InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort

Time: 4:27


Here we have a well-shot video of the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, which is made even more interesting by the fact that the man shooting it is speaking Spanish (probably from Spain) and the hostess showing him around is speaking back in French. You can see that this is another first-class resort, even though rooms are a bit smaller than at the IC Bora Bora Thalasso Spa video above.


Guided tour at the Sofitel Bora Bora Resort

Time: 1:45


This is yet another guided tour of an overwater bungalow, but what makes this one special, and should give many of us hope, is that this is of the Sofitel Bora Bora Resort, which is actually the most affordable overwater resort on the island. The overwater bungalows here start at US$550 per night in low season (with online specials) and yet this video shows that the rooms are still huge and have all the luxury amenities you’d hope for.


Spanish-language walkthrough at the Le Maitai Bora Bora Resort

Time: 2:06


The Le Maitai Bora Bora Resort is another of the more affordable overwater resorts in Bora Bora, with rooms starting under US$600 per night with off-season specials. There are only 19 overwater bungalows at this resort so the only good video is from a Spanish-speaking fellow. Still, you’ll notice that it’s a luxurious room even though it’s one of the smaller bungalows in Bora Bora.


Mostly silent walkthrough at the Le Meridien Resort Bora Bora

Time: 1:16


The fellow who made this video is not really helping the hotel much with it, as he seems to have partly trashed the place before filming, but still this is a good look at an overwater bungalow at the Le Meridien Resort in Bora Bora, which is another of the more affordable resorts on the island.


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  1. I will only be on Bora Bora for a short time. How reliable are the boats from the resorts back to the cruise port?

    1. Laura,

      Generally the boats in Bora Bora are reliable and it’s extremely rare to have weather issues, but I haven’t taken one to the cruise port so I may not be the best person to answer this. Best of luck. -Roger

  2. I am looking into a trip to Tahiti.
    Our good friend is getting married on July 17 on Mo’orea.
    We would like to go from July 10 or 11 – July 25.

    Preferably, we would like an over the water bungalow, but potentially would like to island hop.
    Are there any packages have some sort of deal?