7 Best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow Resorts For Honeymoons
The island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific is almost synonymous with honeymoons as it's among the top choices for any couple who can afford it. Many people describe it as the most beautiful island on earth, so when you throw in the luxury resorts with overwater bungalows, it's hard to top.
There are about 20 hotels on Bora Bora, and over half of them feature overwater bungalows that extend out over their crystal clear lagoons, so it can take a lot of research to determine which is best for you. With that in mind, we've compiled the list below to only feature the best overwater bungalow resorts for honeymooners.
Each of the resorts listed below emphasizes privacy and romance along with great facilities and stunning locations. Those on more modest budgets will want to choose from the first few on the list because those down the page are quite expensive even in the low season.
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The 7 Best Bora Bora Overwater Bungalow Resorts For Honeymoons
Listed from most affordable to most extravagant
- Overwater bungalows: 48
- Total rooms/suites: 60
Though it's not technically on Bora Bora, the Le Taha'a Island Resort and Spa is worth a mention because many of its bungalows have views of Bora Bora from just across the water. Each overwater suite is 969 square feet, which is about three times the size of a typical city hotel room. Each comes with a kingsize bed and a separate sofa bed in its living room area, so there is plenty of room to spread out.
The hotel has 5 restaurants and bars, plus a long list of activities and excursions, so there will be no shortage of things to do for those who are inspired. The somewhat remote location does make it more challenging to engage in water sports and other activities on Bora Bora itself. For this reason, it's a top choice for honeymoon couples who are more interested in privacy than sports.
- Low season online specials from US$684 per night
- High season online specials from US$718 per night
- Overwater bungalows: 20
- Total rooms/suites: 31
The internationally respected Sofitel chain operates two resorts on Bora Bora, which are just across a lagoon from each other. The Private Island resort is only accessible by a short (and free) boat ride so it's definitely the more secluded and exclusive of the two.
With only 31 total rooms including 20 overwater bungalows, the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Private Island Resort is small enough that the staff will give you as much or as little attention as you prefer. The Marara Beach resort across the lagoon has facilities that guests at the Private Island can also use, so you get more options than you'd expect from such an intimate hotel.
- Low season online specials from US$668 per night
- High season online specials from US$930 per night
- Overwater bungalows: 85
- Total rooms/suites: 99
Another resort that is part of a large international French chain, the Le Meridien Bora Bora is very popular among the honeymoon set. The resort is only accesible by boat so it has that exclusive feeling that guests are alone with their partner.
Each overwater bungalow here has a large glass floor section where guests can observe the sea life while relaxing on the sofa in the separate living room area. Due to a recent refurbishment, this resort is more modern than several with much higher room rates, so it's something of a bargain.
- Low season online specials from US$625 per night
- High season online specials from US$868 per night
- Overwater bungalows: 85
- Total rooms/suites: 120
With a wonderfully secluded location at the tip of an islet away from the main Bora Bora island, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui Resort might be the most famous hotel in the South Pacific these days. Not only is it widely considered one of the finest hotels in the entire region, but it was also featured on several episodes of the Kardashians show.
With only 120 guest rooms you might picture a smaller resort, but the Conrad Bora Bora Nui is huge and nicely spread out. Guests typically get around by golf cart or bicycle, and there are plenty of hidden areas where privacy is always possible. In addition to all of that, this might be the nicest Hilton hotel in the world.
- Low season online specials from US$1,158 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,180 per night
- Overwater bungalows: 80
- Total rooms/suites: 83
InterContinental operates two luxury resorts on Bora Bora, and this is the larger and newer of the pair. It has an amazing spa attached (which guests of the other resort can also use), but the most distinctive feature here is the room design. Each overwater bungalow is enormous with a huge bathroom, so guests can pamper themselves all day without ever leaving the room.
Watch the room-tour video on the bottom of the page linked above and you'll see that these bungalows are quite a step up from the others higher on this list. Each overwater bungalow is just over 1,000 square feet including its private terrace and the best views available through a glass wall in front of the kingsize bed. The best views cost the most, of course, but even the most affordable bungalows are stunning.
- Low season online specials from US$1,425 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,503 per night
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- Overwater bungalows: 77
- Total rooms/suites: 91
The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort is at the bottom of this list because it has the highest room rates on the island. That detail alone should tell you a lot about this resort, as it's favored by guests for whom money is no object. Sprawling on 44 private acres, this is another resort that is easily large enough that each guest feels like they have a lot of it to themselves.
The most affordable class of overwater bungalows is over 1,500 square feet, making them larger than almost every other overwater bungalow in the South Pacific. The larger classes are twice as large and are built around their own private pool.
- Low season online specials from US$1,288 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,830 per night
- Overwater bungalows: 100
- Total rooms/suites: 121
If you know the Four Seasons name you pretty much already know what to expect. This resort has 100 overwater suites that range from huge to unbelievable. The most modest among them is 100 square meters (1,080 square feet) of pure luxury. The largest classes of overwater suites have their own plunge pools on their decks, as if the perfect turquoise lagoon below isn't enough.
Even with only 120 total rooms, there are 4 restaurant and bar options ranging from casual to fine dining, and of course there is a world-class spa featuring a wide variety of massages and treatments. Check the reviews to see what other honeymooners are saying, and you'll probably be ready to book.
- Low season online specials from US$1,149 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,360 per night
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