Four new water villa resorts now opening in the Maldives

the Maldives didn’t already have enough water villa or overwater bungalow resorts, the list continues to grow longer almost monthly. At the moment there are over 90 different overwater resorts in the world, and now the Maldives alone has about 60 of those.

These four resorts have been under construction since 2010, and getting an exact opening date for them tends to be difficult. The resorts tend to open later than originally planned, and most go through what they call a “soft opening” where they begin accepting guests (usually at special rates) while the finishing touches are being applied, or sometimes rooms are being finished.

Four new water villa resorts now opening in the Maldives
Overwater bungalow of the week: Vahine Island Private Island Resort

Just east of Bora Bora lies the most intimate of all overwater bungalow resorts in the South Pacific. With only 9 total rooms, 6 of which are at the edge of a private 23-acre island and the other 3 of which are magnificent overwater bungalows just out over the lagoon, this is as mellow and low-key as things get at a resort hotel.

This week we are featuring this splendid resort because in addition to everything else it has going for it, it’s quite reasonably priced as well.

Overwater bungalow of the week: Vahine Island Private Island Resort
Overwater villas are opening in England in April 2022

An exciting new addition to an established resort, overwater villas are making a splash at the Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa located in Devon, England. These overwater rooms, also titled ‘floating lodges’, will help guests feel as if they have traveled to the Maldives while still vacationing in the north. The 6 villas themselves have been built over a private lake with views of the Devonshire countryside. Because each villa can sleep up to 4 people, the resort caters to both couples and small families.

Overwater villas are opening in England in April 2022
Best videos showing what Bora Bora resorts are really like

As fond as we all are of drooling over photos of Bora Bora resorts, we are in the age where everyone is walking around with a video camera all the time. Needless to say, you can tell a lot about a resort hotel on video that you can’t get a good sense of in photos alone, so we’ve collected the best video tours of all the Bora Bora resorts below.

There are nine different luxury resorts on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora that have overwater villas.

Best videos showing what Bora Bora resorts are really like
Overwater bungalow of the week: InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa

we are kicking off a new feature on overwaterbungalows.net – the overwaterbungalow of the week. With around 110 water bungalow and water villa resorts around the world it seems like a good idea to highlight one of them each week because no one can keep track of them all.

Some of us can only daydream about staying in one of these incredible rooms because they do cost a lot, so this is a way to live vicariously and think about when we’ll be staying in these places ourselves.

Overwater bungalow of the week: InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is adding four new two bedroom overwater villas

The beautiful South Pacific island of Bora Bora is home to many great overwater resorts, including the famed InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort and spa combo grants visitors a beautiful room alongside many great resort amenities and nearby activities. Though the resort is already is home to some impressive rooms situated over the lagoon, in December, there will be four new rooms coming to the resort. These two bedroom suites are designed for small groups and will be perfect for your next overwater vacation.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is adding four new two bedroom overwater villas
Map of Tahiti and Moorea overwater bungalow resorts

most people think of the South Pacific or French Polynesia the name “Tahiti” immediately springs to mind. While it is the most populated island by quite a bit, Tahiti isn’t nearly as secluded or even exotic as many other smaller islands in the region. Moorea, for example, is a short ferry ride away, and it’s smaller and more beautiful as well.

The main thing that Tahiti has going for it is that every flight into or out of French Polynesia goes through the main Tahiti airport, so it’s a tranfer point for every guest, regardless of whether you are staying on the island or not.

Map of Tahiti and Moorea overwater bungalow resorts
Water villa of the week: Hilton Maldives – Iru Fushi Resort & Spa

week we are highlighting what we think is the best-value over the water villa resort in the Maldives, at least in the lower price categories. The Hilton Maldives is actually a 5-star resort that tends to exceed the expectations of those prepared for a 4-star chain hotel.

As one of the larger resorts of its kind in the Maldives, the Hilton has a lot going for it for those who like a long list of activities and restaurant choices.

Water villa of the week: Hilton Maldives – Iru Fushi Resort & Spa
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort unveils an UNDERWATER room

Featuring the only all glass underwater restaurant in the entire world, it comes as no surprise that the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort now also has an underwater room to showcase that’s been titled the Muraka. An underwater stay in itself is impressive enough for most, but not for the owners of the resort. They feel that every guest that books a stay in the Muraka should also experience a private flight to their own seaplane jetty, 4 butlers, a private chef, and an on-call fitness trainer among other amenities.

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort unveils an UNDERWATER room
One of the greatest overwater bungalow photos I’ve seen

many of us, a large photo of an overwater bungalow resort is as close as we are likely to ever get to them. We are adding photo galleries to each resort page, starting with Bora Bora and Moorea, so I’ve been spending many hours lately going through these magnificent and inspirational images.

I think most of us are easily hypnotized by the aerial photos of the resorts, but one particular photo I came across hit me in a different way so I thought I’d share it with everyone.

One of the greatest overwater bungalow photos I’ve seen