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
Getting to Moorea

Getting to French Polynesia isn’t quite as easy as you might assume, as only a few airlines actually fly into the area, and all of those that do use Tahiti as their base. Moorea Island is practically in the shadow of Tahiti Island so you’ve actually got a few options, unlike most of the rest in the large island group, where a flight is the only practical way of getting there.

There’s a good chance that you are heading for one of the finest resorts in the South Pacific, as the Moorea overwater bungalow hotels are all world-class properties.

Getting to Moorea
Overwater bungalows in the Philippines

‘water villas’ in much of the world, overwater bungalows are gaining popularity every year with honeymooners and every other kind of holiday-maker. Most of the overwater bungalows in the world are actually in the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, but there are three very good such resorts in the Philippines as well.

There are now a total of 4 overwater resorts in the Philippines, with each one varying from the next.

Overwater bungalows in the Philippines
Getting to the Maldives

it feels like paradise once you arrive in the Maldives, and especially at your overwater bungalow resort, the location is quite remote for pretty much everyone. Spread over a huge area just southwest of India, it’s many thousands of kilometers from Europe, and even quite a long way from the Middle East as well.

Fortunately, there are many flights into Malé International Airport from all over, meaning that most people will only have to change planes once along the way.

Getting to the Maldives
Best time to visit the Maldives: Here’s what you need to know

are unsure of when the best time to visit the Maldives is, I have good news for you. It’s a slightly complicated topic discussed in detail below, but the quick answer is that almost any time you can make it, the Maldives will be waiting for you with nearly-perfect warm and sunny weather.

Its location starting around the equator and stretching up for about 1,000 kilometers puts it in the sweet spot for warm weather literally every day of the year.

Best time to visit the Maldives: Here’s what you need to know
When to visit the Maldives

an amazingly pleasant and consistent climate throughout the year, the best time to visit the Maldives is whenever you are ready to go. There are, however, some subtle differences from one season to the next, so we’ll discuss all of that below to help you find the best time for your own Maldives holiday.

In spite of its tiny population, the Maldives is spread out over a huge section of the Indian Ocean, so the weather in the north can be different from the weather in the south on any given day.

When to visit the Maldives
Maldives weather by month

you’ll see by the chart below, the weather in the Maldives tends to be nearly identical regardless of the month. The days are always quite warm and at least somewhat humid, and the nights are always reasonably warm and a bit balmy.

Unlike many other tropical destinations, the Maldives has two different “monsoon” periods each year, but neither are known for dramatic weather or flooding, so the differences are rather subtle. Even during the non-monsoon periods there will be some infrequent rainfall, so the overall consistency is what is most striking for the potential visitor.

Maldives weather by month
When to visit Bora Bora

Such an incredibly popular island for honeymoons among North Americans, Bora Bora has its high season and largest crowds during June and July, but for those with a choice of when to go there are probably better times of year, depending on your goals, so we’ll discuss each season below.

When to visit Bora Bora
When to visit Tahiti and Moorea

that you’ve decided that you want to visit Tahiti or its next-door neighbor island Moorea, you are wondering when the best time to visit is. The bad news is that it’s not an easy question to answer, but the good news is that this is because there are really no bad times. In other words, the best time to visit Tahiti is the time that you have available.

Each time of year has its positives and negatives, so each visitor will have to weigh their options themselves to find what’s best for them.

When to visit Tahiti and Moorea
Bora Bora weather by month

Daytime and evening temperatures in Bora Bora, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. Since Bora Bora is even closer to the equator it tends to be even more consistent than Tahiti and Moorea, which are about 140 miles (230 kilometers) to the southwest.

Most people would describe the climate to be nearly perfect in Bora Bora, at least for a week or two at a time.

Bora Bora weather by month