Tahiti 4-star water villas with restaurants, a diving center, and pool for US$560 per night

A widely known island, the beautiful oasis that is Tahiti attracts visitors from the world over, all of which are in search of one thing- an island escape. Luckily, an escape like this doesn’t have to drain your bank account. In fact, there are resorts on the island that offer luxury rooms at a more attainable price.

The InterContinental Tahiti falls within this category with luxury touches at every turn. These luxuries include a private beach, dining options right on-site, tennis, a spa, a gym, and diving centre.

Tahiti 4-star water villas with restaurants, a diving center, and pool for US$560 per night
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa introduces 10 new pool overwater villas

The island of  Bora Bora is home to a few great resorts that offer an overwater stay dripping in luxury. One of these such resorts is the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort features a collection of first class overwater rooms that provide views of a lifetime from private decks. Recently it has be revealed that the resort is in the process of building 4 two bedroom suites, titled the Brando Overwater Suites.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa introduces 10 new pool overwater villas
Overwater bungalow of the week: Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island

This week we are highlighting a luxury property that is really two resorts in one. With the recent merging of the Sofitel Marara Beach and Sofitel Private Island resorts guests can now choose the convenience of being on the main island of Bora Bora or the solitude of staying in an overwater bungalow a short boat ride away on the private island.

The Sofitel Bora Bora has a lot going for it even if it were one of the more expensive Bora Bora overwater bungalow resorts, but in fact it’s often the cheapest of them all due to some very appealing online special rates.

Overwater bungalow of the week: Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach and Private Island
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
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 bungalows planned for the Dominican Republic

Potentially exciting news for the many thousands of people who are interested in 5-star overwater bungalows in the most popular parts of the Caribbean, as at least one company has them in the planning stages. A resort called Las Canas on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is intending to build 10 luxury units, to be opened in 2013.

This follows recent news of overwater bungalows nearly ready to open at the St.

Overwater bungalows planned for the Dominican Republic
Overwater bungalows in Malaysia

Most of the world’s overwater bungalows and water villas are located in the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, but more resorts are opening every year around the world. Malaysia now has six overwater resorts of its own, which is the third most in the world behind the Maldives and Bora Bora.

Even more impressively, Malaysia now boasts what is by far the largest overwater bungalow resort in the world, with an amazing 392 overwater rooms just off the coast south of the Kuala Lumpur Airport.

Overwater bungalows in Malaysia
Overwater bungalows coming to Sandals Grande St. Lucia Spa & Beach Resort

Perhaps the most common question we get here at overwaterbungalows.net is: Are there any overwater bungalows in the Caribbean?

The answer is “yes” but until 2013 it’s still a bit of a disappointment to many. The fact is, all of the water bungalows in the Caribbean are down in Central America, and almost all of them are modest “eco-resorts” where there are few frills of any kind.

They are ideal for scuba divers and those looking for some outdoor adventures, but they aren’t perfect for most honeymooners and romantic travelers who want to spend time alone.

Overwater bungalows coming to Sandals Grande St. Lucia Spa & Beach Resort