The South Pacific is a dream come true for most vacation seekers. It's also heavily portrayed in movies, TV shows, and music videos. It used to be that only honeymooners and other romantic couples sought out this island paradise, but in today's world, more and more families are choosing the South Pacific for family adventure.

Even with this increase in family vacations, there are still quite a lot of overwater resorts that choose not to cater to families, especially those traveling with 2 or more children. On the other hand, there are a few resorts that happily invite families with children to stay in their overwater rooms. These resorts are spread out across the South Pacific and can be found on both Bora Bora and Moorea.

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Family Friendly Overwater Bungalows

When research resorts, you’ll note that most overwater resorts cater to 3 or less travelers per overwater room. This sometimes means that families with 2 children either have to book a beach villa or change their resort choice to a different one. Luckily, there are a few overwater resorts within the South Pacific that do allow for 4 people to stay in one overwater bungalow for the duration of their stay. These rooms usually come with a king size bed and either another smaller bed or the option of adding a second bed to the villa. These villas also range in price and amenities, which helps to make it easier to find which one is best for you.


Excitedly, there are two overwater resorts in Bora Bora that have suites with 2 bedrooms, so you may have more options than you initially think.

South Pacific resorts that allow 4 people in 1 overwater room

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

  • Water villas: 100
  • Total rooms/suites: 121


Those who are Four Seasons fans will enjoy a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora where guests find luxury intertwined into every aspect of their stay. This resort is also currently one of the world’s largest overwater bungalow resorts. This is because most of the resort’s rooms are overwater with a just a few rooms being  island based. Due to the quality of luxury found at this resort, guests will find the nightly rate to be on the more expensive side. Due to this, if you’re looking for a budget family vacation, it might be best to look elsewhere.


Being both family and couple friendly, families and groups will find overwater rooms that are large enough to fit 4 people without anyone feeling cramped. Each room here comes with Wi-Fi, an entertainment system, stocked mini bar, 24 hour room service, housekeeping, snorkeling gear, and the free use of non-motorized water sport equipment. Families that are traveling with young children and babies also have the option of having cribs, high chairs, strollers and playpens put into their room if need. The resort will also gladly childproof the room’s large outdoor terrace.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,100 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,893 per night
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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

  • Water Villas: 50
  • Total rooms/suites: 50


Noted as being great for both honeymoons and family vacations, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is part of a luxury chain of Pearl hotels that is spread out within the South Pacific. This 5-star resort is known for having friendly staff, great amenities and restaurants as well as a large amount of activities to dive into. You’ll also want to not that this resort is only a 5-minuet free boat shuttle ride away from the main island of Bora Bora, allowing guests to further venture out.


With most rooms having views of Mount Otemanu and all showcasing the ocean, guests will witness views of a lifetime everyday. Rooms here are on the large side with 1 king size bed (or 2 twins) and a single bed, which happens to be great for those traveling with 2 children. Each room also houses a glass table viewing area, large sundeck with direct access into the water, and a fully stacked mini bar.


  • Low season online specials from US$939 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,556 per night
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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

  • Water villas: 80
  • Total rooms/suites: 83


One of Bora Bora’s finest and most exclusive resorts, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is a great choice for both families and couples. At this resort, you’ll find that children are indeed allowed in the overwater bungalows, even though there are 3 larger family suites to be found on the beach.  Each of the 80 overwater rooms at this location are more like apartments. A king size bed can be found in each room along with a sofa bed that can be pulled out to accommodate 2 children.


This wonderful resort also features a restaurant, outdoor pool with a poolside bar, a business center, sauna, fitness facility, and a spa. While here, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy swimming, snorkeling and island tours via outrigger canoe, jet skiing, or car during their stay.


  • Low season online specials from US$1,299 per night
  • High season online specials from US$2,038 per night
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Resorts in Moorea that allow 4 guests in one overwater room

Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea

  • Water villas: 28
  • Total rooms/suites: 94


Featuring both 66 garden and beach rooms and 28 overwater bungalows, the Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea is a boutique hotel that happens to be conveniently placed on the corner of Moorea Island. Different from most other resorts in the South Pacific, this resort incorporates its Polynesian surroundings. This helps to create more of a tropical feeling as apposed to a European feel.


Each overwater bungalow caters with a king size bed, a single bed, Wi-Fi, an entertainment system that’s made up of satellite 26″ flat screen TV and DVD player, glass floor section for underwater viewing, air conditioning, a sundeck, and much more. Guests will also find 2 restaurants and a separate bar, a jacuzzi, infinity pool, volleyball, and an on-site diving center as well as lots of snorkeling opportunities.


  • Low season online specials from US$914 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,018 per night
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Aimeo Lodge – Moorea

  • Water villas: 6
  • Total rooms/suites: 30


The Aimeo Lodge, formerly know as Club Bali Hai, offers 6 overwater villas to choose from, alongside land based rooms. When looking into your choices, you’ll find that there are two different room sizes to select from. This is great as it allows you to better cater your vacation to the amount of people you intend to be traveling alongside. Keep in mind that the rooms do vary slightly. However, you’ll still find that each one features air conditioning, a shower in your private bathroom, a living room, a full kitchen to enjoy meals in when you don’t want to eat out, and a private terrace that comes with a seating area. You’ll also find steps that lead directly into the ocean which are fantastic (and easy) for a quick afternoon swim.


The bungalows here are just perched over the edge of Moorea, rather than stationed on stilts further out as you’ll find in most other resorts. In addition to the rooms, you’ll also find a restaurant and an outdoor pool. You’ll also find a gift shop, a lounge, and kayaks that you can rent.


  • Low season online specials from US$146 per night
  • High season online specials from US$146 per night
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