Bora Bora overwater bungalow for US$504 per night in February
If you've been looking for an ovewater bungalow in Bora Bora, or even in Moorea for that matter, you are probably aware that this time of year it's tough to find anything lower than US$1,000 or so per night. In December and January these resorts can stay booked up at almost any price since there are only a few hundred overwater bungalows in the South Pacific. Fortunately, the better deals aren't far off.
Right now you can book an overwater bungalow at the Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora for only US$504 per night in February, and that's for two people. If you wait until April you can get an even better deal, but by that time most people are already thinking about summer trips, which is why the rates drop.
An overwater bungalow at the Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora for only US$504 (including taxes) for two or three people. Standard island rooms start at only US$160 per night, which can make a week-long stay quite affordable if you split it up between that and an overwater bungalow.
This rate is available on hotels.com and it includes free cancellation. There is no minimum stay to qualify but availability is limited so it's best to check your own dates at the Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora page on Hotels.com.
Classic Bora Bora luxury at a reasonable price
The Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora Resort only claims to be 3 stars, but it gets great reviews from almost every guest so it's pretty clear that they are doing something right. They have 19 overwater bungalows in addition to 55 island rooms, so it's a boutique resort, which is another thing many appreciate about it.
Each overwater bungalow comes with luxuries you wouldn't expect in a 3-star room including a sofabed in addition to the kingsize bed, and of course a glass coffee table that allows guests to look right down into the lagoon below their bungalow, even at night. There's also a stocked minibar, a separate shower and bathtub, and a large private terrace on each unit.
A great resort for an affordable Bora Bora stay
As mentioned above, the Standard rooms here start at only US$160 per night, and that's about half what you'd pay for the garden rooms at most other Bora Bora resorts. So if you can't quite afford US$504 per night for an entire week's stay, you can book part of your stay on the island and the rest overwater.
The best part of this strategy, and one we mention in our article about saving money booking an overwater bungalow, is that you have quite a good chance of being upgraded to an overwater bungalow for additional nights or even your whole stay. These resorts love to upgrade their best customers, and those who've booked an overwater bungalow for at least part of their stay are way ahead of those booking the cheapest rooms the whole time.