Bora Bora overwater bungalows for 4 people in one room
Heavily portrayed in movies, music videos and used as backdrops for many famous novels, the South Pacific is a dream come true for most vacation seekers. It used to be that only honeymooners and other romantic couples sought out this island paradise, but nowadays more and more families are choosing the South Pacific for their next vacation.
Even so, there are still quite a lot of overwater resorts that choose not to cater to families, especially those traveling with 2 kids. Luckily, there are a few resorts that have rebelled against the rest and 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 Bora Bora and Moorea.
4 people in 1 overwater bungalow
Generally speaking, most overwater resorts cater to 3 or less travelers per overwater room. This sometimes means that families with 2 children in tow either have to book a beach villa instead or change their resort choice altogether. Luckily, there are a few overwater resorts within the South Pacific that do allow for 4 people to stay in one overwater bungalow. These rooms usually come with a king size bed and either another smaller bed or the option of adding a second bed. These villas also range in price and amenities, making it easier to find which one is best for your vacation style.
South Pacific resorts that allow 4 people in 1 overwater room
- Water villas: 100
- Total rooms/suites: 121
Four Seasons fans will enjoy a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora where guests will find luxury intertwined with more luxury every second of their stay. This resort is also one of the world's largest overwater bungalow resorts as most of the rooms are overwater with a few rooms island based. Due to the quality of luxury found at this resort, guests will find the nightly rate to be on the expensive side meaning that if you're looking for a budget family vacation, it might be best to look elsewhere.
Both family friendly and couple friendly, families and groups will find overwater rooms large enough to fit 4 people. Each room 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 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$1,092 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,453 per night
- Water Villas: 50
- Total rooms/suites: 50
Great for both honeymoons and family vacations, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is part of a luxury chain of Pearl hotels that spread out within the South Pacific. This 5-star resort is known for having a friendly staff, great amenities and restaurants as well as a large amount of activities to partake in. An added feature is that it 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 having views of the ocean, guests will witness views of a lifetime everyday of their stay. Rooms are large with 1 king size bed (or 2 twins) and a single bed, great for those traveling with 2 children. Each room also features 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$550 per night
- High season online specials from US$663 per night
- 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 families and couples. Here children are allowed in the overwater bungalows even though there are 3 larger family suites on the beach. Each of the 80 overwater rooms are more like apartments instead of hotel rooms as they are quite large in size, allowing ample room for you, your family and belongings. A king size bed can be found in each room along with a sofa bed that can be pulled out to accommodate 2 children.
The resort also features a restaurant, outdoor pool with a poolside bar, a business center, sauna, fitness facility and a spa. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy swimming, snorkeling and island tours via outrigger canoe, jet sky or car during their stay.
- Low season online specials from US$961 per night
- High season online specials from US$1,186 per night
Resorts in Moorea that allow 4 guests in one overwater room
- Water villas: 28
- Total rooms/suites: 94
Featuring 66 garden and beach rooms in addition to 28 overwater bungalows, the Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea is a boutique hotel conveniently placed on the corner of Moorea Island. Differing from most other resorts in the South Pacific, this resort incorporates its Polynesian surroundings helping to create more of a tropical feeling as apposed to a European feel.
Each overwater bungalow caters with a king size bed and a single bed, Wi-Fi, an entertainment system made up of satellite 26″ flat screen TV and DVD player, glass floor section, air conditioning, sundeck and more. Guests will also find 2 restaurants and a bar, a jacuzzi, infinity pool, volleyball and an on-site diving center alongside snorkeling opportunities.
- Low season online specials from US$480 per night
- High season online specials from US$559 per night
5 – Club Bali Hai
- Water villas: 8
- Total rooms/suites: 8
Built back in the 1960's, it can be argued that Club Bali Hai invented overwater bungalows. With a ‘classic' style, this resort remains the cheapest overwater hotel in the world. Because of this, you'll won't find yourself treated with the utmost of luxury, but will find all of your basic needs met along with beautiful views of the island and ocean.
The bungalows themselves are perched merely over the edge of Moorea, rather than stationed on stilts further out. They are perfectly suited for families who are on a budget and include a king size bed and either a single bed or a queen and single as extras. Guests will also find a complete kitchen, tropical shore, glass floor section and air conditioning. Outside of each room, guests can enjoy a swimming pool, Tahitian dance show, snorkeling, a sunset cruise, and a ray feeding session.
- Low season online specials from US$260 per night
- High season online specials from US$260 per night