Best Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts for families

It’s fair to say that Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti are among the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, but quite a few families also love to holiday in the South Pacific as well. Even though many resorts outwardly specialize in honeymoon and anniversary trips, about half of them also cater to families.

Fortunately, most of these resorts are also quite large considering the number of guests they accommodate, so children usually have places to play and hang out that don’t interfere with the couples who’ve come for peace and romance. The high-end resorts have full-service Kids Clubs with supervision and activities, so they are great choices if you can afford them. [read more]

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.

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6 Best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts

When planning your overwater vacation, you’ll find that there are several different island locations to choose from. The most popular however, just may be the islands that make up the South Pacific. Here visitors will find tropical getaways that seem straight out of a movie with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with fish and a Polynesia culture that is sure to impress. Unfortunately, many people think of the South Pacific as nothing more than a dream vacation, one that they feel they’ll never be able to afford. Luckily, that’s simply not the case. The islands of Bora Bora and Moorea welcome all with some overwater rooms not only catering to those looking for a luxury vacation, but those who seek one with an attainable price tag.

Below, we’ve put together a list of the 6 best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts that are all under the US$1,000 a night mark. These resorts, though low in price, are grand in design with spacious rooms with stunning island and/or ocean views, a nicely built list of activities and dining options and great reviews that detail not only the beauty of each resort, but their attention to detail and their pride in offering a vacation worth a thousand memories.

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Moorea 4-star water villas with a glass floor cutout and direct ocean access for US$470 per night

A stunning island found in the depths of the South Pacific, the tropical paradise of Moorea is just that, a paradise for many travelers from around the world. Here guests will find several great accommodation options, including a few top of their class overwater resorts, water sports, activities and luxurious spas that cater to both men and women.

If you’re dreaming of visiting one of Moorea’s overwater resorts but rather not spend a rather large amount of money each and every day of your stay because of high season rates, then you’ll want to take a good look at the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa. With premium overwater villas starting out at only US$470 per night for two people, it’s hard to go wrong.

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Moorea 5-star water villas with a glass floor and driving range for US$544 per night

There are many different descriptive words that can be used to describe the South Pacific island of Moorea with perhaps the most popular ones being beautiful, stunning, welcoming and dreamy. These words, along with others, are commonly used due to the island’s reputation of being one of the best islands in the South Pacific to visit for a luxury vacation. Here you’ll find palm trees, seafood galore, white sand beaches and an ocean filled with tropical reefs.

You’ll also find a nice selection of first class resorts, with a few of them offering overwater villas that treat guests like kings and queens. If you’re seeking an overwater resort with rooms starting out at around the US$500 mark, you’ll want to take a good look at the beautiful Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa. At this particular resort, you’ll find decked out overwater villas starting out at only US$544 per night for two people.

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About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for the best overwater bungalows, but it’s actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 90 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.