Tahiti King Overwater Bungalows for US$315 per night for two

When many people hear that the most desirable overwater bungalows in Bora Bora start at nearly US$1,000 per night, they give up on their dream of staying in one. Fortunately, you can actually get one of these amazing rooms for as little as US$315 per night on Tahiti, at a world-class 4.5-star luxury resort.

The InterContinental Tahiti Resort is offering its Motu overwater bungalows at that price on a promotion through the coming few months. Instead of just giving up and getting a standard hotel room in Hawaii, you can stay in an overwater room complete with a king-size bed with premium linens, and much more. [read more]

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.