Luxury Bora Bora overwater bungalow for US$381 per night in December

Encouragingly, overwater bungalows and water villas seem to continue to get just a bit cheaper as time has gone on, probably due to global economic weakness, and we are now seeing the lowest prices in years on some of the nicest resorts. This week's best deal is for a Luxury Over Water Bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Resort for only US$381 in December.

The main reason for this is that December is the wettest month in the island paradise, but only by a bit, yet it's still enough to put off many travelers who don't realize it's still sunny most of the time. You can read more about the best times to visit Bora Bora for more specifics, but in short you might get 2 or 3 quick rain storms each week, usually followed by spectacular sunsets.

The Deal

A Luxury Over Water Bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island Resort for US$381 per night for two adults and one child.

The Details

This rate is available through, which is our booking partner (owned by Expedia) and it includes free cancellation and a Price Match Guarantee. There is no minimum stay required for this rate, so even those hopping between Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora can stay cheaply.

4-star luxury at the lowest prices of the year in Bora Bora

The most luxurious 5-star resorts on Bora Bora have overwater bungalows starting at around US$700 during the off season, and over US$1,000 per night during the peak months of July and August. With this in mind you might think that the Sofitel is a big step down, but it's actually a highly rated and well reviewed part of a famous French international chain, with great service and luxury amenities.

The overwater bungalows themselves are very generously sized, with a sofabed in addition to the kingsized bed so a child can stay for free in the room. Have a look at the room-tour video on the bottom of the Sofitel Bora Bora Resort page and you'll see that this is a posh and professional facility.

Two resorts in one, and plenty of options

It's now been about two years since these two resorts combined into one, and guests have had the run of both properties ever since. The Private Island part of the resort is accessible by a short and free boat ride out to a small island, while the Marara Beach part is out over the main lagoon, and more convenient for guests who want to explore other parts of Bora Bora.

There are two restaurants and two bars, plus an infinity pool, a wine cellar, and a cigar cave, just to name a few of the special features. Of course you've got a dive center plus great snorkeling and other water sports, as well as a fine full-service spa with a variety of massages and treatments available.

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