Luxury Bora Bora overwater bungalow for US$652 per night in high season
If you've dreamed about booking an overwater bungalow in June or July, you aren't alone. This is the peak of high season with the best weather in the South Pacific, so room rates are at their highest when you can even find availability. But the good news is that if you know where to look, you can still find a wonderful bungalow at a reasonable price.
Specifically I'm referring to the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, which has 50 overwater bungalows perched over one of the most stunning turquoise lagoons in the world. If you book directly through their website you'll have access to more rooms than any other way, and you'll also get the lowest possible price, which is US$652 per night (including tax and service) for up to 3 guests per room.
A Double Overwater Lagoon Bungalow at the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort for only US$652 (including service and taxes) for up to 3 people per room. The rate includes free breakfast each day for stays of at least 5 nights.
This deal is only available on the official InterContinental Hotels website for the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort. Through other websites you might not even find available bungalows, and they do offer a lowest rate guarantee. In order to qualify for this rate you must book at least 14 days in advance, or stay at least 5 nights.
Amazing views and location
The InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort is one of the first overwater bungalow resorts in Bora Bora, and it's kept up to 4 stars on an international standard by a chain with a great reputation. But it doesn't match the newer 5-star resorts in Bora Bora, which have overwater bungalows starting well over US$1,000 per night in high season. All that said, this hotel gets consistently stellar reviews and might be the nicest resort you'll ever stay in unless you've got your own trust fund.
The location at the southern tip of Bora Bora gives it stunning views of the mountain in the center of the main island, as well as the clear waters of the huge lagoon just beneath it. There's a good reason this was one of the first parts of Bora Bora to be developed, and it also has easy access to many nearby restaurants and shopping areas, which are a long boat ride away from some newer resorts.
Each bungalow is a suite
Until you've stayed in an overwater bungalow you might assume it's just like a hotel room on the water, but it's really like a huge hotel suite on the water. These bungalows all have a living room, bedroom, and large private terrace with steps leading down into the water below. Of course you also have a coffee table with a glass bottom so you can observe the sea life beneath your bungalow as you sip an evening cocktail in your air conditioned room.
The resort also has a sandy beach as well as great snorkeling, with free use of equipment to guests. There's even a swimming pool and several other water sports options, including many activities offered by businesses nearby. There isn't a spa at this resort, but there is a free shuttle to the spa at the 5-star sister resort, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.