Moorea 4-star water villas with a spa and scuba diving for US$525 per night
A noted tropical escape, Moorea is an island that beckons visitors from near and far, some even multiple times. Though getting to the island may be a bit too expensive for a yearly vacation, it is still a great trip to add to your budget list. Though there are plenty of land based resorts to choose from, there are also a few great overwater resorts that are available for booking.
One of these resorts is the popular InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. In addition to 49 overwater bungalows that offer great views of the ocean alongside steps that lead directly into the water below, this resort features multiple dining choices, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving and various watersports. If you're looking to have at least one day of rest during your trip, you'll love the on-site spa. All this can be had at a nightly rate starting out at just US$525 per night for two people.
A water villa at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa for US$525 (taxes and fees included) per night for two people.
With a nightly rate coming in around the US$500 mark, this resort offers an overwater experience without having to pay thousands of dollars a night. Because this rate is lower then most other overwater resorts, you'll find that there are a lot of potential guests eyeing the same rooms as you, making this resort one of the more popular options. Because of this, you'll want to both plan your vacation and book your room as soon as you can.
Large overwater villas with luxury amenities
All in all, there are 49 overwater bungalows at this resort, all of which offer stunning views of the ocean and the island itself. Within each room, you'll find a kingsize bed, Wi-Fi, a TV for entertainment and a mini bar. You'll also pleasantly find a few extras. These include a sofa bed, a trouser press, a wardrobe and a separate hanging closet. Due to the room size, you'll also be privy to a living room that is separate from the bedroom.
Though these rooms aren't completely over the water like those found in the Maldives, you'll still find that each room caters with a wooden back porch and steps that lead directly into the ocean. These steps come in pretty handy when you want to go for a quick swim or snorkel.
Ocean activities galore
Because the rooms aren't the only reason why you've chosen Moorea for your tropical escape, the resort has designed an experience that allows for activity choices both on land and in the ocean. On land there are guided jeep tours, tennis, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. There's also a full service spa right on-site, named the Helene Spa. The ocean also provides lots to do with snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing along with a few other activities.
If you're really into the sport of scuba diving, you're sure to enjoy the Bathys Diving Club. Also, if you visit during the right time of the year, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a whale watching excursion. This excursion allows you the chance to get up close with one of nature's most prized species, the humpback whale.