Overwater bungalow of the week: InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
Today we are kicking off a new feature on overwaterbungalows.net – the overwaterbungalow of the week. With around 110 water bungalow and water villa resorts around the world it seems like a good idea to highlight one of them each week because no one can keep track of them all.
Some of us can only daydream about staying in one of these incredible rooms because they do cost a lot, so this is a way to live vicariously and think about when we'll be staying in these places ourselves.
This week: InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
The island of Moorea, as you may know, is just northwest of Tahiti itself so it's the easiest to reach since it's connected by 5-minute flights and 30-minute ferry journeys.
The InterContinental Moorea Resort is actually the largest resort with overwater rooms in all of the South Pacific, with 144 total rooms, 50 of which are on stilts in their calm lagoon.
Each of their overwater bungalows is just over 700 square feet, which is about the size of an average 1-bedroom apartment in a city like Los Angeles, so this is not small by any stretch of the imagination. There is a kingsize bed in each bungalow along with a sofa bed in the lounge area, plus a private terrace with sun beds.
The InterContinental name assures that this is a luxury hotel, and each room has a large bathtub and a set of bath robes just to prove the point. Honeymoon couples will feel welcome here, even though it's a relatively large and reasonably priced resort.
Currently overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Moorea Resort are available starting at US$719 per night, or a bit more including the buffet breakfast. Keep in mind that on Moorea, unlike some other islands, you are close to other restaurants and activities, which can keep costs down a bit and add a bit more variety.