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.

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Maldives 5-star resort with snorkeling and scuba diving for US$476 per night

An island nation surrounded by tropical, clear ocean, the Maldives is a popular vacation spot that beckons vacationers from around the globe. The reason it is so popular? Aside from the beautiful house reefs, fun water activities, delicious seafood and inviting beaches, the Maldives are home to some pretty impressive overwater resorts that pride themselves on offering the best of the best to their guests.

One of these such resorts is the Bandos Island Resort & Spa. Here you'll find a private island resort that offers two overwater bungalows, each offering uninhibited views of the ocean. You'll also find a large variety of watersports, dining options and wellness treatments that are available each and every day of your stay. All this starts off at only US$476 per night for two people.

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Bora Bora 5-star water villas with a glass floor cutout and a children’s program for US$1,017 per night

One of the most famous islands in the world, Bora Bora attracts visitors from all four corners, beckoning them with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with schools of tropical fish and views of both the mountains and the ocean that call for a million pictures. Bora Bora also attracts visitors for a different reason, its overwater villas. These overwater villas are part of a few select overwater resorts that are designed for those who can't bear to be away from the ocean for too long.

One of these resorts is the Le Meridien Bora Bora. Here you'll find 85 overwater rooms in two different room categories, both of which provide guests with amenities and features that make your stay one for the record book. These rooms start out at US$1,017 for two people, making them an affordable option in the overwater resort world.

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The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa introduces 10 new pool overwater villas

The island of  Bora Bora is home to a few great resorts that offer an overwater stay dripping in luxury. One of these such resorts is the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort features a collection of first class overwater rooms that provide views of a lifetime from private decks. Recently it has be revealed that the resort is in the process of building 4 two bedroom suites, titled the Brando Overwater Suites. These 4 suites will be available starting in December. It has now just come to our attention that the resort has also recently added 10 new overwater suites to their collection.

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Maldives 5-star resort with a private pool and breakfast included for US$890 per night

A great tropical destination for all travelers, the Maldives offers island after island with white sand beaches, colorful reefs and friendly locals. You'll also find a large selection of first class, luxury resorts that have nothing but the best in mind for its guests. Along with the selection of resorts, you'll find a wide selection of prices as well.

If you're looking to find a resort in the US$1,000 a night range, then you'll find a nice sized selection to choose from. One of the more well known resorts in this price range is the Maalifushi by COMO resort. At this resort you'll find first class rooms, amenities and activities starting out at only US$890 per night for two people with breakfast included.

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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.