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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The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is adding four new two bedroom overwater villas

The beautiful South Pacific island of Bora Bora is home to many great overwater resorts, including the famed InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort and spa combo grants visitors a beautiful room alongside many great resort amenities and nearby activities. Though the resort is already is home to some impressive rooms situated over the lagoon, in December, there will be four new rooms coming to the resort. These two bedroom suites are designed for small groups and will be perfect for your next overwater vacation.

This recently announced addition will help to bring more visitors to the island, as well as to the resort. To find out more about the new rooms and the resort itself, read below.

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Moorea 4-star water villas with glass floor cutout and direct lagoon access for US$590 per night

A South Pacific jewel, the island of Moorea is a fantastic destination for those looking for sun, sand and snorkeling adventures. Here you'll also find lush mountain sides, great dining selections and friendly locals that love to share their island home.

You'll also find a few great overwater resorts that focus on a stay that helps to connect guests with their ocean surroundings. If you're looking for a resort that also plays host to numerous ocean activities including snorkeling and scuba diving, you'll want to strongly consider the Manava Beach Resort and Spa Moorea. With overwater rooms starting out at only US$590 for two people, this resort is hard to beat.

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Maldives 4 and 1/2-star resort with all meals included for US$427 per night

Overwater bungalows can be found throughout the Maldives, making this island nation one of the most attractive vacation destinations for travelers from around the globe. Here you'll find a mixture of overwater resorts to choose from, ranging from the budget friendly to the extra extravagant. Because there is such a large selection of resorts to choose from, you shouldn't have any trouble finding the perfect fit for your next vacation.

If you're looking for more of a budget friendly resort that still stays true to its luxury standards, then you'll find exactly that in the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. At this resort you'll find that all meals are included, an extra large room and a large selection of features, amenities and activities to select from. You'll get all this starting out at only US$427 per night for two people.

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Bora Bora 5-star water villas with snorkeling gear and 24-hour room service for US$1,798 per night

An island surrounded by crystal clear waters and topped with luscious jungle and a beautiful mountain scene, the South Pacific destination of Bora Bora is one for the record books. Here you'll find everything you could ever seek in an island paradise, from the ocean itself teeming with tropical, colorful fish to the land where you'll find jungle meets white sand beaches in an effortless connection.

You'll also find a few wonderful resorts that offer overwater villas for your enjoyment. The resorts here do vary, with each offering something a little different. If you're looking for a resort that is both kid and adult friendly while housing large overwater rooms, then look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. With overwater rooms starting out at US$1,798, you're sure to find luxury at its best.

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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.