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There are around 165 overwater resorts around the world as of early 2017, with more than 8,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world's best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
Many savvy travelers like to take advantage of the relatively low room rates in the South Pacific during March and April, as they are typically the cheapest months of the year. Fortunately, the weather is basically the same all year round, so these visitors can enjoy all the luxury at lower rates because most others come from June through August.
Instead of just presenting one deal at a time, we'll now highlight the best deals we can find for each month in one place. Honestly, these resorts are all extremely nice so choosing by price isn't a bad idea. The flights are a bit cheaper this time of year as well, so you can save literally hundreds or thousands of dollars by going in April compared to June. [read more]
The Maldives is close to capacity from December through March, but by April we start seeing some interesting promotions. Instead of highlighting just one at a time, we'll now be picking out the best deals each month so you can choose the best one that fits your style.
One deal below is for a very modest price, while the others are only a bit more expensive for resorts with added benefits. One of them is fully all-inclusive, and the other is a 5-star resort with a private pool on the terrace of each of its huge water villas. These room rates are close to half what they are in December, so they offer excellent value for savvy tourists who also prefer to avoid the peak crowds of the holidays. [read more]
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.