Best Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts for families

It's fair to say that Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti are among the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, but quite a few families also love to holiday in the South Pacific as well. Even though many resorts outwardly specialize in honeymoon and anniversary trips, about half of them also cater to families.

Fortunately, most of these resorts are also quite large considering the number of guests they accommodate, so children usually have places to play and hang out that don't interfere with the couples who've come for peace and romance. The high-end resorts have full-service Kids Clubs with supervision and activities, so they are great choices if you can afford them. [read more]

Editor’s Choice: 6 Best Maldives water villa resorts for families

Many people consider the Maldives to be primarily a destination for honeymoons and romantic trips, but it's also extremely popular with families. Out of the nearly 80 water villa resorts in the Maldives, a few dozen have special “Kids' Clubs” (as they are usually called) specifically built and staffed for the young ones.

Most of these resorts also have swimming pools and tennis courts in addition to beach and water sports, so a range of ages can have a trip they'll never forget, leaving the parents some time on their own as well.

Finding the best family-oriented resorts on your own could take weeks, so we've narrowed the list down to our 6 absolute favorites that we think will impress. Our editor's choice family resorts combine all the necessary staffing and facilities for family guests with the best reviews of all Maldives water villa resorts. The 6 listed below should at least help you narrow down your choice quickly. [read more]

Maldives water villas at resort with everything for US$351 per night for two people

As the winter high season in the Maldives is approaching, it's becoming more challenging to find fantastic deals at its resorts, but this week we've uncovered one that should appeal to a lot of people. You may realize that each resort in the Maldives is on its own private island, and most of them are relatively small and intimate, but a few are larger and have just about anything you can imagine. This deal is at one of those.

The Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is actually the largest of the Maldives' private-island resorts, with a total of 383 rooms. Right now they are offering their large water villas starting at US$351 per night for two people, with half-board plans only a bit more. Kuredu offers a small 6-hole golf course, and a football pitch, tennis courts, and an incredible variety of restaurants and bars. [read more]

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.