7 Best Bora Bora overwater bungalow resorts for honeymoons

The island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific is almost synonymous with honeymoons as it's among the top choices for any couple who can afford it. Many people describe it as the most beautiful island on earth, so when you throw in the luxury resorts with overwater bungalows, it's hard to top.

There are about 20 hotels on Bora Bora, and half of them feature overwater bungalows out over their crystel clear lagoons, so it can take a lot of research to determine which is best for you. With that in mind, we've compiled the list below to only feature the best overwater bungalow resorts for honeymooners. [read more]

5 Reasons to book an overwater bungalow for your honeymoon

Overwater bungalows and water villas are incredibly popular as honeymoon accommodation, but some people still need to be convinced. If you are reading this site there is a good chance that you already know or at least suspect much of this, so we've created a graphic to help convince future partners or anyone else who might not get it.

Your honeymoon is a magical holiday that most of us only want to do once, so it's worth staying in a suite or villa that you'll never forget, even if you might not be able to afford it again in the near future. Spending a lot of money to visit a romantic city like Paris or Rome might seem worthwhile, but in those places you'll be spending most of your time marching around the city rather than focusing on your partner in a romantic setting. These overwater bungalows, on the other hand, are built for a romantic getaway, and are an amazing combination of privacy and views that is impossible to get anywhere else. [read more]

Honeymoon Water Villa at high-rated Maldives resort for US$599 per night

While we are still in the thick of the high season in the Maldives, even the normal water villas tend to seem expensive. So it's a bit surprising and very welcome to see a deal on these luxury water villas like this. The Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort has 5 Honeymoon Water Villas that are similar to ones that cost well over US$1,000 per night at other resorts, and right now you can book them for only US$599 per night in the coming months.

The most affordable water villas at this resort each come with their own Jacuzzi, but the Honeymoon Water Villas also have a steam room and a separate living room with a partial glass floor. If that isn't luxurious enough for you, the water villas with private pools are only US$654 per night for two people. [read more]

Maldives’ highest rated water villas resort for under US$600 per night

We usually feature deals at Maldives resorts that feature water villas that are discounted for short periods of time, but it's rare to find one at the absolute best resorts. Today's deal is actually extremely special because it's for the highest rated Maldives resort of all, based on customer reviews.

The COMO Cocoa Island Resort in the Maldives gets essentially 5-star rave reviews from every past guest, so it's very popular, especially during the high season. But during the summer season the water villas are actually offered at about half the price compared to winter, making this an extraordinary bargain. Most of the better resorts are about 20% cheaper during summer, so saving almost 50% is a big deal. [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.