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There are around 140 overwater resorts around the world, with more than 6,500 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.
Rounding out the end of the winter season for most of those living up north, March serves as a fantastic month to visit both Bora Bora and Moorea whose warm waters, calm days and sunny skies can only be topped by seasonally low overwater bungalow rates. During the month of March, visitors will find affordable rates at many of the area’s local resorts with rooms starting out $100s of dollars cheaper than other times of the year.
Moorea once again reigns king with the lowest prices out of the bunch with rooms starting out at $494 per night while Bora Bora offers nightly rates beginning at $550. These same rooms can cost upwards of $1,000 and more during their peak, making the month of March an exceptional time to visit the islands. [read more]
February is a great month to visit the south Pacific with generally clear waters, calm weather and better yet, reasonable water villa prices. Compared to other parts of the year, February offers a good selection of resorts with affordable per night rates on both Bora Bora and Moorea, two of the most popular island destinations. On Moorea you’ll find nightly rates start out just above US$400, which is quite a bit lower then other times of the year.
Bora Bora also offers great rates with overwater rooms starting at just over US$500 a night for two people. Bora Bora tends to hold the title of having some of the most expensive prices but does also offer occasional lower rates great for those who are traveling on a tighter budget yet still wish to experience the ‘Bora Bora’ luxury vacation. The same rooms however, on both islands, do tend to rise in price during other months of the year, making February in the islands even more desirable. [read more]
With the largest amount of resorts in one area, the Maldives serve as one of the most talked about, and most visited, resort island nations in the world. Here you’ll find quite a selection, from bustling islands filled with shops, restaurants and more to the outlying smaller islands that pride themselves on existing off the beaten path. Though they each offer something different and unique, they all have one thing in common- the availability of lower overwater bungalow prices during the month of February.
In fact, many guests will find themselves generally paying roughly one hundred to a few hundred dollars less per night- interestingly so as February is considered part of the ‘high’ season. February resort prices start out in the mid $600 range, instead of the $1,000s guests can expect to pay other times of the year. Below you’ll find 3 different resorts that offer surprisingly reasonable per night deals. [read more]
The month of January is a great time to visit Bora Bora with great weather, clear waters and affordable prices. In fact, January is one of the times of the year where you’ll find decent prices at most of the resorts on Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea. On Bora Bora you’ll find rates that start out under US$450 per night, which is much lower than other times of the year.
Moorea also offers great rates with overwater rooms starting at just under US$500 per night for two people. Moorea tends to hold the title for some of the lowest prices out of all of the islands and January certainly appeals to those with tighter budgets who are still looking for an enjoyable luxury vacation. The sames rooms, however, do go up in price by the $100s during other months of the year, making winter in the tropics even more appealing. [read more]
The month of November should be a good time to find a bargain at Bora Bora and Moorea resorts, but so far room rates are higher than we would have thought. The good news comes in the fact that these tropical resorts often have their lowest rates only 2 to 3 months out, so you might find even better rates at the resorts below than what we found.
Still, rates in November are much lower than they are in the high season months of June and July, and the weather continues to be nearly perfect anyway. And it should also be noted that all of these resorts mentioned below are international standard 4-star and 5-star resorts with most activities included in the room rate. [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 80 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.