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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Moorea 5-star water villas with golf and a glass bottom boat for US$716 per night

A fan favorite, the island of Moorea is constantly gushed over in movies, TV shows and novels. Though the island may look like it can only be afforded by the rich and famous, that simply isn't the case. In fact, the island plays hosts to a few overwater resorts that cater to those with tighter budgets.

One of these such resorts is the Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort. At this oasis, guests will find lovely overwater rooms offering stunning views of Tahiti, a selection of dining options and plenty of activities to keep you busy for the duration of your stay. All this starts off at only US$716 per night for two adults.

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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]

Bora Bora overwater bungalows for 4 people in one room

Heavily portrayed in movies, music videos and used as backdrops for many famous novels, the South Pacific is a dream come true for most vacation seekers. It used to be that only honeymooners and other romantic couples sought out this island paradise, but nowadays more and more families are choosing the South Pacific for their next vacation.

Even so, there are still quite a lot of overwater resorts that choose not to cater to families, especially those traveling with 2 kids. Luckily, there are a few resorts that have rebelled against the rest and happily invite families with children to stay in their overwater rooms. These resorts are spread out across the South Pacific and can be found on Bora Bora and Moorea.

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6 Best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts

When planning your overwater vacation, you'll find that there are several different island locations to choose from. The most popular however, just may be the islands that make up the South Pacific. Here visitors will find tropical getaways that seem straight out of a movie with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with fish and a Polynesia culture that is sure to impress. Unfortunately, many people think of the South Pacific as nothing more than a dream vacation, one that they feel they'll never be able to afford. Luckily, that's simply not the case. The islands of Bora Bora and Moorea welcome all with some overwater rooms not only catering to those looking for a luxury vacation, but those who seek one with an attainable price tag.

Below, we've put together a list of the 6 best cheap Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts that are all under the US$1,000 a night mark. These resorts, though low in price, are grand in design with spacious rooms with stunning island and/or ocean views, a nicely built list of activities and dining options and great reviews that detail not only the beauty of each resort, but their attention to detail and their pride in offering a vacation worth a thousand memories.

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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.