The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa introduces 10 new pool overwater villas

The island of  Bora Bora is home to a few great resorts that offer an overwater stay dripping in luxury. One of these such resorts is the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort features a collection of first class overwater rooms that provide views of a lifetime from private decks. Recently it has be revealed that the resort is in the process of building 4 two bedroom suites, titled the Brando Overwater Suites. These 4 suites will be available starting in December. It has now just come to our attention that the resort has also recently added 10 new overwater suites to their collection.

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The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is adding four new two bedroom overwater villas

The beautiful South Pacific island of Bora Bora is home to many great overwater resorts, including the famed InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. This resort and spa combo grants visitors a beautiful room alongside many great resort amenities and nearby activities. Though the resort is already is home to some impressive rooms situated over the lagoon, in December, there will be four new rooms coming to the resort. These two bedroom suites are designed for small groups and will be perfect for your next overwater vacation.

This recently announced addition will help to bring more visitors to the island, as well as to the resort. To find out more about the new rooms and the resort itself, read below.

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Fiji’s first fully overwater villas now available for booking

If you've always been dreaming of a Fijian vacation but but have found yourself disappointed in the lack of fully over the water rooms, it's now time to rejoice! The newly opened Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay not only features beautiful land rooms with lagoon views, but 22 overwater rooms as well, making the room number total at 250. Even better? Rooms are available for booking right now, meaning that you won't have to wait for an update to book your upcoming vacation.

Each of the 22 overwater villas available impress with several luxury features and amenities that range from a 32 inch TV set up complete with both cable and premium movie channels to a balcony that allows you to enjoy a water view anytime of the day and night. You'll also find that each room comes with an air conditioner, a free standing bath, a desk and a sitting area complete with both a sofa and an oversized chair. Though you can easily make a cup of coffee in the morning at your own personal coffee and tea making area, each night's stay comes with breakfast, giving you the option to leave your room if you wish.

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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort now offers overwater bungalows

The Sandals brand is doing it again. After a very successful opening of their newly appointed overwater bungalows at their Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sandals is now almost ready to open up their Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort overwater bungalows. At the moment, the rooms are available for booking, though guests won't be able to stay in one until mid May. This news comes shortly after Sandals Resort International announced that they are in the planning and construction stages of their Sandals South Coast Jamaica overwater bungalows.

Each of the 9 overwater Honeymoon Butler Bungalows feature an entertainment system, a large 4-poster king size bed, Wi-Fi and the combination of both a butler service and 24 hour room service. In addition, guests will also find the necessities such as air conditioning, a coffee and tea maker, an iron and ironing board alongside various luxury items that include slippers, his and her robes, a Red Lane Spa amenity kit, a make up mirror and a pillow menu. But it doesn't just stop there. Proving their commitment to providing the best of the best, Sandals also offers a living room, a tranquility soaking tub, a refrigerator outfitted with water, juice and various sodas, a private outdoor shower, a bar filled with premium liquor and a glass floor cutout that provides a view of the underwater world without having to get wet. [read more]

Another Sandals Jamaican resort re-brands to add overwater bungalows

After a successful opening of their overwater bungalows at their Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Sandals Resort International is ready to do it again with the re-branding of their Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa into the Sandals South Coast. This resort will be the company's second  overwater bungalow resort in Jamaica.

The current beachfront property spans 50 acres within a nature preserve and offers guests land rooms to enjoy as well as a rather long list of amenities and features. Along with the addition of 12 overwater bungalows, the resort's amenities will also undergo a renovation, making for larger resort with more modern features. Its land rooms have also recently been renovated and now include upgraded room categories. At this moment, a completion date has not been set, but we'll keep you up to date as more information becomes available.

Update: You can now reserve one of the overwater bungalows for bookings in November 2017 and beyond. Rates start at US$2,159 per night.

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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.