34 Best photos of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti

Admit it, you get hypnotized when looking at those amazing photographs of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora and throughout the South Pacific, just like the rest of us. Even if you can't afford to spend a vacation in one it's fun to daydream about it, and what it would be like to dive right off your private deck into that stunningly clear lagoon water below.

Just to help you out a bit we decided to collect all of the best and most inspirational photos and put them below. There are two photos each of 17 different resorts, about half of which are in Bora Bora, with the rest in Moorea, Tahiti, and the rest of the South Pacific. [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.