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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.
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.
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]
Even with the kids going back to school, September is another very busy month in the South Pacific. While it’s true that honeymoon season is mostly over by this month, the demand is still high so room rates at resorts barely budge from the highs of August.
The perfect weather continues to draw people from all over the world, but still there are a few tempting deals for those who look closely. Below you’ll find the three that stand out as great value compared to the low season. If you want something in the solid 5-star category, you are going to have to spend at least US$1,200 per night, and that’s if you can find any availability. [read more]
August and July tend to be the most expensive months in the South Pacific, so those of us dreaming of an overwater bungalow stay will struggle to find anything resembling a good deal. Bora Bora in particular is at its peak, partly because it’s the dreamiest honeymoon destination for all of those June weddings.
So if your dream is to stay in a Bora Bora overwater bungalow, you can check the list below for the best deals we could find for the month. But if your schedule is a bit more flexible, it’s worth knowing that you can save anywhere from 10% to 50% by choosing another month. March and April tend to be the cheapest, by the way. [read more]
Now that we are between the two high seasons for Bora Bora resorts, there are suddenly some really interesting deals there for the first time in a long time. Room rates are at their peak around Christmas, and also high from June through August, so savvy travelers prefer to schedule a trip in between for the best value.
The weather in Bora Bora is practically the same all year round, so the resort seasons are based on when more people want to travel. In other words, if you can go in March through May, you can get the best deals of the year. Right now you can book a luxury overwater bungalow at the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort for only US$422 per night. In December or June you’d pay close to double that amount for the same room. [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.