Bora Bora 5-star water villas with a wedding chapel and a spa for US$1315 per night

Serving as one of the world's most famous and well known islands, Bora Bora attracts travelers from around the world and is often used as a back drop for movies and music videos. From white sand beaches to lush green mountains, from tropical fish to palm trees, this part of the South Pacific is essentially picture perfect. With so much to offer, it's no surprise that several resorts have built a name for themselves here, with each one promising a vacation like no other.

Because of the variety of luxury resorts that call Bora Bora home, you may find it a bit difficult to choose the right one for you. If you're looking for a 5-star resort that offers large rooms with both ocean and mountain views as well as the little extras, a spa, a restaurant and a romantic atmosphere, the InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa may be the best resort for you. Here, you'll find overwater villas starting at US$1,315 per night for two people.

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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.