Moorea 4-star water villas with direct lagoon access for US$436 per night

A classic island destination that's well respected by international travelers of all sorts, Moorea is a vacationer's paradise with white sand beaches, clear waters teeming with coral and fish alongside welcoming locals. However, some travelers often cite that a destination this good is only assessable to those with money to spend. Though that's a common thought, nowadays it's a big misconception as Moorea is now more than ever, a paradise welcoming to both luxury and budget travelers.

In fact, there are a few resorts that cater to those with small pockets who still wish for a luxury vacation. One of those such resorts is the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa. With rooms starting off at only US$436 per night for two people for an overwater stay, you'll find luxury does exist for the rest of us.
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Moorea 4-star water villas with dolphin and whale watching for US$529 per night

A top quality island with quality resorts and amenities, Moorea has quickly become a tropical destination of choice for many visitors from around the world. Here coral reefs house tropical fish, palm trees line the beaches, white sand gives way to crystal clear, warm waters and locals treat you as an extended family member.

The resorts on the island are equally as inviting with luxury amenities, both in and out of the rooms, activities and views. Now that you've decided on a vacation here, the next step is deciding which resort fits your travel style and needs the best. At the InterContinental Resort & Spa Moorea, guests will find a mix of adventure and relaxation, great food, views of the island and ocean as well as amazing customer service throughout the duration of their trip. Rooms rates do differ from room to room, though there is a great deal going on in the month of September for an overwater villa for only US$529 per night for two people.

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Maldives high rated 4-star water villas for US$452 per night

There are very few things in life that are better than a island vacation in the Maldives, at least that's what past visitors strongly insist. With beautiful clear waters, swaying palm trees and views of a lifetime, it's hard to go wrong.

In fact, very few do. With the large amount of resort choices in the Maldives, vacationers have plenty to choose from, insuring that they find the resort that is perfectly suited to their island dreams. For those who are looking for luxury on a dime with great views, dining selections and adventurous activities at every turn, we've got just the resort for you. The Meeru Island Resort & Spa is just as nice as it sounds with overwater rooms with a jaccuzi starting at only US$452 per night. This rate is excellent for budget minded island seekers. [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.