Best videos showing what Bora Bora resorts are really like

As fond as we all are of drooling over photos of Bora Bora resorts, we are in the age where everyone is walking around with a video camera all the time. Needless to say, you can tell a lot about a resort hotel on video that you can't get a good sense of in photos alone, so we've collected the best video tours of all the Bora Bora resorts below.

There are nine different luxury resorts on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora that have overwater villas. After you look at the resort grounds, or perhaps before, you should also look at video tours of each of the Bora Bora overwater bungalows themselves. Each of those videos can also be found at the bottom of the page for the individual resorts, so you can find them when you need them. [read more]

Best videos of overwater bungalows in Moorea and Tahiti

There's no getting around the fact that overwater bungalows are expensive, and websites and brochures do the best job they can at showing things in their best light. But since they all make them sound so nice it's hard to be confident that the resort you choose is as wonderful as it's made out to be. For that reason we are collecting the best home-made video tours of every resort possible, so you'll be able to see exactly what the rooms look like when real people stay there.

Recently we highlighted the best Bora Bora overwater bungalow videos, and here is a set featuring the 4 deluxe resorts in Moorea plus 2 more in nearby Tahiti. The Moorea overwater bungalows are in the same luxury category of all but the top few Bora Bora overwater bungalows, while the two Tahiti bungalow resorts are larger family hotels that are quite reasonably priced. [read more]

Best 9 videos of overwater bungalows in Bora Bora

Everybody loves photographs of overwater bungalows, especially the aerial shots that show all the rooms lined up over the turquoise lagoon, but obviously those don't really tell you much about what it's like to stay in these glorious hotel rooms.

The good news is that many guests are so thrilled with their bungalow that they've recorded guided video tours of them. There are 9 overwater bungalow resorts on Bora Bora itself, and I've collected the best video for each of them and put them below. [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.