Tahiti overwater bungalow special for US$307 per night at the Intercontinental
In one of the most amazing deals we've seen in a while, I've just come across a special rate for overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort, with these luxurious rooms going for only US$307 per night in the month of March, 2012. That makes them among the absolute cheapest overwater bungalows in the South Pacific, even though they are at a well-located deluxe 4-star resort.
It's true that the most popular water bungalows are in Bora Bora as well as on the nearby island of Moorea, but in those cases you are going to be spending quite a bit more per night on the room in addition to the costs of getting to the islands.
Overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort for US$307 per night
The Details: This rate may be valid for much of the spring at the resort, but in this case it was for a 7-night stay in early March, 2012, using the Advanced Purchase discount through Agoda.com, which is our booking partner (and the cheapest hotel-booking site as well). Check the hotel-booking page for your own dates.
Four-star luxury at an amazing price
The overwater bungalows at the InterContinental Tahiti are as nice as you'd expect from this famous international luxury hotel chain. There's a king-sized bed plus a sofa-bed, a refrigerator, separate sitting area, bathrobes, and a private deck overlooking the lagoon.
The resort itself is one of the larger ones in Tahiti, and while that might be a slight negative for those seeking solitude and romance, it's a positive for most because you get a variety of restaurants and bars from which to choose. You also have access to two swimming pools, tennis course, a fitness center, and of course a dive center with PADI courses and all the equipment.
Convenience of staying on Tahiti
In addition to the reasonable price there are other key pluses to staying at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort. For one thing, nearly all guests to the South Pacific will have to fly from Los Angeles to Tahiti, regardless of their starting point or final destination. The IC Resort is quite close (but not too close) to the airport, so while most people are waiting for their flight to another island, you could be swimming in the lagoon below your room.
Another key advantage to staying on Tahiti is you are only a short ride from the capital city of Pape'ete so you can enjoy the shopping, dining, and nightlife at dozens of possible places instead of just from your own resort. There are also tours and cultural activities available that aren't offered on most smaller islands.