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The Best Overwater Bungalows In Bora Bora And Moorea, Tahiti (PHOTOS)

Posted: 08/10/2012 7:00 am

It's no secret that Bora Bora is famous for its luxury resorts perched over the famous turquoise lagoon. It is also famous for the sun, the underwater life, the above water life, the romantic atmosphere, the pleasant climate, the local artisans, the seafood, the pearls, the outrigger canoes and for being, more or less, paradise.

If bungalows are the symbol of the luxury travel industry, and we'd say that they are, then they also present something of a challenge for visitors to the South Pacific: The look the same but offer varying value. We've compiled our favorites here, perfect for a romantic getaway, dream honeymoon or over-the-top vacation.

Pick your dream destination, and take a dip in the iridescent waters for yourself.

-- By the ISLANDS Editors. Read more island travel stories like this at islands.com, and join the conversation on our Facebook page.

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  • Four Seasons Bora Bora

    A stay at the Four Seasons is like walking into your favorite photo of an overwater bungalow in Tahiti. The choices that the Four Seasons offers -- nearly 100 bungalows with various views of Mount Otemanu, the lagoon, the beach and more -- make this luxury resort a must on your wish list. With so many amenities throughout the resort, the Four Seasons is one of the most romantic resorts in the world, yet it also made the <a href="http://www.islands.com/best" target="_hplink">ISLANDS Best Islands for Families</a> top 10 ranking too. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • Four Seasons Bora Bora

    The lagoon really is that blue. Some overwater bungalows have glass floors so you can see the fish swimming below. It's like snorkeling without the snorkel mask.<br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

    With so many photos of overwater bungalows, the focus is usually on the exterior. But like at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, the interiors of these luxury villas can be just as stunning as the view.<br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • La Meridien Bora Bora

    With breathtaking views like this, we don't blame you for not wanting to leave your chair all day. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

    About 50 overwater bungalows stretch out into the water, with majestic Polynesian architecture woven into the styling throughout the resort.<br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa

    When the ISLANDS editors first saw this photo, even they gasped. "Does that overwater bungalow have two stories?!" Indeed it does. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

    The staff here suggests this for your perfect day: breakfast on your bungalow deck overlooking the (ridiculously blue) lagoon, afternoon on a private beach, evening on a sunset cruise. Sounds more than perfect.<br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora

    Your arrival at these overwater bungalows is one of the best lifetime memories of a trip to Bora Bora. It truly is like you're stepping into the photos of your dreams. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • InterContinental Le Moana Bora Bora

    One of the premium services offered is valet service for your overwater bungalow. We highly recommend taking advantage of that. After you've settled in on this sundeck, you won't want to leave it.<br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa

    Moorea's first hotel was built on this site by the Bali Hai Boys. ISLANDS will have their story in a future issue of the magazine and on <a href="http://www.islands.com" target="_hplink">islands.com</a>. In the meantime, feel free to daydream about plunging into this pool. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

  • InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa

    This is what an overwater bungalow is all about. <br> <em>Want to live here? We can show you how. Flip through our <a href="http://www.islands.com/node/139184" target="_hplink">Tahiti photo book</a>, as seen on the<a href="http://www.islands.com/articles/islands-wish-list-which-do-you-best" target="_hplink"> Islands Wish List</a>. </em>

 

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