6 Scenic Overwater Bungalows

One of the most exciting aspects of planning a trip to French Polynesia is sorting through the various lodging options: hotels, beach bungalows, even overwater bungalows. The overwater bungalow stems from the French Polynesian tradition of building grass huts on ironwood stilts. Today, many resorts and spas have taken this traditional dwelling and, in keeping with its cultural integrity, transformed it into a unique lodging option for travelers.


No matter how simple the overwater bungalow, the one guarantee is that you will be surrounded by views you can’t find anywhere else in the world. This particular overwater bungalow, found at the Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora, boasts a towering mountain panorama in the background.


There are many different styles of overwater bungalows. In addition to a spacious sleeping area, the above example offers a glass floor that doubles as a window to the warm waters of the South Pacific.  At Le Meridien Bora Bora, you aren’t just confined to sitting over the water; you can also watch it flow beneath you!


Another amenity offered by many overwater bungalows is the plunge pool, ideal for those who love the sea but would prefer to relax a little closer to home. This bungalow at the Hotel Four Seasons Bora Bora features a private pool right at the edge of the bungalow deck, where guests can soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip in the water.



Sometimes, one room is simply not enough! The Hilton Bora Bora Nui’s overwater bungalow suites offer a vast amount of space perfect for families, large groups, or anyone who just wants to spread out over two luxurious floors.  If the Kardashians deemed it perfect for a seven day visit, then it must be fit for a king.


The overwater bungalows featured at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa are so magical they’re worthy of David Copperfield!  By day, they sit perched above aquamarine waves, reflecting the sunlight. But, by night, they come alive with colorful lights and an enchanting atmosphere that is sure to dazzle guests of all ages.


The Hotel Kia Ora also hosts an overwater bar bungalow, a favorite for travelers. Here, guests can enjoy more than just drinking their cocktails out of a coconut; they can drink them while sitting above the calm, cool waves and watching the sunset.

A trip to French Polynesia is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and staying in an overwater bungalow can make the experience one to remember. Whether you’re relaxing beside a plunge pool or enjoying views of a mountain range rising above the sea, you can have all of Tahiti at your fingertips in an overwater bungalow.


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3 Responses to 6 Scenic Overwater Bungalows

  1. vicky says:

    hi,i would like someone to help me plan a trip to borabora.the year would be 2013, not sure what month though..you would have to tell me what month is good..i would like it to be all-inclusive, im coming from columbus, ohio. it would be…my husband and my two girls.there ages would be 18-16.i want it to be all about them..things to do.we would like all of us to be in a bugalow..a must!!!! also, the sites have to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!i dont have a budget..just trying to get some kind of price..please let me know..thanks for your time, vicky..;) have a great day!!!!

  2. Kate Andersen says:

    hi i will be having my honey moon with my husband in March 2013.
    can you please let me know of your deals/ specials that you offer. We would only like to stay in a Overwater Bungalows. If you could let us know of the best available rooms that would be fantastic. look forward to hearing from you.

    Regards, Kate Andersen

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