overwater bungalows in the south pacific islands

Staying in an overwater bungalow is the stuff of dreams. Some even have little glass doors in the floor which you can open, drop a few bread crumbs, and watch the tropical reef fish scurry for their prize. If you're going to stay in an overwater bungalow, there is no other place to consider other than French Polynesia. Doing otherwise is like making cheese in China or watching cricket in the USA. There are over twenty resorts you can stay in an overwater bungalow, but without doubt the place to choose is on the west side of Bora Bora with a view back to the enchanting volcanic mountains of the main island ... anything else is just pretence!.

Trying to cash in on Tahiti's gem, several other South Pacific countries have resorts with overwater bungalows. Likuliku Resort in Fiji offers overwater bungalows but unless you have the stamina of a marathon runner don't even consider it - the bungalows are 850 paces (that's almost 1km) to walk from the bungalow to the main resort area! In Samoa, Coconuts Club has new overwater bungalows in the making despite these being knocked down by the tsunami that hit Samoa is 2009. Escapade Island Resort off Noumea in New Caledonia has lovely overwater bungalows in a turquoise lagoon similar to those on Tahiti; whilst in the Cook Islands, mesmeric Aitutaki Lagoon rivals Bora Bora as the most idyllic setting in the South Pacific, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort has some equally romantic overwater bungalows which are not quite over the water, but rather jutting out from rocky point.

The following small selection of South Pacific overwater bungalows are what we consider to be the best in each country. Find out more about the resort by clicking on the name or simply get an instant quotation to easily compare our best deals in your chosen currency. If you prefer to view a broader selection of over water bungalow accomodation please view the "dedicated directory" for each island from the links below.

South Pacific Overwater Bungalows - Our "Top Picks"
Cook Islands
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. Aitutaki Lagoon Resort
Aitutaki
37 rooms
$ 710 - 1,395
French Polynesia
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. Bora Nui Resort
Bora Bora
112 rooms
€ 694 - 1,187
. Hilton Hotel
Moorea
104 rooms
€ 456 - 849
Please view our dedicated directory of French Polynesia Overwater Bungalows for more accomodation options
New Caledonia
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. Escapade Island Resort
off Noumea
69 rooms
€ 272 - 522