There are dozens of over water villas in Bora Bora, the Maldives and Fiji, but where are the best over water and what price can you expect to pay? If you are looking for large overwater bungalows with features like flat screen TVs, wi-fi, private pools and decks, you’ve come to the right place.
The Best Over Water Villas
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa (Now Conrad Bora Bora Nui)
The two story presidential villas at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui are stunning. These special bungalows each have whirlpools and sundecks. They have two bedrooms, three bathrooms. two dressing rooms, a living room and a well-being room. From their presidential suites, guests can see the sunset over the lagoon. The rate is about $3,958. per night (for a one-night stay in June 2014).
St. Regis Bora Bora
The Royal Two Bedroom Over Water Villa at the St. Regis Bora Bora looks a bit rustic, like most over-the-water bungalows in Bora Bora, but what sets it apart is its luxurious interior. Complete with artwork, a 42-inch television, with surround sound and free Wi-Fi, guests who want to vacation, but do not want to disconnect from technology will love these bungalows.
Le Meridien Bora Bora
The Le Meridien Bora Bora’s overwater bungalows are equipped with generous glass panels, so travelers can actually see what is happening under the water. The premium bungalows have the most privacy and the best views. These bungalows also have bigger decks than the other lagoon bungalows. Remember, though, unlike the beach lagoons, over-the-water bungalows usually do not have direct beach access. They are over-the water-not on the beach, so you probably will have to walk a little to get to the beach.
Four Seasons Bora Bora
The Four Seasons Bora Bora has several different over water villas, but the most luxurious are the deluxe and superior bungalows. The superior bungalows have a view of the beach and have either one queen or two king beds and a full-sized bathroom. Some of the deluxe bungalows have a view of the lagoon. The superior bungalows have both wired and wireless internet connections and plasma TVs, so you won’t feel cut off from the rest of the world if you don’t want to be.
All of the superior bungalows at the Four Seasons Bora Bora have a living and the bungalows are sized at about l,000 square feet. The deluxe bungalows are slightly larger, and they come with the glass panels that look down into the lagoon. The superior bungalows are priced at about $1,377 per night (price on a weekend in June 2014). The deluxe is priced at about $1.607 per night (with king-sized beds). The Four Seasons Bora Bora has more luxurious single over-the-water bungalows ($2,869 per night) and connecting overwater bungalows with plunge pools too ($4,131).
Taj Exotica Maldives
The Ocean Suite with plunge pool might suit your fancy if you are looking for one of the best over water villas, try the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. These air conditioned overwater bungalows have attached bathrooms that are designed to show off views of the Indian Ocean. The decks, attached on each bungalow, are filled with soft sand, so you have your own private beach on your bungalow. Of course, there are also attached pools on these 2,099-square-foot bungalows.
The Kanuhura Maldives‘ Grand Water villas are the epitome of luxury overwater bungalows in the Maldives. At about 1,450 square feet large, the bungalows have ladders that lead into the Indian Ocean, so you can swim in those crystal clear waters when you are not swinging over the water in your hammock. The 5 star overwater villas are all air conditioned and have TVS, broadband internet connections, and each has a minibar. The water villas are about $930 per night (for a weekend night in June 2014).
Constance Halaveli, Maldives
The over-the-water bungalows in Constance Halvaeli Maldives are actually called water villas. They each have a plunge pool and floorplans that include a combined living room/bedroom area. These cute bungalows are about 1,076 square feet big. The overwater villas start at about $1,150 per night.
The Residence, Maldives
The Residence Maldives is about 240 miles away from the airport of Mahe in the Maldives. The Residence offers guests air conditioned overwater villas with 40-inch TVs and free wi-fi. The two-bedroom pool villas are suitable for couples who want a more spacious living area than the one bedroom suite provides. They are about 1,1550 square feet large and cost about $1,840 per night.
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa
The premium overwater bungalows at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort feature both mountain and lagoon views. Glass panels in the bathroom and living areas will help you view the water’s depths. They measure 656 square feet and have a separate bathroom and shower area. The rate for a lagoon view premium overwater bungalow with a king-sized bed had a starting price of $909.41 per night for a weekend night in June 2014.
Laucala Island Resort, Fiji
The two-bedroom overwater villa with the private jetty (and a private area) is one of the most luxurious suites at the Laucala Island Resort in Fiji. The villa features a huge infinity pool. The published rates at the Laucala start at $4,200 per night.
You might recognize the Moorea Pearl from an episode of the reality TV show Basketball Wives. Remember the episode when the ladies took a trip to Tahiti? Tami Roman had it out with Kesha Nichols and Kesha ended up leaving early. The episode might have been a little hard to watch, but the lovely surroundings at the Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa made viewers wish they were vacationing there.
The Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa had 28 overwater bungalows. There are eight premium bungalows. The bungalows have glass floors and are air conditioned. They have internet connections and 26″ flat screen TVs. The average nightly rate is $405 for the overwater Moorea bungalows.