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Tahiti's best overwater bungalows

4th July 2013

Nothing says luxury quite like an overwater bungalow. They’re the ultimate in deserted tropical island fantasies, not to mention ocean views. But for the ultimate of ultimates, Tahiti would have to take out the prize for the world’s best bungalows. Lying above crystal clear French Polynesian waters, Tahiti’s overwater bungalows boast luxuries that you probably didn’t know existed; heart shaped islands, private infinity edge pools, private terrace gazebos and even two story bungalows. With a list that runs long, we take our pick from the cream of the crop to bring you Tahiti’s best overwater bungalows.

St. Regis Bora Bora
Spanning 44-acres across the legendary island of Bora Bora, the St. Regis Bora Bora is hard to pass up. What makes this resort so notable though is that it’s interiors are just as stunning as the views. Which is no easy task considering the bungalows overlook a turquoise lagoon and back onto a pristine white-sand beach lined with palm fronds. Within the spacious Royal Overwater Villas are two bedrooms and bathrooms, a private terrace and royal infinity edge pool complete with vibrant island décor and state of the art appliances. A luxury stay both inside and out.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Remember that heart shaped island we mentioned early? Well that’s where you’ll find the pristine Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, a stunning resort sheltered by velvety green mountains and encased between two crystal clear bays. While its location and accompanying sunset is enough to make you set up camp and never leave, its accommodation, specifically its premier King Panoramic Overwater Bungalow, is why the Hilton Moorea made it onto the list. Encompassing Polynesian architecture, the bungalows are the height of luxury featuring everything from marble bathrooms with rain showers and separate claw foot baths to 37-inch flat screen TVs, private sun deck and glass floor viewing panels.

Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
When the sun sets on Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa, all that’s left to see is an expansive lagoon and twinkling lights dotted around the resort’s overwater bungalows. These traditional Polynesian style bungalows are where you’ll find incredible luxuries and décor including polished floors, large sundecks and private pools. While you might not be able to drag yourself away from your bungalow, you won’t necessarily have to go far. The Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa has a diving centre and spa onsite as well as a coral nursery called To’a Nui, located beside the overwater bungalows, designed to aid colonies of corals to regenerate in perfect ecological conditions.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Saving the best for last, the Hilton Bora Bore Nui Resort & Spa is where you will find the dream-worthy Presidential Overwater Villa. Spanning an amazing 3,229 square feet across 2 stories, the villa features 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 dressing rooms, private swimming pool, private sundeck, sauna, whirlpool and the list goes on. And as if the room wasn’t enough, the resort itself is home to all that you need for a luxury stay in tropical paradise; cocktail bar by the infinity pool, onsite restaurant, a fitness centre and beauty spa.