Best Fiji overwater bungalows for the ultimate getaway

Make your stay in Fiji as memorable as it can be with a stay in an overwater villa.

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Malolo Island, Fiji

Staying in an overwater villa in Fiji is the stuff of bucket lists. Fall asleep to the lullaby of lagoon waters lapping beneath your villa, watch the sunset from your private deck, and count the marine life of protected coral reefs as your neighbours.

Most water villas are located inside luxury islands resorts where you can spend your days leapfrogging from spa to swim up cocktail bar to beach and back again.

1. Likuliku Lagoon Resort

The word Likuliku translates as Calm Waters and its these calm waters, with their submerged reefs, that surround the 10 stilted villas or “bures” of the resort.

  • Located on Malolo Island
  • Authentic design – Vesi floors and woven magi magi art
  • House of Dreams spa
  • Fijian restaurant
  • Two bars

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2. Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

You’ll sleep above the cerulean blue waters of a lagoon and watch the sunset from your private deck when you stay in this resort’s over-water villas

  • Infinity pool
  • Swim up bar
  • Three restaurants
  • Spa
  • Design inspired by indigenous architecture

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3. Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

This plush resort is coddled up inside a 160-acre sanctuary on the island of Vanua Levu. Its lagoon accommodation comes in two forms – bures built on a rocky promontory with ladders that lead into the water, and floating bures, which are directly on the water.

  • Two restaurants, three bars
  • Spa
  • Free activities like guided snorkelling and school visits
  • Adult-only accommodation areas
  • Barefoot golf course

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4. Musket Cove Island Resort

Located in the Mamanuca Islands, Musket Cove Island Resort is home to six over the water villas with private lanais – decks overlooking the water.

  • Three eateries
  • Onsite bar
  • Spa
  • Free activities like cooking classes and village tours
  • Welcome coconut water with handmade Fiji clay bead necklace

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Frequently asked questions about overwater bungalows in Fiji

How much are overwater bungalows in Fiji?

Staying in an overwater bungalow in Fiji does come at a cost, and the price range between the four options is quite wide. To get these average rates, we checked a few random dates, using different months of the year and different days of the week for the most accurate answers, to get an idea of per-night pricing for the four resorts that offer overwater bungalows in Fiji.

  • Musket Cove Island Resort: FJ$796 per night (Approximately CA$482) in a Lagoon Bure room.
  • Koro Sun Rainforest & Resort Spa: FJ$1,075 per night (Approximately CA$651) in an Edgewater Floating Bure room.
  • Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay: FJ$2,027 per night (Approximately CA$836) in an Over-Water Lagoon Bure room.
  • Likuliku Lagoon Resort: FJ$3,335 per night (Approximately CA$2,020) in an Over-Water Bure room.

We used a conversion rate of FJ$1 equalling CA$0.61, as per the exchange rate as of time of publish in January 2020.

What’s the cheapest overwater bungalow in Fiji?

The Lagoon Bure rooms at Musket Cove Island Resort are generally the cheapest overwater bungalows available in Fiji. However, this can fluctuate based on availability and time of year, so we recommend comparing all options to ensure you’re getting the lowest price.

Are any of the overwater bungalows in Fiji all-inclusive?

None of the resorts with overwater bungalows in Fiji offer all-inclusive service as part of the room rate.

Do any Fiji overwater bungalows have private pools?

  • Musket Cove Island Resort: Not available with overwater bungalow.
    • Garden Villas, which are not over the water, have private pools.
  • Koro Sun Rainforest & Resort Spa: Not available with overwater bungalow.
    • Edgewater Villas, which are only partially over the water, do have private pools. Private pools are also included with the Lighthouse Villas Treetop Villas, Edgewater Pool Bure, 2 Bedroom Pool Bure, Dalo Villa, 2 Bedroom Marina Bure, Vesi Villa and Mountain Top Villa rooms.
  • Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay: Not available with overwater bungalow, and no other room types offer private pools.
  • Likuliku Lagoon Resort: Not available with overwater bungalow.
    • Deluxe Beachfront Bures, which are not over the water, have private pools.

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