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Fall asleep to the lullaby of lagoon waters lapping beneath your villa, watch the sunset from your private deck and consider the marine life among coral reefs your neighbors.
Most water villas are located inside luxury island resorts where you can spend your days leapfrogging from spa to swim-up cocktail bar to beach and back again.
Enjoy Likuliku, meaning “calm waters” and submerged reefs surrounding 10 stilted villas or bures.
Price: From $1,507 per night
This resort’s overwater villas sets you over the cerulean blue lagoon where you can enjoy the view from your private deck.
Price: Overwater bungalows available from about $800 per night. Lagoon view rooms start at around $250.
Lagoon accommodations on the island of Vanua Levu offer floating bures or villas raised high on rocky promontory with ladders.
Price: From $861 per night, including breakfast
Located in the Mamanuca Islands, choose from six villas with private lanais — decks overlooking the water — or check out its 55 dreamy open-concept bungalows.
Price: From $344 per night
Conrad Bora Bora Nui blends luxurious comfort with Polynesian tradition to offer an authentic, romantic island experience.
Price: From $1,176 per night
Dive, dine and unwind in utter bliss at this 5-star hotel southwest of Sri Lanka in the Arabian sea. You’ll take a speed boat from the airport to relax on this private island in the Maldives with its own lagoon.
Price: From $625 per night
West of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, you’ll find this idyllic hideaway situated on a private peninsula in Mauritius. Each villa was designed with a sense of qi in mind, so you can relax in perfect harmony.
Price: From $608 per night
We chose the bungalows on our list by comparing star ratings, price ranges, key amenities and location. Prices are based on standard room rates as of January 2020. Prices change often and should be used only as a general guide. You might find stronger deals on hotels from third-party sites.
Is there anything more relaxing than reclining over gentle waves, far from the deafening hustle of city streets and crowded towns? Treat yourself to an overwater stay in Fiji — or another exotic destination — and compare airlines to save on your flight.
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