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6 best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora

Complete your ultimate French Polynesian vacation by booking one of these stunning bungalows.

Bora Bora offers some of the most spectacular overwater bungalows in the Pacific. With rooms bigger than your average hotel room, a stay in one of these luxury suites is an experience you won’t forget.

We scoured through dozens of listings to bring you our top six overwater bungalows in Bora Bora.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Stay over the azure waters of a private beach surrounded by the exotic, colorful reef at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.

Most of the overwater bungalows and villas offer unobstructed views of the lagoon and Mount Otemanu, but we highly recommend booking one with a private plunge pool.

  • 5-star hotel
  • Features an open-air fitness center, an award-winning beachfront spa and four on-site restaurants serving Polynesian, French and Asian cuisine
  • 100 overwater bungalows and suites with direct access to the lagoon
  • Free guided snorkeling tours, submarine scooters or helmet dives, and personalized dinner on a private beach can be arranged

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Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

The rooms at the Intercontinental are spacious and the outdoor bathrooms are so generous you just might want to stay indoors all day.

While only some rooms have private outdoor pools, all feature stunning views of Bora Bora.

  • 5-star hotel
  • Every bungalow boasts at least 1000 square feet, a private terrace and glass-bottom coffee table
  • 84 overwater villas that are all just a ladder away from the lagoon
  • Intercontinental is the first spa in Bora Bora to offer seawater therapy, an on-site Lagoonarium and a coral nursery

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Le Méridien Bora Bora

Luxe it up when you book a stay at Le Méridien, located on a private inlet and lagoon with beautiful, azure views of the waters.

For academics and nature lovers, Le Méridienfeatures an ecological center and turtle sanctuary with multiple activities and tours every day.

  • 5-star hotel
  • French Polynesian, American and international fine-dining at two waterside restaurants and bars
  • Fully equipped fitness center, infinite and lagoon-style pools and a relaxing wellness spa
  • Glass floors in every overwater bungalow so guests can enjoy the marine life below

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Conrad Bora Bora Nui 

Perfect for a romantic honeymoon or the long-awaited family holiday, Conrad Bora Bora Nui has accommodations that cater to all types of vacationers.

If you're bringing the family, you can leave the kids at the Tamari’i Kids Club so you can book a day at the spa.

  • 5-star hotel
  • Six restaurants and three bars, hill-top spa and a kids’ club
  • Features romantic overwater villas and over-the-top bungalows for family vacations, all with direct access to the water
  • Includes complimentary transfer to the private islet of Motu Tapu

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Le Bora Bora by Pearl Resorts

This luxury resort tucked beside Mount Otemanu might be perfect for those who love some activity paired with their relaxation. Enjoy non-motorized water sports and underwater snorkeling with complimentary gear. 

You can also choose between three bungalow types, whether you’d prefer sleeping over a lagoon, quick access to the shore or a stunning view of the mountain.

  • 4.5-star hotel
  • A 10-minute boat ride from the Bora Bora airport
  • Fully furnished sundeck and gazebo with direct access to the lagoon
  • Wellness spa features a wide range of Polynesian-specific massages and healing rituals

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St. Regis Bora Bora Resort 

Offering one of the largest overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, St. Regis is an indulgent treat in this tropical paradise.

If you're looking for some luxe pampering, order the butler service to have everything delivered directly to your bungalow.

  • 5-star hotel
  • Spacious rooms with handcrafted decor, Italian marble bathroom with rain shower and bathtub
  • Overwater villas and bungalows with direct access to the water
  • Hotel boasts numerous fine-dining restaurants, an award-winning spa and a swim-up bar

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