French Polynesia Overwater Bungalows To Checkout For Your Trip


Steve Forbes

Want to discover heaven on Earth then why not visit French Polynesia? This place consisting of 121 dispersed islands whose unfathomable beauty will mesmerize you provides with the best accommodation in the form of Overwater Bungalows like InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, Bora Bora Pearl Resort, Le Méridien Bora Bora, etc.

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of France and its sole overseas country.

Sandy beaches and clear waters are the cherry on the cake. Visiting these secluded islands once in a lifetime should be in everyone’s bucket list.

Overwater Bungalows In French Polynesia 

1. InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

If you ever decide to enjoy your vacations in Tahiti or Papeete, then this resort is best for your stay as its tropical gardens are just five minutes from Tahiti Airport and ten minutes from downtown Papeete. Its easy accessibility makes it people’s first choice for a classic Polynesian resort, and an overwater bungalow experience.

If you are planning to have your stay in this resort then we will suggest you to book it well in advance as it is quite busy.

For those who are concerned about their safety this is the most lively resort which operates 24 hours. This resort doesn’t disappoint people who are looking for a calm and peaceful environment for their vacation as its overwater bungalows are relatively quiet and perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

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You won’t ever feel stuck at this resort as it has so much to offer you. Everything from shops to spas, from restaurants to fun bars is present over here.

It also offers plenty of water sports and other activities to have a leisure time. Adding on the fact that this resort is located super close to the capital city of Pape’ete, one can never get bored.

Activities like boat tours, catamaran cruises, 4×4 jungle tours, nature & cultural tours, quad biking and horseback riding are cherry on the cake.

  • Address: PK7, Fa’a’ā 98702, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 86 51 10
  • Starting Price: 400$

2. Bora Bora Pearl Resort

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

Travelers who are willing or planning to visit French Polynesia and are looking for a family outing with a tinch of Polynesian traditions then this is the best resort to visit. From overwater bungalows to beach villas and garden villas it has a variety of options to choose from.

Though the resort has 80 accommodation units it feels like a boutique resort showcasing traditional Polynesia with its architecture, style and atmosphere. 

Albeit, the resort is family friendly with activities for children it fails to strike the balance between children content and offering the last word in romantic experience.

But the availability of suites with sleeping capacity up to five, nuzzled among tropical plants with a private pool makes it the most suitable staycation for families.

Luxury accommodation with multiple choices like garden suites, beachfront suites or classic overwater bungalows and all sorts of modern facilities displaying Polynesian culture makes it a worth visiting place.

Specially for those who are planning a trip to Mute Island or Vaitape Town, this is a perfect stay for them as it is a ten-minute shuttle boat ride away from Motu Mute Airport and fifteen minutes from the town of Vaitape.

Even backpackers who are planning to visit the Bora Bora group of Islands can plan their stay in this resort. 

  • Address: Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 52 00
  • Starting Price: 1000$

3. Maitai Bora Bora

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Just below the InterContinental Le Moana lies a charming little resort called Maitai Polynesia. Located in the south of Bora Bora by Matira Point Beach this resort offers the cheapest luxury overwater bungalow experience in Bora Bora.

It has stylish, spacious, well equipped,  and super comfortable rooms with a glass floor in the overwater bungalows for its guests to watch the sea life below their feet.

Services like spa are not available in this resort but the guests of this resort have free access to all such facilities of the neighboring larger resorts of InterContinental Bora Bora, and the Intercontinental Thalasso.

The staff in this resort is very friendly and helpful and offers a whole range of trips and excursions, some being free while others are paid. 

  • Address: Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 30 00
  • Starting Price: 250$

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4. Le Méridien Bora Bora

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

If you are looking for a 5 star resort experience on a restricted budget then Le Méridien Bora Bora is just perfect for you. It offers the best value in terms of luxury with an enchanting experience without putting a hole in your pocket.

The resort may not provide you the show-stopping sense of opulence  like other big resorts but it provides the best luxury, stylish and well equipped accommodation.

However, the overwater bungalows of this resort provide the largest glass floors in the whole of French Polynesia to let you gaze directly at the colorful sea life in the waters below . 

It is best suited for couples because of its relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Also, a secret which is hidden in this resort is that it is quieter than other resorts specially in the evenings which is cherry on the cake. 

The blend of cozy, intimate environment and captivating traditional designs make it an ideal resort for the couples.  

  • Address: French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 51 51

5. InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

Despite all the competition this 5 Star InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora is really quite a place. 

It offers an enchanting form of tranquility with all the laid back luxury at slightly cheaper prices on Bora Bora.

As the island is remote it is preferred by travelers who are looking for a paradise island feel. Even the architecture of this resort reflects the intimacy this resort provides.

  • Address: Motu Piti Aau Bora Bora French Polynesia, 98730, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 76 00
  • Starting Price: 4500$

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6. Le Tikehau By Pearl Resorts

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

Travelers who are looking for a splendid setting and absolute tranquility will be delighted to visit this resort.

As this resort is located almost 3kms from the Atoll’s airport, you will feel like you are all alone on this resort.

The hotel has 24 magnificent bungalows and suites over the water in a lagoon. Nestled in a wild coconut grove on an islet of remote pink sand paradise this resort would surely make your trip delightful.

The cool, marine breeze and views of the crystal-clear lagoons which surround this resort makeup for all the shortcomings of this resort.

  • Address: Tikehau Atoll, Tuherahera, Motu Kahia, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 96 23 00
  • Starting Price: 650$

7. Four Seasons Bora Bora

Four Seasons Bora Bora

Being a family friendly resort exclusive enclaved by the coral reefs on the north east of Bora Bora this resort forms the best staycation.

Their overwater bungalows, and beach villas are extremely spacious, sleek and well equipped with modern designs. Their crisp, clean and new apartments give a feel of well equipped luxury apartments.

The resort has so much to offer that visitors get pleasure in strolling the resort. It is well organized and has plenty of activities for both youngsters and teens.

Though Bora Bora is a romantic destination one can easily visit Bora Bora with their family as this resort takes care of the children better than that of any kids club. 

  • Address: Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 31 30
  • Starting price: 700$

8. Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

French Polynesia overwater bungalows

Le Taha’a by Pearl Resorts is a whole world in itself. Its authentic Polynesian architecture and interior design along with the luxurious grounds and the time-honored tradition of Tahitian hospitality will transport you to another world. Its establishments are mostly overwater bungalows representing the culture of French Polynesia. 

It is architectured in a way that all its guests can easily feel connected with the local environment. 

  • Address: Taha’a, French Polynesia
  • Phone: +689 40 60 84 00
  • Starting Price: 950$

Nestled between the island of Taha’a and Bora Bora it gives you a pleasant view in all the directions.  This resort exactly goes by its description: “More than a resort, Le Taha’a is an experience…”

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