Renowned throughout the world as the most romantic destination on the earth, Bora Bora is one of the most incredible islands in French Polynesia - a galaxy of 118 islands and atolls. An emerald-green island with a magnificent lagoon and bounded by offshore islets as well as reefs, Bora Bora is much favored for its fabulous tropical settings and mind blowing vistas.
In deed, Bora Bora is truly a tranquil, unspoiled paradise. No wonder why newly weds, honeymooners, couples, and celebrities from across the world come here to renew their marriage vows, rekindle their romantic feelings for each other, and celebrate important milestones in their life. Hence, Bora Bora has accommodation choices to cater to all preferences, such as upscale hotels and resorts, beautiful villas, and luxurious apartments.
However, no other options would be better than staying in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. In other words, overwater bungalows is the signature accommodation of the island, and is one of the specialties that draw tourists to this enchanting island. In deed, it is a must for honeymooners and newly weds taking a tour to the island.
As the name indicates, overwater bungalows, alternatively known as water villas, are residences positioned over sparkling waters of enchanting lagoon providing commanding views and ultimate privacy. It would be a delightful as well as a romantic experience for the couples to stay in a free-standing villa that has been built on stilts over the water.
Al though they look rustic from outside, overwater bungalows is perhaps the most gorgeous, luxurious, and romantic accommodation options available in French Polynesia. Surrounded by palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs, and magnificent vistas, overwater bungalows are replete with almost all facilities that are available in a high-end hotel or resort room.
Covering an area of about 1400 square foot, each of the overwater bungalows is inclusive of large relaxed bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, expansive living area, luxurious baths and toiletries, and private balcony, from where you can savor beautiful vistas of the surroundings including the towering Mt. Otemanu and beautiful Bora Bora lagoon.
Apart from these, many of the overwater bungalows consist of a large deck, which in turn is a great place to read your favorite book or to enjoy the extraordinary sights of the sunset. Since there are ladders from the deck, it enables you to easily slip down to lagoon and indulge in an array of activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
One of the features that set apart overwater bungalows is its glass floors, which allow you to see colorful marine life beneath and that too without ever getting wet. Another specialty of overwater bungalow is the way it serves the sumptuous breakfasts to its visitors. Mostly, breakfasts are delivered to guests through canoes by Polynesians dressed in traditional way.
Depending upon the tastes and requirements of guests, different types of overwater bungalows are available. Some resort allows guests to choose from two types of water villas such as ordinary overwater bungalows and deluxe overwater bungalows. An overwater bungalow would be complete with almost all the aforesaid facilities. On the other hand, a premium or a deluxe overwater bungalow is especially designed for tourists seeking both privacy and romance. A deluxe overwater bungalow renders the best views in the region, with an added advantage of being located in a quiet as well as tranquil spot.
Overwater bungalows are usually owned and maintained by a large resort group. In most cases, overwater bungalows are within close proximity to shore, thereby enabling guests to have easy access to the prime resort building, beaches, and almost all facilities in the area. They are clustered together, and are connected to the mainland through long plank pathways.
Water villas are extremely popular among newly weds and honeymooners. It would be of great demand, especially during the peak season from June to October. It is therefore advisable to make bookings in advance for water villas at least two or three months you are planning to take vacation to Bora Bora. A plethora of specialists are now in the scenario to help you make bookings in advance. Since majority of the resorts have their own websites with pictures of the bungalows and details regarding facilities within it, it enables tourists to make bookings according to their likes and preferences.