We leave for Moorea and Bora Bora NEXT MONTH! In anticipation of our trip, I thought I’d do a post on where to stay in French Polynesia, as I’m so excited for the resorts we will be visiting!
What I love about this resort is that aside from the overwater bungalows, they also have garden bungalows with plunge pools! I’m a sucker for plunge pools, more so than overwater bungalows, so I love this! Surprisingly, the bungalows WITH POOLS are less expensive than the overwater ones! I can’t remember the last time I preferred something that’s LESS EXPENSIVE.
We opted for the Deluxe Garden Bungalow with Pool. These are the orange garden bungalows on the map below. I feel they are worth the additional cost, because unlike the yellow bungalows, you don’t have to share a wall, and you’re also closer to the pool, restaurants, and beach.
If you’re not a Hilton gold member or above, consider opening a Hilton credit card. There’s a $95 annual fee, but it automatically bumps you to Hhonors gold status. This means you get FREE breakfast AND FREE WiFi. For the cost of both of those things in Moorea, the $95 annual fee is definitely worth it.
Four Seasons Bora Bora
This is my absolute DREAM resort, and there’s a particular overwater bungalow that’s solely responsible for making me want to visit Bora Bora in the first place. If this room was anywhere else in the World, I’d be going there instead.
My overwater bungalow dream is named the Otemanu Overwater Bungalow with Plunge Pool. It boasts over 1,500 square feet of luxury (compared to the standard bungalows that are around 1,000 square feet), and aside from the large plunge pool, it has a cushioned bed ON THE DECK, and a hammock/trampoline OVER THE WATER.
There are only four of these amazing rooms, and as you can see from the map below, they are located at the very ends of the pontoons.
I’m not gonna lie, this room is pricey. If you don’t want to splurge, check out their standard overwater bungalows. They are pretty fabulous as well. While the standard overwater bungalows don’t offer plunge pools, or extra-large decks with a bed and hammock, they still boast amazing accommodations OVER THE WATER, with viewing glass, decks, and luxurious amenities.
The standard overwater bungalows are all the same size, but offer varying views. At around 1,000 square feet, the only price difference comes with the choice between a mountain view (most expensive), followed by lagoon, and lastly beach view.
I can’t wait to experience these resorts first hand! Let the final countdown begin!