The Top 5 Overwater Villas for the Perfect Getaway

The Top 5 Overwater Villas for the Perfect Getaway

By Elegant Resorts and Villas - 02/10/2018

Staying in an overwater villa is one of the quintessential tropical paradise experiences and now there is a wide selection of options across the Pacific. This list of five overwater villa resorts encompasses the best of the best.

Four Seasons

1) Four Seasons Bora Bora

This is a tropical paradise like you’ve never seen before. The soaring peaks of Mount Otemanu create the dramatic backdrop for this village-like resort. Guests can take in the gorgeous natural surroundings from virtually every angle.

This luxury resort is home to 100 thatched overwater villas, 7 beachfront villas, 4 restaurants and bars, a large outdoor infinity pool, an indulgent spa, and more. The overwater villas are the perfect family choice. The spacious living rooms offers seating for four as well as a pullout sleeper sofa. For those who want to upgrade their experience even further, there are eight villas that feature private plunge pools and four ‘Otemanu Bungalows’, with sweeping views of the mountain.

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Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

2) Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

This is a real dream come true in French Polynesia. The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa sits between Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay on a ten-acre lagoon. Flanked by a lush mountain, this resort nestles amongst vibrant hues of the Pacific.

This resort offers nearly 100 bungalows, with half sitting over the crystalline lagoon. While the bungalows are surely exquisite, the real draw is the amazing day spa. For those interested in its offerings, booking a ‘spa bungalow’ is a must. These bungalows sit in the shallow waters of the lagoon and feature open-air balconies with spa gardens, massage tables, and soak tubs.

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Bawah Island

3) Bawah Island

Bawah Island really only needs one description: all-inclusive. Unlike other resorts that offer room and board in their ‘all inclusive’ offerings, Bawah Island takes it to the next level. From spa treatments, guest experiences, and even arrival by an amphibious seaplane, it’s all included. For those that want to experience fully immersive luxury, this is the place to do it.

Opening just last year in Indonesia, this resort has already shot to the top of our list as an icon for luxe sustainability. Bawah Island is an untouched marine preserve so while guests cannot fish, they do have the chance to experience nature unspoiled.

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Gili Lankanfushi

4) Gili Lankanfushi

Guests of Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives can expect a whole new level of service. Each guest is assigned a ‘Mr. Friday’ – a personal assistant, concierge, and travel expert all in one. Whatever you can dream up, a Mr. Friday can make happen.

The overwater villas themselves are sustainably designed with traditional materials. The resort blends into the landscape allowing guests to fully experience the stunning surroundings. While each residence is unique to itself, they all offer a dreamy indoor/outdoor experience so that you never forget where you are.

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Conrad Maldives

5) Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the first of its kind and an experience like no other. This two-level residence offers above and below the ocean accommodation. On the ocean floor, guests can relax by watching the activity of the coral reef in the living space and fall asleep to the steady movements of the water at night. Above water guests have an integrated living, dining, entertaining, and sleeping space. Complete with exclusive thrill-seeking opportunities, dining experience, cultural immersion, and a dedicated team of 24-hour staff and butlers to cater to your ever whim. All we can say is, “Wow!”.

Book your getaway to one of our spectacular overwater villas today by giving us a call at 1800 079 965 or by email at elegant@elegantresorts.com.au. If you want to stay up to date on our latest offers and new resorts added to our Elegant Collection like our Facebook Page.