Bora Bora’s Best Overwater Bungalows For Two

Woman in bed looking at lagoon Bora Bora

Bora Bora is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and is a top choice for honeymooners seeking a romantic getaway. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, overwater bungalows, and luxurious spas, it’s no wonder that this island paradise has captured the hearts of Hollywood stars and newlyweds alike.

Few settings on earth can compete with Bora Bora and her intoxicating mix of sophistication, dramatic scenery and incredible hotels. The overwater bungalows here are so pinch-me luxurious that a stay here will be burnt into the story of your romance forever. Think brightly coloured fish swimming underfoot in your glass-floored bathroom, ladders into the water from your private terrace and room service delivered by outrigger canoe, and you’re starting to get the idea.

If you’re planning a honeymoon in Bora Bora and looking for the ultimate luxury experience, here are our top five picks for the best overwater bungalows. These stunning accommodations offer breathtaking views and a romantic atmosphere that will make your stay a truly unforgettable part of your love story.

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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa

Jump off the terrace of your overwater cocoon for an early morning swim with schools of tropical fish, but keep an ear out for the boom of a conch shell – that will be your breakfast arriving by flower-adorned canoe. Garden bungalows here – private sanctuaries with pools, outdoor showers and cabanas, set behind high walls and coconut palms – are equally made for romance.

Immortalise your love by having the letters of your name fashioned into a solar-heated metal sign and submerged into the lagoon, there to stay as part of the Pearl’s renowned coral regeneration programme. Receive regular images from the resort showing new coral growing on your name, ensuring the lagoon stays filled with tropical fish. 

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Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa

When you see the chapel at Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa you’ll instantly be transported to a dream wedding world. Just holding hands while standing on the glass aisle over the lagoon and gazing upon the island’s signature volcano will deepen even the newest of liaisons.

The resort’s award-winning Deep Ocean Spa is also a stand-out – luxurious, frangipani-filled couples’ treatment rooms with glass floors and seawater therapy from the in-house bubbling spa rate high. Oh, and don’t forget to dine barefoot on the beach at Sands Bar Restaurant. 

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Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons Bora Bora

Four Seasons Bora Bora

The only reason to put your Champagne glass down and leave your giant indoor-outdoor bathtub at Four Seasons Bora Bora is to jump into the lagoon and swim over to the sunset bar. The orange-red twilight is so romantic it’s enough to make you lightheaded.

Back in your love nest, why not road test the romance menu, starting with an inflatable love seat delivery? On the end of a rope anchored to your bungalow, jump on and float away with your beloved – and then have your first tiff over who goes to the door to receive the Chocolate Fantasy delivery of melted chocolate-covered marshmallows.

Sofitel Bora Bora Mara Beach
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Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort

This overwater bungalow resort is found on the incomparable Bora Bora, one of the world’s most pristine and breathtaking islands, at Matira Bay. 

Your luxury bungalow sits elegantly over the lagoon and features an in-floor viewing platform that lets you gaze at the marine life below you. 

Wander the boardwalk back to the beach and make the most of the mouthwatering Latitude 16 restaurant, Hurricane Bar and spa featuring Polynesian treatments and relaxing massages. 

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St Regis Bora Bora

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Opt for a truly awe-inspiring and romantic experience with one of the St. Regis’ Premier Overwater Villas

These are fitted out with a spacious and private terrace featuring your very own whirlpool, plus a covered gazebo and a daybed. You also get a private pontoon and outdoor shower to complete the utterly dreamy experience. 

Dine at one of the resort’s delicious restaurants and treat yourselves to a range of pampering services at the Miri Miri Spa by Clarins. This spa facility is located on its own private island, boasting gorgeous views and saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. 

This resort also features its very own ‘Romance Concierge’ who can help to create tailored itineraries for couples looking for the ultimate romantic getaway. 

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