8 Astonishing Overwater Bungalows In Mo'orea, French Polynesia - Updated 2023


It might be just a tiny dot on the global map, nevertheless, Mo'orea is rich in flora and natural beauties that are rare in this world. The smaller sister of Tahiti in French Polynesia is an idyllic honeymoon destination, and you’ll soon discover why. This magical island is known for its white-sand beaches, the emerald green waters and mountainous scenic spots that all together create the perfect holiday haven. Apart from idly sunbathing in the sandy beaches, the island also offers gorgeous hiking trails through exotic rainforests, as well as popular activities like snorkeling, or dolphin and whale-watching trips. As to the rental properties, just imagine turquoise waters right outside your room, and keep on reading about the best overwater bungalows in Mo`orea, French Polynesia.

1. Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort (from USD 616)

Blue and green are harmonically combined to create the scenery that many people dream of having while choosing this kind of holiday. This fabulous overwater hotel is located on a golden beach with turquoise waters and excellent views of Tahiti island and the lagoon. Facilities here include free wifi, wheelchair accessibility, breakfast in the room, a 24-hour reception service, all types of massages, and a private beach area as well. The bungalows are made from natural materials and feature an LCD TV, a minibar, and a rain shower. The airport is a short five-minute drive away.

Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: BP 28, Maharepa
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

2. Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea (from USD 501)

If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you can do is to jump directly from your room into the crystal blue waters, then this probably means that paradise on earth is exactly where you are. The lovely bungalows of this hotel boast A/C, a ceiling fan, a minibar, a coffee maker, a flat-screen TV, and a safety deposit box. Other facilities include beauty and massage treatments, a great swimming pool, snorkeling right near the bungalows, 24-hour front desk, free wifi, and breakfast in the room. The ferry terminal is just 15 minutes by car away.

Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea

Wifi Available

Address: Bp 3410 Tenae
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

3. Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa (from USD 790)

The bungalows at this fantastic resort are situated either on top of transparent waters or among exotic flora overlooking the gardens or the turquoise lagoon. All bungalows are equipped with A/C, a spacious living area, and a private balcony or terrace, while others feature also a private plunge pool (ideal for honeymooners). At the Hilton resort, you can choose between spa facilities, a fitness center, snorkeling, canoeing, or even tennis. The nearest airport is a quick 20-minute drive away, and another 25 from the ferry wharf.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: BP 1005, Papetoai
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Fitness centre

4. Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa (from USD 275)

Enjoy a whole submarine life literally right below your feet while staying in this marvelous resort that offers views of the green mountains on the back and the blue waters on the front. Each bungalow comes with a cable TV, a minibar, A/C, and a private bathroom, while the incredible facilities include a swimming pool, breakfast in the room, a fitness center, massage for couples, and snorkeling or canoeing. Here, guests have the chance to interact with dolphins since the Dolphin Center is on site. The property is found 14km (8.7 mi) from the airport.

More options: Beachfront properties

The following splendid resorts are located right on the beach.

5. Moorea Beach Lodge (from USD 312)

This superb lodge is located right on the beach and it has a number of great amenities to offer to its guests. All units are nicely decorated and equipped with private bathrooms and free toiletries, a fridge and a kettle, while the use of a kitchen is also available for the guests. Relax and soak up the sun on the lovely terrace, enjoy your drink at the fabulous on-site bar, swim on the crystal clear waters of the private beach or use the property’s bikes to explore the area. Temae Airport is just 16km (9.9 mi) away, although you will reconsider leaving the area.

Moorea Beach Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Pk 27.5 Côté Mer Hauru Haapiti Moorea
Accommodates: 4

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Games room Free parking

6. Te Ora Hau Ecolodge (from USD 138)

Ideal, also, for families (besides romantic couples!), this beautiful ecolodge features luxury huts that overlook both the mountains and the sea, and are situated on a secluded and wondrous beach. All bungalows boast a full kitchen or kitchenette, a private bathroom, and also a dining area. If you feel rather active while here, then try stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, biking, fishing or canoeing, and then relax in the garden for a barbeque or on the sun terrace. A kids’ playground will keep your children busy while you enjoy a drink. The lodge is a 10-minute drive from Temae Airport.

Te Ora Hau Ecolodge

Wifi Available

Address: Afareaitu PK 8,2 c/ mer
Accommodates: 6

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms Free parking

7. Fare Tokoau Moorea (from USD 150)

This pet-friendly lodge is situated on the beach and it stands only 16.3km (10.1 mi) far from Moorea Airport. Every room comes with a fridge and a kettle, a pretty terrace, and free wifi, while in some cases, they do boast a patio and sea views. Guests of the lodge may enjoy activities like biking and canoeing, but they can also use the barbeque facilities in the garden area. Free private parking and a 24-hour front desk service are also offered here. The place feels isolated, yet grocery and other shops are only five minutes away.

Fare Tokoau Moorea

Wifi Available

Address: PK 28,5 côté mer Tiahura Haapiti
Accommodates: 2

Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Solarium Children's playground

8. Anapa Beach Guesthouse (from USD 192)

Nestled in a tranquil area with beautiful gardens and vegetable trees, facing an amazing lagoon, this cozy guesthouse is a quick 10-minute drive from Moorea Airport. The lovely bungalows feature a full kitchen or kitchenette, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Guests at the hotel can enjoy any of the facilities offered, like massage treatment, snorkeling, canoeing, or diving, and local tours for an extra charge. Relax on a hammock and let your gaze meet the infinite blue while sipping your drink.

Wake up in paradise

When you relax enough on the sandy beaches of the island or swim a lot in the blue lagoons, perhaps it will be time for some exotic entertainment. A cultural center on the west coast promises extra fun with traditional feasts and shows displaying the Polynesian culture. What else do you need to end up booking one of these bungalows?

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