A classic feature of overwater bungalows is the private pool, most usually an infinity pool, on the terrace overlooking the ocean.
Some may consider this an unnecessary feature - a pointless extravagance - seeing as you probably have some of the world's most inviting waters just feet below you already.
The pool isn't trying to compete with the ocean though. The first thing a private pool has, which the ocean doesn't, is a raised view of the ocean. A lovely aesthetic that looks particularly good in photos.
The second is that no matter how private the section of the sea surrounding your bungalow may be it can never be fully secluded. The private pool though is tucked away on the terrace, thereby hidden from the view of your fellow guests.
Here then are our choices for the best overwater bungalows & water villas with private pool in Bora-Bora in 2021.
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Overwater Bungalows Bora Bora - An Overview
Overwater bungalows, or huts on the water as they can be known, may not directly have their origins in Bora Bora but these days it is deeply associated with them. As it was seen that this desert island paradise was ideally suited for their construction, almost all luxury resorts on Bora Bora now have overwater bungalows.
With Bora Bora being such an exclusive, elite vacation destination you might imagine the overwater bungalows here would be some of the finest in the world and you would be correct. You might also imagine, for the same reasons, that they would be also somewhat expensive and in that too you would be very correct.
Expensive then is sadly a given but, in our choices for the best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, we have highlighted those we see as offering the best value.