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(Last Updated On: September 6, 2020)

Moorea is one of the popular destinations in French Polynesia that is a 30-minute ferry ride from Tahiti. Staying in one of the overwater bungalows in Moorea is like a dream come true and will make the most of your vacation to French Polynesia.

A stay in an overwater bungalow in Moorea is expensive yet the experience is one-of-a-kind. Mike and I usually travel on a budget but we decided to spoil ourselves during our honeymoon in French Polynesia.

If this is your first time to book a stay in an overwater bungalow, make sure to choose the best destination to splurge your money. And I can vouch that it is worth experiencing it in Moorea in French Polynesia.

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My post will show you the 3 resorts with the best overwater bungalows in Moorea. I will give you an idea of the rate per night in each overwater bungalows and why it is worth staying. And as a bonus, you will also get an idea of the rate per night of other Moorea bungalows that you can book and the Moorea restaurants that you should not miss.

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Overwater Bungalows

List of the best resorts on Moorea Island with overwater bungalows

The resorts with overwater bungalows in Moorea are the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa, the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, and the Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa. Sadly, the Intercontinental Moorea Resort Spa has closed permanently due to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry. Click to read about the closure of Intercontinental Moorea Resort Spa.

Note that ++ means taxes and other charges will be applied which is usually 10% to 15% of the price. The price is in US Dollars which may be affected by exchange rate fluctuations of French Polynesian Franc (XPF), the local currency in Moorea. Room prices above are per night of stay for 2 persons including breakfast.

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Moorea overwater bungalows rate at a glance

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa – the price of a stay in Hilton overwater bungalows range from $658++ to $756++ per night

Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort – the price of a stay in Sofitel Moorea overwater bungalow ranges from $767++ to $996++ per night

Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa – the price of a stay in Manava Beach resort overwater bungalow ranges from $804++ to $868++ per night

Save the location of the Moorea bungalow resorts below on your Google Maps

Moorea Bungalow Resorts Details

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa

Located in Papetoai, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is a luxury beach resort that has overwater bungalows. It is located between the Cook bay and the Opunohu bay, the two bays that carved the heart shape of Moorea.

Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa is 20 minutes away from Moorea Airport and 25 minutes away from the Moorea Ferry Wharf. It has a swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa and wellness center, and a tennis court.

The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa has 3 restaurants: Arii Vahine, Rotui Bar & Grill, and Toatea Creperie & Bar. Breakfast is served in Arii Vahine restaurant and guests can have their lunch at Rotui Bar & Grill.  

Arii Vahine restaurant offers a buffet of international cuisines while Rotui Bar & Grill offers an ala carte of international and European cuisines.

Eimeo Bar in the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa has a happy hour where cocktails are at buy one, get one free. Enjoy a unique dinner over the water at Toatea Creperie & Bar with a view of swimming blacktip reef sharks.

Hilton Moorea Restaurants Details

Below are the business hours and menu of Hilton Moorea Restaurants.

Arii Vahine: Open Daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, check the Arii Vahine menu

Rotui Bar & Grill: Open Daily from 11 AM to 9 PM, check the Rotui Bar & Grill menu

Toatea Creperie & Bar: Open Daily from 6 PM to 9:30 PM, check the Toatea Creperie & Bar menu

Eimeo Bar: Open Daily from 4 PM to 10 PM, check the Eimeo Bar menu

The Hilton Moorea Resort Bungalows

The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa has garden bungalows, beach bungalows, and overwater bungalows.

Hilton Moorea Garden Bungalow

A Hilton Moorea garden bungalow has either an extra-large double bed or a twin bed and a balcony with a garden view. It has a private plunge pool and a patio. The Hilton Moorea garden bungalow has a bathroom with a separate rain shower and a bathtub.

King Garden Bungalow with Private Pool Price: $442++

Twin Garden Bungalow with Private Pool Price: $509++

Hilton Moorea Beach Bungalow

A Hilton Moorea beach bungalow has an extra-large double bed and a balcony with sea view. It is located between the beach and the lagoon.

The Hilton Moorea beach bungalow has a bathroom with a separate rain shower and a bathtub. This type of Moorea bungalow has a private sun deck, direct access to the beach, and a glass floor viewing panel.

King Bungalow with Lagoon View Price: $523++

Hilton Overwater Bungalows

An overwater bungalow in Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa private sun deck, direct access to the lagoon, and a glass floor viewing panel.

The Hilton overwater bungalows has an extra-large double bed, a balcony with a sea view that is above the turquoise lagoon. 

King Overwater Bungalow Price: $658++

King Overwater Bungalow with Panoramic View Price: $721++

Premium King Overwater Bungalow with Panoramic View Price: $756++

All bungalows in Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa has free wi-fi, airconditioning, and a minibar. Free toiletries will be provided.

Click on the View Hotel button below to book the Hilton Moorea bungalow that you like at the best price.

Hilton Moorea Day Pass

A Hilton Moorea day pass cost $90 per person that includes:

  • Pool and beach access
  • Use of beach towels
  • A two-course meal that includes appetizer, dessert, and soda or a beer

Walk-ins for the day pass are allowed but it is recommended to contact the Hilton Moorea Resort in advance. Email Hilton Moorea Resort to request your day pass at reservations@hilton.pf.

Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

Located about 5 minutes away from the Moorea Airport and the Moorea Ferry Wharf. Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort offers a white sand beach, crystal clear lagoon, and a silhouette view of the Tahiti island.

Mike and I loved our stay in Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. It has an outdoor infinity swimming pool and a spa. Sofitel Moorea also has 2 restaurants and 2 bars.

Click to read our review of our stay in Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort.

In Sofitel Moorea, guests will have a buffet breakfast or an ala carte dinner of international and local cuisines at Pure Restaurant. Another restaurant in Sofitel Moorea is the K Restaurant. Guests will enjoy an ala carte dinner of international cuisines in an intimate and romantic set-up in K Restaurant.

Sofitel Moorea has 2 bars: the Vue Bar and the Beach Bar. The Vue Bar is located near the pool and has a large selection of French Polynesian drinks. On the other hand, the Beach Bar serves drinks and snacks at the beach.

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Pure Restaurant Lunch

Sofitel Moorea Restaurants Details

Below are the business hours and menu of Sofitel Moorea Restaurants.

Pure Restaurant: Open Daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM to 10 PM, check the Pure Restaurant menu

K Restaurant: Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 6:30 PM to 10 PM, check the K Restaurant menu

Sofitel Moorea Resort Bungalows

Like the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa, Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort has garden bungalows, beach bungalows, and overwater bungalows.

Sofitel Moorea Garden Bungalow

A Sofitel Moorea garden bungalow in has an extra-large double bed and a terrace with a garden or a sea view.

Luxury King Bungalow with Garden View Price: $567++

Superior Bungalow with Ocean View Price: $632++

Sofitel Moorea Beach Bungalow

A Sofitel Moorea beach bungalow has an extra-large double bed, a terrace, and located at the beachfront.

Luxury King Bungalow Beach Front Price: $792++

Sofitel Moorea Overwater Bungalow

Overwater bungalows in Sofitel Moorea has a private terrace with sun loungers and direct access to the sea. This type of Moorea bungalow has a king bed and a glass floor viewing panel.

Superior Horizon Overwater Bungalow Price: $804++

Superior Overwater Bungalow Price: $889++

Luxury Overwater Bungalow Price: $767++

Luxury Horizon Overwater Bungalow Price: $996++

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All bungalows in Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort have a rain shower, a complimentary minibar with a variety of drinks, and free wi-fi. Free toiletries will be provided.

One downside is that flying drones within Sofitel Moorea is not allowed because it is near the airport.

Click on the View Hotel button below to book the Sofitel Moorea bungalow that you like at the best price.

Sofitel Moorea Day Pass

A Sofitel Moorea Day Pass resort cost XPF 7,150 or $66 per person that includes:

  • Lunch with 2 courses at the Vue Bar
  • 1/2 bottle of water and tea or coffee during lunch
  • Access to the beach and beach bar
  • Use of beach towels and snorkeling equipment

Click to book your Sofitel Moorea Day Pass.

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Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa

Located in Maharepa like Sofitel Moorea, Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa is a traditional Polynesian-style resort. It is 9 minutes away from Moorea Airport and 12 minutes away from the Moorea Ferry Wharf.

Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa has an outdoor infinity swimming pool that is open 24 hours and a spa. The resort has 2 restaurants and 2 bars.

Restaurant Mahana’i serves both breakfast and dinner while Autera’a Bar and Restaurant serves light Polynesian dishes and drinks. The Autera’a Bar and Restaurant is located next to the pool.

Matiehani Rum Bar is a newly opened bar and the first rum bar of Moorea. Guests will discover different kinds of rum in this place.

Moorea Manava Beach Resort And SpaRestaurant Details

Below are the business hours and menu of Manava Moorea Restaurants.

Restaurant Mahana’i: Open Daily 6:30 AM to 10 AM and 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, check the Restaurant Mahana’i menu

Autera’a Bar and Restaurant: Open Daily 12 PM to 9:30 PM for the restaurant and 10 AM to 11 PM for the bar, check the Autera’a Bar and Restaurant menu

Matiehani Rum Bar: Open on Thursday and Friday 5 PM to 10 PM, check the Matiehani Rum Bar menu

The Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa Bungalows

Moorea Manava Beach Resort And Spa also has garden bungalows, beach bungalows, and overwater bungalows. All bungalows have ceiling fans, airconditioning, coffee and tea maker, a minibar, and free wi-fi. Free toiletries will be provided.

Moorea Manava Garden View and Pool Bungalow

The Garden View and Pool Bungalow have a small pool on the terrace that is surrounded by a garden. This type of Moorea bungalow has a king-size bed and a bathroom with a shower.

Garden View and Pool Bungalow Price: $632++

Moorea Manava Beach Bungalow

Located directly on the beach, the Beachfront Bungalow has a sundeck with loungers. This type of Moorea bungalow also has a king-size bed and a bathroom with a shower.

Beachfront Bungalow Price: $708++

Moorea Manava Overwater Bungalow

The overwater bungalow has a sundeck with mountain view and direct access to the lagoon. Its bathroom includes either a shower or a bathtub so it is recommended to contact the resort in advance if you prefer a bungalow with a bathtub.

All overwater bungalows have a king-size bed, a glass floor, and an espresso machine.

Overwater Bungalow Price: $804++

The Premium Overwater Bungalows has a sundeck with ocean view and direct access to the lagoon. This type of Moorea bungalow has a king-size bed, a glass floor, and an espresso machine.

Some Premium Overwater Bungalows have a bathroom with a bathtub or a walk-in shower so it is recommended to inform the resort in advance about your preference. Note that this is subject to availability.

Premium Overwater Bungalow with Lagoon View Price: $868++

Click on the View Hotel button below to book the Moorea Manava Beach Resort bungalow that you like at the best price.

Manava Moorea Day Pass

The Manava Moorea Day Pass costs XPF 7,200 or $67 per adult and XPF 3,600 or $33 per child. 

It includes the following:

  • Access to the swimming pool
  • Lunch with options of starter and main course or main course and dessert
  • A bottle of water, tea or coffee
  • 15% off on all Manea Spa Moorea treatments

Click to book your Manava Moorea Day Pass.

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Conclusion

One thing is for sure, a trip to French Polynesia is expensive yet worth it! So plan wisely and make the most of your time in one of the best overwater bungalows in Moorea. Which resort did you book?

Use our booking resources below to book your Moorea tours and get tips to help you plan your trip to French Polynesia.

Tips when planning your trip

Find cheap flights: Jetradar compare airfares from airlines and travel agencies to help you book the best flight deals. Check with Kayak too!

Accommodation: Hotellook will help you book hostels to luxury resorts at the best price between Booking.com, Zen, Agoda, Expedia, Hotels.com, Trip.com, and others. You may also check Hostelworld for hostels only.

Car Rental: Book the best prices and services with Rentalcars.com

Search using your phone: Download the Jetradar mobile app in iOS or Android to set price drop alerts on flights and compare accommodation and car rental rates

Tours: Get Your Guide or book with Klook and Viator(a TripAdvisor Company)

And don’t forget travel insurance with World Nomads!

What to pack

Reusable Water Bottle: Nalgene

Immune Support: Airborne Chewables

Comfortable Walking Shoes: ON Sneakers

Waterproof Action Camera: GoPro Hero 7 White

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8 Comments

  1. Those bungalows look amazing and what a comprehensive guide for anyone visiting! I’ll be sure to revisit this post if I ever visit. It does sound expensive but the tips here will really bring the cost down. Thanks for sharing 😊

    1. Hi Chris! The over the water bungalows were our dream for our honeymoon and it was well worth it! It can be expensive, but if you do your research you’ll be able to budget. Thank you and we hope you have the opportunity to travel to Moorea.

  2. Hi,

    Which one would you recommend? We are traveling with a party of 6. We love to drink and eat so looking for the best meal/drinks deals and whichever hotel has the best area to hang out around for 3 days. Thanks!

    1. Hi Hailey! We are excited to hear about your upcoming trip! Hilton Moorea is the nearest to several restaurants and bars but they have their own restaurants and bars. Manava Resort is nearby to interesting places too. Sofitel is a little far from the restaurants and bar but they have their own restaurants and bars too.

      Wherever you will stay, the good thing in staying in Moorea is that restaurants have a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience. I hope this helps. Let us know if you have further inquiries!

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Katie is a Software Quality Assurance Analyst by profession. She is also a dragon boat paddler, a Crossfit athlete, and a weightlifter by passion. She has travelled within Asia, Europe, and Micronesia before meeting Mike.

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