There’s no such thing as a bad view of Tahiti from the nearly two dozen overwater bungalows the Islands staff has inspected and stayed in. But these 10 rise above the others for their own special reasons.
A rare resort with overwater bungalows and no boardwalks, the InterContinental on Moorea (there are also two InterContinentals on Bora Bora and one on Tahiti) has views dominated by lush landscape — the exotic kind that grows naturally on the Pacific islands.
Yes, you never lose sight of one of the Earth’s prettiest lagoons, but from this resort it’s a short stroll to a vantage point for incredible overlooks too. We didn’t find these high-angle perspectives at many places.
Photographer Jon Whittle calls the Four Seasons on Bora Bora the resort with the best views in all of Tahiti. “The sight of Mount Otemanu follows you everywhere on Bora Bora, but watching the rising sun paint the side of the mountain from an almost intimidating proximity on my porch was the No. 1 visual highlight for me.”