Best Overwater Bungalows in Fiji

Sleep to the sound of water lapping under you, with snorkeling just a ladder descent away, at these five fab resorts.

Laucala overwater bungalows
Likuliku boasts 10 private overwater bures with king-size beds and views for days.Likuliku Lagoon Resort

When you vacation in the islands of Fiji, there are some enticing resorts where you can sleep perched over the water with the sound of the waves sloshing below, just mere steps away from a refreshing snorkel or swim, whenever the whim arises. Yes, it’s romantic, which is why an overwater bungalow in Fiji is a popular choice for honeymooners.

Read on for some of the best overwater bungalows in Fiji—or overwater bures, as they prefer to be called in Fiji—for getting close to nature, in the lap of luxury.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

As you approach this spectacular Fiji resort on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca chain, the first thing you’ll see is a string of 10 overwater bungalows hugging the coral reef that surrounds the island.

While there are also gorgeous beachfront and garden villas at Likuliku Lagoon Resort, chances are you’ll have serious overwater bungalow envy during your vacation if you don’t go ahead and splurge on one of these postcard perfect pads. The overwater bures don’t have their own plunge pools, but that’s what the sparkling turquoise waters surrounding you here are for.

What they do have are wide decks with dedicated “bathing pavilions” where you can soak in an oversized tub while soaking in views of the lagoon. It’s just a few steps from there over to your private ladder that descends directly into the sea.

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Ocean or lagoon views are standard in all 250 rooms and bures at this gorgeous property worthy of separating you from your hard-earned Marriott points. But when it comes to bedding down overwater bungalow style, the real stunners at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, south of Nadi on Fiji’s sun-splashed Coral Coast, are the 22 over-water lagoon bures.

For adults only, these little pieces of paradise are the only overwater bungalows on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. They stretch along a long boardwalk jutting out into the center of a placid lagoon, and your only disappointment will be the day you have to bid them adieu.

Laucala

Laucala overwater villas
With multiple rooms and even levels, this overwater bure is more like an overwater mansion.Laucala

Guests at Laucala’s overwater residence arrive by private boat transfers to their pied-a-terre in paradise at this private island resort that sprawls across over 3,000 tropical acres. The residence’s living space segues seamlessly from indoor to out, with rooms spread across several different levels and a spacious sundeck hung over the turquoise lagoon.

The villa’s private pool was carved into the rocky shoreline and is the perfect place to admire the surrounding seas while soaking up the sun. When it’s time to head out snorkeling or to explore the area by boat, guests can simply call to be picked up at the overwater residence’s private jetty.

Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina

Secreted away amongst the coconut palms on the island of Malolo Lailai in Fiji’s Mamanuca archipelago, Musket Cove Island Resort seduces guests in search of the overwater experience with the promise of a peaceful stay in one of the six overwater bures perched over an inland canal.

The bures all have gracious lanais that yawn out over calm waters. An Adirondack chair is an idyllic perch for sipping a coffee in the morning or cozying up with a book for sunset. The resort’s pretty beach is just a short stroll away.

Koro Sun Resort

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The Edgewater Floating Bure at Koro Sun allow guests to step outside and right into their own two-person kayak.Koro Sun Resort

Hop a quick and impossibly scenic flight from Nadi on Viti Levu to reach Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. Then feel your pulse quicken with anticipation as you check into one of Koro Sun Resort’s exclusive Edgewater Floating Bures.

For adults only, the bures float in the resort’s calm lagoon, surrounded by water yet conveniently connected to the main resort by a short jetty. Guests enjoy large private decks, shaded from the sun and equipped with lounge chairs. There’s direct access from the decks down into the water for a swim or a snorkel session. Two-person kayaks, tied up to sun decks, are free for floating bure guests to use throughout their stay.