5 Fiji Overwater Bungalows Perfect for Water Lovers

By K.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. Dermody is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland and has had hundreds of travel articles published online and in print, including Yahoo! Travel, Trips To Discover, Hotels.com, Travelocity, and many more. She also creates itineraries for major tour companies focused on Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the US.Meet Our Team | Updated on May 26, 2024 | Posted In: Overwater Bungalows

Fiji is home to some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling. The island shores are surrounded by vibrant reefs teeming with marine life. What better way to fully immerse yourself in these remarkably clear turquoise waters than sleeping right over them? By booking any one of these five Fiji overwater bungalows, you’ll always be just a leap away.

Do take note before diving in. Fijians refer to Fiji overwater bungalows as bures. Despite the name difference, they are the exact same thing with thatched roofs, open windows, and spacious decks you can look forward to spending your days on.

5 Fiji Overwater Bungalows

Overwater bungalows are less common than you may think in Fiji. In fact, there are only five resorts that we can find in Fiji that include them. However, these five Fiji accommodations are just as magical as you would expect an overwater bungalow to be. 

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Located on mainland Fiji is Marriott Resort Momi Bay, which is pretty unique in this region. You won’t find any overwater bungalows on mainland Fiji other than this one. And, it’s probably the most accessible resort as the easiest to reach on our list not to mention being one of the most luxurious. 

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This resort surrounds a lagoon the overwater bungalows are spread like jewels. The water is calm and even bluer than you can possibly imagine. Although the bungalows don’t look that big on the outside, they have a incredibly spacious feel inside. The massive vaulted ceilings definitely help.

Each overwater bungalow includes a two-person soaking tub, dual shower heads, a seating area, and a large deck with access to the lagoon. While there are two different types of bungalows to choose from, the only real difference is their size. What’s included is basically the same. 

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Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is family-friendly, but the overwater bungalows are adult-only. You’ll also find many other adult-only amenities on the resort, like an infinity pool with a gorgeous sunset view. For the ultimate stress-free vacation, add an all-inclusive package

Koro Sun Resort Fiji

If you want to fully immerse yourself in the Fiji experience, Koro Sun Resort is arguably the best place to be. The property is located on an off-shore island in a 160-acre sanctuary, where you’ll be surrounded by Fijian villages, rainforests, and crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkeling.

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The overwater bungalows at this resort are different as they float on the water like a dock. This is the only place I’ve ever seen this and it gets you as close to the water as you can possibly be. Plus, each floating bungalow comes with a kayak and snorkel gear for exploring the surrounding marina.

There are partial overwater bungalows that start on land but hover over the ocean along with smaller pool bures that have private pools right outside the door. The villas are family-friendly and can sleep up to four guests. They’re basically tiny homes and even come with a complimentary nanny for kids three and under. 

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It is possible to make your stay at Koro Sun Resort all-inclusive with both partial and full meal plans. However, even without the meals, there are tons of inclusions that will make your trip unforgettable. You might play golf, snorkel, kayak to nearby islands, embark on a cycling tour, go stand-up paddleboarding, handline fishing, and more. All without paying anything extra!

COMO Laucala Island, Fiji

COMO is located on a massive private island, where you’ll feel like you’re on your own little secluded slice of heaven. Only a few villas are sprinkled throughout, and one is a 2-bedroom villa right over the water.

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The Wai Residence is the most luxurious Fiji overwater bungalow on this list. It features indoor and outdoor soaking tubs, a private dock for the resort’s boats, and a private pool carved into the cliffside next to your bungalow. 

You’ll feel like you are part of nature during your stay, with the bungalows made of natural woods, thatched roofs, and all boasting impeccable views of the sun setting over the ocean. Each include its own fully stocked bar, and you’ll be able to kayak or jetski right from your dock. 

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The island has so much to do included in your stay that there’s no need to leave the island. Hike to a waterfall, visit the farm that grows the ingredients for your meals, horseback ride on the beach, or take a sunset cruise. There’s also a private landing strip where you can connect to the resort’s plane right at the airport. 

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

If one of your main reasons for visiting Fiji is to snorkel, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the place you want to stay. You already know that some of the most diverse reefs in the Pacific surround Fiji. And, this resort is surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary.

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Ten overwater bungalows are located right on top of the marine preserve. You can see some of the most beautiful coral and marine life right from your bungalow deck. Just a few of the creatures you might see include small reef sharks, stingrays, and scorpion fish. This area is also a breeding ground for sea turtles, so you’re practically guarantted to see at least one or two, and probably many more.

These beautiful overwater bungalows are made from island materials, including hand-woven thatched roofs, magi-magi-designed woodwork, and bamboo accents. A giant soaking tub is in a separate bathroom, overlooking the lagoon as you soak.

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Sustainability is at the forefront of Likuliku’s mission. This property has taken on the responsibility of caring for and expanding the marine preserve, eliminating all single-use plastic, and reclaiming its wastewater for irrigation. The owners also own Mociu Island, AKA Honeymoon Island, a nature preserve that only guests can visit. 

Musket Cove Island Resort

Musket Cove has some of the most affordable Fiji overwater bungalows I’ve ever seen. That’s likely because they’re partially overwater. But you’ll still get all the same remote vibes and stunning views as with they’re located on a small island in the middle of a lagoon. 

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Each bungalow can sleep up to four guests with one king-sized bed and two single beds. If you plan on visiting with kids, the king-sized bed is in its own private room. You’ll also have a small kitchenette, a seating area, an outdoor dining table, and a swimming dock below your deck. 

Everything you could need on your Fiji vacation is included at Musket Cove. There are three restaurants to choose from, which is more than any other inclusive plan in Fiji. Also included are daily snorkeling trips, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, beach volleyball, kids’ activities, and visits to a coral farm.

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Water surrounds the property, with the beach on one side, a lagoon on the other, and an exclusive smaller lagoon within the resort. Needless to say, there is plenty of water to explore via kayak. On top of all that, there are 400 acres of garden, hiking trails, and idyllic beaches. 

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