Overwater Bures

Old Oct 10th, 2003, 02:05 PM
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Overwater Bures

I am planning a vacation to the South Pacific next year and would really like a place with an overwater bure. I know they have them in Tahiti, but I was leaning towards going to Fiji. Are they any places in Fiji that any of you know of or have visited that have overwater bures? Thanks.
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Old Oct 10th, 2003, 04:04 PM
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No such thing in Fiji. They're against the law, I think is what I read. Due to the soft coral nature of the beach, it would not be stable enough for overwater bungalows. Or, it's purely an environmental concern on behalf of the Fijian government. Either way - you won't find any in Fiji. You can only get overwater bungalows in Tahiti/French Polynesia or the Maldives out in the Indian Ocean.
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Old Oct 10th, 2003, 05:38 PM
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Also found at Coconuts Beach Resort in Samoa:

http://www.coconutsbeachclubsamoa.com/

or Lagon island Resort (Philippines):

http://www.reefrainfrst.com/philippineslagen.htm

Additional photos of that place here:

http://community.webshots.com/album/62229876vNOasf

Also some apparently in Vanuatu:

http://www.tourismvanuatu.com/accomm...lemeridien.htm

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Old Oct 14th, 2003, 08:45 AM
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I was afraid of that. Thanks for the help. I guess if I want to go to Fiji I will have to suffer through a beachfront bure.
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Having stayed in all types in all the locations mentioned including Samoa, except for the first "cool" factor, I had preferred the beach bungalows. Too many of the ones in Tahiti have TVs (noise) & not much privacy comparatively. But I guess everyone has to do it at least once......
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Old Oct 15th, 2003, 12:00 PM
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And recently read where the OTW in Tahiti are becoming an environmental problem. So if one wants OTW, hurry before they are dismantled.
 
Old Oct 15th, 2003, 01:09 PM
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Sandi,

Where did you read this? I would be interested in taking a look myself. What kinds of environmental problems were they talking about? Coral destruction? Waste disposal? Beach erosion?

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