This retreat is the only privately owned overwater bungalow in French Polynesia and the only property in the complex with its own private dock where couples can lounge with a Tahitian punch, swim in the lagoon and grill on the lanai (veranda). The property, which sleeps two, is fully air conditioned and comes with two kayaks. The owner says that the reason there’s a four-night minimum stay is to make sure travellers take the time to slow down, get into the island pace and enjoy the unique experience. This is an idyllic location in which to spend time together, as well as for swimming, snorkelling, walking and hiking. Average prices are from $480 per night.