What are the best tropical cabana resorts?

I want to stay in a cabana on stilts, with margarita in hand, in a tropical location. Got any ideas?

Feb 8, 2012
Outside Magazine
Cook's Bay on Moorea

Cook's Bay on Moorea    Photo: Michael R. Perry/Flickr


Club Bali Hai, Moorea
The South Pacific is the world capital of overwater cabana resorts, and one of the most affordably appealing is Club Bali Hai on the Tahitian island of Moorea. The best feature of these huts on stilts isn’t the swimming off the deck but the view of surrounding Cook’s Bay and the mountains across the water. There’s a pool and tennis court, and the bar is one of the liveliest on the island. Though you won’t get thousand-dollar linens on your bed or a lot of pampering, there’s plenty of character and Tahitian charm. Rates start at $275 per night.

Filed To: Adventure Adviser