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You Can Now Stay In A Floating Villa In Bora Bora

You Can Now Stay In A Floating Villa In Bora Bora

Just when you thought the idea of Tahiti couldn't get any more dreamy, just add a floating houseboat to the French Polynesian island's attractions.

The opening price of the boat when it launches will be $1500 (£1144) per night (Credit: Elyt Charter Tahiti)
The opening price of the boat when it launches will be $1500 (£1144) per night (Credit: Elyt Charter Tahiti)

The catamaran, which will be available for hire from 1st July for your next boujee holiday, looks like a dream come true.

It can sleep up to eight people (although it's best for six adults and two kids), and is designed like a boat to moves along with the tide (it is not propelled at any point by an engine).

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It isn't small, either.

The boat - designed in a bid to share the Tahitian overwater way of life - has a total living area of 120 squared metres complete with four separate cabins, a live-in room, kitchenette and two bathrooms. It's far from cramped.

But when in French Polynesia, let's be honest nobody is interested what's inside - it's the outside that matters.

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Moored in Bora Bora, it will float on the pristine turquoise waters which you can look down upon from your very own sun terrace and outdoor lounge, bar and outdoor barbecue kitchen.

Now we don't know about you, but that's the life we were born to live.

And when you start feeling a little overheated from the midday sun, you can take a plunge into the dreamy clear waters below, or step onto one of your two inflatable SUP boards for a spot of paddle boarding.

Or if your balance isn't up to it, one of the two inflatable kayaks might be more your thing.

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The boat will be up for rent from July (Credit: Elyt Charter Tahiti)
The boat will be up for rent from July (Credit: Elyt Charter Tahiti)

There's also snorkelling gear - this is one of the best places to snorkel and dive in the world thanks to its barrier reef, unique underwater environment and beautiful lagoon, so it's not something to miss out on.

And best of all, while enjoying your fabulous accommodation, you sleep soundly knowing the boat is eco-friendly.

The boat is powered predominantly by solar panels. No diesel engine means you aren't polluting the ocean and you aren't interrupting your peaceful quiet vacation.

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This also means you can't move the boat yourself, however you'll be given a captain who will move it based on your pre-selected itinerary, so you don't have to stay still either - you can see as much of this beautiful island as you request, moving at a gentle rate of five knots.

By renting the boat you have the chance to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the world (Credit: Pexels)
By renting the boat you have the chance to explore one of the most beautiful regions in the world (Credit: Pexels)

To top it off, being designed and built locally, its carbon footprint is pretty minimal too.

Naturally a fabulous accommodation like this doesn't come cheap, but it can be yours when it first opens for $1500 (approx. £1444 per night).

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Between six adults that's just £190.66 per person per night. We really don't think that's too outrageous for something quite so luxe.

Keep checking back on Tahiti Homes here, as the house boat is currently not live to book just yet - but it's planned for July this year. Or contact Elyt Charter Tahiti here to ask about advance bookings.

We HAVE to go.

Featured Image Credit: Elyt Charter Tahiti

Topics: travel

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.