When you think of overwater bungalows, you (like most people on the planet) probably think immediately of Tahiti.
In fact, they’re not really a native Polynesian thing–they were invented by the Bali Hai Boys, Kelly, Muck and Jay, who came to Tahiti from California several decades ago.
Coconuts Beach Club Resort, Samoa
Although they’ve become wildly popular in French Polynesia, they’ve also been built all over the world–most notably in the Maldives.
Australian scuba diver Valerie Taylor befriends a spotted moray eel.