Tahitian for “yellow lizard,” Moorea is more than just one of French Polynesia’s most beautiful islands, it’s also the greatest value in the Society Islands. Fulfilling the dream of staying in an overwater bungalow (like one of these at the fabulous Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa) can easily be achieved on Moorea for half the price of its superstar sister island of Bora Bora. Surrounding the heart-shaped garden isle and stretching between its many brilliant bays, is the Moorea lagoon. With rows of plush bungalows perched atop it, the crystal-clear lagoon is teeming with coral and tropical marine life. You can easily spend an entire day (or several days) snorkeling the Moorea lagoon and never tire of this spectacular underwater world. From inside your bungalow, the show continues through a glass panel in the floor known locally as “Tahitian Television.” The lagoon is Moorea’s greatest natural wonder and the island’s endless source of entertainment.