Overwater villas in Cambodia

Most international tourism into Cambodia centers around the stunning Angkor Wat temple complex just outside of Siem Reap in the north of the country, but increasing numbers are also heading to Cambodia’s beaches and jungle areas as well. There are now two very unusual resorts with overwater villas in Cambodia, although at opposite ends of the price spectrum.

The vast majority of the overwater bungalows in Asia are located in the Maldives, just southwest of India. However, the Maldives’ isolated location makes it difficult to combine a resort stay with anything else, so these new options are welcome. It’s relatively easy to reach Angkor Wat from both of them, or Bangkok or Phnom Penh, and one of them is located just off the touristy beach area of Sihanoukville. [read more]

About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for the best overwater bungalows, but it’s actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 80 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.