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There are around 125 overwater resorts around the world, with more than 5,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world’s best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
Since we have researched and reviewed all of them, we’ve decided to help honeymoon couples out by selecting the finest romantic resorts in the Maldives on the list below. Honestly, every water villa resort in the Maldives gets honeymoon couples, and all of them have a lot to offer, but the ones below all offer the best combination of quality, great reviews, and value for money. [read more]
Overwater bungalows and water villas are incredibly popular as honeymoon accommodation, but some people still need to be convinced. If you are reading this site there is a good chance that you already know or at least suspect much of this, so we’ve created a graphic to help convince future partners or anyone else who might not get it.
Your honeymoon is a magical holiday that most of us only want to do once, so it’s worth staying in a suite or villa that you’ll never forget, even if you might not be able to afford it again in the near future. Spending a lot of money to visit a romantic city like Paris or Rome might seem worthwhile, but in those places you’ll be spending most of your time marching around the city rather than focusing on your partner in a romantic setting. These overwater bungalows, on the other hand, are built for a romantic getaway, and are an amazing combination of privacy and views that is impossible to get anywhere else. [read more]
The island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific is almost synonymous with honeymoons as it’s among the top choices for any couple who can afford it. Many people describe it as the most beautiful island on earth, so when you throw in the luxury resorts with overwater bungalows, it’s hard to top.
There are about 20 hotels on Bora Bora, and half of them feature overwater bungalows out over their crystel clear lagoons, so it can take a lot of research to determine which is best for you. With that in mind, we’ve compiled the list below to only feature the best overwater bungalow resorts for honeymooners. [read more]
The resort islands in the South Pacific have their high season from June through October each year, even though temperatures are almost constant year-round and even the rainy months aren’t too rainy. With demand at its lowest from early January through the end of March, you can get some amazing deals at these resorts while enjoying near-perfect weather at the same time.
I’ve just come across a jaw-dropping deal that appears to be about 50% off the already-reasonable rates at the Moorea Pearl Resort, which has a beautiful setting on an island just northwest of Tahiti. [read more]
With each and every Maldives over water villa resort located on its own private island, it’s a rare case when guests can combine that kind of privacy with the conveniences of a second island a very short ride away. The Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is just such a place. It’s small and secluded with only 50 water villas and no island rooms, but it’s a very short boat ride to its sister resort where more restaurants and activities are waiting for all guests.
Among the other fantastic features of the Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is that it’s quite affordable and also relatively near the main Maldives airport, so guests can check in quickly after their long-haul flight lands and without the added time and expense of another sea plane flight. Those in a real hurry actually can get a sea-plane to the Veli Resort, so again it’s the best of all worlds. [read more]
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.