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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.
When searching for your next vacation destination, there are several things to consider. Once you’ve decided to visit the tropics and more specifically the Maldives, it’s then time to decide whether you’ll want to stay at an overwater resort or one that specializes in land based rooms. If an overwater room is what you desire, you’ll find lots of great 4 and 5-star resorts to choose from.
If you’re looking to take things up a notch and book a room with a private jacuzzi, you’ll still find some great selections. Below, we’ve complied a list of the best of the best, each featuring private jacuzzis along with several other luxury room amenities. In addition, the resorts below also offer great dining, activity choices and resort amenities that aim to impress.
Overwater resorts are known for their classy, top notch design as well as luxury standards. Though this is true for most, there are a few that take amenities to the next level with unexpected features that add an extra touch to each villa.
Many resorts in the Maldives specialize in private bathrooms or private wooden terraces that offer stairs into the ocean or lagoon below but there are only a few that offer private, enjoyable jacuzzis designed for one or two. These jacuzzis can be found either inside the villa or right on the terrace, offering gorgeous views of the ocean and sky from the luxury of a relaxing dip. Below you’ll find a list of the 9 best resorts for a jacuzzi experience, including some with surprisingly affordable nightly rates. All the resorts below offer dining options, water activities, spacious rooms and great reviews.
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.