Overwater bungalows closest to Puerto Rico

Serving as an extremely popular island destination, Puerto Rico is an easy to reach tropical location. Because of this, it's not surprising that many travelers wonder if the island houses any overwater resorts. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico is not yet an overwater bungalow destination, but at least there are islands nearby that are.

For instance, you'll find 3 Sandals resorts that now offer overwater rooms and all-inclusive stays. For more information about these overwater bungalows and others that are close by, continue reading below.

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Water villas closest to the Bahamas

Being the easiest to reach island chain in the Caribbean, many daydreamers wonder whether there are any water villas or overwater bungalows in the Bahamas. Unfortunately, the answer is no, but the good news is that there are a number of good choices not far away.

First off, water villas, or ‘overwater bungalows' as they are called in the South Pacific, can only be built over protected lagoons that don't have waves (or regular hurricanes) to deal with. The ones most of us dream about are over clear-water lagoons in a certain kind of volcanic island, and the Bahamas doesn't match these traits. [read more]

Water villas closest to Seychelles

With 115 total islands in a beautiful tropical setting it's no surprise that many people wonder if there are any water villas or overwater bungalows on the Seychelles. Unfortunately, there are none as of now, and there aren't any plans put into place at the moment to build any that we are aware of, but the good news is that there are a huge stock of these resorts nearby, mostly in the Maldives.

In fact, around two-thirds of the world's 125 or so overwater resorts are in the Maldives, so there are lots of great choices here compared to anywhere else on the globe. There's also a single water villa resort in Mauritius, which is just to the south, and located a bit closer to South Africa. [read more]

The Best time to visit the Caribbean, explained

The Caribbean islands are incredibly popular because they are the nearest tropical destinations for hundreds of millions of people who live in the eastern United States and Canada as well as western Europe. The Caribbean weather is reliably warm every day of the year, but some months are far more popular than others.

In the article below I will discuss each of the different time periods with the reasons you might want to visit along with reasons you might want to choose another time. The best time to visit the Caribbean is probably whenever you can get there, but for those with more choices the article below should help you sort things out. [read more]

Tahiti 4-star water villas with restaurants, a diving center, and pool for US$560 per night

A widely known island, the beautiful oasis that is Tahiti attracts visitors from the world over, all of which are in search of one thing- an island escape. Luckily, an escape like this doesn't have to drain your bank account. In fact, there are resorts on the island that offer luxury rooms at a more attainable price.

The InterContinental Tahiti falls within this category with luxury touches at every turn. These luxuries include a private beach, dining options right on-site, tennis, a spa, a gym, and diving centre. In each overwater villa you'll find Wi-Fi, an entertainment center, and much, much more. The location of the resort also makes it a winner. If you don't like the idea of having to travel from island to island with seaplanes and speedboats, then this resort, with rates starting out at just US$560 per night for two people, is a great choice.

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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 90 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.