Maldives 4 and 1/2-star resort with all meals included for US$427 per night

Overwater bungalows can be found throughout the Maldives, making this island nation one of the most attractive vacation destinations for travelers from around the globe. Here you'll find a mixture of overwater resorts to choose from, ranging from the budget friendly to the extra extravagant. Because there is such a large selection of resorts to choose from, you shouldn't have any trouble finding the perfect fit for your next vacation.

If you're looking for more of a budget friendly resort that still stays true to its luxury standards, then you'll find exactly that in the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. At this resort you'll find that all meals are included, an extra large room and a large selection of features, amenities and activities to select from. You'll get all this starting out at only US$427 per night for two people.

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Bora Bora 5-star water villas with snorkeling gear and 24-hour room service for US$1,798 per night

An island surrounded by crystal clear waters and topped with luscious jungle and a beautiful mountain scene, the South Pacific destination of Bora Bora is one for the record books. Here you'll find everything you could ever seek in an island paradise, from the ocean itself teeming with tropical, colorful fish to the land where you'll find jungle meets white sand beaches in an effortless connection.

You'll also find a few wonderful resorts that offer overwater villas for your enjoyment. The resorts here do vary, with each offering something a little different. If you're looking for a resort that is both kid and adult friendly while housing large overwater rooms, then look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. With overwater rooms starting out at US$1,798, you're sure to find luxury at its best.

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Maldives 5-star resort with breakfast and a private pool for US$803 per night

The beautiful island nation of the Maldives is known for quite a few different things, including but not limited to, its beautiful white sand beaches, its crystal clear waters teeming with ocean life and its friendly locals who help to make a vacation here one for the record books. The islands are also known for their fancy overwater resorts, representing different categories from those who cater to families and couples to those who are in search of the best marine life around.

If you're in search of an island oasis that's complete with an overwater room with amenities such as a private pool and jacuzzi, then you'll want to take a good look at the Niyama Resort By Per Aquum. Here you'll find all that and more starting at only US$803 per night for two people.

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Moorea 5-star water villas with golf and a glass bottom boat for US$716 per night

A fan favorite, the island of Moorea is constantly gushed over in movies, TV shows and novels. Though the island may look like it can only be afforded by the rich and famous, that simply isn't the case. In fact, the island plays hosts to a few overwater resorts that cater to those with tighter budgets.

One of these such resorts is the Sofitel Moorea La Ora Beach Resort. At this oasis, guests will find lovely overwater rooms offering stunning views of Tahiti, a selection of dining options and plenty of activities to keep you busy for the duration of your stay. All this starts off at only US$716 per night for two adults.

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Maldives 5-star adults only resort with private ocean access for US$479 per night

Bright sunny skies, swaying palm trees and long stretches of white sand beaches are commonly noted as key characteristics of a dream vacation. Though you can easily find these in the Caribbean or the South Pacific, there is another part of the world that is just as magical, with some daring to say it's even more magical. We're talking about the beautiful multi-island nation of the Maldives. Here you'll find paradise awaits those who seek adventure, romance and relaxation all in one.

If you're part of a couple seeking an adult only oasis, then you'll want to turn your head to the Hurawalhi Island Resort. Not only will you find romantic overwater rooms alongside tons of amenities and features, but a location that offers freedom from young children running around. Even better are the nightly rates, with some starting off as low as US$479 per night for two adults.

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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.