New Florida overwater resort Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to open late 2019

Set to open in October of this year, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a grand sight that is sure to impress every guest that chooses to vacation there. Located in Hollywood, Florida, which is situated on the state's southern east coast and close to Miami, you'll find a vibrant area with lots to do and see, in case you get the notion to leave the resort's bounds.

Inside of the resort you'll also find plenty of choices as this Hard Rock location is filled with live entertainment, retail shops, a multi-acre waterscape, dozens of restaurant and bars selections, an impressive spa, and of course, a lively casino. You'll also find a few different sized overwater rooms that are found in the center of the waterscape, and offer luxury and comfort in a pretty package.

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Antigua’s first overwater all-inclusive resort is set to open in May 2019

As of now, the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa is set to open in May of this year, which is extremely exciting as it'll be the island's first overwater resort. On top of that, the overwater rooms here are adults-only, making it a charming Caribbean accommodation for honeymooners, romantically inclined couples, or parents just looking for a vacation away from the kids.

This particular resort is located next to (and in) Deep Bay, which allows guests fantastic views of the lovely Caribbean Sea. Because the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa is considered luxury, you'll find a wide assortment of luxury items within each room, in addition to throughout the entire resort. To learn more, continue reading below.

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Sandals Overwater Bungalows: Which is the best resort for you?

So you've decided to book one of Sandals' amazing Caribbean overwater bungalows? Congratulations on being ready to book a romantic trip of a lifetime! As of 2019 Sandals has three excellent resorts that offer overwater bungalows and each is quite different so it's important to choose the one that fits your needs the best.

I've been fortunate enough to visit all three Sandals overwater bungalows resorts and tour the bungalows as well, so I thought it would be helpful to discuss the pros and cons of each of them to help people decide with confidence. Each of the resorts is among the finest all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, so you'd be extremely happy at any of them, but they each have strengths that the others don't have. [read more]

Malé Airport: Arrival, resort check-in, speedboat, and sea-plane guide

The Maldives might be the closest thing to paradise on earth for those looking for a sunshine holiday. As the water villa and overwater bungalow capital of the planet, the Maldives has over 80 private-island resorts with overwater.

But how do you get to these private islands in the Maldives? To be honest, it's a bit confusing and mysterious until you've done it once yourself, so I've put together this easy to read guide to show you exactly how it all works. Whether you are taking a speedboat or sea-plane to your resort, I'll show you how to do both, and you can see most of it in the video I made below. [read more]

Where to stay near Malé, Maldives Airport for one night

The Maldives is the water villa capital of the world, and one of the planet's most desirable holiday destinations. But a Maldives vacation can be a bit confusing because of the long flights into the country and the fact that each visitor then has to take a sea-plane or speedboat to another island to reach their resort.

If you are reading this article you have probably just realized that you are going to have to spend a least one night near the Malé International Airport on your way in or on your way out, or perhaps both. The good news is that once you read the information below, you'll be able to confidently book a hotel near the Malé Airport, and know exactly how you'll get there and back. [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 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.