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There are around 165 overwater resorts around the world as of early 2017, with more than 8,000 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.
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.
If you’ve always been dreaming of a Fijian vacation but but have found yourself disappointed in the lack of fully over the water rooms, it’s now time to rejoice! The newly opened Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay not only features beautiful land rooms with lagoon views, but 22 overwater rooms as well, making the room number total at 250. Even better? Rooms are available for booking right now, meaning that you won’t have to wait for an update to book your upcoming vacation.
Each of the 22 overwater villas available impress with several luxury features and amenities that range from a 32 inch TV set up complete with both cable and premium movie channels to a balcony that allows you to enjoy a water view anytime of the day and night. You’ll also find that each room comes with an air conditioner, a free standing bath, a desk and a sitting area complete with both a sofa and an oversized chair. Though you can easily make a cup of coffee in the morning at your own personal coffee and tea making area, each night’s stay comes with breakfast, giving you the option to leave your room if you wish.
Tahiti is an island praised by many and loved by most. This is because Tahiti has found itself to be one of the most popular islands in the world, beckoning travelers from around the globe to an overwater stay in the South Pacific.
Those who are seeking an overwater villa experience packed with activities, both in the ocean and on land will find that and much, much more at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort. You’ll also find dining options, large rooms with expansive views and lots of little extras for only US$760 per night for two people.
Though the Maldives are known for swaying palm trees, long stretches of white sand beach, colorful reefs, friendly locals and great dining options, the islands are also known for their overwater villa choices. With 4 and 5 star overwater resorts dotting the islands from north to south, east the west, it’s easy to find both comfort and luxury dressed with a touch of privacy. However, if you’re seeking a truly private experience and have the money to pay for it, you’ll want to skip all of the other resorts and instead focus solely on the Maldives Private Island at Voavah.
With a plentiful amount of 4 and 5-star resorts to choose from, it can be difficult at best trying to decide which Maldivian luxury escape to choose for your dream vacation. From small private island boutique resorts to those with hundreds of rooms to choose from, both on land and over the water, picking the perfect one is no small task.
However, if you’re looking for a resort that is family friendly, offers rooms with a private jacuzzi or operates on an all-inclusive basis, then you’ll want to strongly consider the Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Here you’ll find large overwater rooms with meals and drinks included starting out at only US$1,025 a night for two people.
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.