The always popular and famed Hilton hotel chain is set to open a new resort off the coast of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2023. This resort is posed to have both land based rooms and overwater suites, with a total of 80 for guests to enjoy. Although not much is known just yet about this upcoming resort addition, it does look like the resort will be private island based with overwater rooms that direct themselves straight out into the ocean, making for a Bora Bora inspired location.
Back in 2017, Hurricane Irma delivered mass destruction to parts of the Caribbean, with the British Virgin Islands seeing a lot of damage themselves. Unfortunately, the popular Bitter End Yacht Club was unable to reopen right away due to the extensive damage to the resort facilities. However, there is some exciting news as the resort is not only set to reopen this coming winter, but it has added overwater bungalows to its room list.
An exciting new addition to an established resort, overwater villas are making a splash at the Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa located in Devon, England. These overwater rooms, also titled ‘floating lodges’, will help guests feel as if they have traveled to the Maldives while still vacationing in the north. The 6 villas themselves have been built over a private lake with views of the Devonshire countryside. Because each villa can sleep up to 4 people, the resort caters to both couples and small families.
Serving as a widely recognized and respected luxury chain of resorts, Six Senses appeals to the traveler looking for a vacation filled with top of the line amenities, a long list of activities, and delicious on-site dining choices. With Six Senses resorts located around the entire globe, there are plenty of options for travelers to find the resort that matches their vacation style the best. In fact, the Six Senses resort chain is constructing a new resort in Belize that will offer both resort villas offered for vacations and residences that will be available for purchase.
Whether you refer to them as overwater bungalows or water villas, these hotel suites on stilts in the ocean are a dream accommodation for honeymooners and romantic couples everywhere. We are the world’s first and only complete guide to all of these places around the world, and we’ve been doing this since 2011.
People always ask which are the absolute best overwater villa resorts in the world and we usually say that it depends on where you are coming from and where you want to go.
The popular Anantara Veli Resort, located in the beautiful island nation of the Maldives, is saying hello to a new program that gives those with a passion for the Maldives a reason to visit over and over again in a year’s time. Their new yearly pass includes unlimited access to an overwater villa and the rest of the resort for a full year. Though the package itself isn’t cheap at $30,000 US dollars, if you are planning on visiting the Maldives a few times next year, you could save a nice chunk of change by going this route.
This year so far has been engulfed in chaos, with popular travel destinations closing right and left due to Covid-19. However, borders here and there are starting to gently open up, many with travel restrictions still in place. The Maldives has decided to take a different, yet exciting, approach and open up the entire county to visitors and travel starting in July. At the moment, there are no reports of an exact opening date within July, just that the country will open sometime during the month.
You are looking for the most secluded and romantic possible hotel for your honeymoon, then an overwater bungalow or water villa is the perfect choice. These beautiful hotel rooms are so popular with honeymoon couples that it’s likely many of them would not exist if not for the newlyweds.
Almost all of these resorts are in the tropics, so they nearly guarantee perfect weather all year round, and they are all in stunning natural settings that will be impossible to forget, especially when combined with your romantic holiday.
There’s good and bad news for those looking for all-inclusive overwater bungalow and water villa resorts, depending on which part of the world you live in. The bad news for many people is that there are no all-inclusive Bora Bora, Moorea, or Tahiti resorts that include all meals and alcohol in the room rate. Everything else is good news because most activities and services are indeed included in the room rate.
However, if you can get to the Maldives, which is home to most of the world’s overwater, all-inclusive, private villa resorts, you’ll have plenty of excellent options that include meals, alcohol, and even premium alcohol in some cases.
It’s fair to say that Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti are among the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, but quite a few families also love to holiday in the South Pacific as well. Even though many resorts outwardly specialize in honeymoon and anniversary trips, about half of them also cater to families.
Fortunately, most of these resorts are also quite large considering the number of guests they accommodate, so children usually have places to play and hang out that don’t interfere with the couples who’ve come for peace and romance.