Six Senses to open new overwater resort in Belize

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.

Six Senses to open new overwater resort in Belize
16 Best overwater bungalows and water villa resorts in the world

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.

16 Best overwater bungalows and water villa resorts in the world
Maldives resort Anantara Veli offering an unlimited year long pass

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.

Maldives resort Anantara Veli offering an unlimited year long pass
The Maldives will open back up in July

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.

The Maldives will open back up in July
Honeymoon resorts: Choose the perfect overwater hotel

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.

Honeymoon resorts: Choose the perfect overwater hotel
All-inclusive overwater bungalow and water villa resorts and where to find them

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.

All-inclusive overwater bungalow and water villa resorts and where to find them
Best Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts for families

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.

Best Bora Bora and Moorea overwater resorts for families
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.

Water-Villas Closest to The Bahamas
Overwater villas closest to Sri Lanka

A beautiful and impressive island nation that’s found just off the south east tip of India, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a popular vacation destination. On this island you’ll find large ruins, sandy beaches, tropical jungle, and even a few arid delights.

Although you can find lots of different accommodation options throughout the entire island, ranging from upscale resorts to hostels, you won’t find any overwater villa resorts. Because of this, you’ll have to travel to another location to experience your dream overwater escape.

Overwater villas closest to Sri Lanka
Overwater villas closest to Zanzibar

Found within the Indian Ocean just 15 miles off the coast of Tanzania, the archipelago of Zanzibar is a stunning place to visit that offers beautiful, clear waters to wade and snorkel in alongside wide stretches of beach. You’ll also find lots of beachfront hotels here, but at the moment, none of the hotels offer overwater villas.

Because of this, you’ll have to travel a little further away to find your overwater escape.

Overwater villas closest to Zanzibar