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 resorts in Bora Bora, Moorea, or Tahiti 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving as an extremely popular island destination, Puerto Rico is an easy to reach tropical location. Because of this, it’s not surprising that many travelers wonder if the island houses any overwater resorts. Unfortunately, Puerto Rico is not yet an overwater bungalow destination, but at least there are islands nearby that are.
For instance, you’ll find 3 Sandals resorts that now offer overwater rooms and all-inclusive stays. For more information about these overwater bungalows and others that are close by, continue reading below.
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.
Once you start researching overwater bungalows and villas, you’ll find that there are dozens of overwater resorts around the world, giving lots of people the opportunity to visit one that isn’t too terribly far away. If you reside in North America, particularly the US and Canada, then you’ll note that there aren’t any overwater resorts along the vast stretches of coastline, however, there is one within the state of Florida. The Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is located in Orlando and is a good choice for families visiting the area and parks.